In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
The event will feature clips from educational documentary films as well as Hollywood blockbusters being projected at more than 90,000 lumens by a Christie laser projection system coupled with an immersive array of Christie Vive Audio speakers.
"GSCA prides itself on showcasing the best films in their best possible light,” said Tammy Seldon, GSCA executive director. “We are very pleased to partner with Christie, Harkness Screens, and Electrosonic to show our members the latest in projection technology” she added.
"As a pioneer in the cinema industry, Christie is known for delivering the ultimate cinema experience, both in image and audio reproduction," said Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie.
Added Shaw, “As exhibitors realize the benefits of laser projection and advanced immersive audio systems, they will also realize the benefits of engaging leading integrators such as Electrosonic to take advantage of the oversight, detailed design assistance—for both hardware and software components—and system-level testing to perfection that only skilled integrators can deliver. We also can’t overlook the impact of matching the technology with the ideal screen surface, which has a tremendous impact on both the visual and audio experience in a cinema. Currently, we recommend Harkness Screens for all of our laser projection installations.”
"Electrosonic is proud to have shared 50 years with innovative partners and customers, pushing the limits of what audio-visual technology can do," said Jim Bowie, president of Electrosonic Group. "It's an incredible evolution across many markets including entertainment, which has been one of our top priorities for decades. Our work with visionary suppliers like Christie, who has led in laser projector development, reflects an important mutual commitment to technology and customers.”
Film clips scheduled to be seen at the technical session include Antarctica’s Penguin Emperors, Dark Universe, The Life of Trees, NAYA Legend of the Golden Dolphin, Remnants, Star Spangled Banner: An Anthem of Liberty, The Turn of This Century, UFOTOG, as well as several shorter clips of the best of the Giant Screen clips.
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