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Jul 10, 2024 Multicines Installs Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection in New Ecuadorian Multiplexes
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The Ecuadorian cinema chain Multicines opened two new multiplexes in Quito and Guayaquil, which have been equipped with Christie® RGB pure laser projectors, installed by CES+.

Jul 8, 2024 Wanda Cinema Chooses Christie Cinelife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors for its Flagship Beijing Multiplex
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest cinema operator, has chosen the CineLife+™ RBe enhanced laser projectors for its flagship multiplex in Beijing.

Jun 27, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors Light Up Screens at Toronto’s Inclucity Festival for Fifth Consecutive Year
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Jun 17, 2024 Christie Lights Up Shanghai International Film Festival for the 15th Consecutive Year
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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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Wokingham, UK—Sep 30, 2016

Ang Lee Makes Cinema History with Christie® Mirage 3D Projector

At 120 frames per second your eyes get greedy,” said Hollywood film director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) at the EMEA first-showing of his latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, at a landmark 120fps, 4K 3D and with an astonishing 28 foot-lamberts per eye brightness as part of this year’s IBC Big Screen Experience. It was one of many notable quotes on Monday’s conference of which Lee was keynote speaker. 
 
Long-standing show director Julian Pinn opened the session promising, “I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this is cinema history in the making.” Further underlining what the audience was shortly to experience, Pinn added the clips would be shown on, “…the Christie®Mirage, the only projector capable of showing 120fps, 3D, 4K at 28 foot-lamberts.”

Ang Lee discusses his latest film with Julian Pinn at IBC 2016
 
Clips from Ang Lee’s soon-to-be-released film from Sony TriStar Pictures, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016) - the story of a soldier who fought in the Iraq war -  were then shown. The Christie Mirage Series is widely used in demanding applications such as 3D visualization, visitor attractions or theme park rides, since it is able to achieve said high frame rate and resolution, stemming from Christie’s investment in its TruLife™ electronics platform with an industry-leading video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second.
 
Pinn had spent some 18 months working to bring the experience to IBC and the keynote session was not only memorable for the audience’s reaction to seeing the movie clips but for the insights that emerged from the on-stage discussion between the movie’s team; director Ang Lee, technical supervisor, Ben Gervais; the film’s editor Tim Squyres; and Scot Barbour, Head of Production Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment. For the 9-minute clip, the two Christie Mirage 4KLHs, the laser-light powered version of the original Xenon-lamp based Mirage, were installed in the auditorium, and a team of Christie engineers supported the screenings.
 
Ang Lee is known for both his dramatic storytelling and his embracing of new technologies, such as his 3D Life of Pi. Lee said the production team had decided to make the film in 120fps because HFR removes many of the limitations associated with 24fps 3D. However Ben Gervais revealed, “We never necessarily intended to see this film that way because none of us had ever seen (120fps, 4K) and finally one week before shooting we managed to get a set of (Mirage) projectors from Christie and all of us were awestruck. We hadn’t seen anything like it before.”
 
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They started shooting and Tim Squyres, the movie’s editor said, “I had to cut at the highest resolution I could which was 60fps. We were on the edge of what the system could do. Then Christie came in with the Mirages; they brought the Christie projectors into our editing room. We had the best screening room on the planet. Ideally we wanted to see it as near as possible to how it was shot.”
 
Being able to see what they were shooting daily in 120fps 4K had immediate impact during the shoot as Ang Lee explained, referencing scenes set in Iraq, “We could see everything in that burning sunlight. We saw we couldn’t use make-up.” Commenting on the clarity and realism, he expanded with great honesty adding, “That’s the scary part, you see the acting!” However, he also relished the artistic advantages. “Most preciously to me were the faces. The film language has to change. I didn’t have much choice (filming) but to stick close to Billy Lynn. You feel how they feel, see the thoughts in their eyes.”
 
The discussion touched on what Pinn had described as, “how the interplay of art and science come together.” Lee’s view of this was, “It’s humbling. Artists respond to what technology is giving us. I would go so far as to say this is a moment in cinematic history.  I pick it up and take a leap of faith. I want to stress that the picture is captured so every format (from 24fps to 120 fps) is improved in my opinion.” An interesting observation from Lee and his team was that the chemistry between art and technology differs at each level of frame rate and resolution. “But every level has its own merit,” Lee observed. “The compensation is the art. I think story telling brings wisdom to life.  We are always telling stories. It’s how you tell a story that makes the difference.” And the arch story-teller is taking current projection technology to explore this art further. “I think the artist and the industry has a lot of catching up. I’ll leave cameramen to figure out how. Now we are just beginning.”
 
Christie Mirage: Unmatched video processing bandwidth
The Christie Mirage series featuring TruLife’s processing bandwidth is seen in amusement parks, casinos, museums and public venues. The Christie® Mirage 4KLH projector head – the laser version used at the IBC screening – combines  Mirage’s unmatched video processing bandwidth with the world’s brightest laser system, Christie Freedom® laser illumination system. The projector has a potential of up to 60,000 lumens per head, potentially up to 120,000 lumens when used in a dual 6P configuration (six primary colour system). In the Rai Auditorium at IBC, the configuration was a dual stacked Mirage 4KLH configuration; the 28 foot-lambert spec on the 17.00m wide x 6.69m high Harkness Matt Plus screen required 72, 000 lumen and the laser modules were supplied accordingly. One advantage of the Christie Freedom laser illumination system is that the laser banks are separate from the projector, stackable and scalable.
 

 
 

 


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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, will showcase its comprehensive solutions at CineEurope 2024, June 17-20 at the International Barcelona Convention Center, Barcelona, Spain. At booth #301 and MR 134, Christie experts will be on hand to discuss solutions for both small-screen and premium large format cinemas, including the industry’s widest range of energy-efficient projectors.

May 23, 2024 Christie Showcases Commitment to Cinema Industry Development at the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is pleased to announce its participation in the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), taking place at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center, May 23-27.

May 16, 2024 Christie Projection Set to Deliver Exceptional Cinematic Experiences at Festival De Cannes
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Christie® will power screenings at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, from May 14-25. This marks the 18th year Christie has partnered with Cannes, and its projectors, both RGB pure laser illumination and its new series 4 Xenon-based systems, will be used in 24 spaces throughout the festival, including at the flagship Grand Théâtre Lumière room.

May 8, 2024 Cinecittà Invests in A Premium Moviegoing Experience with Christie Projection
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Christie® is pleased to share that Cinecittà, Germany’s largest multiplex, has recently installed 12 RGB pure laser projectors, with more to follow. ECCO Cine Supply & Service supplied and installed the projectors.

May 2, 2024 Christie to Light Up Independent Cinemas Australia Conference 2024 as Official Projection Partner
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to serve as the official projection partner of the Independent Cinemas Australia (ICA) Conference 2024, taking place in Sydney from May 8-10.

Apr 24, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projector Powers First Ōma Cinema
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A Christie® CP4435-RGB pure laser projector is bringing screenings to life at a unique new cinema experience at Ōma Cinema in Mougins, France.

Apr 16, 2024 Supercines Opens New 10-Screen Multiplex in Ecuador with Christie Cinema Solutions
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Supercines, Ecuador’s largest cinema chain, has just opened the 10-screen multiplex Supercines Orellana, which has been equipped with Christie® cinema solutions, including RGB pure laser projectors, Christie Vive Audio® and LCD digital signage displays.

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.

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