Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International Installs Christie Projection

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International in New York City has installed a Christie CP2000 Series digital cinema projector.   The 210-seat Academy Theatre is located within the facility of Lighthouse International. Featuring 3D capability and other state-of-the-art film and video technology the recently renovated theater is home to the Academy's screenings and special events that include their monthly Monday Nights with Oscar public film series as well as Lighthouse-related activities such as first run movies and previews for their donors VIP events staff meetings and briefings.   Best known for its Oscar telecast the Academy is involved in a wide range of educational outreach preservation and research activities. Lighthouse International a leading nonprofit organization is dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services education research and advocacy. The Academy and Lighthouse International recently signed a ten-year contract that extends the relationship they have had since 2002.    “Our partnership with the Academy has certainly improved our facility and created a state-of-the-art theater that benefits both organizations ” says Mark G. Ackermann president and CEO of Lighthouse International.   The Christie projection system was specified and installed by Digital Media Systems. The company specializes in providing complete equipment and engineering support for world premiere screenings preview screenings multiplex and screening room installation service and maintenance.   “I’ve personally worked with Christie projectors since 1996. Six years ago my company partnered with Christie because we believed they had the best cinema equipment available and over the years they have proven me right time and time again ” says Gregg Paliotta president and owner of Digital Media Systems. “The Academy which relies on professional consultants like Digital Media Systems agreed with our decision since they recognized the strength of Christie’s reputation and the support it has in the cinema industry.”   In addition to powering the theater with a Christie DLP Cinema projector Digital Media Systems selected the Christie IPM 2K to process a variety of alternative content such as computer graphics standard definition video and HDTV.     Paliotta says “All of our clients who include major studios and post-production houses are also most comfortable with Christie products.”   Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time the Academy is an honorary membership organization whose ranks now include more than 6 000 artists and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.    Christie Digital Systems