CYPRESS, Calif. – (August 11, 2011) – Bow Tie Cinemas, the preeminent, privately-owned motion picture exhibitor in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic , has agreed to digitize 115 of its screens exclusively with DCI-compliant Christie® Solaria™ Series projectors. The agreement includes the installation of Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 projectors – the brightest projectors on the market.
Bow Tie Cinemas’ agreement with Christie covers locations in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Colorado. Integrity Entertainment Systems, an authorized digital cinema reseller for Christie, provided consultation on the agreement.
“In an age of such high quality, compelling and entertaining motion pictures, it is incumbent upon exhibitors to provide an experience and presentation that exceeds the highest expectations. Cutting edge digital-projection technology plays a huge role in providing that experience, and Christie’s commitment to quality and innovation makes it a market leader with which we are pleased and honored to be associated,” said Ben Moss, CEO of Bow Tie Cinemas.
Noted Craig Sholder, vice president of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions, “Like Bow Tie Cinemas, Christie is dedicated to providing the ultimate movie going experience, blending industry-leading customer service with the highest quality products and services. Bow-Tie Cinemas’ commitment to the highest standards of customer service and presentation, and the sharp, cutting-edge images of digital technology are an unbeatable combination.”
About Bow-Tie Cinemas
Bow-Tie Cinemas was founded over 100 years ago, in the era of the Nickelodeon, when B.S. Moss began his long and illustrious career providing popular entertainment to the public. The business of operating street front Nickelodeons quickly gave way to Vaudeville, which was the heart of B.S. Moss Theaters until the 1930s when B.S. Moss sold his last Vaudeville theater and dedicated himself fully to building and operating motion picture theaters. In 1936, B.S. Moss opened the Criterion Theater, known then as The Theater of Tomorrow, on Broadway in the heart of Times Square. The Criterion was the first motion picture theater built exclusively for the exhibition of talking motion pictures. It operated continuously for 63 years and was the home of several major New York film premiers, including Sleeping Beauty, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Lawrence of Arabia, and Alien. Today, Bow Tie Cinemas is dedicated to returning style and elegance to the movie-going experience. In each of its 20 locations and 169 screens, Bow Tie Cinemas provides the best possible presentation and service to its patrons, continuing in the tradition of its founder. For more information on Bow Tie Cinemas, visit www.bowtiecinemas.com
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.
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