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Cypress, Calif.—Oct 21, 2013

Southern Theatres’ Grand 14 Esplanade to Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Solaria Projectors and New Christie Vive Audio With Installation By Christie’s Managed Services

“All Christie” State-of-the-Art Entertainment Complex Sets New Standards, Delivering Superior Movie-Viewing and Cinema Sound Experience
It’s “all Christie, all the time” as Southern Theatres selects Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema market, to power every auditorium in its new, state-of-the-art 14-screen theater complex at the Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana.

The Grand 14 Esplanade, scheduled to open December 12, will be the first to feature the “complete Christie experience,” fitted exclusively with Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projection technology and the Christie® Vive Audio™ systems. Christie’s Managed Services team is providing complete support, from designing the technology floor plan, to installing and integrating all of the products, as well as providing 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and support through Christie’s own Network Operations Center.  
 
“We’re excited to bring the latest developments in digital cinema projection and audio technology to our guests with the opening of the Grand 14 Esplanade in Kenner,” said Ron Krueger II, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Theatres. “We’re the first theater to power every auditorium with Christie Vive Audio, a revolutionary leap in cinema loudspeaker design that provides the benefit of improved sound coverage for every guest in every seat in the house.” 
 
The Grand 14 Esplanade will offer Southern Theatres’ branded Grand Premium Experience (GPX) auditorium, equipped with the Christie® Duo™ dual-projection system using Christie CP4230 4K DLP Cinema® projectors, ensuring that the RealD 3D images on the huge three story screen are the crispest and brightest possible.  The GPX auditorium will also feature Christie Vive Audio configured for 46 channels using Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. The groundbreaking new Christie Vive Audio system features speakers with an innovative single enclosure line array design combined with ribbon driver technology and high-powered Class D amplification – the first to be used in a cinema environment.
 
The combination of two Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Duo integration kit is significantly less expensive than other branded ‘big screen’ industry solutions. With lower upfront costs, and no ongoing revenue sharing, Christie Duo is the global solution for creating an affordable, premium large screen movie experience.
 
“Interest has been exceptionally strong since our launch of Christie Vive Audio in July, with the postproduction and exhibition communities recognizing a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge by unleashing the full potential of the new generation of digital cinema surround sound technology,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of Business Development, Audio Solutions for Christie. “We’re proud that Southern Theatres has made the Grand 14 Esplanade the world’s first all-inclusive Christie Vive Audio complex, flawlessly complementing it with the crisp images and spectacular video offered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors – giving their audience the ultimate movie-viewing experience.”
 
Specifically created and built for the digital cinema environment, Christie Vive Audio’s unique parabolic line array design envelopes audiences with dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced audio where speech, special effects, music, and alternative content sound incredibly natural and lifelike.
 
Added Mr. Krueger II, “The GPX auditorium will really allow our guests to fully immerse themselves into a 3D movie— with the unparalleled brightness of Christie 4K resolution digital projection and the combined power of the Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos systems, viewers will experience every sight and sound as if they are actually ‘in the picture.’”
 
“Christie’s Managed Services team has been involved exclusively since the beginning of the project, providing unparalleled professional consultation, integration, installation, and design services for all of the auditoriums,” said Sean James, vice president of Managed Services at Christie. “We supplied the complete, ‘one-stop-shopping’ solution, developing specifications for audio, projection, screens, power, system/network infrastructure, special audio support, and theater-wide automation solutions.”
 
Added James: “Our job is not over when the installation is complete. Managed Services will continue to provide the entire theater with 24/7 remote monitoring through Christie’s Network Operations Center, once the site is live.” 
 

 
 


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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). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
About Southern Theatres, LLC.: Southern Theatres, LLC. Is the eighth largest theatre circuit in the United States and is currently responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres, Amstar Cinemas, The Theatres at Canal Place and oversight of operations for Movie Tavern. The company operates 44 locations with 494 screens in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Southern Theatres LLC., is well positioned for continued expansion to key markets throughout the United States and is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, LA. Southern Theatres, LLC. Directory page

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Jul 11, 2019 Christie Cinema Asia Appoints New Senior Sales Manager for Korea
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Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Shim as Senior Sales Manager – Cinema (Korea), reporting to Han Kim, Senior Cinema Sales Director, Asia Pacific.

Jul 10, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX and Christie Partnering to Expand 4DX and ScreenX Across the U.S.
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CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today a new partnership with Christie, where the two companies work to identify new opportunities for ScreenX and 4DX solutions expanding the network across the exhibition landscape in the U.S.

Jun 20, 2019 Christie Signs Major Global Reseller Agreement with Arts Alliance Media
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Christie officially announced a worldwide* reseller agreement with Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services. The agreement will see Christie offering AAM’s full range of integrated theatre management software and services to its wide-reaching exhibitor base, and further strengthen Christie’s position as the pre-eminent cinema solutions and expertise provider.

Jun 18, 2019 More Than One Thousand Christie Cinema Projectors Earmarked for Cineworld Auditoriums, Beginning with Rollout to Regal Screens in the United States
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 of Christie’s next-generation, RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser™ illumination technology.

Jun 16, 2019 Christie Delivers Visually-Engaging Cinema Solutions at the Shanghai International Film Festival
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Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is delighted to continue its longstanding partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) by serving as the event’s exclusive cinema projection partner for the 11th consecutive year.

Jun 13, 2019 Christie Unveils New Lower-Cost RGB RealLaser Projector for Smaller Cinema Screens
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Christie® is showcasing its newest addition to the CineLife™ Series – the Christie CP2309-RGB projector featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology at CineEurope 2019 in Barcelona June 17-20. Also debuting is the Christie Vive Audio LA3i loudspeaker and previews of Christie’s CP4450-RGB demonstrating its technology capabilities for the PLF spectrum cinema.

Jun 6, 2019 Christie Cinema Projection and Vive Audio at Procinal Carnaval, Colombia’s Newest Multiplex
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Colombian chain Cinemas Procinal has just opened a new seven-screen multiplex in the city of Barranquilla, featuring Christie Vive Audio™ and Christie digital cinema projection throughout. CES+ (Cinema Equipment & Supplies) carried out the installation.

Jun 3, 2019 Christie Wows Audiences at the Mexican Comic Convention with its RealLaser™ Projection Technology
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Christie® was the projection partner at Conque 2019, Mexico’s biggest comics and entertainment event, for the second year running. Held recently at the Congress Centre in the city of Querétaro, the event’s main auditorium was kitted out with a Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser projector using RealLaser™ technology.
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Jun 24, 2016 Allure and its Christie Experiential Network Continue Expansion as Company Inks Deal with Southern Theatres in U.S.
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Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, has signed a deal with Southern Theatres to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its interactive and experiential digital displays in theatre lobbies. The deal further expands Southern Theatres’ multiyear partnership with Allure and CEN for digital signage services.

Apr 21, 2015 Christie Vive Audio Installations on “Blockbuster Pace,” with 22 New Auditoriums on Tap in Coming Months, Including Movie Tavern in Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce a record year for Christie Vive Audio™ installations worldwide, with the groundbreaking cinema speaker system on target to power its 150th screen in time for some of this year’s most heavily anticipated blockbuster movies. At the current pace, the company anticipates a 100 percent increase in Christie Vive locations, with up to 300 auditoriums pumping out rich, dynamic, detailed cinema audio by CinemaCon 2016.

Jan 19, 2015 Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas See Promise in Cielo Cinema Software
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Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) closed enrollment in the beta testing phase for Cielo, their patent-pending mobile software application, while current beta partners such as Silverspot Cinemas, Southern Theatres and others continue to provide the team with invaluable feedback as development readies for Q1 product launch. This announcement came on the heels of an unprecedented amount of exhibitor interest.

Jul 30, 2014 Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, LA, to Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Vive Audio and Christie Solaria Series Projectors
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce that Southern Theatres has completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex, at the new Southern Theatres Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana.


Nov 28, 2011 Southern Theatres to Complete Circuit-Wide Digital Conversion of All Screens Exclusively with Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
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New Orleans-based Southern Theatres, operator of the AmStar Cinemas and The Grand Theatres, has agreed to complete the digitization of all of its screens with Christie Solaria™ Series DLP Cinema® projectors. The agreement, which will provide patrons with the highest quality movie-viewing experience available, covers the purchase of 147 Christie DLP Cinema® systems.

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NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today an exclusive agreement with Southern Theatres, LLC, management company for VSS-Southern Theatres, owners of The Grand Theatres and AmStar Cinemas, to provide digital cinema projectors at locations in nine states.
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