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Shanghai—May 19, 2015

Wanda Cinema Line Embraces Christie Vive Audio with Second Major Installation in China

Wanda Cinema Line, the largest movie theater operator in China, continues to demonstrate its high level of confidence in the innovative Christie Vive Audio™ system by equipping its latest “Wanda Hall 9” auditorium at Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai with Christie’s cutting-edge cinema audio solution, which utilizes ribbon driver speakers and Class D amplifiers.

“Wanda Hall 9” is an exclusive class of cinema auditoriums targeted at movie aficionados. There are currently three such auditoriums located in Beijing and Shanghai. This particular auditorium at Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema complex boasts over 270 premium seats and a huge 17-meter high-gain metallic projection screen. It is the second theater in China to embrace Christie Vive Audio’s expansive line of cinema-specific audio technologies that are compatible with the leading immersive and surround audio formats in the market. This Vive Audio system has also been configured to meet the requirements of the Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology system. Last year, Wanda Cinema Line became the first cinema chain in Asia to equip its Beijing CBD Wanda Plaza cineplex with Christie Vive Audio, to great success. 

 “Our first Christie Vive Audio installation in Beijing received much acclaim from patrons and industry players alike since its opening in May last year, and we’re convinced that Christie Vive Audio is one of the best cinema audio solutions that effectively delivers the power and performance that offers the best sound experience for our patrons,” commented Maojun Zeng, general manager, Wanda Cinema Line. “We’ve decided to deploy Vive Audio at our most high-end “Wanda Hall 9” auditoriums as we are fully committed to constantly equipping our theatres with the most modern technologies and high quality presentations.”

“We’re proud and honored that Wanda Cinema Line, our longstanding partner, has once again chosen Christie Vive Audio to be installed at the Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai. This fully demonstrates their strong confidence in our cinema audio solution in delivering dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced aural experience to movie-goers,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “Our innovative audio solution and digital cinema projectors, coupled with our team of dedicated technical professionals, will continue to put Wanda at the forefront of the cinema industry.”

The groundbreaking Christie Vive Audio, which offers truly rich, dynamic and detailed sound, unlocks the full potential of the DCI digital cinema audio format and supports leading formats such as Auro 11.1, Dolby® Atmos™, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound. It consists of wall and ceiling surround speakers that use unique ribbon driver technology in a line array design, purpose-built for cinema environments. 

The installation in Hall 9 auditorium comprises more than 50 Christie Vive Audio speakers of varying combinations, including LA3 screen channel speakers, LA3C speakers for ceiling surrounds, LA3S speakers for advanced surround effects, LA4S speakers for wall surround effects, S215 subwoofers (for full range frequency response), as well as S218 for Low Frequency Effects (subwoofers) channels. The extensive range of speakers are driven by the Christie CDA line of professional amplifiers utilizing an advanced high-speed Class D architecture that offer high power output and efficiency and are designed for long-term, continuous operation.

Similar to Wanda Cinema Line’s Beijing CBD Wanda Plaza in downtown Beijing, the Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai offers the complete Christie experience to movie-goers by delivering most stunning and memorable movie-viewing and cinema sound experience. Visuals in Hall 9 auditorium are powered by the Christie CP4230 4K DLP® Digital Cinema Projector, which offers the brightest and highest resolution in its class, as well as the most robust and cost-effective 4K DLP Cinema® solutions. 

Christie Vive Audio has been embraced by numerous cinema operators across the globe and the number of installations continues to increase, 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 the first quarter of 2016.


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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 Wanda Cinema Line:
As of November 30, 2016, Wanda Cinema Line was operating 376 theatres in over 110 cities in China as well as major cities in Australia and New Zealand, with 3,319 total screens. Wanda Cinema Line accounted for approximately 14% of China’s market share in terms of box office revenue, ranking no. 1 in the China market for seven consecutive years. In 2015, Wanda Cinemas grossed 6.3 billion yuan in box office revenue.

With “prioritizing audience value and their moviegoing experience” as its business philosophy over the years, Wanda Cinema Line strives to provide high-standard design and construction, high-class exhibition technologies, and high-quality standardized services, offering the cinema environment of choice for more than 70 million Wanda fan club members. In 2015, Wanda Cinema Line officially announced its “membership+” strategy, aiming at building a world-leading cinema lifestyle ecosystem, marking its transformation from a cinema chain to a technology, platform, and ecosystem-based company.
 

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Oct 17, 2019 Christie to Demonstrate Market Leading RealLaser Cinema Technology at the 2019 Australian International Movie Convention
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Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, will be showcasing market leading cinema technology chosen by cinema leaders at the 2019 Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC), which takes place at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Queensland, from October 21-23.

Oct 17, 2019 Christie’s Jack Kline inducted into the ShowEast Hall of Fame
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Jack Kline, current advisor and former Chairman, President and CEO of Christie, today, was inducted into the annual ShowEast Hall of Fame. An honor which pays tribute to a select band of film industry veterans, the inductees are hand-picked by an all-industry executive committee. Kline’s induction ceremony took place at a special gala luncheon held on October 17, the final day of ShowEast 2019.


Oct 14, 2019 Christie Delivers the Magic of RGB Laser Projection at Magic Cinema
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The Magic Cinema complex is now home to Christie RGB RealLaser™ technology. Located in the futuristic Five Planets shopping centre, the four-theatre complex has two VIP theaters with 54 seats with the other two housing 78 seats each. All four Magic Cinema auditoriums are equipped with Christie projectors with the VIP theaters boasting Christie CP4325-RGB 4K projectors and the others housing Christie Solaria Series.

Oct 10, 2019 Christie to Bring RGB Laser Projection and Thought Leadership to ShowEast 2019
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Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, will be showcasing market-leading projection solutions, as well as cinema industry thought leadership and insight at ShowEast in Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Oct. 14-17.

Oct 3, 2019 Pioneering 120fps HFR Cinema with Paramount Pictures’ Gemini Man, from Legendary Filmmaker Ang Lee
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Three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee’s much anticipated new film, Paramount Pictures Gemini Man premieres on October 6th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles – a movie palace situated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This historic location serves as the perfect showcase for a film that stretches technological boundaries by being produced in 4K resolution, 3D, and shot at a high frame rate (HFR) of 120 fps (frames per second).

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Christie® is pleased to announce that Sree Kalidas M-Plex has become the first cinema complex in the southern Indian state of Kerala to deploy its next-generation cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser™ illumination and Vive Audio™.

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Christie® is pleased to announce that CGV, the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea, has acquired 94 units of Christie’s next-generation, RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser™ illumination technology.

Aug 15, 2019 Christie Demonstrates Capabilities of RealLaser RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors at BIRTV
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Christie’s RealLaser™ RGB pure laser cinema projectors, chosen by cinema leaders and filmmakers globally, will be shown at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), taking place at the China International Exhibition Center, August 21-24.
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Wanda Cinema Line Corporation and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced Wanda Cinema Line’s 10th Dolby Cinema location in China opened at Wanda Cinema Beijing Fengtai Wanda Square site. Wanda’s Legendary Pictures’ The Great Wall is the first movie shown at the site in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.Moviegoers in Beijing can now enjoy the total cinema experience of Dolby Cinema at Wanda Cinemas.

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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation announced today that Wanda is committed to purchasing 1,500 Dolby® digital cinema server units for its cinema screens in China through 2018, including the Dolby ShowVault/IMB and the Dolby Integrated Media Server IMS2000.

Aug 1, 2016 RealD Signs Largest Ever 3D Installation Agreement With Wanda Cinema As Companies Significantly Expand 3D Across China
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Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema™ in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan.

Apr 6, 2016 Wanda Cinema Line Selects Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Cinema Processors for New Cinema Screens in China in 2016
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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. today announced that Wanda is planning to purchase more than 800 units of Dolby digital cinema processors, including the Dolby Atmos® Cinema Processor CP850 and the Dolby® Digital Cinema Processor CP750, to deploy in all of its new cinema screens in China through the end of 2016.

Jan 27, 2016 Wanda Cinema Line and Dolby Laboratories to Launch 100 Dolby Cinema Sites in China
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Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced a collaboration to open 100 Dolby Cinema™ locations in China in the next five years, with the first location scheduled to open this spring. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

Aug 28, 2015 Wanda Cinema Line and Christie Sign Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Digital Cinema and Immersive Sound Rollout in China
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