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BFI builds on Christie deal

BFI adds new Solaria 4K DLP platform.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has extended its association with Christie by choosing the new Solaria 4K DLP resolution platform for the BFI Southbank. The platform is compliant with high frame rates and 3D.

It delivers more than 34,000 lumens. The new projector will sit alongside the BFI’s Christie CP2000 2K DLP Cinema projector in the 450-seat NFT1.

“The BFI is now staging a lot of very high profile premieres, and this gives us a choice,” says Richard Boyd, Head of Technical Services. “Each year we run over 2,000 bits of content through these Christie projectors, and in an enormous number of formats, and they never fall over.”

The BFI also plans to take delivery of Christie’s new DCI-compliant Integrated Media Block (IMB) — the first to pass the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP) in a 4K DLP Cinema projector, in both 2K and 4K modes of operation.

Added Richard Nye, Cinema Sales Director, Christie EMEA, “This is another milestone in the long journey that the BFI has taken with Christie into the digital world over the past decade. We’re delighted that this flagship institution is continuing to back Christie platforms in the new era of 4K resolution as it continues to promote education about film and the moving image.”

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