France, 11th October: Sony Digital Cinema is supplying high-contrast SRX-R500 Series 4K projection systems to Cinéma Galaxy in Cognac.
Opening early in 2020, the refurbished theatre will exclusively feature Sony 4K projectors in all six screens, offering patrons spectacular images with four times the detail of lower-resolution 2K projectors.
Cinéma Galaxy’s two largest auditoriums are to be equipped with high-brightness dual projection systems, each using a matched SRX-R500 series projector pair to deliver reference light levels for 2D and 3D presentations with true 4K resolution and impressive 8,000:1 contrast ratio. They’re complemented by compact, energy-eficient SRX-R515P (15,000 lumen) and SRX‑R510P (9,000 lumen) systems in Cinéma Galaxy’s four smaller screens.
The Sony projectors are being provided by cinema technology specialist CinemaNext, with installation taking place during the theatre’s extensive refurbishment at the end of this year.
“Sony was the automatic choice for us to upgrade our previous 2K DLP projection facilities in Cognac” says Cinéma Galaxy’s owner Daniel Taillandier, whose company HS Cinewest also operates Sony 4K-equipped multiplexes at Atlantic Ciné in Saintes and Le Lido in Royan.
“As one of the first cinema owners in France to recognise the benefits of 4K, I’ve been delighted to partner with Sony for several years to ensure that our patrons always experience the finest possible entertainment experience.”
“Daniel Taillandier has been a visionary in the French cinema market” confirms Maxime Rigaud, Head of Exhibitor Services at CinemaNext. Right now we are delighted to be working with him in Cognac to create one of the region’s best-equipped cinemas.”
“It is always a pleasure working with Daniel Taillandier” adds Enrico Ferrari, Regional Sales Head South and East Europe, Theatre Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “His single-minded commitment to raise standards for image quality has been an inspiration to other French exhibitors – and it’s transformed the movie-going experience for audiences who can enjoy the best 4K pictures at every screening.”
Offering an impressive 8,000:1 contrast ratio, Sony’s SRX-R500 Series cinema projectors feature a highly efficient, long-lasting High Pressure Mercury (HPM) lamp array that reduces maintenance requirements compared with conventional Xenon projection lamps. All DCI-compliant projection systems can be easily adapted for smooth, easy-on-the-eye 3D presentation.