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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  





Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.



USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.





Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.

Industry Partners



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 



The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​



Shows & Events



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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Arts Alliance Media Launch New TMS Automation in Screenwriter’s Smartest Software Release to Date London—Jan 24, 2022 Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and support services, has officially launched Screenwriter’s smartest Theatre Management System (TMS) software release to date to reinforce its position as the world’s leading TMS.  Read Full
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Cinionic debuts new Cinionic Service Center in Texas Expanding hands-on cinema technology training and support services Dallas—Jan 11, 2022 Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announces the opening of its new Cinionic Service Center in north Dallas. The facility will house the Cinionic Academy, the company’s popular technology training program, and serve as a regional service center.  Read Full Past Cinionic News Cinionic Info Cinionic Site
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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces NC1843ML Blue Laser Projector Featuring a built-in modular laser light source, 4K resolution, and 50,000* hours of life, this next generation projector offers exceptional value Chicago—Jan 4, 2022 Sharp NEC Display Solutions, a global leader in the projector and display market, today announced the availability of the NC1843ML laser projector, the newest addition to its digital cinema projection series. The NC1843ML is the ideal projection solution for theaters with small and medium screens, and is also suitable for museum, house of worship, and art exhibit applications.  Read Full Past Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. News Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Info Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Site
DCDC Announces New, Lower Pricing for Members of the Network Los Angeles, CA—Jan 3, 2022 Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC), the world’s largest cinema satellite delivery network announced today that it will be reducing prices and lowering minimum commitments on many of its services effective January 1. Sweeping pricing reductions will affect feature film, live, and event delivery for both the Exhibitor and Content Provider communities.  Read Full
JBL Professional Introduces Dynamic 3800 and 4800 Series ScreenArray® Cinema Speakers For China Market Two- and three-way passive and bi-amplified screen-channel loudspeakers deliver enhanced, detailed sound for state-of-the-art theatres Northridge, Calif.—Dec 20, 2021 HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control, today introduced JBL Professional 3800 and 4800 Series ScreenArray screen-channel loudspeakers  for small- to medium-format cinemas in China.  Read Full
MetaMedia Entertainment Network Surpasses 3,000 Screens, Announces Global Partnership with HCI Technologies After Launching Last Year, Expanding LA-Based Entertainment Tech Company Secures Game-Changing Partnership with Global Tech Leader HCL Technologies Los Angeles—Dec 17, 2021 Upon securing a long-term partnership agreement with the leading global technology company HCL Technologies (HCL), MetaMedia, the world’s first global, cloud-based distribution platform for cinemas, drive-ins, and other out-of-home venues, today announced that it has expanded its entertainment network to more than 3,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada, covering all the top 50 cities.  Read Full
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Galaxy Cinema Invests in Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection for New Shenzhen Multiplex Shenzhen, China—Dec 6, 2021 Christie® is pleased to announce that Galaxy Cinema, a multiplex chain affiliated to Galaxy Holding Group, has deployed its RGB pure laser projection systems in a new multiscreen cinema located in the heart of Shenzhen city.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces NC2403ML RB Laser Projector Featuring native 2K resolution and 50,000 hours of life, Sharp/NEC’s NC2403ML adds to its line of next generation of module projectors Chicago—Dec 1, 2021 Sharp NEC Display Solutions, a global leader in the projector and display market, today announced the availability of the NC2403ML laser projector, the latest upgraded model in its digital cinema projection series. With an improved, replaceable RB laser module and laser light source lifespan of up to 50,000* hours, this new model is the ideal projection solution for theaters with medium and large screens. The NC2403ML is also suitable for museum, House of Worship, and higher education applications.  Read Full Past Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. News Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Info Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Site
Unique X Partners With Cinematronix To Provide Content Delivery Services In Canada Dublin, Ireland—Nov 17, 2021 Unique X, leading cinema software and content solutions provider is proud to announce a partnership with Cinematronix to enable Unique X’s further expansion of feature film delivery and live streaming services throughout Canada where Cinematronix will provide local support.  Read Full
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Christie CP4450-RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projector Powers PVR Cinema’s New Drive-In Theatre in Mumbai Mumbai—Nov 17, 2021 Christie® is pleased to announce that PVR Cinemas, the market leader in terms of screen count in India, has deployed its CP4450-RGB large-format RGB pure laser projection system for a new drive-in theatre in Mumbai.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
More Exhibition News
Jan 20, 2022 CinemaNext Signs Joint Distribution Partnership Agreement with Kansas-based Sonic Equipment Company
Jan 19, 2022 MetaMedia Partners with Fourth Largest U.S. Theatre Circuit Marcus Theatres®
Jan 17, 2022 Harkness Screens Issues New Simplified Pricing for Cinema Customers
Nov 4, 2021 Megabox Chooses Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors for Multiplex in Seoul’s Upscale Gangnam District
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Megabox, the third largest cinema chain in South Korea, has chosen its state-of-the-art RGB pure laser projection systems for the flagship Megabox COEX multiplex located in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district, as well as several multiscreen cinemas in major cities across the country.

Oct 26, 2021 Lido Connect Transforms Historic Bangkok Theater Into a Multipurpose Venue With HARMAN Professional Solutions
Oct 25, 2021 AEON Entertainment Delivers Unprecedented Cinema Experiences With JBL Professional Loudspeakers
Oct 14, 2021 Christie Projection Showcases Cinema Talent at BFI London Film Festival
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Christie® is pleased to announce its powerful CP4440-RGB projector will be used as the flagship projection technology at the 65th annual BFI London Film Festival (LFF), running October 6-17, 2021.

Oct 14, 2021 Eikon Group and Qube Wire Partner to Launch ‘Qube Eikon Distribution Services’ in Australia and NZ
Oct 12, 2021 GDC Technology Unveils IAB Upgrade Option for DTS:XTM enabled SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today its award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ (IMB) featuring DTS:X immersive audio solution is provided with an upgrade option to enable IAB support.

Oct 12, 2021 POSitive Cinema Announces Partnership with KinoGram
Oct 12, 2021 Digital Cinema United Hires Ronnie Ycong to Lead the Americas
Oct 6, 2021 Santikos Names Cinionic Exclusive Technology Partner
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Santikos has selected Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, as its exclusive technology partner for the next three years. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will power the San Antonio, Texas based circuit with laser cinema solutions and Barco Alchemy media servers. The exclusive partnership builds on Santikos’ long-standing relationship with Cinionic.

Oct 6, 2021 ARENA Cinemas Go ‘All GDC’ in Landmark Conversion to GDC’s Cinema Automation Technology
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GDC Technology Ltd (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital solutions announced today ARENA Cinemas (‘Arena’), a leading European cinema chain in Switzerland, converted 58 screens across all locations to the GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 technology (‘CA2.0’) including the flagship 18-screen ‘Sihlcity’ site in Zurich.

Oct 6, 2021 Arts Alliance Media Announce First Partnership as Sole MX4D Resellers with Grand Cinemas
Oct 5, 2021 GDC Technology Forms Alliance with ECCO to Accelerate Growth of Mini-Theatres in Germany and Beyond
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions announced today ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH (‘ECCO’), a leading German digital cinema integrator have formally agreed to strengthen their business relationship.

Oct 4, 2021 Christie Welcomes Return to In-Person CineEurope
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Christie®, a global leader in audio visual technology, is excited to join the European cinema industry once again at CineEurope in Barcelona, from October 4-7 at Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB). Christie will be at booth MR 134 for the 30th year of the show, the first in-person CineEurope event since 2019.

Oct 4, 2021 GDC and Cinemeccanica Announce Signing of a Reseller Agreement
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GDC Technology Ltd (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital solutions and Cinemeccanica SPA (‘Cinemeccanica’), a leading European digital cinema integrator announced today they have signed a non-exclusive reseller agreement for Cinemeccanica to market and sell the newly launched Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector (‘Supra-5000’) to its partners and customers across Europe.

Oct 4, 2021 UGC Group Chooses Sharp/NEC for Four New Cinemas in France
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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe today announces that its RB laser technology projectors have been selected by the UGC Group to be used across its four (4) new cinemas. Cinemas in Plaisir, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Lyon in France will benefit from the unsurpassed brightness and rich colour spectrum delivered by Sharp/NEC’s cinema solutions.

Oct 4, 2021 Unique X And Flix Media To Deploy Advertising Accord and Movie Transit In Brazil
Oct 3, 2021 Arts Alliance Media Announce Partnership with MediaMation to Become Sole MX4D® Reseller
Oct 1, 2021 Unique X Launches Book The Cinema Private Cinema Screening Service In The UK With Odeon
Sep 30, 2021 Cinionic Expands Exclusive 4-Year Agreement with B&B Theatres
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Cinionic, the world’s leading provider of laser cinema solutions, announces an expanded 4-year exclusive agreement with B&B Theatres, the 6th largest exhibitor in the U.S., with nearly 500 screens across 55 locations.

Sep 30, 2021 Christie Display Solutions Help the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Shine A Light on Moviemaking
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Christie® is pleased to announce that it’s supporting the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with projection and display technology and Professional Services. The Academy Museum is located in the movie capital of the world – Los Angeles – and opens to the public today.

Sep 30, 2021 Live Demonstration of Multiple Award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 Laser Projector at CineEurope 2021
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that it will demonstrate the multiple award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector (“Supra-5000”) at this year’s CineEurope 2021, held on October 4 to 7 in Barcelona.

Sep 28, 2021 Clarus XC Entrusted to Deliver the Big Screen Experience at Cine Europe 2021
Industry
Jan 21, 2022 Arts Alliance Media Appoints Dale Miller to Chief Commercial Officer
Jan 17, 2022 Espedeo Supra-5000 Receives Best New Auditorium Technology of the Year Award from CTC
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GDC Technology, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, are proud to announce that the Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector (Supra-5000) has been awarded “Best New Auditorium Technology of the Year 2021” in the Annual CTC (Cinema Technology Community) Awards.

Jan 11, 2022 Arts Alliance Media Supports Tromsø International Film Festival with Screenwriter TMS
Oct 20, 2021 Christie Set to Mass Produce Counteract with Care222, the Safer, Filtered Far-UVC Disinfection Technology for Use Around People
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As we prepare for a post-pandemic world where reducing pathogens and viral spread is essential, global visual technology company Christie® announced the mass production of its Christie® CounterAct™ line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222® far-UVC light technology. CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, theme parks, museums, and sports complexes, to retail, restaurants, as well as transit hubs at airports, train and subway stations.

Oct 4, 2021 Strong / MDI Congratulates Partner Kinepolis Leidschendam
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Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) company, and a leader in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development, congratulates its partner Kinepolis Leidschendam in winning the ICTA EMEA New Build Cinema of the Year Award.

Sep 30, 2021 Claudia Stengel Appointed As Unique X’s Vice President Of Sales, Americas
Sep 27, 2021 Nils Büker Becomes Co-Managing Director of Cine Project
Aug 18, 2021 Ernst & Young Study Shows Massive Economic Impact of Movie Theaters
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Aug 31, 2021 GDC Technology to Showcase Espedeo Home Theater Solution during CEDIA Expo 2021
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GDC Technology, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions and ICTA Teddy Award Winner for Manufacturer of the Year 2020, is expanding into the home theater market by offering the company’s Espedeo™ products.

Jun 22, 2021 Projection Expo 2021 Awards Espedeo Supra-5000 with “Best of Show”
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that its Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector won the prestigious Projection Expo 2021 “Best of Show” award, selected by the editorial staff of Projector Central.

Feb 3, 2021 Alcons Audio and Pulse Cinemas Forge New UK Partnership
Jul 10, 2018 Westwind Media Upgrades Stage 1 to Dolby ATMOS with RSPE Audio Solutions
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