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Wokingham, England—Oct 5, 2018

CGR Cinemas Declares Future of Cinema is RGB Laser and the Future Is Now

CGR Cinemas becomes the world’s largest investor in Christie RGB laser cinema projection
CGR Cinemas has chosen Christie®, a leading cinema technology manufacturer, as its exclusive laser projection partner, as it moves to convert all 700 of its theatres to RGB pure laser technology. In a landmark agreement that sees CGR becoming the largest investor in Christie RealLaser™ systems in the world today, 200 CGR Classic auditoriums will be redeveloped for Christie RealLaser over the next two years.
 
Complementing CGR’s hugely-successful ICE (Immersive Cinema Experience) theatres, which also utilize RGB pure laser systems, CGR will deliver the premium cinema experience. Christie’s proprietary technology uses next-generation RGB pure lasers to deliver the highest levels of brightness, contrast and colour reproduction, fulfilling the long-heralded potential of laser illumination as the preferred successor to lamp-based cinema projection technology.
 
“Following the ICE premium screen success with our cinemagoers, this investment demonstrates our commitment to offering the best quality experience for our audiences, as we look to keep them coming back to CGR time and time again,” says Jocelyn Bouyssy, CEO of CGR Cinemas. “Having experienced what RGB pure laser can do with ICE premium screens, we believe it is the future of cinema, and, having successfully upgraded to digital projection with Christie 10 years ago, we are delighted to again be utilising the company’s latest technology developments.”
 
The first 100 projectors will be installed in 2019, with the remaining 100 projectors to arrive in 2020. To accommodate the variety of screen sizes required to facilitate projection across CGR Cínemas’ 73 locations, the projectors will be selected from across Christie’s portfolio of RGB pure laser cinema projectors. This portfolio includes the CP4325-RGB, the soon to be released CP2315-RGB and CP2320-RGB models, and further Christie RealLaser cinema projector models to be released in the next 12 months.
 
“Our trusted relationship with Christie has created an environment where we can continue to lead the way by using the best technology available,” says Sebastien Bruel, CTO,
CGR Cinemas. “We’ve worked together since 2007, and in that time, they’ve helped us to advance our offering and remain at the forefront of the cinema experience. They’re breaking new ground once again with RGB pure laser projection, and we’re delighted to be offering it in our cinemas.”
 
CGR Cínemas has experienced strong interest in its current premium screen ICE experience, which utilises Christie’s first generation of RGB pure laser cinema projectors. As a result, the company has several years of experience and customer data with the technology. CGR believes now is the best time to invest, as Christie’s next generation of Christie RealLaser deliver 4K, high frame rate, DCI performance and even higher contrast.
 
With the support of Christie and Ciné Digital Service (CDS) – the leading French cinema integrator – the company will oversee the upgrade of 200 classic auditoria across its network from lamp technology to RGB pure laser.
 
“Our relationship with CDS and CGR Cínemas goes back many years.” says Adil Zerouali, Senior Sales Director Cinema Europe, Christie. “It continues to flourish. As CGR looks with us to the future of cinema, seeking out the best technologies; first digital and now RGB pure laser to excite and entertain cinema audiences. And CGR’s enthusiasm to do so, makes them a pleasure to work with.”
 
The RealLaser family of projectors offers all the advantages of a high-performance laser projector in a compact ‘all-in-one’ form factor that eliminates the need for sub-ambient external cooling, while providing a low cost of ownership, excelling in image quality and posting an impressive operational lifetime. RealLaser delivers superior and more consistent brightness levels according to DCI standards throughout the entire lifetime of the projector.
 
"Christie is strongly committed to developing technologies that add real value for our customers. With Christie RealLaser, we are the first manufacturer to make available the world's first laser illumination technology that qualifies as a true replacement of lamp-based illumination," said Dale Miller, Executive Vice President, Cinema, Christie.
 
Christie RealLaser offers directors and producers a much-increased colour palette, approaching Rec. 2020 and over 30,000 hours of theatre operation without lamp changes. It is the only laser technology to offer brightness levels above DCI standards throughout its natural life.


Christie Contacts:
Oliver Berrow
Wildwood PR
Tel: +44 (0)1293 851115
oliver.berrow@wildwoodpr.com
 
Ignacio Fossati
PR Agent
Tel: (+34) 630348395
ignacioprensa@gmail.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). 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 CGR Cinémas: CGR Cinemas Group is the leading cinema circuit in France by the number of sites, with 73 operative theatres. 1st cinema circuit in Europe to become 100 per cent digitally-equipped, CGR Cinemas Group welcomes over 27 million moviegoers a year. CGR is the leading cinema circuit in Europe for immersive theaters with 32 operative ICE premium screens.  For more information, visit cgrcinemas.fricebycgr.com, CGR Cinémas Directory page

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Dec 11, 2019 Christie RGB RealLaser technology and Vive Audio complete Southern Theatres’ GPX luxury renovation
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VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC has undertaken a complete renovation of the former Grand Theatre with the recently opened Amstar Cinemas 18 Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, NC.  With 18 screens, 12 of which were newly renovated, the complex features a state-of-the-art Grand Premium Experience (GPX®) Auditorium offering the ultimate movie-watching experience, using a Christie® CP4330- RGB cinema projector, with RealLaser™ RGB pure laser illumination technology and Christie Vive Audio™ delivering powerful Dolby Atmos® sound.

Dec 10, 2019 Cinépolis Chooses Christie RGB Pure Laser Projectors for New Pejaten Village Multiplex in Indonesia
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinépolis, the world’s second largest cinema chain based on admissions, has chosen Christie’s next-generation laser cinema projectors, featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology, to power its theater screens at Pejaten Village.

Dec 3, 2019 The world’s biggest pop culture event CCXP chooses Christie RealLaser
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A Christie® CP4330-RGB pure laser cinema projector will light up the main auditorium screen at CCXP19, the world’s biggest pop culture event, from the  5th through 8th of December in São Paulo, Brazil.

Nov 7, 2019 Supercines Boasts Ecuador’s First RealLaser Cinema Projectors
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Supercines, Ecuador’s leading cinema chain, has opened a new eight-screen multiplex in the Ambato shopping mall equipped with Christie® Vive Audio™ and Christie RGB pure laser cinema projectors, the first of their kind in Ecuador. The multiplex lobby also uses 60 Christie Access LCD panels to advertise upcoming movies and promotions.

Oct 30, 2019 Christie adds a touch of MAGIC to Rochester Institute of Technology
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a leading university in Western New York, has upgraded its facilities to include a world-class creative technology and design hub at MAGIC Spell Studios. The 52,000-square-foot space brings together RIT’s academic strengths in game design and development, film and animation, new media design and more. Aiming to arm its students with the finest technologies,

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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Oct 3, 2016 CGR France’s New Premium Concept Cinema to Be Lit By Christie Ultra Bright, High Contrast Laser
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Cinemagoers in France will soon be able to enjoy movies in the best colours and highest brightness and contrast, thanks to CGR Cinemas, a nationwide chain which is upgrading projection in selected outlets with the Solaria CP42LH  RGB laser projector from Christie®.

Jun 24, 2013 HTS Announces A Partnership with French Cinema Network CGR on Their Interactivity Solution YouActive®
Sep 11, 2009 Arts Alliance Media Announces the First Satellite Delivery of A Feature Film for Commercial Release in Europe
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Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading provider of digital cinema technology, content and deployment,  together with Arqiva Satellite & Media, the leading satellite and terrestrial communications provider,  have successfully delivered La Vida Loca directly via satellite to 19 sites widespread across the Circuit George Raymond (CGR) Cinémas’ megaplex circuit, all of which use the AAM electronic delivery platform operating across Arqiva’s cinema satellite network.

Apr 21, 2009 CGR Cinemas and RealD Announce Exclusive Partnership to Build Out France’s Largest 3D Circuit
Apr 24, 2008 CGR Cinemas and Arts Alliance Media Install the First All-Digital Multiplex in France at La Rochelle
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Circuit George Raymond (CGR Cinémas), one of France’s largest cinema chains and Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading specialist in digital cinema technology, content and deployment have announced the installation of France’s first fully digital 12-plex cinema at La Rochelle.  This is a significant milestone for the French motion picture industry and further proves the viability of the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) business model for Europe’s widespread transition to digital cinema.

Nov 19, 2007 First European Exhibitor Goes Fully Digital: CGR Signs with Arts Alliance Media
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Circuit George Raymond (“CGR Cinémas”), one of France’s largest cinema chains and Arts Alliance Media (“AAM”), Europe’s leading provider of digital distribution services, have reached an exclusive agreement for the deployment of digital cinema in 100% of the circuit’s 400 screens, throughout France. The rollout is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2008, with a target of 200 screens during the first year.
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