Christie has been pioneering cinema technology for over 60 years. Commanding innovation in both audio and visual technologies, Christie continues its leadership position with RGB pure laser projection and crystal-clear audio solutions.
Christie’s relationship with the BFI is longstanding, together playing a key part in the global conversion from film-to-digital movie screenings. It was the film-to-digital movement that was spearheaded in the UK over a decade ago when the Digital Screen Network, funded by the UK Film Council, embarked on a hugely ambitious project to bring domestic independent films to a much wider audience.
By providing 250 digitally equipped screens throughout the UK - and in return asking the venue to guarantee screenings of art-house or foreign films - the UK Film Council’s strategy brought cinema goers the experience of digital cinema and a huge variety of specialised and international films. At the BFI, Christie’s digital projection was used to show 2,000 pieces of media every year, more than any other cinema in the UK. And, working with Christie, the BFI helped establish Europe’s only Digital Test Laboratory for what became the world’s first digital cinema exhibition circuit.