Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. will supply software to a British movie theater chain to automate and manage the chain’s operations.

Empire Cinemas will use the Theatre Command Center software for scheduling and presentation of all digital content, including features, advertisements and movie trailers.

Empire Cinemas operates 162 screens in 16 theaters in the United Kingdom, including the flagship theater in Leicester Square.

Woodland Hills-based Cinedigm will work with Empire’s staff as the chain transitions to full digital, said Jim Miller, president of Cinedigm Software.

“As a software company, we are focused on streamlining and optimizing circuit-wide operations and we look forward to working in partnership with Empire's pioneering management team to further improve our offerings,” Miller said in a prepared statement.

Mark R. Madler