Kino Hawkhurst

One of the oldest, and most unique buildings in the UK has become the country’s first community cinema to take an all-digital approach — thanks to equity funding from two DTI schemes and membership of the UK Film Council’s Digital Screen Network.
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Technology

With expertise in professional projection systems for 80+ years Christie has established a global reputation as the leading manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions.

Our broad range of technologies include LCD and DLP® display technology, LED illumination, projectors, displays, rear screen projection modules, and cutting-edge 3D, virtual reality and simulation solutions.

Christie® is recognised as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. We have 12 patents, two Academy Awards and countless industry awards.

Christie is one of three licensed manufacturers to make and sell projectors featuring Texas Instruments’ (TI) Academy Award winning DLP® Cinema® technology. Christie was the first licensee of DLP® Cinema® technology and the first digital cinema technology to be adopted by Hollywood. We pride ourselves in being the first with a 2K digital projection solution, the first to offer 4K projection and the first to use TI’s Series 2 DLP® Cinema® technology.

Recent technological achievements:

  • Christie GS Series
    Christie delivers its first 1-chip DLP® laser phosphor projectors with the Christie GS Series. These lampless projectors eliminate the need for lamp and filter replacements and provide an astonishing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation.
  • Christie 4DColor
    Christie 4DColor offers a new level of LCD real-colour performance that doesn’t compromise projection brightness. We've added a fourth LCD to increase the colour gamut by 20% while increasing brightness by nearly 10%. The inorganic alignment layers used by the LCDs greatly improve the contrast ratio, resulting in deeper blacks and enhanced colour reproduction.
  • Christie Matrix StIM
    The Christie Matrix StIM is the world’s first LED driven DLP® simulation projection system. It is industry-renowned and has won several awards for new technology and simulation display expertise. The infrared signatures stimulate actual night-vision goggles (NVGs) allowing operators of the system to use their own night-vision goggles rather than special training goggles. With the NVGs responding just as they would in the real world, users can see both visible and infrared images, independently but at the same time, for a more natural training experience. The infrared signatures are recognised industry-wide as a game-changing solution that allows people in the military and training industries to do their job with greater efficiency, greater performance and lower operating costs. The Christie Matrix StIM is also the first intelligent projection system to allow real-time balancing and colour, brightness and black level optimization frame-by-frame.
  • Christie MicroTiles
    Taking display technology to a new level, Christie MicroTiles are built on proven DLP® technology and specifically designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high-ambient light environments. Using the strengths of both DLP® projection and LED technology, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images and a much wider colour palette than conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays. With no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display, Christie MicroTiles produce a virtually seamless canvas with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels.
  • Christie Entero LED Series
    The Christie Entero LED Series is the first LED ultra-high resolution DLP® display system. It is ideally suited to the needs of control room and video wall environments. Packed with industry firsts and using solid-state technology, the Christie Entero LED Series is virtually maintenance free. The innovative cooling system features three sets of redundant cooling fans to reduce any potential downtime. Innovative liquid-filled heat pipe technology provides optimal cooling for long-term reliability.