CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie®, a leader in audiovisual technology solutions for the cinema industry, is pleased to announce that Emagine Entertainment has chosen Christie Real|Laser illuminated projectors for its new theatre opening in Batavia, Illinois, on June 1, 2023. Integrity Cinema Systems, the integrator on the project, will install Christie CP4415-RGBs, CP4425-RGBs and dual CP4455-RGBs, plus Mystique Cinema for seamless blending and alignment, for the 94-foot wide Super EMX screen.
Emagine's predecessor organization acquired its first cinema in Clarkston, Michigan, 34 years ago and has since expanded its footprint across the mid-west United States with leading-edge technology and its Super EMX concept. With the opening of its Batavia location, Emagine will operate 28 cinemas in five states.
Paul Glantz, co-founder and chairman, of Emagine Entertainment, stated, "Enthusiasm is high for watching movies on the big screen again. We've seen a resurgence in patronage over the last year, and our goal is to ensure that every one of our guests enjoys the best moviegoing experience possible. Of course, that means delivering exemplary picture and sound quality."
"Christie has been a valuable technology partner to Emagine for over 20 years, and its RGB pure laser projectors continue to offer our moviegoers an exceptional cinematic experience," added Anthony LaVerde, Emagine's CEO. "In our 20+ years of doing business with Christie, they have proven to be an extraordinarily reliable partner to Emagine."
Christie cinema projectors feature CineLife+ electronics, Christie Real|Laser™ illumination technology, and an all-in-one design with integrated cooling and sealed optical path. They provide incredibly colorful and detailed, true-to-life 4K images while benefiting from a platform designed to support the content and formats of the future.
"We are proud of our long-time collaborative relationship with the Emagine team. As one of the early pioneers in digital cinema standardizing on our solid-performing Solaria projector series, today they continue to lead by offering audiences a premium experience on every screen by choosing Christie Real|Laser Series 4 projectors - the most energy efficient projection solution available on the market," said Brian Claypool, executive vice president, Cinema, at Christie.
The dual projector set up with the Christie CP4455-RGB pure laser projector delivers a combined brightness of up to 114,000 lumens for a spectacular large-screen experience. Visuals from the two projectors have been perfectly aligned to display a completely seamless image using Christie® Mystique™ Cinema, an auto-calibrating image alignment software and camera kit that simplifies the calibration process for dual-projection setups. Christie Professional Services will support the installation onsite and remotely with Cinergy software, an advanced remote monitoring and management platform that will help keep systems working flawlessly, day in and day out.