CYPRESS, Calif. – (May 5, 2011) – Christie® strikes gold again, with Walt Disney Studios selecting the acclaimed Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projectors to screen the highly anticipated World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” in Disney Digital 3D™. The studio’s first 3D outdoor premiere, takes place at Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, California, May 7, with Disney donating 100 percent of the proceeds from this star-studded event to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, of which they are a long-time supporter.
Heralded by elite filmmakers and supported by major Hollywood studios, the Christie Solaria Series projectors are renowned for their reliability and stake claim to a treasure trove of features – including Brilliant 3D technology and the highest, proven brightness levels to meet the demands of the largest screen, indoors and out. They are trusted by Disney to provide unmatched contrast and stunning colors necessary to deliver a razor-sharp Disney Digital 3D™ viewing experience. For the premiere, powerful Solaria CP2230 projectors will illuminate the 90’ by 36’ screen from a distance of up to 190 feet.
“Christie has been involved in many of our premiere events,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, Worldwide Special Events, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “When we want to wow our World Premiere audiences with a blockbuster feature presentation, we know we can count on Christie to deliver the best and brightest digital cinema viewing experience available today.”
“Christie is proud to play an integral role in many exciting Disney premieres. Our successes with Disney include the groundbreaking animated feature, ‘Toy Story,’ the first movie created digitally and screened digitally, on a Christie projector,” said Craig Sholder, vice president of Christie Entertainment Solutions. “Just as the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series has become the standard for action-packed family entertainment, the Christie Solaria Series projectors have raised the bar on image quality and reliability, while delivering the lowest cost of operation. Captain Jack Sparrow has never looked sharper and more colorful than on a Christie digital cinema projector.”
All projectors in the Christie Solaria Series exceed Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specifications—the universally recognized standard in the industry that every manufacturer must meet. They feature modular architecture for improved serviceability and ease of maintenance, with up to 25 percent lower cost of operation than competing technologies.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” roars to the screen in brilliant Disney Digital 3D™. It offers the fun, adventure and humor that are hallmarks of the hit franchise, with Johnny Depp returning as the inimitable Captain Jack Sparrow. All of the film’s stars are expected to attend the world premiere, along with many Hollywood celebrities.
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.
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, excitement and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in this action-packed adventure that finds him crossing paths (and swords) with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz). When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth. Along the way Jack must use all his wiles to deal with the barbarous Blackbeard and his crew of zombies, Angelica, the ravishing pirate with whom he shares a dubious past, and the beautiful, enchanting mermaids whose masterful cunning can lure even the most seasoned sailor to his doom. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the indestructible Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters May 20, 2011, in Disney Digital 3D™, with screen story and screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert, and suggested by the novel by Tim Powers.
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