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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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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.

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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.
Technology designed to bring your cinema to life.
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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Hollywood, Calif—May 23, 2017

Christie 360 Experiential Studios and TCL Chinese Theatre Deliver the World’s First Permanent Projection Mapping Show on A Cinema Façade

First presentation celebrates Hollywood’s biggest stars and films in a nightly, visual and sound production presented in the forecourt of the iconic movie palace
Christie 360 Experiential Studios, a digital strategy and content powerhouse for Christie®, has joined forces with TCL Chinese Theatre, the most iconic movie palace in the world, to captivate visitors and movie goers with a high-impact multimedia production using the most advanced projection technologies.
 
Designed by the Christie 360 team to enhance the guest experience, the forecourt show was launched before an enthralled audience of Hollywood luminaries, local dignitaries and media. Visuals of ‘forecourt of stars’ handprints, Chinese dragons, and actual movie clips from memorable films that premiered at the Chinese Theatre emerged onto the theatre’s front entrance, which was digitally transformed into an architectural ‘screen.’
 
“TCL Chinese Theatre has always been a leader in delivering innovation in the cinema experience and we’ve upped the ante with this remarkable addition,” said Alwyn Hight Kushner, President and COO,

TCL Chinese Theatres. “Over the next few years our plan is to continue our integration of experiential media as a complement to our core business. The Chinese Theatre is an important landmark in Hollywood and it is crucial to our team that our space stays relevant and continues to be a must-attend for our guests. Christie 360 has shown us a total commitment to our objectives and we are very pleased with the results.”
 
Added Denys Lavigne, vice president, Christie 360, “The Chinese Theatre is such a fascinating environment. When you combine its rich Hollywood heritage, unique architectural signature and the visionary approach of the management team, you allow for so much opportunity to connect and share with the audience. And that is what Christie 360 is all about, helping our clients and partners fully leverage the experience potential of new digital media platforms for the benefit of their brand and their business. We feel very proud to be part of this fantastic adventure in the entertainment capital of the world. ”
 
Content Creativity Delivers Remarkable Show
The transformation from traditional bricks-and-mortar to a digital canvas was achieved through the wonders of ‘projection mapping,’ a technique that uses projected images, blended to fit perfectly onto irregularly-shaped surfaces, to tell stories and ignite action. For TCL Chinese Theatre, teaming with multimedia directors and software specialists working for Christie 360, this involved ‘producing’ several colorful, immersive illusions combining traditional Chinese fireworks and mythological creatures with intense, evocative color and black and white clips of famous movie scenes.
 
The central motif of the show projected onto the Chinese Theatre façade is a Chinese pagoda enclosing a dragon in relief. Dramatic lighting during the projection mapping show highlights the dragon, and animated elements bring it to life on the adjacent walls. The motif is not just physically central but thematically as well, since its lush Chinese-inspired architectural detailing and interior design, a throwback to the showy extravagance of Tinsel Town’s Golden Age, has contributed to making the Chinese Theatre an enduring Hollywood icon.
 
The flipping, cascading tiles in the midst of the projection mapping show are realistic representations of the actual hand- and footprint tiles in the Chinese Theatre forecourt. Almost a century of stars leaving their marks in the wet cement of the forecourt has gone a long way in making the Chinese Theatre the institution it is. Imparting an illusion of depth to the façade, the rotating, cascading and flipping effects are a proven bit of the visual language of projection mapping.
 
The montage of movie clips near the end of the projection mapping show is TCL’s way of tipping its hat (so to speak) to 100 years of cinema history. It also works as a sort of basic timeline of the Chinese Theatre’s history and that of Hollywood Boulevard itself, which matches in large part the history of big screen storytelling. Moreover, most (if not all) of the clips featured are pulled from films that premiered at the Chinese Theatre.
 
Finally, the Theatre ‘crumbling’ at the end of the show exploits another classic trope in projection mapping visual language. Beyond the illusion of depth that the crumbling delivers, the dramatic ending is meant to give the audience a sense of climax and catharsis.   
 
Advanced Projection Mapping Technology
As for the ‘gear’ used to merge and deliver the content, it consists of high-brightness projectors (mainly Christie Boxer 3DLP® projectors),processing ‘brains’ (the Christie Pandoras Box media server) that merges all sorts of media and control the show, and intuitive ‘auto alignment’ tools (Christie Twist™) to blend the visuals.
 
Christie Boxer 3DLP projectors
Christie’s range of 3DLP® projectors are truly industry-leading. With multiple brightness levels, resolution options, illumination platforms and electronics configurations, Christie 3DLP® projectors are a mainstay in the projection-mapping world. Specific to the impressive TCL Chinese Theatre spectacle, Christie Boxer projectors, both 2K and 4K resolution varieties, are used. Boxers are well established in sporting arenas, museums, rock shows and just about anywhere that spectacles must be delivered, but the TCL implementation is the first-ever on the outside of a theatre complex in North America!
 
Christie Pandoras Box
The Christie Pandoras Box family of servers, players and software tools comprises the award-winning, real-time video processing and show control system that delivers the engaging TCL Chinese Theatre spectacle. From project conception to realization – and every step between – Pandoras Box gives users complete control over the entire workflow, maximizing efficiency while unleashing creative possibilities to enable the creation of amazing visual experiences.
 
Christie Twist
Christie Twist expertly ‘edge-blends’ multiple curved images seamlessly, on all four sides, for up to six projectors. Twist precisely controls multiple edge-blended images and warp displays to fit seamlessly on almost any projection surface – flat, curved or spherical.
 
About TCL Chinese Theatre
The TCL Chinese Theatre is the most iconic movie palace in the world. With over 50 events a year, including movie premieres, imprint ceremonies, and film festivals, the theatre continues to make Hollywood history every day. Visit www.tclchinesetheatres.com.

About Christie® and Christie 360
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. And the company’scomprehensive understanding of digital signage and digital out of home (DOOH) possibilities blends solid creative and technical skills, to help clients define, create and deploy best-of-class digital experiences through its Christie 360 team.Visit Christie 360 and www.christiedigital.com. 




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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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