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Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for cinema exhibitors. 

Christie, a leading innovator since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979has established a global reputation as a quality manufacturer of display technologies and solutions for the world's cinema exhibition industry.. 

Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

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Jan 11, 2024 Christie’s Mike Perkins receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award for the Christie E3LH Dolby Vision Cinema Projection System
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Christie®, a world leader in audio and visual display technologies, is pleased to announce that its Principal Product Developer, Mike Perkins, has been awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award in Scientific and Engineering, along with three other recipients, for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system, developed in partnership with Dolby Laboratories.

Dec 7, 2023 Cinema XXI Continues to Invest in Christie CineLife+ Series Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema XXI continues to expand and invest in its CineLife+™ Series cinema projectors for a total of 120 units across Indonesia. The chain currently has 700 Christie projectors within its circuit.

Dec 4, 2023 Major Cineplex Continues to Invest in Christie Projection Solutions for Multiplexes Across Thailand
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest cinema chain and a longstanding partner, is elevating the moviegoing experience for its guests.

Nov 29, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2023
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Christie® will showcase its leading solutions designed to deliver awe-inspiring moviegoing experiences for all screen sizes at CineAsia 2023, taking place at True Icon Hall from December 4-7. As the official projection partner for the show, Christie will demonstrate its cutting-edge cinema technologies and solutions, including the CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projectors for screenings and presentations in Theatres 11 and 12.

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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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Cypress, Calif.—Oct 21, 2013

Southern Theatres’ Grand 14 Esplanade to Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Solaria Projectors and New Christie Vive Audio With Installation By Christie’s Managed Services

“All Christie” State-of-the-Art Entertainment Complex Sets New Standards, Delivering Superior Movie-Viewing and Cinema Sound Experience
It’s “all Christie, all the time” as Southern Theatres selects Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema market, to power every auditorium in its new, state-of-the-art 14-screen theater complex at the Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana.

The Grand 14 Esplanade, scheduled to open December 12, will be the first to feature the “complete Christie experience,” fitted exclusively with Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projection technology and the Christie® Vive Audio™ systems. Christie’s Managed Services team is providing complete support, from designing the technology floor plan, to installing and integrating all of the products, as well as providing 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and support through Christie’s own Network Operations Center.  
 
“We’re excited to bring the latest developments in digital cinema projection and audio technology to our guests with the opening of the Grand 14 Esplanade in Kenner,” said Ron Krueger II, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Theatres. “We’re the first theater to power every auditorium with Christie Vive Audio, a revolutionary leap in cinema loudspeaker design that provides the benefit of improved sound coverage for every guest in every seat in the house.” 
 
The Grand 14 Esplanade will offer Southern Theatres’ branded Grand Premium Experience (GPX) auditorium, equipped with the Christie® Duo™ dual-projection system using Christie CP4230 4K DLP Cinema® projectors, ensuring that the RealD 3D images on the huge three story screen are the crispest and brightest possible.  The GPX auditorium will also feature Christie Vive Audio configured for 46 channels using Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. The groundbreaking new Christie Vive Audio system features speakers with an innovative single enclosure line array design combined with ribbon driver technology and high-powered Class D amplification – the first to be used in a cinema environment.
 
The combination of two Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Duo integration kit is significantly less expensive than other branded ‘big screen’ industry solutions. With lower upfront costs, and no ongoing revenue sharing, Christie Duo is the global solution for creating an affordable, premium large screen movie experience.
 
“Interest has been exceptionally strong since our launch of Christie Vive Audio in July, with the postproduction and exhibition communities recognizing a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge by unleashing the full potential of the new generation of digital cinema surround sound technology,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of Business Development, Audio Solutions for Christie. “We’re proud that Southern Theatres has made the Grand 14 Esplanade the world’s first all-inclusive Christie Vive Audio complex, flawlessly complementing it with the crisp images and spectacular video offered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors – giving their audience the ultimate movie-viewing experience.”
 
Specifically created and built for the digital cinema environment, Christie Vive Audio’s unique parabolic line array design envelopes audiences with dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced audio where speech, special effects, music, and alternative content sound incredibly natural and lifelike.
 
Added Mr. Krueger II, “The GPX auditorium will really allow our guests to fully immerse themselves into a 3D movie— with the unparalleled brightness of Christie 4K resolution digital projection and the combined power of the Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos systems, viewers will experience every sight and sound as if they are actually ‘in the picture.’”
 
“Christie’s Managed Services team has been involved exclusively since the beginning of the project, providing unparalleled professional consultation, integration, installation, and design services for all of the auditoriums,” said Sean James, vice president of Managed Services at Christie. “We supplied the complete, ‘one-stop-shopping’ solution, developing specifications for audio, projection, screens, power, system/network infrastructure, special audio support, and theater-wide automation solutions.”
 
Added James: “Our job is not over when the installation is complete. Managed Services will continue to provide the entire theater with 24/7 remote monitoring through Christie’s Network Operations Center, once the site is live.” 
 

 
 


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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
About Southern Theatres, LLC.: Formed by George Solomon in 2003, VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC is a top 20 theatre circuit in the United States and is responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas. The company operates 18 locations with 266 screens in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC (“Southern”) is a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”), a leading private equity firm dedicated to investing in media, communications and information industries in North America and Europe. Southern Theatres, LLC. Directory page

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More Christie News:
Jan 11, 2024 Christie’s Mike Perkins receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award for the Christie E3LH Dolby Vision Cinema Projection System
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Christie®, a world leader in audio and visual display technologies, is pleased to announce that its Principal Product Developer, Mike Perkins, has been awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award in Scientific and Engineering, along with three other recipients, for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system, developed in partnership with Dolby Laboratories.

Dec 7, 2023 Cinema XXI Continues to Invest in Christie CineLife+ Series Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema XXI continues to expand and invest in its CineLife+™ Series cinema projectors for a total of 120 units across Indonesia. The chain currently has 700 Christie projectors within its circuit.

Dec 4, 2023 Major Cineplex Continues to Invest in Christie Projection Solutions for Multiplexes Across Thailand
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest cinema chain and a longstanding partner, is elevating the moviegoing experience for its guests.

Nov 29, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2023
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Christie® will showcase its leading solutions designed to deliver awe-inspiring moviegoing experiences for all screen sizes at CineAsia 2023, taking place at True Icon Hall from December 4-7. As the official projection partner for the show, Christie will demonstrate its cutting-edge cinema technologies and solutions, including the CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projectors for screenings and presentations in Theatres 11 and 12.

Nov 28, 2023 Christie and Cinerji Champion Cinematic Talent at Marrakech International Film Festival
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Christie® and Moroccan cinema exhibitor Cinerji support the next generation of film talent by sponsoring the Atlas Workshops at Marrakech International Film Festival.

Nov 16, 2023 Christie Powers Immersive Cinema Experiences at Apollo Kinas in Vilnius
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Christie® RGB pure laser projection and Vive Audio™ technology deliver powerful cinematic experiences at Apollo Kinas, a new premium multiplex at Vilnius Outlet shopping centre, Lithuania. Christie partner BMK installed a Christie CP4425-RGB and five CP2415-RGB Real|Laser™ illumination technology, each accompanied by a Christie Vive Audio sound system, to immerse audiences in its six screens.

Oct 26, 2023 Christie to Serve as Official Projection Partner at the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to announce its continuing collaboration with the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) by serving as the event’s official projection partner.

Oct 18, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Lights Up Darling Harbour Theatre for SXSW Sydney
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Christie® is proud to announce that its state-of-the-art digital cinema projection technology is delighting audiences with astounding visuals at SXSW® Sydney, which is held in Australia for the first time from October 15-22.

Oct 12, 2023 Galaxy Theatres Elevates Movie Experience with Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors in Select Auditoriums
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Galaxy Theatres is elevating the cinematic experience for its guests by introducing Christie® RGB pure laser cinema projectors in select recently updated Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditoriums.

Oct 12, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Powering Screenings at 67th BFI London Film Festival
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Christie® is pleased to announce its continuing partnership with the BFI for the 67th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express. The BFI LFF has returned to the Southbank Centre’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank of the Thames, where the concert hall is serving as the main red carpet gala venue from October 4 to 15th.
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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.

Jun 24, 2016 Allure and its Christie Experiential Network Continue Expansion as Company Inks Deal with Southern Theatres in U.S.
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Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, has signed a deal with Southern Theatres to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its interactive and experiential digital displays in theatre lobbies. The deal further expands Southern Theatres’ multiyear partnership with Allure and CEN for digital signage services.

Apr 21, 2015 Christie Vive Audio Installations on “Blockbuster Pace,” with 22 New Auditoriums on Tap in Coming Months, Including Movie Tavern in Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce a record year for Christie Vive Audio™ installations worldwide, with the groundbreaking cinema speaker system on target to power its 150th screen in time for some of this year’s most heavily anticipated blockbuster movies. At the current pace, the company anticipates a 100 percent increase in Christie Vive locations, with up to 300 auditoriums pumping out rich, dynamic, detailed cinema audio by CinemaCon 2016.

Jan 19, 2015 Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas See Promise in Cielo Cinema Software
Jul 30, 2014 Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, LA, to Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Vive Audio and Christie Solaria Series Projectors
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce that Southern Theatres has completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex, at the new Southern Theatres Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana.


Nov 28, 2011 Southern Theatres to Complete Circuit-Wide Digital Conversion of All Screens Exclusively with Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
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New Orleans-based Southern Theatres, operator of the AmStar Cinemas and The Grand Theatres, has agreed to complete the digitization of all of its screens with Christie Solaria™ Series DLP Cinema® projectors. The agreement, which will provide patrons with the highest quality movie-viewing experience available, covers the purchase of 147 Christie DLP Cinema® systems.

Feb 2, 2011 Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corporation Announces Digital Deployment for Southern Theatres
Mar 15, 2010 VSS-Southern Theatres Rides 3D Juggernaut, Signs Exclusive Agreement with NEC Display Solutions for Digital Cinema Projectors
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NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today an exclusive agreement with Southern Theatres, LLC, management company for VSS-Southern Theatres, owners of The Grand Theatres and AmStar Cinemas, to provide digital cinema projectors at locations in nine states.
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