Banbridge Multiplex Opens with Sony 4K Digital Cinema

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Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

Omniplex Cinema Group, Ireland’s biggest operator, with over 200 screens at most major cities and towns in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has opened the Banbridge multiplex with eight state-of the-art screens, all equipped with Sony 4K projection systems. 

The complex incorporates five SRX-R510P projectors, and two SRX-R515P projectors, together with a high-brightness SRX-R515DS dual projection system that powers the theatres’ largest OmniplexMAXX Premium Large Format screen.  All projectors feature Sony’s energy-efficient HPM multi-lamp technology that feature easy maintenance and low running costs. Also included are Sony Digital Cinema 3D systems that offer uniquely smooth, easy-on-the eye images, with continuous projection of separate left/right eye images.

All systems have been supplied to Omniplex by CinemaNext, from their London based operation, with installation and technical support provided by Dublin-based Sony Specialist partner GFD Communications.

“We’ve been big advocates of 4K projection for a long time,” says Paul John Anderson, operations director Northern Ireland at Omniplex Cinema Group. “But when we saw the pictures from Sony’s HPM-powered projectors up on screen for the first time we were quite simply blown away. It was a pretty simple business decision for us especially when you factor the advanced lamp technology, leading to lower long term cost of ownership.”

“Audiences are flocking to enjoy jaw-dropping visuals and sounds and Sony’s PLF solution comes with a fraction of the price-tag of first generation laser illuminated systems. We’re delighted our SRX-R515DS, alongside a range of other 4K projectors, are being installed at Banbridge,” says Tim Potter, business development manager, Sony Digital Cinema 4K.