Historical Ozarks Entertainment and Gathering Venue Adopts Modern Security to Deliver Great Customer Experiences
Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in weapons detection security screening, today announced its newest customer, the historic Gillioz Theatre.
At first glance, guests of the Gillioz Theatre may not be aware of Evolv Technology’s award-winning Evolv Express® systems, but they will notice the ease of entering the venue and the elimination of long lines, security wands, and bag checks.
Evolv Express, a security-as-a-service offering, provides the Gillioz Theatre with advanced safety screening kiosks and artificial intelligence software that allow guests to walk through at a natural pace without removing items from their bags or pockets. The partnership enables the Gillioz Theatre to fortify physical security and enhance guest experience, while also providing an additional source of intelligent data to support and improve internal operations.
“Our top priorities are to ensure the safety of our guests while delivering a great theater experience. With Evolv Technology, we’re able to exceed our guests’ expectations with an unobtrusive approach to security screenings,” said Geoff Steele, executive director of the Gillioz Theatre. “And it’s a solution that easily blends the future with our historic past without disrupting the ambiance of our lobby and auditorium, which has been restored to its original 1926 condition.”
Located in Springfield, Missouri, the Gillioz Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. With seating for just over 1,000 guests, the Gillioz Theatre hosts special events that include concerts, film, theatre, arts education, religious gatherings, school programs, weddings, seminars/conventions, and television broadcasts.
“Theaters and entertainment venues of all sizes are realizing significant benefits after easily installing Evolv Express in just a few hours,” said Peter George, CEO, Evolv Technology. “Along with modernizing safety and security, Evolv Express streamlines the flow of traffic into a public space. This allows security to focus on protecting the premises, enables guests to spend more time socializing, and provides the venue with more opportunities to maximize concession sales without compromising security.”
About the Gillioz Center for Arts and Entertainment
The Gillioz Center for Arts and Entertainment is a 501c-3 non-profit committed to preserving the past, celebrating community and making memories through art and entertainment. Originally opened in 1926, the theatre was closed for 26 years. Renovation was completed in 2006. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic Gillioz has experienced a strong resurgence and has become the most awarded venue in the region.
About Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is the leader in weapons detection for security screening, securing the world’s most iconic venues and companies. Its mission is enabling a better experience and better security for venues, creating a safer world to work, learn, and play by transforming physical security to make everywhere safer. It gives sports fans, theme park visitors, concertgoers, shoppers, employees, students, and others peace of mind so that they can gather without fear of violence. Its security screening has scanned more than 100 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States, and its technology combines powerful, advanced sensors with proven artificial intelligence (AI), security ecosystem integrations, and comprehensive venue analytics to reliably detect threats 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors.
Evolv Technology, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights™, and Evolv Cortex AI™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.
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