Cypress, Ca—Aug 15, 2005
Dolby Chooses Christie 2K Digital Cinema Projectors to Install in Select Theatres Nationwide with Dolby Digital Cinema Servers
Christie, first in DLP Cinema™ projection,
announced that Dolby Laboratories has selected the Christie CP2000 2K resolution
DLP Cinema projectors for more than 50 specially selected theatres in the U.S.
market. Alongside Dolby® Digital Cinema servers, Christie’s projectors will
enhance the movie-going experience by bringing more light to screens for
brighter and clearer images. As part of the arrangement, Christie will also
install the projectors and provide Christie Managed Services solutions, which
include a complete range of technical services and support.
In addition to this and other triumphs in the Digital Cinema arena, the Christie
CP2000 projector was also recently chosen to introduce the latest generation of
3D technology at Cinema Expo, Amsterdam; the Large Format Cinema Association
Conference (LFCA) and Film Festival in Los Angeles; and ShoWest in Las Vegas.
The projector, capable of delivering both 2D and 3D content, is recognized as
the industry’s brightest, highest resolution Digital Cinema projector – critical
factors in the presentation of 3D, which uses a single projector system and
therefore requires maximum image brightness for optimal viewing. The Christie
Digital Cinema projector achieves this through its proprietary Xenolite®
short-arc illumination system.
“We are very pleased to be working with Christie for this important roll-out of
Digital Cinema, which offers a new level of excitement for movie-going audiences
everywhere. Working with Christie will help insure that the digital picture is
presented as bright and as clearly as possible,” said Tim Partridge, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Professional Division, Dolby Laboratories.
Craig Sholder, Vice President of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, said,
“Projecting the full range of Digital Cinema content, including the latest
generation of 3D images on large movie screens is all about light – the more
light, the better. Christie has always recognized this crucial factor, which is
why our projectors are acknowledged worldwide as the brightest, most reliable on
the market. As momentum builds for the implementation of Digital Cinema, the
differentiating factor is our broad range of experience spanning more than 75
years and our solid commitment to meeting the needs of our partners in the