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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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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.

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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—Sep 14, 2009

Midwest’s B&B Theatres Selects Christie DLP Cinema® Projectors for its Newest Locations

Half of Circuit Already Equipped With Christie Projectors and “Dozens More Planned in the Months Ahead,” Says Owner
Christie®, the world leader in digital cinema projection, announced that it has been selected by B&B Theatres to supply all the DLP Cinema® projectors for the circuit’s two newest 10-screen multiplexes in Wildwood and Ozark, Missouri.  The multiplexes, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010, will be equipped with Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Christie Brilliant 3D™, which allows 3D content to be projected in full 2K resolution utilizing 1.2” DMD chips from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN).
 
The 29th largest theatre company in the U.S., B&B Theatres operates a chain of more than 179 screens in 30 locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  It is recognized by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) as one of the oldest family-owned circuits in the Midwest. B&B started 2009 with no digital projectors, but has already digitized half of its circuit with at least one Christie digital cinema projector per complex.  It is committed to installing additional Christie projectors in all of its theatres within the next year, according to B&B’s president and owner, Bob Bagby.
 
Kansas-based Sonic Equipment Company, a service, consulting, remodeling and new construction company for motion picture exhibitors, is responsible for B&B’s conversion efforts.  Sonic is also a certified reseller of Christie’s digital projectors and currently services more than 400 screens in eight states. Christie is a major partner in Sonic’s highly successful digital roll-out strategy.
 
“Christie has been with us every step of the way and their excellent technical staff has helped us through the many questions that come up in transitioning so many different auditoriums,” remarked Eric L. Olson, director of operations for Sonic.  “Christie’s customer service staff has been very helpful in coordinating shipments and deliveries to ensure timely installations that coordinate with new 3D openings.  Christie Brilliant3D triple-flash technology is a must, as the majority of our conversions are for 3D. Thanks to Christie, business has been better than expected in every town we have converted.”
 
Bob Bagby noted that Christie has installed more digital projectors than any other company in the business.  On Sonic’s recommendation, Bagby was drawn to Christie because the company is backed by the industry’s most experienced technicians and has a proven reputation for offering the most reliable projector in the digital cinema market at “a very competitive price.”
 
“Our customers love 3D, thanks to Christie Brilliant3D!” said Bagby.  “We have been keeping very detailed records on attendance for 3D verses 2D, and we have found that the Christie digital projectors are paying for themselves through the extra customers who attend 3D movies.”
 
Added Bagby: “A movie theatre without 3D is like a bank without an ATM. In today's environment, you just aren't considered a real movie theatre if you don't have 3D! That is why we are working with Sonic to aggressively install at least one Christie digital cinema projector with Christie Brilliant3D in every one of our locations. We are extremely pleased with how smooth our digital installations have been. With Christie projectors, we have not lost a single digital show!”


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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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About Sonic Equipment Company: Sonic Equipment Company is the leading provider of cinema sales, service and installation. We strive to provide the best possible service to community-owned theatres and independent exhibitors nationwide. Our unique and customizable programs provide exhibitors with a broad selection of services and equipment to fit their needs. Sonic Equipment Company Directory page
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About B&B Theatres:
B&B Theatres has been family-owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies. During the company’s 97 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, and now digital cinema. B&B Theatres is the 5th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 550 screens at 57 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

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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.
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Jan 20, 2022 CinemaNext Signs Joint Distribution Partnership Agreement with Kansas-based Sonic Equipment Company
Jan 2, 2019 B&B Theatres President Bob Bagby Announces Sale of Sonic Equipment Company
Oct 24, 2017 Sonic Equipment selects CIELO to deliver best-in-class support services to over 1000 screens in the US
Nov 12, 2015 B&B Theatres Selects Christie Solaria Projectors and Christie Vive Audio to Power All Screens at the New Wentzville 12 Missouri Location
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Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and high performance speaker technology for Missouri’s newest B&B Theatres Wentzville Tower 12, located in Wentzville, which opened on November 5.

Sep 8, 2015 Sonic Equipment Company Announces Ron Hageman as New Executive Director
May 15, 2015 Sonic Equipment Company Hires Former Wehrenberg Chief Engineer Dan Herron as STL District Tech
Apr 1, 2014 Sonic Equipment Company Celebrates Milestone with Installation of 1,000 Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
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Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce an impressive achievement from long-term partner, Sonic Equipment Company, which recently reached a milestone with the installation of its 1,000th Christie Solaria® Series DLP Cinema® projector.
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that B&B Theatres (B&B) selected the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with built-in cinema audio processor for the Red Oak luxury entertainment center. Ten of the auditoriums offer moviegoers

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May 18, 2023 B&B Theatres Selects GDC Technology to Enhance the Moviegoing Experience at Its Latest Location
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GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that B&B Theatres (B&B) selected the SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ with CineCache™ and built-in cinema audio processor for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound for the Creve Coeur West Olive 10 luxury entertainment center.

Sep 30, 2021 Cinionic Expands Exclusive 4-Year Agreement with B&B Theatres
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Cinionic, the world’s leading provider of laser cinema solutions, announces an expanded 4-year exclusive agreement with B&B Theatres, the 6th largest exhibitor in the U.S., with nearly 500 screens across 55 locations.

Jul 1, 2021 B&B Theatres Elevate Grand Screen, Powered By CGS
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Cinionic, the world’s leading provider of laser cinema solutions, and B&B Theatres, the 6th largest exhibitor in the U.S., with nearly 500 screens across 55 locations, announce their collaboration to enhance B&B’s premium large format Grand Screen, with the power of CGS.

Dec 12, 2019 B&B and MX4D Open First 4D Theatre in Dallas-Ft. Worth
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