Our story so far
Founded by Bob Deutsch in 1998, DTA (formerly Deutsch Inc) was an outgrowth of the incredibly successful Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefiting the NIH Children’s Charities. Projection technology at the time was 35mm film only, and DCP standards had not yet been specified. The company began operating as Outdoor Movies, and DTA Digital Cinema emerged when DCI-compliant DCP screenings became an industry standard.
DTA was an early adopter in 2009, acquiring a 32,000 lumen Christie DCP cinema projector that added DCI-compliant projection to our outdoor movie technical capabilities, and we became Christie Digital Cinema certified operation and repair specialists.
Beginning in 2010, DTA Digital Cinema initiated contracts with the Riviera Maya Film Festival, Los Cabos Film Festival and FICUNAM Film Festival to bring large-scale high quality outdoor screenings to their international audiences.
Year Round Service
When it is winter in the USA, it is summer south of the equator. DTA expanded to the Southern Hemisphere in 2013 with DCI compliant projection at Festival Wikén in Santiago, Chile. They are still a wonderful client. Our global rental and sales operation has grown to include the International Film Festival of Panamá, Bermuda International Film Festival and Festival Cine Los Condes.
Now By Popular Demand
Superb customer service and technical excellence at cinema events has made us a go to company for top film festivals and event organizers worldwide. Each year, we return to prestigious events including:
- Fly-In Theater at the OshKosh Air Show
- Panama International Film Festival
- Bermuda International Film Festival
- Sonoma International Film Festival
- Middleburg Film Festival
- Maryland Film Festival
- Annapolis Film Festival
- Festival Cine Wiken de Vitacura
- Festival Cine Los Condes
- Traverse City Film Festival
Focused on Excellence
Our clients choose us, and ask us to return, because we always go the extra mile to make sure each event or installation is truly flawless. We proudly apply these standards of excellence at movie premieres and advanced/special screenings for:
- Focus Features
- Warner Brothers Studios
DTA Has Come A Long Way
DTA Digital Cinema is now a Christie Digital partner and dealer, as well as an authorized Doremi Lab dealer. Our team of engineers is trained to install, service and operate the entire lineup of Christie Digital Cinema projectors. We have gone from just one early model digital cinema projector, to a vast array of machines with 4k capabilities. As trusted advisers and suppliers we provide equipment to:
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S Marines
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Colleges and universities across the USA
All That We Do
DTA Digital Cinema is North America’s lead supplier of DCP projection equipment to large film festivals and special events. Now more than ever, studios are requiring DCI compliance for permission to screen their movies. We can provide DCP projectors that show these movies exactly how the producers and studios intended. Our array of digital cinema accessories is not limited to projectors. We have Dolby Digital Cinema audio processors, Doremi servers (though some projectors have integrated IMBs), and Chroma Meters for DCI color calibration. Our certified and trained engineers will provide fully DCI-compliant projection, for a viewing experience that is truly unlike any other.
DTA Digital Cinema is also authorized to distribute Christie Digital Cinema projectors and to provide permanent projector installations. We have created custom projection booths to establish the best projection quality and experience for the audience. Organizations and theaters choose DTA Digital Cinema for their permanent installations and DCP projector purchase because we provide unparalleled customer service. We have a 24/7 customer support line, where our highly skilled engineers will provide technical guidance. Going directly to the manufacturer could take hours, but when you work with DTA Digital Cinema, you’ll have a technician on the line in minutes to answer any questions.
We also are available to provide sound services and movie screens to enhance your next event. Our outdoor movie division is the AIRSCREEN distributor for North America and a manufacturer of inflatable movie screens and surfaces. Whether your venue is indoor or outdoor, we can help bring your vision to life. We have worked in many situations, from the more stable conditions of a theater, to the unpredictable weather on beaches and coastlines. DTA Digital Cinema has proven the ability to adapt to any venue and provide a wide variety of technical services.
Bob received his B.S. degree from University of Maryland in Radio, Television and Film. Before starting DTA Outdoor Movies he worked for ABC and other media properties for more than 20 years. With his name on five patent's, Bob enjoys technology and keeping DTA Digital Cinema at the forefront of the industry.
Shane joined in 2002 and made an immediate impression on the company and our clients. Shane leads our warehouse team and manages all field operations.
Bob is the best! He provides great service and shows an obvious passion for both his products and what he does.
Outdoor Movies has the best outdoor movie audio/video systems on the market. I had been shopping for a complete outdoor cinema package for my rental company and came across Outdoor Movies. I made one phone call to discuss my application and then met with Bob for a demonstration of the equipment. I was sold on the quality in no time.
Outdoor Movies and Cox Communications have worked hand-in-hand for seven years now to create a successful festival that has become a fixture in our community. Bob and the rest of the crew are true experts at all aspects of planning and hosting the event.
We wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. You guys are true consummate professionals. It always looks great when we work together.
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