INDIANAPOLIS (November 16, 2005) - By developing a $10 million film multiplex that features eight auditoriums outfitted with Klipsch professional cinema systems, a gourmet restaurant, wine bar and an art gallery all under one roof, 37-year-old lawyer turned cinema entrepreneur Rudyard Coltman gives new meaning to the phrase "dinner and a movie."
Located in Vancouver, Wash., the 50,000-square-foot Cinetopia features a grand 300-seat theater with 50-foot screen, two 180-seat theaters, two 100-seat theaters and three "living room" theaters that provide food and wine service for 65 viewers each. All of these auditoriums offer advanced technologies that enhance the look and sound of the films, plush leather chairs, greater space between rows and higher stadium seating for uninterrupted viewing.
According to Coltman, Cinetopia was born from his vision of creating the ultimate movie experience. "In order to create the ideal place to watch films, I believe it's necessary to provide customers with a luxurious and artistic environment that utilizes the industry's best technology."
While the grand auditorium features Klipsch KPT-MCM-4-T Grand behind-the-screen systems, KPT-1201 surrounds and dual KPT-684 subwoofers, the smaller theaters are outfitted with a variety of other high-performance Klipsch products. The KPT MCM-4-T Grand is the world's first and only fully horn-loaded, THX-Certified® four-way cinema system.
Inside the cozy, more intimate "living room" theaters, the Klipsch speakers do more than just deliver lifelike sounding movie presentations; they also support the live musicians who perform during intermissions.
According to Coltman, he hired experts to ensure the highest level of sound quality inside his complex. "My designers and I uniformly agreed that Klipsch offered the finest sound presentation in the industry so it was a clear choice who we would go with."
Scott Hicks of American Cinema Equipment Inc., the company responsible for handling Cinetopia's A/V installations, said he has received several compliments regarding the cinema's amazing sound capabilities. "I've gotten calls from patrons who are so impressed with the sound that they ask where they can buy Klipsch for their homes." Hicks also mentioned that Klipsch is by far, the number one speaker brand in sales volume at his company.
In addition to its state-of-the-art film presentation, Cinetopia features Vinotopia, a unique high tech wine bar with indoor and tropical garden seating and wine tasting cellar. Both feature the enomatic automated tasting system that allow customers to experience over 100 world-class wine selections by the taste or glass.
Featuring some of the Northwest's finest as well as artists from around the world, the Cinetopia art gallery spans the entire complex and all of the art is for sale.