Disney, Fox, UA push digital cinema rollout

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Access Integrated Technologies Inc. and Christie Digital Systems on Wednesday said they’ll meet their target for installing the first 150 digital cinema projection systems under their 4,000-screen goal is on schedule to complete by Dec. 31.

There are about 250 digital cinema-ready screens out of approximately 105,000 worldwide, and most are not compliant with industry standard Digital Cinema Initiative specifications, said Bud Mayo, chairman and CEO of AccessIT. “This is only the beginning, and we have the studios’ support,” he said. “There are about 36,000 screens in the U.S. and Canada.”