Jack Roe has been working in the cinema industry since at least 1913, and in the 1920s starts his own cinema servicing and supply company in London’s West End, off Wardour Street, known as ‘Film Row’.
Global shortages of raw materials led Jack Roe into restoring huge amounts of film equipment, including restoring spools that were so ‘true’ when they span that many cinemas preferred them to new ones.
Jack Roe starts installing computer hardware, and writing software alongside the cinema supplies business. A decade later, in the 1990s, the 2 sides of the business came together, and Tapos ticketing systems were first launched.
Tapos becomes a separate subsidiary of Jack Roe company to help satisfy the rapid growth in demand for Tapos, and so that Jack Roe could continue to support the needs of the now niche 16mm and 35mm film industry.
With 25 years of development and features packed into every installation, we are here to help cinemas to compete against a range of other entertainment options and industries.
With 95 years in the film industry, we have seen everything from the introduction of colour, sound, digital sound and competition from Tv and VHS to Laser Disk and Blu-Ray. We have helped to shape the cinema industry through all of this, and we are now help cinemas to compete against streaming and radically different forms of entertainment such as VR and gaming. Jacro and Tapos have been, and always will be, the secret weapon that every cinema manager can deploy. Having the right cinema PoS can transform the profitability and experience of running a cinema.
“TAPOS HAVE EXPERTLY RESPONDED TO THE GROWING DIGITAL NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY”
JULIE EISENTRAUT, EISENTRAUT THEATRES
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With over 90 years in cinema and 25 years in PoS, our team has the experience to deliver great customer service to all our clients.
We love cinema, and focus on helping our customers to grow their audiences, without needing huge head office teams.