Dutch Movie Theaters Go All Digital

Digital cinema roll out in the Netherlands completed in 14 months.

BERLIN – The Netherlands has gone all digital, converting all of the country’s 789 screens to digital projection 14 months after the digital roll out began.

The bulk of these – more than 500 screens – were converted by Arts Alliance Media as part of the $50 million (€39 million) Cinema Digitaal project.

Film distributors in the Netherlands – the local arms of the U.S. major studios and Dutch independents - put up 70 percent of the funding for the project, with the remainder coming from exhibitors and state support.