CGV Starium moves to laser with Christie
KOREA: CGV Starium, a cinema complex in Seoul’s Times Square shopping mall that boasts one of the largest screens in the world, has recently been outfitted with a 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
‘We are very proud and excited to install Christie’s top-of-the-range CP42LH laser projection system in CGV Starium, which makes us the first cinema chain in South Korea to offer audiences an unrivalled 3D visual experience which, in my opinion, is the future of cinema presentation,’ said Nochan Park, senior manager, cinema technology team, CGV. ‘The moment we saw the amazing 3D visuals projected by the CP42LH, we knew this is what we have been looking for all along – high-brightness and natural 3D that further pushes the capability of high quality visuals to new heights. Over the last two decades, CGV has been fully committed in providing patrons with the best cinematic experience, and the decision to select the latest technologies from Christie reinforces our pledge to be the cinema chain of choice for movie-goers.’
The CP42LH system installed at CVG replaces its existing Christie 4K dual xenon system with a pair of Christie 4K laser projection heads, a 6P modular laser light farm with fibre-optic delivery, Christie 4K 3D high-bitrate server and a new screen. The system is designed to achieve 108,000 lumens over 48 candela/sq-m.
‘Our non-flashing 6P architecture is by far the most light-efficient 3D technology on the market, providing incredible brightness, enhanced colour gamut and a remarkable contrast ratio,’ enthused Christie Korea general manager, Henry Khang. ‘We are very pleased that CGV has selected Christie for its next-generation cinema projection technology and are confident that this installation at CGV Starium will deliver an unmatched cinematic presentation to moviegoers. The unique system design and configuration of this laser projection system will further distinguish CGV Starium as one of Asia’s premier cinema venues.’