Today we’re talking to Nathan Hunstable, CTO at Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment. We discuss the ins and outs of the modern cinema, the challenges that streaming has posed the movie theater industry, and how Nathan has seen his industry evolve over the years

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

To learn more about Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment, visit their website here.

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About Nathan Hunstable

Experienced Chief Technology Officer and Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in Sales, Mobile Applications, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Business Development. Strong information technology professional graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Masters graduate from Texas A&M School of Law – Master’s of Jurisprudence in Cybersecurity and Management.

About Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment

Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator featuring nine cinema entertainment centers with 82 screens and 44 lanes of bowling. All Cinergy centers offer dine-in cinemas serving alcoholic beverages and a tempting array of restaurant quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, Cinergy locations host a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including bowling, billiards, full bars, laser tag, escape rooms, virtual reality hologate and Sky Walker ropes course. Cinergy is privately held by the Benson family, the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas. For more information, visit Cinergy on the web at www.Cinergy.com.

Cinergy majority owners are successful entrepreneurs, Jeff & Jamie Benson, both CPA’s with a Big Four accounting background with Deloitte. Jeff Benson, CEO, has long been a visionary and leader in the theatrical exhibition industry and is a pioneer of the cinema entertainment center (“CEC”) concept. The Bensons used their vast operational knowledge of traditional cinemas and movie grills when creating the Cinergy concept and have spent recent years honing their knowledge of the amusement business. The Bensons stand on their track record of success having now developed nineteen theatre complexes all of which are still in operation to this day, none having ever closed. Cinergy opened in 2009 and is poised to grow to new heights in the years to come.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

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