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Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for cinema exhibitors. 

Christie, a leading innovator since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979has established a global reputation as a quality manufacturer of display technologies and solutions for the world's cinema exhibition industry.. 

Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

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Jul 10, 2024 Multicines Installs Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection in New Ecuadorian Multiplexes
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The Ecuadorian cinema chain Multicines opened two new multiplexes in Quito and Guayaquil, which have been equipped with Christie® RGB pure laser projectors, installed by CES+.

Jul 8, 2024 Wanda Cinema Chooses Christie Cinelife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors for its Flagship Beijing Multiplex
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest cinema operator, has chosen the CineLife+™ RBe enhanced laser projectors for its flagship multiplex in Beijing.

Jun 27, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors Light Up Screens at Toronto’s Inclucity Festival for Fifth Consecutive Year
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Christie® is pleased to share that it’s sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by ICFF, for the fifth consecutive year. The film and cultural festival runs from June 27 to July 21, 2024, and takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.

Jun 17, 2024 Christie Lights Up Shanghai International Film Festival for the 15th Consecutive Year
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Christie® is proud to continue its partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the 15th consecutive year, lighting up major screening venues from June 14-23 to celebrate the works of international and homegrown filmmakers.

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Graphic Missing Christie® RGB laser projection systems feature an innovative system architecture with a remote projection head connected to the laser light source (laser module) via a fiber optic link. Often referred to as "pure laser", RGB laser technology uses individual red, green and blue lasers to generate light.
Technology designed to bring your cinema to life.
We designed our CineLife Series to be both affordable and easy to install, to help bring RGB pure laser to the mainstream auditorium. With no need for external chillers or fiber-coupling, DCI-compliant CineLife projectors fit perfectly into limited spaces and produce premium-grade visuals.
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Graphic Missing Christie® RGB laser projection systems feature an innovative system architecture with a remote projection head connected to the laser light source (laser module) via a fiber optic link. Often referred to as "pure laser", RGB laser technology uses individual red, green and blue lasers to generate light.
Brilliant illumination, brilliant electronics. Unmatched cinematic performance.
CineLife+ projectors are DCI-compliant, offer a new world of color and contrast, provide high efficiency and a long operational life, and reproduce 2D and 3D content at 4K resolution and up to 120 frames per second. See the future with CineLife+ projectors!
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Christie® Duo is a dual-projection integration kit. With it, you can generate twice the projected brightness for sharper, superior 2D and 3D images. But you get none of the high cost or hassle that comes with current industry ‘big screen’ premium solutions.
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Cypress, CA—Apr 23, 2009

State-Of-The-Art Christie Network Operations Center Facility Now Open

Major Expansion of 24/7 Monitoring Center Completed as Digital Cinema and Digital Signage Heat Up Across the U.S.
Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, announced the completion and official opening of the new Christie Managed Services state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) facility in Cypress, California.  Addressing the growth of digital cinema and on-screen advertising, the NOC features have expanded and upgraded capacity to monitor, maintain and service tens of thousands of digital projectors and related devices across the U.S. and Canada on a 24/7, year-round basis.  It also offers greater capability to handle devices from post-production to large group training centers and control rooms. 
 
Christie Managed Services currently provides round-the-clock monitoring of 32,431 devices, including 3,780 digital cinema screens and 4,700 pre-show advertising screens in over 830 sites across North America.  It is staffed with over 180 remote and customer service personnel and field technicians who respond rapidly to service issues, including configuration management and field repairs. At the heart of the new NOC is the command center dominated by a cutting-edge Christie videowall with 2x4 80” Christie DLP® projection cubes (SXGA+ resolution).  In addition to the command center, additional facilities are designed for meetings and specialized training sessions where customers can receive authorized certification as well as hands-on and installation training.   
 
With built-in scalability and redundancy, the NOC can monitor a myriad of devices remotely, including digital cinema projectors, screens, retail signs, servers, hardware and peripherals.  It can also quickly expand as necessary to meet increased demands with the addition of monitoring and technical support personnel.
 
“The new Christie NOC offers greater reliability, greater performance and greater customer security for all digital devices,” remarked Sean James, vice-president, Managed Services at Christie.  “With the NOC as a hub and Christie’s distributed architecture as a platform, there is no practical limit to the number of screens and customers that can be supported, on both the national and international level.”
 
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) is a leader in digital cinema and 3D cinema deployment.  It is one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the U.S. with more than 250 theaters and 2,287 screens in 36 states.  Carmike was the first major exhibitor to go all digital with the installation of Christie digital cinema projectors.  Mike Durham, who is directly impacted by the reliability of the equipment as head projectionist at Carmike 12 in Dothan, Alabama, is an enthusiastic supporter of the Christie NOC.  He considers NOC technicians “invaluable” and praises their rapid response and expert assistance.
 
“You truly have a great crew there,” he said.  “They never fail to quickly return calls and help me as much as possible.  When needed, they are quick to visit and make repairs and adjustments as needed.  Even more important, they always take the extra time to educate me on the equipment and procedures, allowing me to perform my job better and consequently, be more valuable to my boss!”
 
He added: “In a time when good service seems to be at a premium, it’s nice to know that there is still a business that strives to show this kind of professionalism.”
 
Galaxy Theatres, LLC is a privately owned, fully integrated movie theater company that is ranked by size in the top 10% of its industry, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.  It is recognized for its high-impact, state-of-the-art movie entertainment facilities and currently has theaters in California, Nevada, Texas and Washington. 
 
Frank Rimkus, CEO at Galaxy Theatres, Gig Harbor, Washington, recently installed Christie digital cinema projection systems in all of the ten screens at the complex and selected the comprehensive suite of Christie Managed Services to monitor and maintain them. 
 
He considers the Christie projectors the “technological cornerstones” of his theaters.  “They transformed our theaters into cutting-edge multi-media presentation facilities,” said Rimkus.  “Christie Managed Services is one of our most valued assets, because it provides us with complete peace of mind when it comes to our equipment. We can concentrate on delivering quality content and excellent customer service to our patrons.  All of our digital devices are closely monitored and maintained at optimum operating conditions, with Christie technicians responding quickly to resolve any issues.”
 
“The significant expansion of Christie Managed Services Network Operations Center confirms our solid commitment to the future of digital technology,” said Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie.  “The NOC reflects our ongoing investment to meet the needs of our customers and our pledge to provide the highest level of technical support to ensure our customers’ success.  Christie draws on 80 years of experience working with Fortune 1,000 companies and our Managed Services business is the first and largest in the digital cinema arena offering the most comprehensive suite of support services.”


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About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. Our technology, paired with the support of professional services to design, deploy and maintain installations, inspires exceptional experiences. Christie solutions are used around the world, from the largest mega-events to the smallest boardrooms, and include advanced RGB pure laser projection, SDVoE technology, content management, image processing, and LED and LCD displays. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
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Jul 10, 2024 Multicines Installs Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection in New Ecuadorian Multiplexes
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The Ecuadorian cinema chain Multicines opened two new multiplexes in Quito and Guayaquil, which have been equipped with Christie® RGB pure laser projectors, installed by CES+.

Jul 8, 2024 Wanda Cinema Chooses Christie Cinelife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors for its Flagship Beijing Multiplex
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest cinema operator, has chosen the CineLife+™ RBe enhanced laser projectors for its flagship multiplex in Beijing.

Jun 27, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors Light Up Screens at Toronto’s Inclucity Festival for Fifth Consecutive Year
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Christie® is pleased to share that it’s sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by ICFF, for the fifth consecutive year. The film and cultural festival runs from June 27 to July 21, 2024, and takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.

Jun 17, 2024 Christie Lights Up Shanghai International Film Festival for the 15th Consecutive Year
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Christie® is proud to continue its partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the 15th consecutive year, lighting up major screening venues from June 14-23 to celebrate the works of international and homegrown filmmakers.

Jun 11, 2024 Christie Showcases Illumination Technology Innovations at CineEurope 2024
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, will showcase its comprehensive solutions at CineEurope 2024, June 17-20 at the International Barcelona Convention Center, Barcelona, Spain. At booth #301 and MR 134, Christie experts will be on hand to discuss solutions for both small-screen and premium large format cinemas, including the industry’s widest range of energy-efficient projectors.

May 23, 2024 Christie Showcases Commitment to Cinema Industry Development at the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is pleased to announce its participation in the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), taking place at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center, May 23-27.

May 16, 2024 Christie Projection Set to Deliver Exceptional Cinematic Experiences at Festival De Cannes
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Christie® will power screenings at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, from May 14-25. This marks the 18th year Christie has partnered with Cannes, and its projectors, both RGB pure laser illumination and its new series 4 Xenon-based systems, will be used in 24 spaces throughout the festival, including at the flagship Grand Théâtre Lumière room.

May 8, 2024 Cinecittà Invests in A Premium Moviegoing Experience with Christie Projection
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Christie® is pleased to share that Cinecittà, Germany’s largest multiplex, has recently installed 12 RGB pure laser projectors, with more to follow. ECCO Cine Supply & Service supplied and installed the projectors.

May 2, 2024 Christie to Light Up Independent Cinemas Australia Conference 2024 as Official Projection Partner
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to serve as the official projection partner of the Independent Cinemas Australia (ICA) Conference 2024, taking place in Sydney from May 8-10.

Apr 24, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projector Powers First Ōma Cinema
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A Christie® CP4435-RGB pure laser projector is bringing screenings to life at a unique new cinema experience at Ōma Cinema in Mougins, France.

Apr 16, 2024 Supercines Opens New 10-Screen Multiplex in Ecuador with Christie Cinema Solutions
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Supercines, Ecuador’s largest cinema chain, has just opened the 10-screen multiplex Supercines Orellana, which has been equipped with Christie® cinema solutions, including RGB pure laser projectors, Christie Vive Audio® and LCD digital signage displays.

Apr 11, 2024 CGR Cinemas Continues Upgrades with the Addition of 100 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projectors
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CGR Cinemas, the second largest cinema chain in France and the first cinema operator in EMEA to install Christie’s RGB pure laser projectors, continues its cinema upgrades with Christie RGB pure laser projectors, the most energy-efficient projection solution for cinemas on the market.

Apr 11, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projector Lights Up Infinite Screen at Le Grand Rex
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A Christie® CP2415-RGB pure laser projector is powering spectacular screenings in the new INFINITE room at the storied French cinema, Le Grand Rex.

Apr 9, 2024 Christie Cinema Projectors Power the New Chilean Multiplex Muvix Talca
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Chilean cinema chain Muvix has equipped all seven theatres of its new multiplex in Talca, Chile with CineLife+™ cinema projectors.

Apr 9, 2024 Kiwi Center Relies on the Bright and Powerful Performance of CINITY
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Christie® is pleased to share that Switzerland’s Kiwi Center has recently installed a Christie CP4435-RGB laser projector as part of a CINITY Cinema System in its PLF auditorium. The system was installed by ECCO Cine Supply & Service.

Apr 8, 2024 World First for Pathé Tuschinski with Christie Mystique Cinema Software
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Amsterdam’s Pathé Royal Theater Tuschinski, rated the world’s number one theatre by TimeOut.com on its centenary in 2021, has addressed a perennial keystoning issue in its main auditorium with Christie Mystique™ Cinema alignment software.

Apr 4, 2024 Christie and Santikos Entertainment Enter an Exclusive Agreement to Acquire Christie Cinema Projectors for the Grand Theatre and Amstar Cinema Locations
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Texas-based Santikos Entertainment, North America's eighth largest cinema circuit, has agreed with Christie to acquire its latest RGB pure laser and RBe digital cinema projectors with Series 4 electronics along with the new DCI-compliant Series 4- IMB.

Apr 3, 2024 Christie to Showcase the Industry’s Widest Range of Laser Projectors at CinemaCon 2024
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Technology from the company that has won multiple Academy Awards for technical achievement over its 65 years of business in Cinema will be at CinemaCon, the cinema industry’s 13th annual conference and trade show at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, April 8-11.

Apr 1, 2024 CGV Continues to Adopt Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that CGV, South Korea’s largest cinema chain and the fifth largest multiplex theatre company in the world, continues to place its trust in its RGB pure laser projectors featuring Christie Real|Laser™ illumination technology to deliver unmatched visuals to moviegoers.

Mar 28, 2024 New Christie CineLife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors Offer Advanced Features and Exceptional Value
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Christie® is pleased to introduce its CineLife+™ RBe projectors with Phazer™ illumination technology. The new projectors combine advanced features and electronics in an economical platform, with 2K resolution and brightness ranging from 6,000 to 11,000 lumens.
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