Omniplex Cinema Group, Ireland’s biggest operator, with over 200 screens at most major cities and towns in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has opened the Banbridge multiplex with eight state-of the-art screens, all equipped with Sony 4K projection systems.
The complex incorporates five SRX-R510P projectors, and two SRX-R515P projectors, together with a high-brightness SRX-R515DS dual projection system that powers the theatres’ largest OmniplexMAXX Premium Large Format screen. All projectors feature Sony’s energy-efficient HPM multi-lamp technology that feature easy maintenance and low running costs. Also included are Sony Digital Cinema 3D systems that offer uniquely smooth, easy-on-the eye images, with continuous projection of separate left/right eye images.
All systems have been supplied to Omniplex by CinemaNext, from their London based operation, with installation and technical support provided by Dublin-based Sony Specialist partner GFD Communications.
“We’ve been big advocates of 4K projection for a long time,” says Paul John Anderson, operations director Northern Ireland at Omniplex Cinema Group. “But when we saw the pictures from Sony’s HPM-powered projectors up on screen for the first time we were quite simply blown away. It was a pretty simple business decision for us especially when you factor the advanced lamp technology, leading to lower long term cost of ownership.”
“Audiences are flocking to enjoy jaw-dropping visuals and sounds and Sony’s PLF solution comes with a fraction of the price-tag of first generation laser illuminated systems. We’re delighted our SRX-R515DS, alongside a range of other 4K projectors, are being installed at Banbridge,” says Tim Potter, business development manager, Sony Digital Cinema 4K.