CYPRESS, CA - Christie, the world leader in digital cinema projection, announced that it has been selected by B&B Theatres to supply all the DLP Cinema projectors for the circuit's two newest 10-screen multiplexes in Wildwood and Ozark, Missouri. The multiplexes, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010, will be equipped with Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Christie Brilliant 3D, which allows 3D content to be projected in full 2K resolution utilizing 1.2" DMD chips from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN).

The 29th largest theatre company in the U.S., B&B Theatres operates a chain of more than 179 screens in 30 locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. It is recognized by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) as one of the oldest family-owned circuits in the Midwest. B&B started 2009 with no digital projectors, but has already digitized half of its circuit with at least one Christie digital cinema projector per complex. It is committed to installing additional Christie projectors in all of its theatres within the next year, according to B&B's president and owner, Bob Bagby.

Kansas-based Sonic Equipment Company, a service, consulting, remodeling and new construction company for motion picture exhibitors, is responsible for B&B's conversion efforts. Sonic is also a certified reseller of Christie's digital projectors and currently services more than 400 screens in eight states. Christie is a major partner in Sonic's highly successful digital roll-out strategy.

"Christie has been with us every step of the way and their excellent technical staff has helped us through the many questions that come up in transitioning so many different auditoriums," remarked Eric L. Olson, director of operations for Sonic. "Christie's customer service staff has been very helpful in coordinating shipments and deliveries to ensure timely installations that coordinate with new 3D openings. Christie Brilliant3D triple-flash technology is a must, as the majority of our conversions are for 3D. Thanks to Christie, business has been better than expected in every town we have converted."

Bob Bagby noted that Christie has installed more digital projectors than any other company in the business. On Sonic's recommendation, Bagby was drawn to Christie because the company is backed by the industry's most experienced technicians and has a proven reputation for offering the most reliable projector in the digital cinema market at "a very competitive price."

"Our customers love 3D, thanks to Christie Brilliant3D!" said Bagby. "We have been keeping very detailed records on attendance for 3D verses 2D, and we have found that the Christie digital projectors are paying for themselves through the extra customers who attend 3D movies."

Added Bagby: "A movie theatre without 3D is like a bank without an ATM. In today's environment, you just aren't considered a real movie theatre if you don't have 3D! That is why we are working with Sonic to aggressively install at least one Christie digital cinema projector with Christie Brilliant3D in every one of our locations. We are extremely pleased with how smooth our digital installations have been. With Christie projectors, we have not lost a single digital show!"

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CYPRESS, CA - Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is pleased to announce that its popular DLP Cinema projectors will be featured at select theaters hosting the 34th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), September 10 -19, 2009. This marks Christie's eighth year as projection sponsor of the Festival, one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. Attracting thousands of Canadian and international industry delegates, the Festival's selection of eight Christie projectors for the screening of major digital premieres marks their mutual vision for "...seeking new ways to engineer creative and cultural discovery through film."

Remaining true to this vision, in 2009, the Festival will feature the exciting, new addition of a 3D movie premiere with Christie's industry acclaimed and most deployed digital cinema projectors, the Christie CP2000 Series. This class of projectors features Christie Brilliant3DTM technology, which provides crisp, clear and significantly brighter images for a true digital experience.

According to Film Journal International magazine, by 2012, approximately 20% of the world's cinema screens will be converted to digital projection. "The changing perception of digital cinema, that it is becoming the premiere format of choice, speaks to the importance of continuing to screen films digitally at our festival," remarks Andrei Gravelle, Technical Manager, TIFF. "We are pleased to be presenting 48% of all titles in digital format and are especially excited for the presentation of our first digital 3D film ever utilizing Christie's advanced 3D DLP Cinema projectors."

Joe Dante's suspense thriller, The Hole, will screen in Dolby 3D at the Ryerson Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre 4 and AMC 9 during the Festival. The Ryerson Theatre will feature the Christie CP2000-SB and Christie CineIPM 2K in Dolby 3D. This 30,000 ANSI lumens projector is the world's most deployed digital cinema projection solution and is ideally suited for large screen theaters, such as the Ryerson Theatre (17ft H x 40ft W screen size). With the filmmaker in mind, Christie engineered this projector to support the storytellers' creative abilities by developing a visual solution that provides depth and perspective, rendering an immersive cinematic experience.

The Christie CP2000-X makes its red carpet appearance at the Visa Screening Room in the Elgin Theatre, where The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Up In The Air and The Boys are Back will screen. This historic, landmark theater features one of the few remaining double-decker (or stacked) Edwardian theater facilities in the world.2 The split body design of the Christie CP2000-X projector meets the requirements of this well preserved theater, where the projection head and engine of the Christie CP2000-X are separated from their power source and placed in a compact space, providing a projection solution that "fits" even the most long-standing theaters.

Other films screening with Christie digital projectors include Get Low, Micmacs, Mr. Nobody, Women Without Men, and Jennifer's Body. The first two titles will screen at the iconic Roy Thomson Hall, where the Christie CP2000-SB projector will take main stage.

Christie is also providing four three-chip DLP projectors to exhibit movies from HDCAM in HD resolution. Theaters that will provide this digital, high-definition experience include: the Visa Screening Room (Elgin Theatre), the Ryerson Theatre, the Isabel Bader Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre 1, Scotiabank Theatre 4, and Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for titles such as: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, The Joneses, Capitalism: A Love Story, A Serious Man and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.

"Now in its 34th year, the Festival continues to engage and entertain audiences by showcasing the best in Canadian and international film," observes Natalie Lue, TIFF's vice-president of Operations and Production. "Through our long-standing partnership with Christie, their outstanding projectors and unparalleled support, we are able to provide audiences with a superior visual experience in Toronto."

The "superior visual experience" Lue describes is a testament to Christie's position as a leading provider of digital cinema solutions. Christie owns a commanding 70% of the worldwide market share and 75% of the North American market share, with a total number of 7,500+ digital cinema projection systems installed worldwide. Christie's dominance in cinema is also witnessed in its successful, worldwide exhibitor partnerships, the latest being with Time Antaeus Media Group Co. Ltd. The two companies recently announced that they are working together to deploy 800 digital cinema projector units in theaters across China by the end of 2010.

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San Francisco-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), announced today that it is the exclusive digital cinema server and 3D provider of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival will be conducted September 10-19 at venues throughout Toronto, Canada.

Dolby's Production Services team has installed Dolby Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D, and has also calibrated the sound and image of all participating festival venues. In addition, Dolby support staff will be onsite during the festival to ensure that audiences get the best possible experience, and filmmakers can accurately share their creative vision whether they use film or digital cinema, in 2D or 3D.

This year, Dolby and TIFF will bring Dolby Digital Cinema to all of TIFF's premiere gala, special presentations, and Midnight Madness screenings. For the first time, TIFF will be outfitted with Dolby 3D when it presents the North American premiere of Joe Dante's The Hole.

"The Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on delivering filmmakers the highest quality and latest cinema innovations," said Andrei Gravelle, Technical Manager, TIFF. "The addition of Dolby 3D brings a new dimension to the festival, and I know audiences will be enthralled by the premium viewing experience the Dolby 3D solution provides."

In addition, TIFF will outfit four festival venues with Dolby Digital Cinema equipment. Dolby's New York-based Production Services team is creating digital cinema packages for a number of films to be shown digitally for the first time in a fully equipped Dolby Digital Cinema environment.

"Working closely with the Toronto International Film Festival over the past two decades, Dolby has seen the festival evolve into one of the premier industry events in the world," said Bill Allen, Senior Director, Production Services, Dolby Laboratories. "Last year, Dolby assisted the Toronto International Film Festival with the digital cinema transition, and it was a huge success. I have no doubt that the addition of Dolby 3D will have the same effect, and will bring audiences and filmmakers the quality they have come expect from Dolby."

For more information on TIFF screenings, schedules, and activities, click here.

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Centennial, Colo. - In a "first-of-its-kind" worldwide live event broadcast from New York with live satellite feeds from the Himalayas and a remote Indonesian rain forest, NCM Fathom and Spanner Films present a green global big screen event to movie theaters across the country showcasing a powerful, new look into climate change. The U.S. debut of the eco doc-drama "The Age of Stupid" will be followed by a LIVE discussion with the foremost international environmental leaders and scientists in The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York on Monday, Sept. 21st.

Tickets for The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York on Sept. 21st at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. Central / 5:30 p.m. Mountain and 8:00 p.m. Pacific (tape delayed) are available at participating theater box offices and online here. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change). Information on the documentary and climate change can be found here.

This unique, one-night, live green carpet event will be simulcast from a solar tent in New York to more than 440 movie theaters. The documentary utilizes dramatization to forecast decades into the future detailing a life where the warnings of climate change were not heeded. The event is part of UN CLIMATE WEEK when world leaders will unite to discuss reforming the world's environmental Kyoto Treaty which is up for review in December. Additionally, the event will also be seen on tape delay to more than 30 countries, marking the first global premiere of its kind.

Following the viewing, director Franny Armstrong ("McLibel," "Drowned Out") and producer Lizzie Gillet will be joined by world-renowned scientists, celebrities and political figures including Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner; Gillian Anderson, actor and star of The X Files; and Pete Postlethwaite, actor and star of "The Age of Stupid" for a LIVE and inspiring panel discussion during The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York. Audiences will also hear from field scientists working in the Himalayas and Indonesian rain forest live via satellite. Radiohead's Thom Yorke will wrap up the event with an acoustic performance of the film's title track.

The event will feature a live procession on a green carpet (made of recycled soda bottles) as guests arrive at NYC's Winter Garden by bicycle, solar car, rickshaw, sailboats and other low carbon methods. Local theater audiences are also encouraged to arrive via bicycle, carpool or mass transit to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The electricity used to power this event will be provided entirely from renewable sources, and all food and drink will be organic and locally sourced.

Presented by NCM Fathom and Spanner Films, in partnership with Greenpeace, MoveOn.org and TckTckTck.org, The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York will be distributed through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network (DBN)-North America's largest cinema broadcast network-which utilizes digital media, proprietary software and network technologies to deliver digital programming events to nearly 500 theaters nationwide. This eliminates the need to duplicate and deliver film, tape or digital hard drives, thus reducing carbon intensive production processes associated with standard content distribution.

"Our response to climate change will define our generation, in the same way that ending apartheid, overturning slavery or landing on the moon defined earlier generations. At the moment, we are The Age of Stupid, but there is still time to turn things round," said director Franny Armstrong. " We're launching this event in the U.S. and globally, with the aim of inspiring 250 million viewers to leap into action before the world leaders decide our collective fate at the crucial UN Climate Summit in December. All of life on Earth is at stake, so may as well aim high."

"The Age of Stupid," is the four-year epic from Armstrong that utilizes dramatization to forecast decades into the future detailing a life where the warnings of climate change were not heeded. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father, Usual Suspects) plays a global archivist living in 2055 who takes audiences back through historical footage wondering why we didn't stop global warming when we had a chance.

The Archive is comprised of current news clips about our environmental crisis and six personal interweaving stories from around the world - including an aging tour guide in the Alps watching his terrain disappear to a budding medical student from Nigeria who has no access to clean, running water to a Hurricane Katrina survivor who works for one of the oil companies that contributed to the wipeout of his city.

"The Age of Stupid" was funded by a unique "crowd-funding" partnership, designed by Armstrong, whereby 228 people and groups who care about climate change invested in the documentary, raising nearly $750,000. Each owns a share as do the104 crew members who all worked at extremely reduced wages. The documentary premiered earlier this year in a solar cinema tent in the middle of London's Leicester Square producing just one percent of the carbon dioxide emissions of a standard Hollywood premiere and setting a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous event premiere.

The Age of Stupid Live from New York appears on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound in 444 select movie theaters, including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC) and the Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) through NCM's digital network.

"The ever growing concerns over global warming reach far into communities across America and Fathom is proud to utilize our Digital Broadcast Network to bring the worlds' foremost experts together to both inform and debate the extent of the crisis and what can be done," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York will inspire and engage audiences in local theaters nationwide to join together through greater understanding."

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BEIJING, CHINA - Christie, the global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, is pleased to announce that Time Antaeus (Time Antaeus) Media Group, a Chinese digital cinema industry leader, has selected Christie as its very important partner for its digital cinema deployment in China. This marks the country's most extensive commercial effort to install 800 Christie CP2000 series DLP Cinema projectors in select cinemas by the end of 2010. These projectors will be installed together with 800 Time Antaeus Montage CDCS2000 D-Cinema Servers.

After conducting a series of extensive evaluations on the various solutions available, Time Antaeus opted for Christie's acclaimed CP2000 DLP Cinema projectors based on their superior image quality and reliability. With their excellent brightness, contrast, true color reproduction and product integrity, the Christie CP2000 series projectors are widely popular among theater operators and have won numerous positive reviews from the industry. In addition, Christie's proven leadership, with a commanding 70% worldwide market share that includes more than 7,500 systems worldwide - as well as an extensive understanding of the cinema industry - also motivated Time Antaeus to select Christie as a partner.

The collaboration between Christie and Time Antaeus began at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games' ceremonies with the purchase of 120 Christie CP2000-ZX models. The CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors delivered spectacular visuals throughout the event, demonstrating their full flexibility in a non-cinema environment. After the ceremonies, these projectors and Time Antaeus' Montage CDCS2000 D-cinema servers were installed by CFG-Antaeus (CFG-Antaeus) Digital Cinema Investment Co. Ltd., a joint venture of China Film Group and Antaeus Group, in theaters across China. This marked part of the company's digital cinema pilot. In August 2008, Christie and Time Antaeus were selected by CFG-Antaeus to provide another additional 400 units of digital cinema projectors and servers.

As part of the tailored digital cinema solution installed by CFG-Antaeus, the Montage CDCS2000 D-cinema server provided is a joint development between Time Antaeus and Doremi Cinema. It conforms to the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) specifications for digital cinema servers. Capable of playing JPEG2000 digital movies with an excellent 2K resolution playback of up to 250Mbits/sec, the server promises an enhanced movie-going experience. Using AES128 encryption for keys, CDCS2000 supports watermarking through Thomas and NextGuard technologies. This FIPS140-2 Level 3-certified server is a milestone in China's digital cinema industry, as it meets global standards and is making its mark on the global cinema scene.

The pilot test of the 120 units of Christie CP2000 series digital cinema projectors and Time Antaeus' Montage CDCS2000 D-cinema servers installed in the theaters across China proved to be a tremendous success. Since starting operation, they have experienced "zero" failure rates, offering users a high level of stability. This tailored digital cinema solution also supports devices such as JNior, eCNA as well as 3D Technologies such as Dolby 3D, MasterImage, RealD and XpanD. It also includes a Theatre Management System (TMS) to allow remote content programming and management. In addition, the server can be remotely monitored by a network operations centre.

"We selected Christie because they offer a range of proven entertainment solutions with remarkable image quality, reliability and stability," says Mr. Zhang Baoquan, Chairman of the Board for Time Antaeus Media Group. "Most importantly, we foresee their excellent service and undisputed success in the series of massive deployments around the world. This will certainly help us contribute to the growth of the digital cinema market in China. As a leading player in the local cinema industry, we have contributed to the digital cinema infrastructure in terms of production and distribution. Now, we have completed the digital chain by embarking on the digital exhibition platform. By advocating digital cinema deployments on a massive scale, we hope to turn digital movies into mainstream popular culture that is readily available and affordable to the masses."

"China has always been an early adopter of digital cinema technologies," comments Jack Kline, President and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. "As early as 2001, the country started its nationwide film-to-digital transition. In addition to the state-level developments, commercial market forces are now coming together to further spur the growth of digital cinema in the country. Time Antaeus' massive rollout is the largest single, commercial effort and places China at the forefront of the digital cinema evolution, surpassing many other countries in the world. With its market of affluent consumers, China demonstrates huge potential for the entertainment market, especially for the cinema industry. These favorable market forces will continue to propel the explosive growth of digital cinema in the country."

"With eighty years of experience, Christie is one of the pioneers directly involved in the early developments of the cinema industry," says Lin-Yu, vice-president, Christie, Asia Pacific. "With our extensive understanding of the cinema business and the success of massive deployments worldwide, we're pleased to extend our experience and expertise to theater owners in China and bring the digital cinema experience to a brand new level. We're honored that Time Antaeus chose Christie for its second phase of digital cinema deployment. The excellent synergy between Christie and Time Antaeus during the 2008 Beijing Summer Games started a memorable working relationship and most importantly, created an unforgettable visual experience witnessed by many around the world."

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