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Mumbai—Feb 27, 2020

Carnival Cinemas to Go 100% Laser

First Multiplex chain in India to install RGB Laser Projectors nationally.
  • Carnival Cinemas chooses Christie RGB pure laser projectors as its next-generation projection systems
One of the leading and fastest growing national multiplex chain Carnival Cinemas, led by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, has chosen Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser™ illumination technology as its next-generation projection systems to power theater screens across the country. The projectors will be installed and maintained by TSR Films Private Limited (TSR Films), Christie’s pre-eminent integration partner of its family of RGB pure laser cinema projectors in India.
 
Dr. Shrikant Bhasi,Chairman and Founder, Carnival Group, said, “The time has come for us to upgrade the cinematic experience to a whole new level that delivers a complete, best-in-class and refreshing experience to our patrons, and in so doing enables us to remain ahead of the curve for a long time to come. We are pleased to join hands with a like-minded partner in TSR Films and its founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. MP Ramasamy. We aim to be at forefront of technological advancement with this deal with global cinema technology major Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser illumination technology. This investment will enable us to benefit from a long-lasting and reliable platform that performs well into the future.”
 
“We will convert all our existing and new screens into Laser in next five years. In addition to the best colour palette, best 3D visual experience and a world-class immersive audio experience, we would also move a step forward towards reducing our ecological footprint with lesser power consumption. We have become the first multiplex chain in India to be equipped with Christie RGB RealLaser cinema projectors. This will help our advertisers to experiment with more colours and better quality cinema specific brand advertisements as lasers only create the exact colors needed and also offer potentially brighter projected images, with more and better colors. Digital cinema projector lamps are being replaced between every 500 to 3,000 hours, depending on the screen size. Again, based on an analysis of the Indian cinema market, we found that over 30,000 of these lamps are being swapped and sent around on an annual basis. This means that if we replace every lamp-based cinema projector by such an RGB laser projector, we avoid over tens of thousands lamp swaps in India annually: this is a lots of transport costs, packaging waste, and pollution that can be reduced,” said Mr Mohan Umrotkar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas.
 
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. MP Ramasamy, Chairman and Managing Director, TSR Films, added, “Carnival Cinemas is among the fastest growing multiplex chains in India that is focused on redefining the cinematic experience for its patrons. We are therefore proud to collaborate with Carnival to equip its multiplexes with Christie’s innovative RGB pure laser cinema projectors that are efficient, reliable, environmentally-friendly, and delivers brighter and superior visuals than other technologies currently available on the market. I’m confident that this partnership will ensure that the projection solutions deployed at Carnival are always ahead of time and retain the technical edge in providing the most awe-inspiring visuals to all cinema audiences.”
 
“Today we have grown multi-folds and are here to celebrate another milestone in our journey, whereby, we are entering onto a very special and one of the biggest national chain relationship with Carnival Cinemas in India by commissioning over 500 plus Christie Laser-powered 2k and 4k RGB projection systems along with Dolby IMS 3000 IMB with in a span of three years and upgrading it to Atmos Systems on a pan India basis. TSR Films is extremely delighted and overjoyed for the audience of our esteemed partner Carnival Cinemas as they are going to enjoy a spectacular cinematic experience in its first phase of upgrade to the new cutting edge technology. It’s also very important to add that the new solution isn’t just the latest in technological innovation but also environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient that’ll significantly reduce the Exhibitors operating costs,” said Mr R P Balamurugan, CEO of TSR Films.
 
Dr. Don Shaw, Senior Director, Asia Sales, Cinema, Christie, commented, “We’re delighted that Carnival Cinemas has recognized the many benefits offered by Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser illumination technology, and will progressively deploy them in its cinemas across India. We are also thankful to Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. MP Ramasamy and TSR for all the efforts in making this collaboration with Carnival Cinemas possible. Christie is fully committed to providing superior products to Carnival in their rollout of next-generation RGB pure laser projectors, and we look forward to stronger collaboration moving forward.”
 
Christie’s RealLaser RGB pure laser projectors comply with DCI standards, and deliver more than 95 percent of Rec. 2020 spec without filtering or color correction. The rich, deep and intense colors and contrast create astounding visuals in 2K and 4K resolution for audiences to enjoy, while delivering significant operational efficiencies to cinema owners.
 
Since their official launch, exhibitors around the world have embraced Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors as the best replacement for lamp-based projection systems and new installations. Major cinema chains in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand have deployed these systems in their auditoriums.
 
Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®. A leap forward from surround sound, it transports you into the story with moving audio that fills the cinema and flows all around you to deliver the premier sound of entertainment. You’ll feel like you’re inside the action as the sounds of people, places, things, and music come alive with breathtaking realism and move throughout the space. Immersive and emotive, Dolby Atmos is sound you can feel—sound that creates a powerfully moving entertainment experience.
 
 



Christie Contacts:
For more information contact:
Gaurav Gupta                                                             
AGM, Media Alliance & PR                            
India                                                                                
Phone: +91 7506081984                                            
Email: gaurav.gupta@carnivalcinemas.in
  
Tsung Yi Chan                                                             
Public Relations Manager, Asia Pacific 
Christie                                                                           
Phone: + 65 6877 8793                                              
Email: tsungyi.chan@christiedigital.com

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2K, high frame rate, 13,500 lumen RGB pure laser projector
The Christie® CP2315-RGB gives exhibitors the latest innovations in RGB pure laser technology at a cost of ownership comparable to Xenon. Featuring CineLife electronics and RealLaser™ illumination, the CP2315-RGB excels in image quality, operational lifetime and overall cost. Its compact, all-in-one form factor does not require any external chil...
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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.
4K, high frame rate, 28,000 lumen RGB pure laser projector
The Christie® CP4330-RGB pure laser cinema projector brings a premium movie-going experience to mainstream theatres. Featuring CineLife electronics and RealLaser™ illumination, this compact, all-in-one DCI-compliant projector excels in image quality and operational lifetime while providing a low cost of ownership.
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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. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
About Carnival Cinemas:
With its rapid expansion across India, Carnival Cinemas continues to be India’s fastest growing multiplex chain and have now the distinct honour of becoming the first ever cinema group to reach a remarkable milestone of being present in over 105 cities across India. Carnival Cinemas is now spread across 20 states with over 150 properties and a total of 425 screens in the country with lavish interiors, luxurious seating arrangements, a wide selection of F&B and the best-in-class services at affordable prices. Carnival Cinemas entertains over 50 million patrons annually. Carnival Cinemas has international presence as well with 6 screens in Singapore. 

In India, its footprints are present in prominent states like Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Goa and Himachal Pradesh.

In sync with the current growth plans, Carnival Cinemas has signed MoUs with Governments of Jharkhand and Odisha in order to set up 75 theatres-cum-recreation zones and 150 screens in the respective states. This will enable the Group’s vision of holding 1000 screens by 2021 in India, each one providing a state-of-the-art movie experience and premium service standard. For more information, visit www.carnivalcinemas.com.  
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About TSR Films Pvt. Ltd.: TSR Films is the fastest growing and most successful digital cinema audiovisual integrator in India. A strong believer of true digital entertainment, the company is fully committed to deliver the best solutions and service. TSR Film’s engineers have over three decades of experience in design and installation, and are ready to provide beyond industry expectations, enabling its clients to obtain quality and preferred technology with cost effective solutions. For more information, visit www.tsrprova.in. TSR Films Pvt. Ltd. Directory page

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