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Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,352 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. With a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates top tier brands – Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank – that are household names across Canada.
Ensuring that 70 million guests are provided with the best movie-going experience available, day in and day out, is a commitment that Cineplex does not take lightly. So it’s no surprise that this publicly-traded firm has chosen Christie as its exclusive digital cinema projector provider, intending to install more than 900 Christie digital projectors over the next 18 months. More than 400 Christie digital projectors have already been installed across the Cineplex circuit since the two firms began working together in 2001.
According to Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment, it was a combination of leading-edge technology and superior customer service that won the contract for Christie. “Christie projectors provide the sharpest onscreen images so our guests can enjoy the latest movie with the clearest picture,” said Mr. Jacob, in a press release distributed today. Mr. Jacob also cited Christie’s “tremendous customer service” and the Canadian exhibitor’s pleasure in supporting a Canadian manufacturer, as the Christie projectors are built in Kitchener, Ontario.
“As long-term business partners, we are proud to be a part of Cineplex Entertainment’s growth and impressive reputation,” says Dave Muscat, Senior Director of Canadian Sales, Christie. “Selecting Christie Solaria™ Series projectors shows their commitment to providing their audiences with the best movie-going experience available. They also benefit from the latest generation of high performance projection systems.”
Cineplex will use a range of Christie CP2210, CP2220, CP2230 and the new CP4230 projectors. The first CP4230 (“4K DLP Cinema® projector”) in Canada was debuted at Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo in March 2011. Cineplex is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.