Located in Fukuoka, a major city in Japan’s Kyushu Island, the Cinema Sunshine lizuka multiplex operated by Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd comprises nine well-appointed auditoriums featuring different screen sizes to accommodate a diverse audience. With a total seating capacity of 1,247, the multiplex is adorned with futuristic color schemes, creating an ultramodern and tranquil ambiance in its richly decorated interiors.
Specifically, the premium “BESTIA” theatre, boasting an expansive 11-meter-wide and 4.6-meter-high screen (36 feet by 15.1 feet) along with 205 seats, is equipped with the Christie CP4435-RGB pure laser projector featuring Real|Laser illumination technology to deliver crisp, unmatched images to the screen. This projector delivers an impressive brightness of up to 35,000 lumens, ensuring a highly engaging visual experience. Additionally, the CP4435-RGB projectors are installed in Cinemas 3 and 7, both featuring an 11.55-meter-wide (37.89 feet) screen and seating capacities of 205 and 145, respectively. Cinema Sunshine Iizuka proudly stands as the first multiplex in Fukuoka powered by Christie CineLife+ Series projectors, featuring the world’s fastest processor and RGB pure laser illumination.
“At Cinema Sunshine Iizuka, we take pride in delivering an unparalleled cinematic experience, and choosing Christie’s RGB pure laser projectors for our ‘BESTIA’ theatre was a natural choice,” says Tetsuo Matsushita, acting general manager of Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. “The wide color gamut and the ability to produce more realistic, razor-sharp images in 4K resolution set Christie apart from the competition. Moviegoers visiting our cinema can expect stunning onscreen visuals, enhancing the immersive quality and allowing them to be truly captivated by the magic of movies.”
Cinema Sunshine Iizuka has garnered glowing reviews since its opening earlier this year, driven by the enthusiastic anticipation of the local community. The heightened excitement from residents eagerly awaiting its launch speaks volumes about the cinema’s significance. According to Matsushita, patrons have particularly praised the superior visual experience, highlighting the clarity of images that distinguishes it from neighboring cinemas. This acclaim is a testament to Sasaki Kogyo’s commitment, showcased through its investment in Christie’s advanced 4K RGB laser projectors, delivering an unmatched and visually immersive cinematic journey for its audiences.
Lisa Delgado, sales manager for Japan, Cinema, Christie, commented, “We’re delighted that Cinema Sunshine Iizuka, in partnership with Xebex, has deployed our CP4435-RGB pure laser projectors in its auditoriums, including its flagship ‘BESTIA’ theatre, ensuring stunning visual experiences for moviegoers. As a longstanding Christie customer, this latest acquisition by Sasaki Kogyo underscores the confidence and trust the cinema places in our RGB pure laser projection systems, elevating the cinematic experience to new heights.”
Cinema Sunshine is a Japanese cinema chain with 130 cinema screens and 21,302 seats around the country. In 1985, the opening of its flagship cinema complex in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district marked the beginning of Cinema Sunshine’s expansion throughout Japan. Under the "Community-based Cinema" concept, it aims to create entertainment spaces to boost the development of surrounding areas and to improve cinematic culture. Cinema Sunshine will continue to expand its footprint in Japan and maintain its focus on the deployment of world-leading technologies to create the best cinema experience with excellent added value to retain and expand its customer base. For more information, visit www.cinemasunshine.co.jp.