A Projector Clash

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

It turns out that, while Christie projectors will be used by all Cineplex theatres in the new Canadian Digital Cinema Partnership $115 million digital theatre deal mentioned earlier today, we’re now told that the Empire theatres involved will be using Barco projectors.

The Canadian Digital Cinema Partnership that made the financing deal consists of both Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership and Empire Theatres Limited.

We expect to be getting a little more news on the topic tomorrow. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia-based Empire Theatres Limited is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited that owns and operates 51 theatres across Canada with 386 screens, including one IMAX theatre in Halifax, N.S..

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