The Wangaratta Cinema Centre was opened in November 1995 in response to the desire of the public of Wangaratta to have an up-to-date entertainment complex of their own. Initially comprising three screens, the tremendous support of our customers convinced us to add an extra screen to the complex in 1999 thus enabling a greater variety of product to be offered. The facilities provided by the cinema are second to none in country Australia. "Cadmatic 2000" seating, wall-to-wall screens in All Cinemas, 7.1 "Dolby" "surround sound" and German made lenses combine to give our patrons a cinema experience only normally available in the large city-based "multiplexes".
The company is owned by Local Shareholders from varying backgrounds all of whom have a keen interest in the cinema industry. Current residents of Wangaratta hold approximately 82% of the shares in the company.
With the entire staff of the Wangaratta Cinema Centre sharing our commitment to provide quality entertainment and unparalleled customer service, we are headed for greater success.
"The Projection Equipment"
We have the first of the new models "Christie Solaria Series 2220" and are the first installation of them in Australia.
All of our cinemas are equipped with these state of the art projectors.
We also still have 35mm Film Projection in two Cinemas (incase anyone would still like to run an old 35mm print)
What sets Christie's Solaria Series apart?
The Solaria Series offers system specifications that accommodate both 2K and 4K resolution versions of the projectors helping create cost effective and widely compatible digital cinema solutions. All Solaria projectors have precise brilliant color that you expect from Christie with superior contrast ratios and the light output necessary to light up even the largest auditoriums. Furthermore, the next generation DLP Cinema electronics platform features increased bandwidth capabilities that expand the menu of options for alternative content for our cinema.
3D is already taking movies and the theater experience to new and exciting levels, both with the incredible images the projectors can deliver and the creativity that the new tools allow. The Solaria Series incorporates Christie's Brilliant3DTM (full 2K resolution triple flash) technology for the most realistic and brightest 3D presentations and is the leader in the market.
Features of the CP2220
Achieving over 18,500 lumens with just a 3kW lamp, the CP2220 is the workhorse of the industry providing you with a solution that accommodates the majority of auditoriums in the market with a compact easy-to-install projector that can be set up in a matter of minutes. Purpose-built for exhibitors, the CP2220 delivers a cost-effective, compact solution for flexible mounting, servicing and installation.
The CP2220 is built on proven and reliable 1.2" 2K DLP Cinema chip technology, featuring a contrast ratio greater than 2000:1 and reproducing 35.2 trillion colors.
Platform independent Touch Panel Controller
- Fastest and most cost effective upgrade path to 4K
- Lowest cost of operation of any digital cinema projector on the market
- The brightest digital cinema projector in the industry
- LiteLOCTM feature for constant image brightness
- LampLOCTM feature for motorized three-axis lamp alignment (automatic adjusted)
Additionally, due to the ability to deliver higher brightness with lower power lamps, all current and next generation Christie projectors offer up to 25% lower cost of operation than competing technologies.
The future of 4K?
When the industry is ready, our Solaria Series digital cinema projector is ready for 4K. The CP2220 is designed from the start to be fully up-gradable to 4K technology. As a result Christie's 4K upgrade path is the fastest and most cost effective in the industry.
Wangaratta Cinema Centre - Location Map
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Monday to Friday Mornings10.45am – 3.30pm
Monday to Friday Evenings6pm – 11.45pm
Weekends and Public Holidays10.45am – 11.45pm
School Holidays9.30am – 11.45pm
Closed Christmas Day Only
View current Session Times
online, or programs are also available from the following locations:
- Co-Store, at the base of the Cinema stairs and in front of the Reject Shop, Wangaratta
- Motels and Caravan Parks around Wangaratta
- Local Newspapers