Evolution of Christie

Evolution of Christie

Staying true to our roots while shaping our future

Christie was founded in 1929 and we’re proud of our rich history in the cinema industry. In 1999, Christie acquired Electrohome Projection Systems – an international manufacturer of commercial projection systems – and in the process, established ourselves as a world leader in digital projection. Christie is credited with introducing digital projection technologies that set the stage for the modern movie theater. Our on-going commitment to the film industry can be seen through our innovative projection and audio solutions including premium, 4K high-resolution projectors, immersive audio and most recently, the introduction of laser projection.

Our commitment to superior projection and display technology doesn’t end with cinema. With expertise in professional projection systems since 1979, we’ve established a reputation as the worlds single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for many industries, including government, education, enterprise, media and control rooms. Today, we provide the world’s leading digital simulation projection solutions and we’re the only US-based company to manufacture and market complete, end-to-end display wall systems.

As Christie continues to grow, we continually expand our offerings through new technologies and acquisitions.

  • In 2003, Christie purchased Event Audio Visual Group, Inc., which is now operating as Nationwide Wholesale Video, Inc. (Nationwide Video). Nationwide Video is a trusted provider of subrental AV equipment and services for Pro AV and event rental and staging companies across North America.
  • In 2007, Christie acquired Vista Controls Systems, Corp. (Vista)makers of the Vista Spyder video processor, helping Christie expand its offering in real-time windowing solutions for dynamic visual effects.
  • In 2009, Christie launched the Christie MicroTiles® digital display system, which can be stacked to form any shape or size.
  • Christie also entered the medical imaging market in 2009 and now operates a medical imaging device business under Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. The company's market-leading product, ​VeinViewer®, is a mobile vascular imaging system that allows health care providers to clearly see accessible vasculature as a real-time HD image, directly on the surface of the skin.
  • Hyphen Services, a Christie enterprise, was launched in 2012, offering a variety of rapid prototyping and environmental testing services and equipment to North American manufacturers and product designers.
  • More recently in 2013, we introduced Christie Vive Audio, a complete cinema audio solution as well as Christie Brio, a presentation and collaboration solution that allows users to simultaneously share presentations, video and other media in real-time.​​
     
  • In 2014, we acquired Arsenal Media Inc. – now Christie Creative Media Services – a digital signage agency specializing in experiential installations and interactive content.