SHANGHAI – (June 11, 2013) – Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, announced today that Wanda Cinema Line, Asia’s largest cinema chain, has added 350 Christie Solaria Series 2K and 4K digital cinema projectors to its expanding screen base in China. Upon successful installation of the projectors, Wanda will have 1000 Christie digital cinema projectors operational under its wings.
With 86 five-star cineplexes and 730 movie screens to date, Wanda Cinema Line accounts for 15% share of the national box office in China, making it one of the leading cinema chains in the world. The chain plans to expand its operations to more than 200 cineplexes and 2000 movie screens nationwide by 2015.
“As the pioneer of digital cinema technology, Christie is backed up by more than 80 years of experience in cinema projection. We design our solutions with the customers and end users in mind through Christie’s purpose-built digital cinema projectors to deliver the best cinema projection solution and service. Our deployment of more than 36,000 digital cinema projectors worldwide is a testimony of our achievement,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “Today, we are honored to be again selected by Wanda to be part of its roadmap to expand its digital cinemas in China. Our innovative digital cinema projectors coupled with our team of dedicated technical professionals will continue to put Wanda at the forefront of the film industry in Asia.”
Jack Kline, president & COO, Christie Digital Systems USA Inc., echoed Yu’s sentiments. “Wanda is leading the development of innovative cinema offerings to its customers both in China and worldwide through its subsidiaries, and we’re pleased to be a key part of the technology foundation upon which this innovative company bases its plans.”
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.
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