Cineworld Eastbourne has become Europe’s first all-RGB laser cineplex after opting for Christie RealLaser technology. The UK cinema’s eight auditoriums have all been fitted with Christie’s CP2315-RGB and CP2320-RGB offerings – bringing high levels of brightness, colour and contrast to create unmatched cinematic performance. Christie RGB laser projection systems have also been installed at a brace of other UK Cineworld-owned locations, further demonstrating the exhibitor’s commitment to RGB laser technology.
“We’re delighted to offer our customers a fantastic visual cinematic experience with Christie RealLaser technology, which has become known for its excellent performance and reliability,” said Kiril Enikov, head of technical for Cineworld. “We aim to provide the best place to watch a movie, and by investing in the latest high-performance technologies, we feel we are continuing to deliver on this goal.”
The CP2315-RGB and CP2320-RGB give exhibitors the latest innovations in RGB pure laser technology at a cost of ownership comparable to Xenon. Featuring CineLife electronics and RealLaser illumination, the models both excel in image quality, operational lifetime and overall cost. Their compact, all-in-one form factors do not require any external chillers or parts for a seamless installation into any booth.
The Cineworld Group has also placed its trust in Christie at The Picturehouse Central in the Piccadilly area of London, where its screen has been upgraded with a RealLaser projection system. In addition, the O2 Greenwich Superscreen – one of the largest screens in Europe – is powered by a Christie RGB laser projection system.
“It’s thrilling to us that exhibitors are investing in RealLaser in cinemas to suit a variety of audiences, and it reaffirms our decision to focus on RGB laser technology,” says Phil Lord, cinema sales manager, Christie. “We firmly believe that this technology will allow cinemas to draw audiences in by offering customers an authentic and immersive experience, both now and in the future, with amazing visual performance for years to come, and a low total cost of ownership.”
With its RealLaser illumination technology, Christie’s projectors comply with DCI standards and delivers more than 95% of Rec. 2020 without filtering or colour correction. The rich, deep, and intense colours along with high contrast create astounding visuals in 2K and 4K for audiences to enjoy, while delivering significant operational efficiencies to Cineworld.
Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 of Christie’s next-generation, RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser illumination technology.