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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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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. T&T Cinema LLC supplied and installed all Christie equipment in the new complex.

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.

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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—May 27, 2009

Christie Remains at the Forefront of the Digital Frontier

Independent exhibitors continue to embrace proven Christie DLP Cinema® projectors
Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping independent theatres reap the full benefits of digital and 3D cinema. In conjunction with its authorized Digital Cinema resellers, Christie has developed more customizable programs that provide marketing and sales support, technical advice and expertise, maintain spare parts inventory, and deliver a streamlined RMA process which resolves issues quickly and speeds up the advanced warranty replacement process. These critical issues are often stumbling blocks for independent theatres that want to go digital.
 
“Independent theatres serve an important niche in the cinema marketplace. They cater to local audiences and provide a connection to their communities,” observed Craig Sholder, vice-president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “By working closely with certified Christie dealers who sell, install and service the independent theatres, Christie can offer a broader range of support that includes turnkey operations and the most advanced digital projection solutions.  Because dealers act as an extension of the Christie organization, we ensure that they provide the same high standard of service our customers expect of us.”
 
Classic Cinemas, a family-owned business based in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, operates 13 theatres in 12 communities. They were early adopters of digital sound, digital projection technology and 3D.  Specializing in “lighting up the darkened downtowns” in northern Illinois, their theatres have become the engines for driving downtown redevelopment. Recently, Classic Cinemas installed Christie CP2000-ZX projectors in seven locations to show “My Bloody Valentine” and “Monsters vs. Aliens” in 3D.
 
According to vice-president Chris Johnson of Classic Cinemas, “Christie offers cost efficient projection equipment which dazzles audiences with superior image quality.”  “Their projectors are ideal for showing 3D content. Because they feature very efficient light engines, we use ‘less bulb’ and get ‘more light,’ which helps us reduce ongoing costs.  The audience reaction to our 3D showings is excellent and we’re confident that the viewing experience is due to the quality images that Christie projectors show on -screen.” 
 
3D Drives Digital Conversions
EuroWest Companies, headquartered in Essex, Vermont, recently converted one of its two theatre complexes in Essex, Vermont.  Peter Edelmann, president of EuroWest, remarked, “The kids are going wild for 3D movies like ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ and we look forward to more content throughout 2009.”
 
Edelmann noted that he selected Christie digital projectors because “of its reputation, quality and long term value.”  He added, “The new digital projection equipment from Christie will be used for more than movie showings.  The projectors will support live concerts, video gaming activities and sporting events, such as the Super Bowl.”
 
Dale Chapman, regional manager at EuroWest Cinemas, commented that they were extremely happy with the Christie CP2000-ZX projectors and pleased that there are no issues with them. “We primarily selected Christie equipment for Essex Cinemas because of their reliability, ease of service, convenient lamp warranty and the reputation that Christie has in the industry,” he said.  He recalled receiving an email from a moviegoer who saw ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ at one of his theatres.  “It was the best 3D experience they ever had.”
 
Chapman noted that they will install another Christie CP2000-ZX projector in the Cumberland 12 Cinema located in Plattsburgh, New York. He indicated that the record number of 3D features and alternative content coming through the Hollywood pipeline has become the driving force for digital conversions. “3D justifies our decision to convert and makes the new digital technology affordable for us. We will be in a position to finance our systems on the local level.”
 
In 2002, Southern Theatres, LLC, headquartered in New Orleans, was launched to develop and operate state-of-the-art multiplex, stadium-seating movie theatres. Responsible for daily operations of The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas in 18 locations with 280 screens, from Alabama to Texas, they have plans for continued expansion throughout the Southeast. Ron Krueger, COO of Southern Theatres, remarked that he wanted to take advantage of the digital cinema deployment and enjoy the value that 3D will bring to his theatres. “I believe that 3D is the lynch pin to the roll out of 2D digital cinema,” he said. 
 
Southern Theatres recently installed Christie CP2000-ZX digital projectors in five of their theatres, in time for Walt Disney’s “Jonas Brothers: 3D Concert Experience.” Krueger said that Christie’s products are very reliable and he has confidence in their ability to deliver.  “We have no problems whatsoever. We selected the Christie CP2000-ZX projectors because they are the right size for our mid-size auditoriums and they are extremely cost-efficient.”
 
The Best of Both Worlds
Integrity Entertainment Systems, LLC, an authorized digital cinema reseller for Christie, handled the sales and installations at both Southern Theatres and EuroWest Companies.  Gary Engvold, president of Integrity Entertainment Systems, noted that his organization provided more than just projectors.
 
“We supplied all the components necessary for the complete installation.  We coordinated the  infrastructure and the financing, provided surveys and measurements and were responsible for the documentation required by the studios, as well as the 2D and 3D content providers,” said Engvold.  “I call it a one-stop approach where we include project management at no additional cost to the independent exhibitor.”
 
Engvold added: “We also offer our independent cinema customers the ability to fund all or part of their cost for the digital cinema projectors. By referring them to various leasing companies where we have established a successful relationship, we open the doors for our clients’ digital conversions.  About a third of the systems purchased are through leasing options we arrange.”
 
“Digital cinema can significantly expand a theatre’s potential revenue streams,” said Sholder.  “Christie is dedicated to helping independent theatres enjoy the best of both worlds: affordable financing packages and the highest quality digital cinema installation and support platform.”


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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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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. T&T Cinema LLC supplied and installed all Christie equipment in the new complex.

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.

Mar 4, 2024 R/C Richland Crossings Movies 12 Pulls Out All the Stops with New Multiplex and RGB Pure Laser Technology from Christie
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Christie® is pleased to share that its projection solutions are lighting up screens at R/C Theatres’ newest multiplex at Richland Crossings Movies 12 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

Feb 27, 2024 Christie Awards Next Gen Talent at the NFTS
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Christie® is pleased to announce this year’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) Most Promising Student Award, an award Christie has sponsored for 19 years. The winner of this year’s award is Creative Business MA student, Cody Updegrave, who was praised for his hard work, commitment, and leadership qualities. Previous award winners have gone on to make stellar introductions to their careers, gracing the global stage at international film festivals and winning further awards for their work.

Jan 11, 2024 Christie’s Mike Perkins receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award for the Christie E3LH Dolby Vision Cinema Projection System
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Christie®, a world leader in audio and visual display technologies, is pleased to announce that its Principal Product Developer, Mike Perkins, has been awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award in Scientific and Engineering, along with three other recipients, for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system, developed in partnership with Dolby Laboratories.

Dec 7, 2023 Cinema XXI Continues to Invest in Christie CineLife+ Series Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema XXI continues to expand and invest in its CineLife+™ Series cinema projectors for a total of 120 units across Indonesia. The chain currently has 700 Christie projectors within its circuit.

Dec 4, 2023 Major Cineplex Continues to Invest in Christie Projection Solutions for Multiplexes Across Thailand
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest cinema chain and a longstanding partner, is elevating the moviegoing experience for its guests.

Nov 29, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2023
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Christie® will showcase its leading solutions designed to deliver awe-inspiring moviegoing experiences for all screen sizes at CineAsia 2023, taking place at True Icon Hall from December 4-7. As the official projection partner for the show, Christie will demonstrate its cutting-edge cinema technologies and solutions, including the CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projectors for screenings and presentations in Theatres 11 and 12.

Nov 28, 2023 Christie and Cinerji Champion Cinematic Talent at Marrakech International Film Festival
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Christie® and Moroccan cinema exhibitor Cinerji support the next generation of film talent by sponsoring the Atlas Workshops at Marrakech International Film Festival.

Nov 16, 2023 Christie Powers Immersive Cinema Experiences at Apollo Kinas in Vilnius
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Christie® RGB pure laser projection and Vive Audio™ technology deliver powerful cinematic experiences at Apollo Kinas, a new premium multiplex at Vilnius Outlet shopping centre, Lithuania. Christie partner BMK installed a Christie CP4425-RGB and five CP2415-RGB Real|Laser™ illumination technology, each accompanied by a Christie Vive Audio sound system, to immerse audiences in its six screens.

Oct 26, 2023 Christie to Serve as Official Projection Partner at the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to announce its continuing collaboration with the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) by serving as the event’s official projection partner.

Oct 18, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Lights Up Darling Harbour Theatre for SXSW Sydney
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Christie® is proud to announce that its state-of-the-art digital cinema projection technology is delighting audiences with astounding visuals at SXSW® Sydney, which is held in Australia for the first time from October 15-22.
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