The 13-screen Gangshan Showtime Cinemas is the largest multiplex opened in southern Taiwan by the chain to date
Christie® is pleased to announce that Showtime Cinemas, the second largest movie theatre chain in Taiwan, has deployed its RGB pure laser cinema projection systems in all auditoriums at the new Gangshan Showtime Cinemas in Kaohsiung.
This is the largest multiplex opened by Showtime Cinemas in southern Taiwan to date, with 13 screens and a total capacity of 1,428 seats. Housed within an upmarket shopping mall known as Showtime Live Gangshan, it boasts a flagship Super Cinema auditorium featuring a giant screen measuring 20 meters wide and 11 meters high (65 feet by 36 feet), setting a new record for the largest screen in southern Taiwan.
The visuals are powered by a Christie CP4440-RGB advanced format cinema projector that outputs incredibly colorful and detailed, true-to-life 4K images, which redefines the premium movie-going experience for large format theatres. The other 12 auditoriums comprising screens of varying sizes have been equipped with the Christie CP2320-RGB and CP2315-RGB pure laser cinema projectors that excel in image quality, operational lifetime, and overall cost. All projectors were installed and commissioned by Christie’s trusted partner, Dacoms Technology.
“As Taiwan emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and life gradually returns to normal, people can once again go to the cinemas to enjoy the latest films. We want to welcome them back with the best ever movie-going experience,” said Willy Liao, general manager, Showtime Cinemas. “Gangshan Showtime Cinemas is completely furnished with Christie’s state-of-the-art RGB pure laser projectors and this clearly demonstrates our strong commitment to deliver spectacular cinematic visuals that will draw crowds from Gangshan District and neighboring areas.”
Showtime Cinemas has been a longstanding user of Christie’s cinema projection systems. Out of the 182 screens operating across Taiwan, 92 of them are lit by Christie cinema projectors, said Liao. He added: “They have served us well over the years and patrons are impressed with the picture quality of the Christie projectors installed throughout our entire circuit. Kudos to Dacoms for their support and providing our technical teams with the training and know-how to maintain the projection systems in optimal condition.”
Han Kim, executive director for APAC, Cinema, Christie, commented, “I’m delighted that
Showtime Cinemas has continued to place its trust in our leading-edge RGB pure laser cinema projectors by deploying them at the new Gangshan Showtime Cinemas. As Showtime Cinemas continues to expand its footprint in Kaohsiung, we look forward to strengthening our partnership and working together more closely as the exhibition industry in Taiwan recovers from the current challenging times.”
The 45,000-lumen CP4440-RGB is a DCI-compliant, direct-coupled RGB pure laser cinema projector that excels in image quality, operational lifetime, and onscreen brightness, making it the ideal projection system for Premium Large Format theatres. Equipped with dual-laser optical systems (LOS) and high-speed CineLife+ electronics capable of 4K @ 120Hz HFR playback, the CP4440-RGB is one of the most advanced RGB pure laser cinema projectors on the market.
Featuring CineLife™ electronics, the CP2320-RGB and CP2315-RGB are perfect for screens up to 19 meters (62 feet) wide, producing impeccable images in 2K resolution, as well as an expanded color gamut and contrast ratios that far exceed the DCI specification. In addition, their compact, all-in-one form factor does not require any external chillers or parts for a seamless installation into any booth.
The CP4440-RGB, CP2320-RGB and CP2315-RGB benefit from Christie Real|Laser™ illumination technology, which provides exhibitors with over 50,000 hours of optimal performance before dropping to 50% original brightness. Featuring a patented sealed optical path, Christie Real|Laser provides unmatched long-term stability and reliability. All three models also deliver more than 95 percent of Rec. 2020 spec without filtering or color correction. The rich, deep and intense colors and contrast create astounding visuals for audiences to enjoy, while delivering significant operational efficiencies to cinema owners.
About Showtime Cinemas
Showtime Cinemas is currently the second largest cinema chain in Taiwan. Established in 2002, it currently operates 17 multiplexes in 10 different locations, including Taipei, Keelung, Chiayi, Hualien, Taichung, Taitung and Kaohsiung. Showtime Cinemas is currently expanding its footprint in other parts of Taiwan, and is expected to open three new cinema complexes in Kaohsiung in the near future. For more information, please visit www.showtimes.com.tw.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. Our technology, paired with the support of professional services to design, deploy and maintain installations, inspires exceptional experiences. Christie solutions are used around the world, from the largest mega-events to the smallest boardrooms, and include advanced RGB pure laser projection, SDVoE technology, content management, image processing, LED displays, and Christie CounterAct™ far-UVC disinfection solution with patented Care222® technology. Visit www.christiedigital.com.