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Cypress, Calif.—Nov 12, 2015

B&B Theatres Selects Christie Solaria Projectors and Christie Vive Audio to Power All Screens at the New Wentzville 12 Missouri Location

Installed by Sonic Equipment Company, Theatres Feature 6-Story High Curved Screen
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and high performance speaker technology for Missouri’s newest B&B Theatres Wentzville Tower 12, located in Wentzville, which opened on November 5. 

Every B&B auditorium is powered by a Christie Solaria™ SeriesDLP projector and has Christie Vive Audio™, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution, with installation by Sonic Equipment Company, a leading provider of cinema sales and services. The B&B Theatres Wentzville Tower 12 introduces the state of Missouri to the revolutionary performance of Christie Vive, whose unique ribbon driver technology and line array speakers help unlock the dynamic range of motion picture soundtracks. 

The Wentzville Tower 12 includes the first B&B Theatres to have two B&B Grand Screen® auditoriums, both featuring massive wall-to-wall curved screens which are among the biggest in the country at over six stories wide and three stories tall. The superior performance of Christie projection technology fills the screens with bright and vibrant images and deep, saturated color, while Christie Vive Audio ensures movie-goers a real-life audio experience in every seat of the house. Patron comfort is paramount, with all 12 auditoriums featuring electric reclining leather seats. The theater’s B&B Marquee Bar and Grille also offers a full bar and lounge where guests can enjoy food and cocktails before, during or after the movie, and take them into any of the 12 auditoriums.
 
“The Wentzville Tower 12 is one of our most exciting theatres to date and is a great addition to the community,” said Bob Bagby, president of B&B Theatres. “Sonic Equipment did an exceptional job of installation. Their ongoing technical service and maintenance provide us with the utmost in security. The selection of Christie projection and speaker technology ensures that our guests enjoy a state-of-the-art movie-viewing experience that is unlike any they’ve ever known before.”
 
“Sonic Equipment is committed to helping exhibitors of every size bring the magic of digital cinema to communities across America,” said Ron Hageman, executive director at Sonic Equipment Company. “Christie’s complete cinema solutions are our top choice for installations because their unmatched quality and reliability are essential to our reputation as a trusted source for exhibitors looking to build an entire theatre or upgrade their current facilities.”
 
“Bringing Christie Vive Audio to Missouri is the latest milestone for our cinema sound solutions, which are winning industry praise for their exceptional timbre matching, enhanced voice intelligibility, and low distortion,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of business development, Audio Solutions, Christie. “We are proud that B&B Theatres selected the complete Christie cinema solution, from digital projection to sound technology, to help make B&B Theatres a top destination for entertainment.”
 
Christie Vive Audio provides a hyper-accurate audio experience and unlocks the full dynamic range of the DCI digital cinema audio and supports leading formats such as Auro 11.1, Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound. The complete solution features screen channels, wall and ceiling surround speakers that use unique ribbon driver technology in a single-enclosure line array design, purpose-built for cinema environments. Christie Vive Audio system continues to establish its reputation worldwide as the next standard in immersive sound for cinema.
 



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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
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About Sonic Equipment Company: Sonic Equipment Company is the leading provider of cinema sales, service and installation. We strive to provide the best possible service to community-owned theatres and independent exhibitors nationwide. Our unique and customizable programs provide exhibitors with a broad selection of services and equipment to fit their needs. Sonic Equipment Company Directory page
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About B&B Theatres: Company History  B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies.  During the company’s 97 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema.
 
Current Operations B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 494 screens at 55 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington .
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