Australia’s Showbiz Cinemas has chosen the Christie CP2208-LP 3DLP laser phosphor cinema projectors to be deployed in all auditoriums. Located in the new Delacombe Town Centre complex in Ballarat, Victoria, the contemporary 530-seat cinema complex comprises six screens and features luxury seats, surround sound and wall-to-wall screens, with the largest screen in Cinema 1 hall measuring 10 meters wide. The cinema opened August 31.
“Being a regional cinema, it is important for us to choose a system that would have no need for lamp replacements, and reduce the costs and time associated with maintenance, consumables and downtime of lamp-based projectors,” said Chris Jones, director, Showbiz Cinemas. “With the added bonus of reduced power usage that the CP2208-LP has over other digital cinema projectors, our systems integrator MGS Group pointed us in Christie’s direction and helped us see the clear advantages that the CP2208-LP would have in a regional environment.”
Michael Bosworth, general manager, Christie Australia, said, “We’re delighted that independent exhibitors such as Showbiz Cinemas Ballarat and Sun Theatre have placed their trust in our CP2208-LP cinema projector, which marks a new level of digital projection. It is capable of illuminating screens in DCI compliant colour, supports various alternative content sources through dual HDMI-over-DVI ports, and delivers images on the screen that are bright and engaging. The CP2208-LP can display a full range of content, from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to locally produced content from all over the world.”
Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific added, “The CP2208-LP is the clear choice for independent exhibitors, local art houses in remote locations where accessibility can be difficult for lamp maintenance. We are very pleased that Showbiz Cinemas Ballarat has embraced this high-value and DCI-compliant digital cinema projector.”
Showbiz Cinemas www.showbizcinemas.com.au
Christie Digital Systems USA www.christiedigital.com