The Jamaican cinema chain Palace Amusement Company has opened a new four-screen multiplex in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, featuring Christie digital cinema projection throughout, including an RGB pure laser projector, the first of its kind in the country. Cinema Equipment & Supplies carried out the installation.
The Sunshine Palace multiplex, located in the new Sunshine Outlet Mall, has a seating capacity for 674 people. The main screen is equipped with the Christie CP2315-RGB projector with RealLaser illumination, while the remaining three screens have the Christie CP2215 model. Palace Amusement also installed another Christie CP2315-RGB pure laser projector in its flagship Carib 5 cinemas in Kingston.
A long-standing Christie client, Palace Amusement’s 16 screens throughout the country are all equipped with the brand’s projectors. “We have continuously trusted on the brand for its cutting-edge technology and the truth is that our Christie projectors have always been very reliable,” said Shawn V. Smith, CTO at Palace Amusement Company. “At ShowEast we saw a demonstration of Christie’s RGB pure laser projectors and we were very pleased with their light output. The brightness and picture quality were excellent and because of this we had to have it as a first in this region.”
Palace Amusement Company currently operates four cinemas – Carib 5 with 1,355 seats and Palace Cineplex with 349-seats, both in Kingston; Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay, which has 845 seats; and the new Sunshine Palace in St Catherine.
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