At the Baneasa, Light Cinemas has deployed Christie CP2000-M 2K projectors at the Drive-In Cinema, which is located in the car park and is regarded as a “precursor” to the construction of a 14-screen multiplex in the Shopping City itself.
Meanwhile, a seven-screen multiplex at the Liberty Center has been equipped throughout with Christie digital cinema technology. The new complex is the first cinema in Eastern Europe that is not only all-digital but also includes a 3D capability.
Notable features of the latter project include the ability to deploy four 3D Christie systems across the seven screening rooms, using flexible XpanD 3D technology. The futuristic centre also features a 140-seat 6D cinema (picture) developed by Kraftwerk Living Technologies International and fitted with twin Christie digital projection equipment.
“It is most important to have reliable technical equipment that is already used on a number of sites throughout Europe,” commented Thomas Ruettgers, general manager of Light Cinemas’ German technical resource, FFT.
Looking to the future, Christie regional director Adil Zerouali told II: “Christie sees Russia and generally speaking Eastern Europe as one of the most exciting regions within EMEA. We have been involved in these countries for years now and we have learned to build successful long-term relationships with our partners. The digital cinema market in particular is growing rapidly, and we are looking at expanding our leadership as a leading projection manufacturer in this region.”