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Santikos chooses Christie

Christie cinema projectors acquired for The Grand Theatre and AmStar Cinema locations

New exclusive agreement with Santikos Entertainment

April 04, 2024

Photos courtesy of Santikos Entertainment

CYPRESS, Calif. – Texas-based Santikos Entertainment, North America's eighth largest cinema circuit, has agreed with Christie to acquire its latest RGB pure laser and RBe digital cinema projectors with Series 4 electronics along with the new DCI-compliant Series 4- IMB.

Since its acquisition of Southern Theaters (AmStar Cinemas and The Grand Theatres), Santikos Entertainment, one of the largest cinema chains in the U.S., has more than 380 screens in 27 locations. The agreement will have Christie deploy and install projectors through Christie Professional Services, extending a partnership that was established in 2011. Christie Professional Services provides 24/7 NOC support, onsite services (preventative and emergency maintenance), extended warranty coverage, critical inventory management, and remote monitoring with Cinergy, a cloud-based theatre management platform. 

"By upgrading our Santikos projectors at the 17 Grand Theatre and AmStar Cinemas locations to Christie projectors, we are not just enhancing the technical quality of those theaters; we are elevating the whole moviegoing experience. With Christie's state-of-the-art technology, we're ensuring that every film is presented with stunning clarity, vibrant colors, and incredible audio, allowing our communities to truly lose themselves in the magic of cinema," stated Tim Handren, Chief Executive Officer of Santikos Entertainment. "This investment underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patrons, providing them with nothing short of cinematic perfection."   

"We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Santikos," said Brian Claypool, executive vice president of Cinema, Christie. "Their reputation for excellence and innovation is only outshone by their contribution to their local communities. This agreement not only underlines the dedication by both parties to future-proof and enhance the moviegoing experience for Santikos properties but also signifies a shared vision to drive industry growth.”

Christie's 65-year cinema heritage and commitment to innovation is exemplified by its wide range of solutions. From its DCI-compliant CineLife+ Series projectors with Real|Laser illumination that offer stunning visuals, color, and contrast for unmatched cinematic performance and energy efficiency to Xenon-illuminated projectors for long-term brightness and excellent image performance, Christie has projection solutions for screens of every size.  

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