CYPRESS, CA – (April 3, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced that 460 screens worldwide now feature Christie CP2000 projectors ready to show REAL D content. These installations were timed to coincide with the weekend release of Disney’s animated feature, “Meet the Robinsons”. Previously, Christie and REAL D teamed up for another animated feature, Columbia Pictures’ “Monster House”. Disney’s “Chicken Little” in 3D was also shown using Christie DLP Cinema projectors.
Due to the ground-breaking work of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (“AccessIT”) (NASDAQ: AIXD) the world’s first and largest deployment program for Digital Cinema, 2,343 screens are installed and currently presenting digital feature films from major Hollywood studios. With the installation of REAL D systems, today 220 AccessIT deployments at Carmike Cinemas, Cinema West and Rave Motion Pictures feature REAL D installations using Christie projectors.
Christie 2K DLP Cinema® projectors are also used as part of REAL D’s latest installation agreements with Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC), AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark, National Amusements and other exhibitors. The agreements nearly triple REAL D’s global footprint to more than 680 screens and significantly strengthen Christie’s growing leadership in Digital Cinema.
“Christie’s ongoing participation in AccessIT and REAL D’s exceptional success reflects upon our growing presence in Digital Cinema worldwide,” said Craig Sholder, vice-president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “Along with these industry leaders, Christie is bringing the latest DLP Cinema content to theaters and expanding the possibilities of the technology in thrilling new ways.”
Christie 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 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. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.DLP Cinema® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.