CYPRESS, CA – (December 2, 2009) – Christie®, the world leader in digital cinema projection, was selected by Movie Palace, Inc., as the exclusive digital cinema provider for its new all-digital Studio City Stadium 10, a 10-screen classic multiplex theatre in Casper, Wyoming. It is the second Movie Palace theatre in Casper to use Christie digital projectors. The company has also installed the Christie CP2000 series projectors – the world’s most popular digital cinema projector – in its other locations in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, Wyoming.
“We chose Christie based on three key criteria: reliability, brightness and customer service. Since we built our reputation on presenting high quality images on the screen and providing the best service in the community, we depend on the flawless performance and customer care that Christie products and their staff provide us,” remarked Randy Pryde, president of Movie Palace.
Pryde noted that Movie Palace plans to equip all their locations with Christie DLP Cinema® projectors. “Offering the brightest and most reliable products in the industry, Christie greatly enhances our customers’ movie viewing experience,” he observed.
According to Pryde, Movie Palace conducted extensive research on the older, mid-century modern theatres, and then merged the glamour and architecture of these legendary movie theatres with the ultimate in digital projection technology and state-of-the-art sound systems.
Andrew Houck, the manager of the new Studio City Stadium 10, noted: “We installed six Christie CP2000-ZX projectors, three Christie CP2000-M projectors and one Christie CP2000-SB projector in our multiplex because they not only project stunning images on the screen, they also deliver the most cost-effective digital solutions in the industry. As well, Christie continues to set the standards for 3D, in both resolution and brightness. We anticipate that we will be utilizing these digital projectors in the future for concerts, sporting events and corporate activities.”
CLACO Equipment and Services, Inc., one of the region’s leading cinema dealers, was responsible for the installation. According to Vince Butler, digital technician and installations manager at CLACO, Christie’s strong reputation for superior service before and after the sale and the lowest cost of ownership were important factors in their decision to install Christie projectors.
“In addition to its world-class customer support, Christie equipment is both top notch and among the most reliable in the industry, making our job much easier,” said Butler. “Movie Palace has had excellent experience in the past using other Christie equipment, such as Christie consoles, automations and 35mm lamp houses, and have found them extremely reliable. Digital cinema is the next frontier, and we look forward to working with Christie to deliver the most visually exciting movie presentations in the industry. ”
Christie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.
For more information contact:
Dorina Belu, Christie
Mario Almonte, Herman & Almonte Public Relations
(212) 616-1190, ext. 267
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