Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced that Village Cines Recoleta is Argentina's first cinema to install the innovative Christie Vive Audio™, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution. The Village Cines Recoleta Hall 6 auditorium also includes the groundbreaking Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology to provide the best cinematic experience.
With 20 years’ experience in the Argentinean market, Village Cines currently has eight complexes with a total of 79 screens across the country and has recently completed its final phase of its digital roll out with Christie Solaria™ Series projectors. The company has a strong reputation for always being at the forefront in introducing cinema technology innovations in the Argentinean market.
The Christie Vive Audio components installed at Village Recoleta’s Hall 6 includes LA3 and S215 screen channel speakers, LA3S speakers for wall surrounds, LA3C speakers for ceiling surrounds, as well as a variety of CDA Class D amplifiers. The end result is highly immersive cinema sound known for delivering exceptional power and performance.
Located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ most glamorous district of Recoleta, the Village Recoleta multiplex currently has 10 screens. The 223-seat Hall 6 features a 12.5 x 5.32 meters screen and is the preferred venue for premieres and gala screenings in Argentina’s capital. It’s also the main auditorium selected to conduct movie screenings and presentations during VISTA, the Regional Convention of the Film Industry in Latin America.
Besides the immersive audio experience brought about by Christie Vive Audio, audiences can enjoy brilliant and high-resolution visuals delivered by the Christie CP2220 DLP® digital cinema projector, which is already deployed in the auditorium. Combined with the newly installed Vive Audio, Village Recoleta’s Hall 6 has joined a league of “all Christie” cinemas offering Christie’s complete cinema solutions that set new standards and delivers a superior motion picture experience.
“Village Cines is always on the cutting-edge of new cinema technology,” said Diego Bachiller, commercial manager at Village Cines. “We want our customers to live a unique experience when visiting our cinemas and we know that Vive Audio maximizes that possibility with its clear and precise sound, being the perfect complement for Dolby Atmos.”
“We have already received very positive feedback from our customers about the sound experience in this theater,” Bachiller added. “That's why, since the public recognize and value the differentiation that is generated using this technology, we will continue installing Vive Audio in more of our cinemas.”
“We are proud that Village Cines selected the Christie Vive Audio solution to help make Village Recoleta a top destination for entertainment, providing movie-goers a real-life audio experience in every seat of the theater,” said Patrick Artiaga, director, Business Development, Audio, Christie Digital. “The addition of Christie Vive Audio will create Argentina’s most advanced cinema sound experience for Village’s enthusiastic audiences.”
Juan Carlos Chávez, Director, Christie Latin America, added, “We are honored that Village has chosen Christie Vive Audio to be installed in its iconic multiplex in Buenos Aires. The combination of Christie Vive and Dolby Atmos heralds a new era in superior cinema sound that will give Village Recoleta a true competitive edge in the market, ensuring that their audiences enjoy the ultimate movie-viewing experience.”
Christie Vive Audio provides a hyper-accurate audio experience and unlocks the full dynamic range of the DCI digital cinema audio and is compatible with the leading immersive and surround audio formats in the market. 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.