When it came time earlier this year for the owners of the Moviehouse & Eatery theatre chain to open their fifth complex, they turned once again to systems integrators Entertainment Supply & Technologies. ES&T has been a supply partner for Moviehouse & Eatery since the chain launched in 2012. “We have enjoyed a very productive working relationship with this client in the past,” said Barney Bailey, president and CEO of ES&T, “but this was an even more exciting and challenging project because it is first time we installed a complete Christie digital projection and Vive sound system package for a customer.”
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The Centerplex Aracaju Parque Shopping multiplex, located in the Brazilian State of Sergipe in the northeastern part of the country, has chosen Christie DLP digital cinema projectors and Vive Audio sound system for its new theatre.
Located in Benxi, in China’s Liaoning Province, Xinshidai MZC Cinema recently opened a 700-seat cineplex that consists of five halls, including a Dolby Atmos certified flagship auditorium with Christie Vive Audio in Hall 2, as well as a specially configured VIP auditorium that offers a premium movie-going experience. This is the first cinema complex in China’s northeastern region to be equipped with Christie cinema audio.
MZC Quanjing Cinema is the first cinema complex in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to be fully equipped with Christie Vive Audio.
Christie is celebrating its 500th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation with Cinemex Mundo E, Mexico City, Mexico. Featuring 19 auditoriums, Cinemex Mundo E is the 30th installation of both Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos under their CinemeXtremo PLF brand. Additionally, this auditorium hosts the first Christie RGB laser projection installation in Mexico.
The 17-screen Taichung Showtime Cinemas located within the new Taichung Showtime Plaza is the first cinema in Taiwan to be equipped with a Christie RGB laser projection system. In addition, all screens feature a Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system.
Christie has signed an agreement with Odeon Multicines for the Spanish cinema chain to install Christie Solaria projectors – including Christie RGB laser cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio sound systems – throughout its 12 screen multiplex at the Sambil Outlet shopping mall in Madrid. “This will make it the most advanced complex of its kind in Spain and the first in the country to be completely equipped with Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos together in every auditorium,” said Adil Zerouali, Christie director for cinema, Europe.
Village Cines Recoleta is Argentina's first cinema to install Christie Vive purpose built line array speakers. The Village Cines Recoleta Hall 6 auditorium also includes Dolby Atmos sound. With 20 years’ experience in the Argentinean market, Village Cines currently has eight complexes with a total of 79 screens across the country and has recently completed its final phase of its digital roll out with Christie Solaria Series projectors.
Christie has announced that it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and immersive audio technology for global cinema exhibition company CinéGrand’s newest theatre, the Fremont 7 in Fremont, California.
Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern Flourtown 8 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania marks the installation of the 200th Christie Vive Audio system. Christie says it expects to have the 300th Vive Audio system installed by the opening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18.