Bardan Cinema Expands Master Distribution Agreement With Philips Lightning For Latin America And Caribbean Region


Bardan Cinema (Bardan), a full-service cinema distributor and digital integrator offering a turnkey portfolio of products and services to build out, enhance and maintain cinemas, has expanded its exclusive master distribution agreement with Philips Lightning (Philips) to supply its digital cinema product lines throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. 

This announcement comes on the heels of Bardan’s agreement with Barco in the fall to roll out its groundbreaking interactive Visual Communication Platform and products and   cinemas, retailers, commercial properties and live venues throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeast U.S.

“We have developed a close relationship with Philips (and predecessor companies) for more than a decade and are excited about the opportunity to strengthen the partnership,” said Vilma Benitez, CEO of Bardan Cinema.  “Our exhibitors can count on Philips’ high quality, innovative cinema products along with Bardan’s excellent service and 100 percent warranty.”

“Bardan is a key partner for the region,” said Sami Haddad, Latin Business Development Manager, Philips Lightning.  “We value their expertise and support to the cinema industry throughout the Americas and Caribbean.” 

Bardan will distribute Digital Cinema Xenon line including the new Long Life Lamps, which are officially certified and approved for use in Barco, Christie, NEC, Sony and IMAX projectors used worldwide to light movie screens. 

About Bardan Cinema: Founded more than 40 years ago, Bardan Cinema ( has built a reputation for technical excellence, outstanding customer service and leading product lines, offering its cinema industry customers a turnkey portfolio to build out, enhance or maintain their theatres.  Bardan Cinema, through its 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC), monitors and maintains almost more than 1,800 screens throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the Southeast U.S.  Bardan is also branching out to other retail and entertainment venues with Barco to design, integrate and manage complex, large-scale digital installations that help bring their projects to life.   

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