About Us

Wayne Enterprises, Stark Industries – Hollywood loves an old family business that’s into tech. Welcome to life at JACRO

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With great power comes great responsibility

Flawed PoS systems got our spider senses tingling…

“Houston, we have a problem”

We find that many managers feel stuck in Groundhog Day: running the same processes week in week out. They do the job… but they know there must be a better way.

They want more control, less time staring at screens, quicker and more confident decision-making, and to stop going to bed on a Sunday night left wondering if the weekend was a HULK SMASH or an epic flop until Monday…

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“Hello, gorgeous”

JACRO is the only PoS company in the world with 90 years of industry experience behind every keystroke. We wanted to create a system that combined our 25 years of PoS experience with the power and flexibility of a cloud-based front end. And we did it.

Now you can feel like Neo when you open our dashboard and see the invisible numbers pour out of your cinema: the payroll costs leaking from your box office, the percentage occupancy of your matinee kids’ show and the average age of your online customers. We dismantle your cinema, and turn it into numbers.

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“Hello, gorgeous”

JACRO is the only PoS company in the world with 90 years of industry experience behind every keystroke. We wanted to create a system that combined our 25 years of PoS experience with the power and flexibility of a cloud-based front end. And we did it.

Now you can feel like Neo when you open our dashboard and see the invisible numbers pour out of your cinema: the payroll costs leaking from your box office, the percentage occupancy of your matinee kids’ show and the average age of your online customers. We dismantle your cinema, and turn it into numbers.

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Jack Roe

How did we get there?

Our story

Our great grandfather, Jack Roe, started our family’s journey all the way back in 1913 when he was working as a cinematographic engineer, operating and maintaining early cinema projectors.

In the 1920s, times were hard and many people lost their job, Jack included. He stuck to what he knew, and started working for the film studios on Wardour Street (“Film Row”) in London – there were about 40 of them at the time. Maude, his supportive and very patient wife, allowed him to use the family’s kitchen table to do his work. Soon he rented an old hat factory in central London, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We’ve done everything from importing shipping containers of cinema carbons to reconditioning film spools – in the 1950s metal was scarce and new film equipment was hard to source and very expensive. We’ve manufactured film splicing tape, invented high-density film spacing and even created a special test film for cutting aperture plates remotely by machine. In the early 1980s, cinemas were on the decline and so we started writing software in 1982. Just a couple of years later the first cinema multiplex was born, and cinema was reborn with it.

In the 1990s a brilliant entrepreneur from Northern Ireland and prominent name in the cinema industry, Michael McAdam, suggested that we combine the businesses and create software specifically for cinemas. He had been to Showest (which became Cinemacon in 2011) and insisted that we should be there too. We started going to Vegas every year for the largest cinema convention in the world, and have been there every year since.

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Alan Roe

“To infinity… and beyond!”

We’re not scared of change. We love it. From the days of the silver screen, digital sound, widescreen, HDR, 3D glasses and everything in between – we’ve embraced the fast-paced nature of our industry with innovations at every opportunity, never losing our passion for our industry or our appetite to improve it. We are a 90-year-old startup. We are Benjamin Button.

Meet the Team

Alan Roe

Alan Roe

CEO at JACRO & President at the International Cinema Technology Association

Fave film: Casablanca, 1942

Fave actor: Steve Buscemi

Fave quote: “Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,1986

Luke Mayell

Luke Mayell

IT Support

Fave film: Aliens, 1986

Fave actor: Sir Christopher Lee

Fave quote: “Rule number one: in my van, it’s Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions.” – Fanboys, 2009

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

IT Manager

Fave film: Lawless, 2012

Fave actor: Tom Hardy

Fave quote: “He’s not the Messiah – he’s a very naughty boy.” – The Life of Brian, 1979

Marlon Galleguez

Marlon Galleguez

IT Support

Fave film: The Departed, 2005

Fave actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Fave quote: “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.” – Cobbs Inception, 2010

Jonathan Worthing

Jonathan Worthing

Distribution & Purchasing Manager

Fave film: Casablanca, 1942

Fave actor: Silent Era – Buster Keaton
Modern Era – Gary Oldman

Fave quote: No one laughs at a master
of Quack FU” – Howard The Duck,
1986

Sandie Caffelle

Sandie Caffelle

Global Sales Manager

Fave film: World’s Fastest Indian, 2005

Fave actor: Sir Christopher Lee

Fave quote: If you don’t follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable. – Burt Munro

Diego Almeida

Diego Almeida

Developer

Fave film: The Sixth Sense, 1999

Fave actor: Christian Bale

Fave quote: “Dude where’s my car?”
– Dude, Where’s My Car?,
2000

Luke Myers

Luke Myers

IT Support

Fave film: Winter Light, 1963

Fave actor: Taylor Swift

Fave quote: “What’s it matter when
Miss Piggy catches up with Kermit?” -Dekalog: One

William Kotheimer

William Kotheimer

IT Support

Fave film: MIlagro Beanfield War, 1988

Fave actor: Jennifer Lawrence

Fave quote: “Kiki, my butter has
touched another food. I need new butter.” – American Sweethearts,
2001

Damon Witherspoon

Damon Witherspoon

Installer

Fave film: The Warriors, 1979

Fave actor: Benicio del Toro

Fave quote: “Well, you just told me that I had a plethora, and I would just like to know if you know what it means to have a plethora. I would not like to think that someone would tell someone else he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has no idea what it means to have a plethora.” – EI Guapo, Three Amigos, 1986

Shell Demery

Shell Demery

Business Development Manager, North America

Fave film: Pulp Fiction, 1994

Fave actor: AI Pacino

Fave quote: “The Dude Abides”- The
Big Lebowski,
1998

Brian Sutherland

Brian Sutherland

IT Support

Fave film: Rush, 2013

Fave actor: Ralph Fiennes

Fave quote: “If you’re not part of the solution; you’re part of the problem.”- Die Hard, 1988

It’s About Time. Rewrite your story.

No matter how many cinemas you have or what problems you’re facing, we give you the power of the Hulk and the wisdom of Yoda, so you can save the day like John McClane.

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