Cinemark is first exhibitor in Taiwan to install new Christie laser projector

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Cinemark Theatres is the first exhibitor in Taiwan to deploy the CP4325-RGB, a next-generation RGB pure laser cinema projector featuring Christie’s proprietary RealLaser™ technology, in its multiplex located in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

The CP4325-RGB is the first in a new cinema projection series marking Christie’s commitment to RGB pure laser illumination technology for the future of its product development. The acquired unit has been fitted in the flagship Cine X auditorium of Cinemark Theatres Dream Mall, equipped with a 19-meter screen and a capacity of over 350 seats. The installation and maintenance is overseen by Christie’s Taiwanese partner, Dacoms Technology.

“We’re delighted to be the first cinema chain in Taiwan to deploy Christie’s next-generation RGB pure laser projector in our Cine X auditorium, which offers the best cinematic experience to our audiences,” said Alan Chen, assistant booth manager at Cinemark-Core Pacific, “Our decision to acquire the CP4325-RGB stems from our belief that this is the most advanced RGB pure laser projector on the market, offering the best visual quality, reliability and affordability. We are convinced that RGB pure laser is the true replacement for lamp-based illumination and this technology is the future of cinema projection.”

Emily Hong, president of Dacoms Technology, commented, “Since the launch of the CP4325-RGB in December 2017, it has received strong interest from cinema exhibitors across Taiwan. Interest that’s accelerated since the showing of Christie’s 2K RealLaser models this summer and the promise of more new RGB pure laser models from the company later this year. Exhibitors find the ‘all-in-one’ form factor and promise of reduced power consumption very compelling. And having worked closely with Christie for decades, we know that this breakthrough technology will stun audiences with its outstanding visuals that approach Rec. 2020 color space. I’m pleased that Cinemark Theatres has invested in state-of-the-art projection technology that’s able to offer practical and commercial benefits in the years to come.”

Han Kim, Christie’s senior director, APAC cinema sales, added, “It’s heartening that an increasing number of exhibitors in Asia and around the world have embraced Christie RealLaser, the world’s first laser illumination technology created by Christie, which continues to set the standard for cinema technology innovation. We appreciate that Cinemark Theatres has chosen our CP4325-RGB for its flagship auditorium in Kaohsiung. We look forward to more exhibitors selecting our RealLaser family of projectors for their new cinemas or to replace their lamp-based systems.”

Christie’s RGB pure laser projection systems boast a patented, all-in-one, direct-coupled RGB illumination system. They use next-generation, pure red-green-blue direct-emitting laser technology to deliver an exceptional cinema experience for the mainstream exhibition market.

Featuring 4K resolution, contrast ratios approaching 6,000:1 and a brightness of 25,000 lumens, the CP4325-RGB offers a rich color palette and over 30,000 hours of theatre operation. Christie is expanding its RealLaser family of projectors with the introduction of CP2320-RGB and CP2315-RGB, which offer RGB pure laser technology at 2K resolution for smaller screen sizes. Both models will be shipping later this year.