Filmgoers experienced Christie® RealLaser™ for the first time in the UK at The BFI Patron's Gala showing of Colette on Thursday October 11 at the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. The festival is taking place October 10-21. Colette – an independent British film starring Keira Knightley as the infamous French writer – was the first of several films at the popular Embankment Gardens site screened with a Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector.
Keira Knightley - Photo credit 2018 Getty
"We were determined to make the premium laser experience affordable to mainstream cinema exhibition," said Phil Lord, Christie Cinema sales manager, EMEA. "Only Christie has this proprietary technology, which uses next-generation lasers to offer superior brightness and much higher contrast than conventional projectors. As such, Christie RealLaser can show colors never seen before by the human eye."
This is the third year that the BFI London Film Festival has built a unique, full-scale, 820-seat cinema in the tranquil surroundings of Victoria Embankment Gardens, complete with tiered cinema seating, black box lining with serge, plus a full box-office area. A stone's throw from the Thames and Leicester Square, the temporary cinema will host strand galas and several films at the site will be shown on Christie RealLaser™ including Sorry to Bother You, Suspiria, Border, Beautiful Boy and Wild Rose, which will show at the Festival Gala.
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