Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain—Sep 16, 2009
XpanD Joins Kelonik and Christie Digital to Create Extraordinary 3D Cinema at San Sebastián Film Festival
XpanD, a worldwide authority in 3D cinemas and technology platforms, announced today their central role in converting the Antonio Elorza Velodrome into a colossal 3D cinema during this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival, taking place from 18-26 September at one of Spain’s most beautiful countryside’s.
Showcasing four major 3D films, including the Spanish premiere of Battle for Terra and Oceanworld, the festival will also screen the 3D version of Toy Story and The Nightmare Before Christmas presented as the Velodrome 3D Movies. With an approximate audience of 3,000 at each screening, the Velodrome will transform into a Giant Screen theatre experience that will be one of the largest presentations produced at an international film festival.
Partnering with Kelonik who has been collaborating with the San Sebastián Film Festival for several years, along with Christie Digital, the pioneer in digital projection systems--both companies are revered as Spain’s distinctive leaders in digital cinema technologies, integration and exhibition. As the anchor, XpanD will contribute their revolutionary X101 series 3D active glasses which delivers the highest quality in stereoscopic visualization through fast switching, high extinction ratios, and a wide viewing field, resulting in the brightest, true depth and flicker-free imagery and what XpanD has branded as 'Absolute 3D.'
“The company has gained noticeable momentum by appearing at some of the most prestigious film festivals this year including Cannes and Venice, further proving that the XpanD trademark of 3D has become the leading choice in superior technologies,“ says XpanD's CEO, Maria Costeira. “It’s a privilege to be the 3D cinema leader throughout Europe, in particular, the Spanish marketplace which continues to be a prosperous and landmark region.”
XpanD has more than 1200 installations over five continents, and will continue to introduce an array of sophisticated 3D technologies to further strengthen the company’s global position.