Christie’s DLP Cinema notches another customer win

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

CYPRESS, CA — Christie, the world leader in digital cinema projection, was selected by Movie Palace, Inc., as the exclusive digital cinema provider for its new all-digital Studio City Stadium 10, a 10-screen classic multiplex theatre in Casper, Wyoming. It is the second Movie Palace theatre in Casper to use Christie digital projectors. The company has also installed the Christie CP2000 series projectors — the world’s most popular digital cinema projector — in its other locations in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, Wyoming.

“We chose Christie based on three key criteria: reliability, brightness and customer service. Since we built our reputation on presenting high quality images on the screen and providing the best service in the community, we depend on the flawless performance and customer care that Christie products and their staff provide us,” remarked Randy Pryde, president of Movie Palace.

Pryde noted that Movie Palace plans to equip all their locations with Christie DLP Cinema projectors. “Offering the brightest and most reliable products in the industry, Christie greatly enhances our customers' movie viewing experience,” he observed.

According to Pryde, Movie Palace conducted extensive research on the older, classic theatres, and then merged the glamour and architecture of these legendary movie theatres with the ultimate in digital projection technology and state-of-the-art sound systems.

Andrew Houck, the manager of the new Studio City Stadium 10, noted: “We installed six Christie CP2000-ZX projectors, three Christie CP2000-M projectors and one Christie CP2000-SB projector in our multiplex because they not only project stunning images on the screen, they also deliver the most cost-effective digital solutions in the industry. As well, Christie continues to set the standards for 3D, in both resolution and brightness. We anticipate that we will be utilizing these digital projectors in the future for concerts, sporting events and corporate activities.”

CLACO Equipment and Services, Inc., one of the region’s leading cinema dealers, was responsible for the installation. According to Vince Butler, digital technician and installations manager at CLACO, Christie’s strong reputation for superior service before and after the sale and the lowest cost of ownership were important factors in their decision to install Christie projectors.

“In addition to its world-class customer support, Christie equipment is both top notch and among the most reliable in the industry, making our job much easier,” said Butler. “Movie Palace has had excellent experience in the past using other Christie equipment, such as Christie consoles, automations and 35mm lamp houses, and have found them extremely reliable. Digital cinema is the next frontier, and we look forward to working with Christie to deliver the most visually exciting movie presentations in the industry. ”

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit

Christie is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP Cinema is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.

Comments (9)

muviebuf on December 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm

More free advertising (spam) in the guise of press release.

muviebuf on December 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm

More free advertising (spam) in the guise of press release.

KenLayton on December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Yep, sure looks like spam.

carolgrau on December 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Chritie can’t even make regular projectors, they are high priced junk, so how are they supposed to make decent digital junk.

HowardBHaas on December 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Tough crowd!

Congrats to Christie for obtaining the contract. Keep up the good work.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on December 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm


markp on December 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm

longislandmovies might be right now, but the P-35’s I ran in the mid and late 80’s were pure junk. Noisey, unsteady picture, I was glad to see them go.

GrandValleyHoldingsLP on December 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

I personally could care less about digital (along with most of my customers). These computers will be outdated in a few years…then want? More money?

I’ll put my Simplex XL35 up against this any day! Let’s see one of these digital’s going strong after almost 60 years!

I can say that my Christie lamphouse it a workhorse!

mmmbuzz on March 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Yes I am trying to sell these projectors, but for the quality and price I believe I can help small theaters. Please don’t call my posting “spam” or “free advertising” unless you want to explain to a small theater owner who wants to add/upgrade to digital/DLP technology why this isn’t a good deal. :o) Thank you!

We have several new, surplus NEC Starus NC1500C DLP digital projectors for sale.

They are rated at 11,000 lumens and spec’d for screens from 26ft – 48ft wide.

We will sell them for a fraction of the original retail price.

We also have the bulbs for these projectors.

We will warranty the projectors for 6 months.

I have attached the PDF spec sheet for your review.
Please contact me if you are interested.

Thank you for your time and best of luck with your theater project.

Matt –

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