CYPRESS, CA – (June 20, 2008) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, is proud to announce that a pair of Christie CP2000-XB DLP Cinema® projectors will be used at the World Premiere of Disney•Pixar’s WALL•E. The World Premiere will take place outside under the stars at the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory on Saturday, June 21st.
The event marks the latest collaboration between Christie and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Special Events. Christie’s projectors were most recently used at the World Premiere events for “Cars” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” The Christie CP2000-XB is the most powerful in its class, and the projector features the revolutionary split-body design that allows flexible placement in almost any venue.
WALL•E, which opens in theatres everywhere on June 27th, follows the animated adventure of a determined and lovable robot. WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve, and together they take an exciting journey across the galaxy.
“We are proud to be using Christie’s state-of-the-art projectors at the World Premiere of WALL•E,” said Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President , Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “Our guests will be able to enjoy all of the film’s impressive computer animation in razor sharp clarity, and see a faithful reproduction of the filmmaker’s vision.”
“Disney and Pixar continue to raise the bar for animation, bringing to the big screen some of the most memorable and most entertaining characters in the world,” said Craig Sholder, vice president of Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “We are pleased to be working with Disney on the World Premiere of the latest Disney and Pixar adventure. We believe Christie DLP Cinema projectors are the best choice to bring this highly entertaining film to audiences everywhere.”
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., 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, visit www.christiedigital.com
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