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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.

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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.
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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, Calif.—Aug 21, 2013

Seattle Cinerama Selects Christie for the World’s First Permanent Cinema Laser Projection Installation

Purchase follows on heels of US FDA approval of variance for Christie
Purchase follows on heels of US FDA approval of variance for Christie, allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in cinema; notably the first and only such variance approved for a manufacturer of DCI-compliant cinema projectors

Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, located at 2100 4th Avenue in Seattle, WA. The purchase order is for a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens.
 
“When hi-tech visionary Paul G. Allen bought the theater in 1999, he gave Cinerama full rein to innovate in order to provide our community with a cutting-edge movie going experience,” said Cinerama Theatre Manager Greg Wood. “Selecting a laser projection solution – with its ability to render 2D and 3D movies with stunning clarity and brilliant, accurate color rendition – is in keeping with this tradition.
 
“We were excited by demonstrations of the technology earlier this year by Christie and we are looking forward to welcoming this reliable and brilliant laser projector installation to our space.”
 
Christie recently received the first US FDA approval of variance allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in a cinema, which is the first and only such variance to date approved for a manufacturer of DCI-compliant cinema projectors.  
 
Said Jack Kline, president & COO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., “Cinerama has a long history of innovation and our latest projector will empower the theater to take the audience experience to the next level. A laser projector is a significant investment for any cinema and the fact that the Seattle Cinerama has chosen Christie to help this venue continue in its capacity as one of the world’s premiere movie theaters is a great vote of confidence.”
 
Site scoping and technical evaluations will begin in August, with an anticipated switch over from conventional digital projection to the latest Christie digital cinema laser projector planned for early next year.  
 
Noted Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions, “Cinerama’s huge screen requires the best and brightest in digital cinema projection technology, so it can demonstrate how spectacularly a moviemaker’s vision can be realized when shown at high contrast ratios and intense light levels. This in turn will yield an entirely new and naturally immersive experience for the average moviegoer and aficionados alike. We know that Christie laser projection will deliver beyond everyone’s already-high expectations.”
 
Christie Laser-Projection Timetable Continues Apace
Christie has a history of innovation without equal in the cinema technology world. For example, most recently and for two full weeks beginning March 28, 2013, Christie joined forces with AMC and Paramount Pictures to project G.I. JOE: RETALIATION in the ‘first’ commercial exhibition of a 3D movie at brightness levels of 14 foot lamberts (ft-L) using laser projection. It was the first ever opportunity for the general public to enjoy compelling, immersive 3D images delivered at 2D light levels.
 
As well, in 2012 Christie showed select exhibitors in Asia how 72,000 lumens could be achieved, in ademonstration of its prototype laser projector in Beijing. That screening followed the September showing at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam of Hugo 3D – the first CPG (Cameron Pace Group) certified movie –introduced by Dr. Shaw, along with noted stereographers, Demetri Portelli and Corey Turner (‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’). The movie was then projected using Christie’s 4K laser projector prototype.
 
Christie hosted its first laser projector demo for cinema industry luminaries including Douglas Trumbull, Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award winner, at its High Frame Rate Summit held in its manufacturing and engineering headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario in April 2012.
 
Christie intends to introduce a wide range of laser projectors building on core technologies and architectures, to power applications for the digital cinema, pro AV, visualization and simulation markets, throughout 2013 and beyond.
 
About Seattle Cinerama
When Paul G. Allen heard in the mid-1990s that Seattle's historic Cinerama Theatre might close down to become a rock-climbing club, dinner theater, or even a parking lot, he signed a "Save the Cinerama" petition—and later took it a step further by purchasing the old movie-house himself. Seattle's Cinerama Theatre was one of many opened in the 1950s and 1960s for Cinerama films, technological marvels of their day which were shown on a curved screen utilizing a three-projector system. 

In 1998, Vulcan kicked off a major, multi-million dollar renovation of the theatre, refurbishing the interior and exterior, installing state-of-the-art sound and projector systems, and ensuring maximum accessibility for mobility- and sensory-impaired patrons. A grand re-opening celebration took place on April 22, 1999 to welcome the theatre back into commission. Since then, it has regularly been voted one of Seattle's "best places to watch a movie" and plays host to various film festivals and blockbuster film premieres each year. See www.cinerama.com for current show times.


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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 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.

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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.

Oct 12, 2023 Galaxy Theatres Elevates Movie Experience with Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors in Select Auditoriums
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Galaxy Theatres is elevating the cinematic experience for its guests by introducing Christie® RGB pure laser cinema projectors in select recently updated Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditoriums.
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