Film & Kino, Norway’s alliance of cinema providers is retrofitting 51 screens across the country with Christie RealLaser RGB projection systems. Integrator Unique Digital Nordic is handling the installations.
Norway was an early adopter of digital cinema, and in 2011 all 420 screens across the country were converted to the new digital format. The cinema estate consists primarily of Christie projection, with 51 screens in 23 cinemas now being upgraded to Christie RGB pure laser technology. UDN, based in Bergen, is a specialist provider of technology and services for the cinema industry and is carrying out the installation work at cinemas across the country.
Tor Brede Michelsen, technical sales manager at UDN, has been involved in Norwegian digital cinema since the original roll out in 2011 and is overseeing this new phase of work. “It was a big step for Norway to fully embrace digital cinema almost ten years ago and there was a lot riding on how the Christie projectors performed,” he said. “The fact is they performed beyond expectations and delivered the cinema experience demanded by exhibitors and audiences. They have also been very reliable and as warranties come up for renewal, we are taking the opportunity to update the projection with the latest Christie models.”
Adil Zerouali, Christie’s senior sales director cinema for EMEA added: “I’m very proud of the role Christie has played in the adoption of digital cinema in Norway. I’m also pleased that our relationship with UCS and Film & Kino continues to work well and deliver for all concerned. I’m looking forward to our second decade of partnership and working together as cinema recovers from these, currently, challenging times.”