Fat Cats bowl into cinema with Vista
Fat Cats family entertainment centers to open first cinema in entertainment/bowling venue
In what Vista believes is a world first, well certainly in the Vista USA customer base anyway, Fat Cats entertainment is installing Vista into the Rexburg entertainment complex that includes cinema, a 16 lane bowling alley and family entertainment.
Since the first Fat Cats opened in August 2001, the business has grown to now have 5 locations and the owners Sean Collins and Dave Rutter are now focused on opening more sites that include cinemas. Fat Cats Rexburg entertainment center was their first cinema complex and features a 6 screen movie theater, 16 lane bowling alley, 5 billiard tables, arcade and glow golf. It truly is “family entertainment for America's family community”.
Sean and Dave realized that the complexities of the cinema industry needed a sophisticated, robust, yet simple to use solution and decided to use Vista. Vista offers them a fully integrated package that will allow their staff to sell everything the entertainment complex has to offer, from cinema tickets, concessions, through to bar and food items.
Sean Collins explains: “this is an exciting time for Fat Cats and we believe that there is a great opportunity for us to provide a truly unique experience for our customers. We believe that cinema is a great industry for us to be in and our plan is to provide outstanding customer service to our clients. In order to do this we needed the very best software that would meet our immediate and future needs – when it came down to it, Vista was by far the best solution”.
Sean goes on: “we investigated the possible solutions and met with a number of industry players. We found out that Vista has real longevity in a global client base, has the most function rich technology while also being the most user-friendly, and also has a support team that deliver a knowledgeable, professional and friendly service”.
Fat Cats will be using Full Service Food and Beverage, Loyalty, Vista Kiosk, Plasma Signage, iPhone App and Internet Ticketing with Reserved seating. The combination of these Vista modules means that Fat Cats will be able to offer their customers a truly world leading experience from the moment they decide to spend some time Fat Cats Entertainment center.
Danny Fairman, VP of Business Development for Vista USA, states: “The Fat Cats opportunity is really exciting for myself and Vista. Sean and Dave are forward thinking entrepreneurs and I’m excited for the opportunity to partner with them in various hospitality arenas. At a software level we believe that the Vista software will ensure that Fat Cats can continue to grow and their business and fully maximize the customer experience.”
Vista is a world leader in cinema management software, with installations in over 50 countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, UAE, Hong Kong, India and Australia. The Vista software is used by a range of exhibitors from single screen independent cinemas to circuits with more than 200 sites and 1600 screens. Vista is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French and Portuguese.
Vista is a highly flexible product having been developed with the needs of the worldwide exhibition community in mind. Vista’s extensive product line covers Box Office, Concessions, Back Office, Online Ticket Sales, Film Programming, Voucher Management and full Home Office function. The advanced functionality, proven reliability, as well as clean look and feel, have made Vista the leader in the cinema ticketing and concessions software market.
More information on Vista is available at www.vistaUSA.com
For further information, please contact:
• Matthew Preen, Marketing Manager,
Vista Entertainment Solutions, Auckland, New Zealand
tel: #64 9 984 4575, email: email@example.com
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