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Toronto, ON—Jun 22, 2011

Cineplex Entertainment Selects Christie and Doremi Cinema as Exclusive Projector and Digital Cinema Playback Server Vendors

Cineplex Entertainment to convert more than 900 screens in next 18 months
Cineplex Entertainment (“Cineplex”) announced today that Christie Digital Systems (“Christie”) has been selected as the exclusive digital cinema projector provider, and Doremi Cinema (“Doremi”) as the exclusive provider of DCI Compliant digital cinema playback server and Integrated Media Block (IMB) for Cineplex theatres across Canada. As Cineplex continues its conversion to digital cinema, it will install more than 900 Christie digital projectors and Doremi playback servers over the next 18 months, in addition to those already installed. 
 
“Cineplex selected Christie and Doremi Cinema because we believe their technology is the best in the business and both companies have continuously provided us with tremendous customer service,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. “Christie projectors provide the sharpest onscreen images so our guests can enjoy the latest movie with the clearest picture. We are also proud to support a Canadian manufacturer as the Christie projectors are built in Kitchener, Ontario. Doremi digital cinema playback servers will offer the security and stability we need to ensure we provide an uninterrupted experience.” 
 
“As long-term business partners, we are proud to be a part of Cineplex Entertainment’s growth and impressive reputation,” says Dave Muscat, Senior Director of Canadian Sales, Christie. “Selecting Christie Solaria Series projectors shows their commitment to providing their audiences with the best movie-going experience available. They also benefit from the latest generation of high performance projection systems with the lowest cost of ownership.” 
 
“Cineplex has always been a respected leader in Canadian cinema exhibition,” said Michael Archer, Vice President, Digital Cinema, Doremi Cinema. “We have a great relationship with Cineplex and we look forward to helping them merge their pre-show, alternative content and feature film presentations onto a single platform.” 
 
Cineplex will use a range of Christie CP2210, CP2220, CP2230 and the new CP4230 projectors. The first CP4230 (“4K DLP Cinema® projector”) was installed at Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo in March 2011. More than 450 Christie digital projectors have already been installed across the Cineplex circuit and the balance will be done over the next 18 months. 
 
Cineplex will continue to utilize a combination of DCP-2K4 digital cinema playback servers and IMB/ShowVaults for 2K and 4K presentations. Currently Cineplex has more than 300 Doremi servers in use across its circuit. An additional 900 Doremi servers will be installed over the course of 18 months.


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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. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
About Cineplex Entertainment: Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. Cineplex offers a unique escape from the everyday to millions of guests through its circuit of over 170 movie theatres and location-based entertainment venues. In addition to being Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, the company operates Canada’s favourite destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room) and complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium). It also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media) and amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group). Providing even more value for its guests, Cineplex is a joint venture partner in Scene+, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.  
 
Proudly recognized as having one of the country's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs over 10,000 people in its offices and venues across Canada and the United States. To learn more, visit Cineplex.com
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