CYPRESS, CA – (April 21, 2006) – Christie, a major provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced that it is a sponsor of Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, April 21–30 and ShowCanada, April 26–30. The shows will feature the acclaimed Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema® projector, the most popular Digital Cinema projector with installations in over 550 theatres worldwide. The projector will offer an advance look at Dreamwork’s highly anticipated CG animated feature, “Over the Hedge,” featuring the voice of Bruce Willis.
Held at Toronto’s Ryerson University and celebrating its ninth year, Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children features a wide selection of feature, animated and short films from Canada and around the world. “Over the Hedge” will be digitally screened on the Christie CP2000 in the Ryerson Theatre. This year, Sprockets will also introduce the first ever Students' Choice Award for students in grades 9 through 12, with ballots that encourage students to voice their opinion by casting a vote for their favorite presentations.
“Sprockets provides children and youth with a unique and powerful window into the world of arts and culture,” said Jane Schoettle, Director of Youth Education and Sprockets. "We are pleased to be using the Christie CP2000 Digital Cinema projector to screen ‘Over the Hedge.’ It’s a special presentation that should prove a real treat to everyone, and it will be especially exciting watching it digitally, which ensures that audience watch the highest quality image."
An annual convention and trade show, ShowCanada, held in Victoria, B.C., is sponsored by the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada (MPTAC), a national non-profit association for theatre owners. Adina Lebo, executive director of the MPTAC, anticipates the participation of over 800 exhibitors, distributors, producers and theatrical suppliers. “Over the Hedge” is scheduled to be digitally screened on the Christie CP2000 at the Empire Theatre.
“Christie has been a long-time sponsor of ShowCanada and the first to provide us with cutting edge Digital Cinema technology,” remarked Lebo. “As an enthusiastic supporter of digital technology, ShowCanada is proud to have been one of the first public venues to utilize the Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema® projector to screen major studio releases.”
“Events such as Sprockets and ShowCanada offer unique opportunities for both the movie-going public as well as members of the exhibition community to see the future of our industry,” noted Craig Sholder, vice president of entertainment solutions, Christie. “By offering filmmakers the opportunity to use the most sophisticated Digital Cinema technology available today to present their movies, Christie is proud to be doing its share to help advance the art of filmmaking in Canada and throughout the world.”
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. For more information on Christie's cinema solutions and to find a theatre with Christie DLP Cinema® projectors, visit www.christiedigital.com
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