Christie showcases solutions designed to inspire and entertain moviegoers, ensuring a sense of technology-driven wonder with every visit to the cinema
CINEMACON/LAS VEGAS - (April 17, 2015) - Christie®, the leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, will showcase a wide range of cinema projection, immersive audio and digital-signage lobby solutions, designed to draw and captivate moviegoers at CinemaCon 2015, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 20-24, in Booth 2203A.
"Christie has led the industry in the rollout of digital cinema projection solutions over the past decade, and it continues to be the ‘go-to innovator' for attendees of this pre-eminent gathering of exhibitors and professionals, who are engaged in creating and displaying the best in movies and alternative content," said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global and Corporate Marketing, Christie.
"Our theme this year, which has struck a chord with our thousands of exhibitor customers across the globe, is ‘Christie has it - From the street to the screen,' reflecting Christie's ability to create immersive solutions that draw in and captivate moviegoers, influencing and engaging them from the moment they step into a theater lobby. This in turn will continue to drive revenue into our customers' pockets," added Cress.
Christie's offerings, which span the needs of independent exhibitors, drive-ins, film festivals and post-production studios, as well as global cinema chains, will be displayed at CinemaCon and include:
Christie® Experiential Networks - The Christie Experiential Network, offering new opportunities for engaging audiences with interactive digital content, will be a top draw. Members of the Christie THREE SIXTY team will be on-hand to answer customer and press questions about creative content and digital delivery;
3P and 6P 4K laser projection - Higher brightness, higher contrast, and REC.2020 color capability for the ultimate cinema experience on large-format, ‘premium' screens;
Christie Solaria Series - Lamp-based digital cinema projection in 2K, 4K and in 2D and 3D, on standard and large-format, ‘premium' screens;
Christie Xenolite® lamps - 99.999% uptime for ultimate reliability and efficiency;
Christie Vive AudioTM - Immersive cinema audio solutions using the latest audio technology that significantly outperforms legacy sound systems using older compression driver technology;
Christie SKA-3D - Still the Swiss army knife of audio and video processing, allowing seamless playback of 3D Blu-Ray content on a cinema projector, full cinema audio processing, complete with built-in crossovers and decoding for all major audio formats;
Digital signage and flat panels - Destined to bring any exhibitor's lobby to life with motion graphics, the hottest trailers and enticing concession selections.
On Monday, April 20, from 12-12:45pm in Palace Ballroom III, George Scheckel, Director of Business Development for Christie, will be participating in an industry discussion - "The three S's of the immersive cinema experience: Sight, sound and seats" - on how exhibitors can add value in the ever-evolving cinema space. (Note: An International day or press badge is required to attend the International Day events and presentations.)
Christie Partners With Industry Leaders at CinemaCon 2015
In addition to comprehensive solutions on display in Christie booth 2203A, a number of Christie partners will also be at CinemaCon, relying on Christie technology to anchor their own, innovative cinema solutions. These include:
Dolby VisionTM at CinemaCon - Attendees will be able to experience first-hand the wonders of Dolby Vision in the Colosseum throughout the show. Christie® and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced in December 2014 that they had developed the proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby CinemaTM. Dolby Vision uses high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology with enhanced color, leveraging two newly designed, proprietary high-frame-rate (HFR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads that feature a highly customized and unique light path. Combined with Christie's 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers high-contrast images and ultra-brightness, which define the visual excellence of Dolby CinemaTM.
Recently AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories announced Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime with an installation plan of delivering up to 100 United States locations by 2024 beginning with four locations deployed by mid-May. The Dolby Vision laser projection component of Dolby Cinema was co-developed with Christie, as announced in December, 2014 (see http://bit.ly/1vsgYrG).
In addition to the Dolby Vision Christie laser projectors, four Christie Solaria CP4230 DLP Cinema® projectors will be in use for selected event screening in the Colosseum.
CJ Group, ScreenXTM and 4DX® - For attendees looking for something new in the cinema experience, CJ Group will be demonstrating its immersive ‘ScreenX' offering, using several additional Christie DLP projectors in the auditorium for side wall projection, at the AMC Town Square 18 complex in Las Vegas. This content will include trailers from upcoming Hollywood titles. Also, Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Vive AudioTM line will be in CJ Group's 4DX 2003 booth at CinemaCon. The world's first 4D cinema for full feature films, 4DX is the ultimate in state of the art technology delivering a fully immersive cinematic experience with motion chairs and environmental effects such as wind, air, water, lightning, and scents to work in perfect synchronicity with the action on screen.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is 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 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 and audio solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.