Naval Aviation Museum Foundation takes ‘The Magic of Flight’ to new heights with Christie and D3D Cinema

Installing Christie 3P laser creates over $200,000 in new net revenue and increased attendance at Giant Screen Theater
Posted 10/6/2016

CYPRESS, Calif. – (October 6, 2016) – The riveting colors and shimmering brightness of the Christie® 3P laser system is enthralling audiences at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. The museum’s 325-seat Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, home to ‘The Magic of Flight’ – a film tracing the history of aviation – recently upgraded to a Christie CP42LH projector head that is not only saving the Foundation over $200,000 annually, it has increased attendance by 20 percent. Installed by D3D Cinema, the projection upgrade was part of the museum’s renovation that includes a stage and presentation area at the front of the theater.

“I knew about D3D Cinema and the great work they did using Christie laser at the National Infantry Museum, so I went to Derek Threinen at D3D and told him what we wanted, which was a 2D projection system with the latest technology,” said Phillip Crabtree, operations manager for visitor attractions, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. “We wanted 2D because our signature film, ‘The Magic of Flight,’ was shot in 2D. The timing hit right with laser coming out and Derek’s answer was, ‘I am going to talk with Christie and if we can make this happen we will do it with RGB laser for the light source and in 4K resolution.’”

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