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Christie returns to Cannes

Ian McMurray 11 May 2011
Christie returns to Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival opens today (running until May 22) and Christie is once again – for the fifth consecutive year – the official Technical Partner, providing all digital projection services.

Christie will provide its DLP Digital Cinema projectors for the screening of major digital titles throughout the entire festival. Of the 23 screening rooms that will use digital projection equipment at this year’s event, 13 will be equipped with Christie Solaria Series projectors. Compliant with all DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) specifications, the Christie Solaria range is scalable and, according to the company, ideally suited to 4K digital cinema. The company also claims that the Solaria’s Brilliant 3D technology provides the brightest 3D projection available, with an output of 32,000 ANSI lumens.

French cinema has been keen to embrace digital cinema, with some 2,357 digital screens in France today (Source: Ciné – compared with only 1,000 the previous year. Christie says that it has provided the majority of these installations. There are now 1,703 active 3D screens in French cinemas – more than double the installed base of 750 at the end of April 2010.

"With each new year, we are honoured to provide all digital projection services for the Cannes Film Festival,” said Richard Nye, Christie’s cinema sales director, EMEA (pictured). “The trust that the festival’s organisers have placed in us is evidence of the reliability and performance of our digital cinema projectors."

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