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Christie MicroTiles Debut on the Colbert Report

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Creative Display Tiles Selected for Superior Color, Flexibility and Green Factor

Millions of fans of The Colbert Report received a visual treat on the January 4th season premiere, when Stephen Colbert introduced the redesign of his new Red, White & Blue set featuring Christie® MicroTiles™. The breakthrough modular display technology debuted in a bolder-than-HiDef-way for Comedy Central’s most daring pundit. The redesigned stage features 41 MicroTiles arranged as three horizontal displays, in 1×4, 1×5 and 1×4 arrays underneath Colbert’s desk; and four angled 1×7 vertical columns along the backdrop. The tiles display high definition video and graphics created exclusively for the show. more

Christie Digital Cinema Projectors Screen Inspiring Movies to More Than 70,000 Haitians

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Running until April 11th, the Cinépolis Foundation’s social outreach program entitled “Let’s all go to Cinépolis Haiti” will screen 11 movies on donated Christie digital cinema projectors reaching more than 70,000 people devastated by the February 12th earthquake.

“Let’s all go to Cinépolis Haiti” is a joint effort between the Cinépolis Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, as well as the support of the Ministry of Culture of Haiti, FilmAid International, DOR Internacional and Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. This partnership aids in the reconstruction of Haiti by promoting positive messages and by bringing a moment of relaxation and joy as the country continues its recovery. more

Sonic Equipment Expands Deployment With Christie 4K-Ready Digital Cinema Projectors

Independent Theaters Continue Rapid Pace of Digital Cinema Deployments

Christie Solaria CP2220

Christie announced that Sonic Equipment Company has ordered 100 Christie Solaria Series 4K-ready Series 2 digital cinema projectors, which utilize Academy Award1-winning DLP Cinema technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). As part of the Cinedigm Phase 2 digital cinema deployment plan, the Christie projectors will be installed in theaters across the United States, to upgrade existing multiplexes and as part of new theater constructions. Sonic Equipment will also now offer Christie Managed Services to all its customers, making available a comprehensive suite of technical support and maintenance services to perfectly match their customers’ needs, from basic to the most robust, 24-hour, year-round support. more

Studio Movie Grill Theaters Selects Christie 4K-Ready Projectors

Taps Into Surging Popularity of 3D Digital Movies

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Christie announced that Studio Movie Grill (SMG) has selected its 4K-ready Solaria Series digital cinema projectors for 60 screens in multiplexes across Texas, Missouri and Georgia. SMG audiences watch the latest first-run movies while enjoying restaurant-style table service with upscale foods that include gourmet pizza, BBQ ribs and fresh salads. SMG pioneered the in-theater dining concept and is considered the number one theater of its kind in Texas for close to 10 years. The chain will install the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 projectors, which are based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN) Series 2 DLP Cinema® technology and are fully upgradeable to 4K. more

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Great Escape Selects Christie Digital Cinema Projectors to Light Up 174 Screens

Great Escape Theatres

Christie announced that Great Escapes Theatres purchased 174 Christie digital cinema, projectors, which utilize Texas Instruments’(TI) (NYSE:TXN) DLP Cinema® technology. The 14th largest theater chain in North America, Great Escape has already installed twelve Christie projectors to support the premiere of “Avatar? in 3D; the rest will be in place before the summer. The chain also contracted Christie Managed Services for round-the-clock support and maintenance. more

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Christie Wins Canadian Innovation Award For New Technology

Christie took home the National Research Council/Industrial Research Program’s (NRC-IRAP) Canadian Innovation Award for New Technology at the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ (CME) innovation awards in Ottawa, February 2nd. The award honored Christie’s innovative excellence in the development of the world’s first light-emitting diode (LED) driven DLP simulation projection system, the Christie Matrix StIM™. more

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Audiences Celebrate New All-Digital Beacon Cinema Featuring Christie DLP Cinema Projectors

Digital Cinema Deployments Shift into High Gear as Independent Exhibitors Adopt Christie’s Proven Solutions

Christie was a “star attraction? at the recently inaugurated, all-digital Beacon Cinema complex located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. One of the most highly anticipated events in Pittsfield, the new $23 million complex, whose six screens are powered exclusively by Christie CP2000-ZX DLP Cinema(r) projectors, is reviving the city’s core. Built within a restored century-old historic building, The Beacon Cinema brought the excitement of the movies back to the downtown area after a 15-year absence. more

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Georgia Theatre Company Selects Christie For Major DLP Cinema Projector Roll-out Targeting Hundreds of Screens

Projectors installed in time to show James Cameron’s “Avatar? in 3D

Christie announced that Christie’s CP2000-ZX DLP Cinema® projectors will be purchased by Georgia Theatre Company, a cinema chain with over 270 screens in 27 locations, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia. Part of Cinedigm’s (NASDAQ: CIDM) Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program, Georgia Theatres plans to install over 250 Christie projection systems exclusively throughout their circuit. Currently, a total of 40 Christie systems are installed and operating, with additional installations taking place ahead of the holiday theatrical releases and the eagerly anticipated James Cameron’s “Avatar? movie in 3D, as well as throughout 2010.

“Service and experience with digital equipment installations are two major factors in our selection of Christie digital projectors and Christie Managed Services,? noted Aubrey Stone, president of Georgia Theatre Company. “We tested their units for more

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Christie High-Performance Projectors Power Video Walls Of Mexico City’s New Security & Surveillance Facility

Christie high performance rear tiling projection systems are the high-tech “face? of Mexico’s new, state-of-the-art security and surveillance facility. A total of 80 Christie DLV1400-DX 3-Chip DLP® projectors are powering the control room video walls of the massive Federal Police Intelligence Center of the Public Security Secretariat, the sophisticated “eyes and ears? of Mexico’s most ambitious effort to centralize intelligence gathering for the government. An ultra-modern showcase that reflects the government’s commitment to national security, the center more than quadruples the country’s intelligence capabilities. It is the largest government security installation in the world utilizing high-level performance display equipment.

With the control room serving as the focal point for intelligence gathering, Christie systems will help Mexico’s Federal Police keep an eye on the country’s vital infrastructure. The 80 projection modules are configured on 4 video walls, each approximately 65 feet (20 m) wide more

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CHRISTIE® SELECTED AS EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CINEMA PROVIDER FOR MOVIE PALACE’S NEW, ALL-DIGITAL MULTIPLEX IN WYOMING

Christie Projectors a “Flawless Performer?

Christie® was selected by Movie Palace, Inc., as the exclusive digital cinema provider for its new all-digital Studio City Stadium 10, a 10-screen classic multiplex theatre in Casper, Wyoming. It is the second Movie Palace theatre in Casper to use Christie digital projectors. The company has also installed the Christie CP2000 series projectors – the world’s most popular digital cinema projector – in its other locations in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, Wyoming. more

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