KITCHENER, Ont. -- For the second consecutive year, Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers by the editors of Mediacorp Canada Inc. a Toronto publishing firm. The winners were announced April 22 in a special supplement in the Globe and Mail and on Eluta.ca, Mediacorp's job search engine.

"Christie is honored to receive this award and it is a reflection of our commitment to the preservation of the environment today and for future generations," said Gerry Remers, president and chief operating officer, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. "We have numerous initiatives in place that are reducing our environmental footprint and will continue to explore new options for recycling and the reduction of waste."

Each employer was evaluated by: (1) the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed; (2) the extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization's own environmental footprint; (3) the degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and (4) the extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they attract new people to the organization.

The environmental initiatives Christie has undertaken include:
- Achieving a greater than 82 percent waste diversion rate at the Canadian manufacturing facility through effective management of recycle streams including electronic waste and organics (food waste)
- Employing an innovative heat recovery system to recycle heat from its manufacturing processes to heat the facility in the fall, winter and spring
- Introducing a new environmental metric showing C02 emissions/standard cost of goods produced as an indicator of the overall efficiency of the company. The metric shows a significant improvement in overall operational and environmental efficiency
- Solar film on all south facing windows to reduce solar gain in the summer months and reflect heat back inside the plant in the winter
- A program where employees can purchase local organic food
- Carpooling and employee environmental awareness programs
- Successfully registering two manufacturing plants to the internationally recognized environmental standard, ISO 14001
- Products that are among the highest lumen per watt output efficiency for 3‐chip DLP® projectors
- Continuing to introduce energy-efficient products and expand on environmentally friendly, solid state LED illumination technology

Canada's Greenest Employer Awards will be presented at the MaRS Collaboration Center in Toronto, Monday May 30, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today that AMC Randhurst 12, located at 200 Randhurst Village Dr. in Mount Prospect, Ill., will open to the public on April 29 with new movies such as FAST FIVE and PROM.

"I wish I lived in Mount Prospect because our new AMC Randhurst 12 is going to be THE place to gather with family and friends to watch movies," said Gerry Lopez, CEO and president of AMC. "We carefully designed this theatre to have less of an impact on the environment while delivering a WOW factor to our guests. We think they will love it!"

The new AMC Randhurst 12 will be Chicago's first LEED-certified theatre, incorporating various aspects of environmentally sustainable design. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is globally recognized green-building certification system, providing a concise framework for implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance.

In addition to its environmental attributes, guests at AMC Randhurst 12 will enjoy unique seating options that include first-come, first-serve box seats along the sides of the auditoriums, seats with extra leg room in the back row and front-row recliners.

Guests who visit the theatre will also be the first to experience the only all-digital theatre in the area, equipped with Sony 4K digital cinema projections systems that offer the highest picture resolution of all available projection technologies and more than four times greater than high-definition.

Before or after the show, guests at AMC Randhurst 12 will be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at MacGuffins®, a full-service bar and lounge area inside the theatre. Named after a term coined by famed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, MacGuffins features a variety of beer, wine and cocktails. MacGuffins operates from 4-11 p.m. daily and guests must be at least 21 years old.

If guests are looking for a non-alcoholic beverage, they will be in luck because AMC Randhurst 12 will offer Coca-Cola Freestyle®, which will allow guests to use cutting-edge technology to create their own personal drink mix from more than 100 choices.

The ETX auditorium at AMC Randhurst 12 will include a 20-percent larger screen, 3D technology, digital projection and an upgraded sound system. Specifically, the digital projection system produces images at a superior resolution with nearly twice as many audio channels compared to typical auditoriums. As a result of this improved experience, guests will not simply watch a movie. They will live it in ETX.

A guest's dream come true, AMC Randhurst 12 will feature the most current Hollywood releases and other types of entertainment, presented in the immersive, big-screen viewing environment of an AMC theatre. Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall curved, premium screens bring guests' favorite stars to life with approximately 1,800 seats in 12 auditoriums.

Other amenities at AMC Randhurst 12 include:
• A large, efficient, fast-serve concession marketplace offering a wide variety of guests' favorite food and beverage options such as:

o Chicken tenders
o Mozzarella sticks
o Pizza
o French fries
o Hot dogs and bratwurst
o Ice cream and shakes
o Gourmet popcorn
o Espresso, cappuccino, lattes
• Stadium seating in each auditorium, with 21-inch risers and 48-inch row spacing for perfectly clear, unobstructed views from each seat
• AMC's exclusive and ultra-comfortable LoveSeat®-style seating featuring "rocking" backs and lifting cupholder armrests
• Six-channel digital audio in 11 of the 12 auditoriums for clear, dynamic distortion-free audio and lifelike special effects (the ETX auditorium contains an even more powerful audio experience)
• The box office and a guest services area for superior attention to guests' needs are contained entirely within the theatre's lobby for increased guest comfort
• Automated box offices for easy ticket purchasing and advance ticket order pick up
Additional information about the theatre can be found at www.amctheatres.com/Randhurst12.

 

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Beverly Hills, CA -- Relativity Media announced today that it will release House at the End of the Street, starring Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) and Max Theriot (My Soul to Take) on February 3, 2012.

Directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush) and written by David Loucka (Dream House), House centers on a teen girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is next door to a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre's sole surviving son (Thieriot). Shue costars as Lawrence's mom.

The FilmNation Entertainment and A Bigger Boat film is produced by FilmNation Entertainment's Aaron Ryder (The Prestige), A Bigger Boat's Peter Block (Saw franchise), and Hal Lieberman (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines). FilmNation Entertainment will handle distribution outside of the U.S.

Relativity currently has the box office hit Limitless in theaters. Looking ahead, Relativity will release Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer based on the popular kids book series on June 10th, 2011, followed by David Ellis' Shark Night 3-D on September 2nd, 2011. On November 11th, 2011, the studio will release the highly-anticipated Immortals, starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke. The studio is about to begin production on a yet-to-be titled Snow White film starring Lily Collins as Snow White, Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the queen and Armie Hammer as the prince.

 

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