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Leading Canadian Cinema Chain Selects Christie DLP Cinema Projectors to Double Capacity for 3D Showings

Cinemas Guzzo

Christie announced that Cinemas Guzzo, a Canada-based leading independent cinema chain has purchased 57 Christie Solaria series digital cinema projectors, which utilize Academy Award*-winning DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Cinemas Guzzo, a family owned business founded in 1974, with 148 screens in 11 theatre complexes throughout the Montreal area, has launched several waves of expansion – the most recent being a new generation of avant-garde entertainment centers. more

Christie is a Star Attraction as the Cannes Film Festival’s Technical Partner

Digitizes Record 22 Theatres, Many Featuring the Christie Solaria Series of 4K-Ready Projectors

Christie announced that it is Cannes International Film Festival’s Technical Partner for the fourth year in a row, digitizing a record 22 theatres with the latest generation Christie DLP Cinema projectors. Installations include the next-generation Series 2 projector, the Christie Solaria Series, highlighted by the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230, which feature Academy Award-winning DLP Cinema technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, presented out of competition, opened Cannes with its world premiere on a Christie CP2230. more

Christie Appoints Mitch Rosenberg Director of Sales for New U.S. Visual Environments Display Systems

Mitch Rosenberg

Christie has appointed Mitch Rosenberg Director of Sales for its new U.S. Christie Visual Environments Display Systems group. In this role, Rosenberg will lead the consolidated sales and business development team that spearheads opportunities in both control room and new markets targeted by Christie MicroTiles. Rosenberg brings highly developed sales and negotiation skills that have helped him forge customer relationships with dealers, systems integrators, in-house and independent representatives, consultants and end-users. He reports to Zoran Veselic, Vice President of Christie’s Visual Environments. more

Christie Wins Inaugural InfoComm International “Green AV” Award

Christie took home the Green AV Award at the inaugural 2010 InfoComm 100 conference, April 30 – May 1 in Dulles, Virginia. Newly created by InfoComm International, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, the Green AV Award recognizes organizations for their commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the environment. Host to over 100 top AV industry executives spanning the entire value chain worldwide from manufacturing and systems integration, to architects and general contractors, the conference addressed changes in the AV industry. The award was presented April 30. more

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Sonic Equipment Company Signs Agreement with Christie Managed Services

Offers New Tier of Technical Support for All its Customers

Christie, a global leader in digital cinema, announced that the Sonic Equipment Company has signed a major agreement with Christie Managed Services that will provide Sonic’s customers with a wide-ranging new tier of technical support and maintenance that includes end-to-end turnkey solutions and a la carte service. Sonic’s expanded technical resources will be available to current customers — already at more than 400 screens — as well as all future customers across the Midwest and beyond. more

Christie MicroTiles Debut on the Colbert Report

Colbert Report

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

Arlington Marquee

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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