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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.



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 Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.



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.





Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in over 80 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



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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.





GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



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.

Industry Partners



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 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 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.​ ​





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.



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. 

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.



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



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2021,  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.


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Cine Colombia Names Cinionic Exclusive Technology Partner Through 2024 Cinionic selected as sole technology provider for Colombia’s largest circuit Kortrijk, Belgium—Jun 11, 2021 Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has been named the exclusive technology partner for Cine Colombia. The deal is a culmination of years of ongoing support by Cinionic for Cine Colombia, the largest exhibitor in Colombia, with 339 screens across 46 locations. As the exclusive provider of all of Cine Colombia’s cinema visualization technology, the arrangement also includes access to Cinionic’s laser light upgrades and an extended warranty for the circuit’s entire fleet.  Read Full Past Cinionic News Cinionic Info Cinionic Site
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Supercines Opens Ecuador’s Biggest Multiplex with Christie Installation includes RGB pure laser cinema projectors, audio and LCD panels Guayaquil, Ecuador—Jun 10, 2021 Supercines, Ecuador’s largest cinema chain, has recently opened a 16-screen multiplex in the city of Guayaquil, outfitted entirely with Christie® cinema solutions, including RGB pure laser projectors, Christie Vive Audio® and LCD digital signage displays. The project was carried out by T&T Cinema LLC integrators who supplied and installed all the Christie equipment in the stunning new complex.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
Tokyo Theatres Company, Inc.’s Theatre Shinjuku Now Features a SAT-4K Severtson Cinema Screen Tokyo, Japan—Jun 3, 2021 Severtson Screens, a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, entertainment, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, is proud to announce that, in conjunction with Xebex, Inc., Tokyo Theatres Company, Inc.’s Theatre Shinjuku recently had installed a 14ft. x 30.5ft. (4.3m x 9.3m) Severtson SAT-4K projection screen as part of an overall audio and video revitalization of the famed Tokyo cinema.  Read Full
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Cinionic Expands Exclusive Relationship with CJ CGV Cinemas Exclusive relationship features leading Barco projection and Barco Alchemy media servers Kortrijk, Belgium—May 20, 2021 Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announces an expanded exclusive relationship with South Korean-based exhibitor CJ CGV Cinemas to power more theaters with leading projection solutions. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will provide a technology mix that includes Barco Alchemy ICMP-X media servers and Barco projection for all new CJ CGV theaters over the next two years as the circuit pursues its ambitious growth strategy.  Read Full Past Cinionic News Cinionic Info Cinionic Site
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Sharp/NEC Completes Cinema Projector Portfolio with New NEC NC2443ML Munich—May 11, 2021 Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe has launched the newest addition to its range of modular laser cinema projectors – the NEC NC2443ML. This projector model uses RB laser technology, providing crisp, nearly speckle-free images with natural, life-like colours and is part of the new ML Series.  Read Full Past Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. News Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Info Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. Site
Ceylon Theatres Regal Cinema Dematagoda Delivers Blockbuster Sound With HARMAN Professional Solutions Sri Lankan movie theater chain relies on JBL 200 Series ScreenArray cinema audio solutions to ensure thrilling cinematic experiences with impactful sound and coverage Dematagoda, Sri Lanka—May 3, 2021 Dynamic AV Technologies recently outfitted Ceylon Theatres Regal Cinema Dematagoda with a complete HARMAN Professional cinema audio solution to provide immersive sound quality for moviegoers.  Read Full
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Unique X and Pathé Netherlands To Deploy Smart Trailering in Dutch Market Latest Deal Brings Unique X’s Intelligent Trailer Scheduling System to the Dutch Market Dublin, Ireland—Apr 22, 2021 Unique X, leading international cinema software company, is proud to announce the completion of a 3 year agreement with Pathé Netherlands for the deployment of Unique X's pre-show management solution, Smart Trailering; which will be deployed across all screens within Pathé's Dutch estate.  Read Full Past Unique X News Unique X Info Unique X Site
FatCats Utilizes Multiple Severtson Custom Cinema Projection Screens in New Arizona Location San Tan Valley, Ariz., USA—Apr 21, 2021 Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, entertainment, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, is proud to announce that it has, once again, supplied FatCats with custom cinema projection screens for the family entertainment company’s new Queen Creek, Ariz. location’s eight movie theater auditoriums.  Read Full
CES+ Announces New Partnership with GQT Movies The partnership will include technology from CIELO to help drive GQT Movies’ success in a post-pandemic world. Miami, FL—Apr 14, 2021
CES+, a leading provider of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions, announced a new partnership with GQT Movies LLC. In which CES+ will provide digital management and remote monitoring leveraging CIELO’s leading Cinema operation management solution.
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STRONG Technical Services Launches STRONG Restart Initiative In Advance of Summer 2021 Blockbuster Movie Season Charlotte, N.C.—Apr 14, 2021 STRONG Technical Services, Inc. (STS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) and a leader in projection equipment sales, engineering and services, today announced the launch of its STRONG Restart initiative deploying 10 BrightNight Drive In packages across the U.S.  Read Full
More Exhibition News
Jun 1, 2021 Back to the Movies! Bardan Installs Silverspot's New Premium Dine-In Experience in Atlanta, Georgia
May 24, 2021 Arts Alliance Media Announce New Ground-Breaking Release of Producer
May 18, 2021 CinemaNext and Kinostar Sign Agreement for Sphera Premium Cinema & Multiplex in Grozny
Apr 12, 2021 New Agreement Between IMAX and Barco to Further Collaborate on Cutting-Edge Laser Light Source Technology Worldwide
Apr 9, 2021 Silver Screen Cinemas Partners with Sharp/NEC and CinemaNext for Strategic Expansion
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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe has together with the leading cinema integrator CinemaNext supported Silver Screen Cinemas in its latest expansion plans. As the largest private cinema chain in Belarus, Silver Screen Cinemas is making strategic investments in new multiplex sites across the country, and has opened the first new site in Grodno on 25th March.

Apr 8, 2021 Cinionic and Qube Upgrade South Asian Cinema Experience
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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, and Indian digital cinema company Qube have announced a multi-year partnership to install 300 Laser Light Upgrade Kits to exhibitors throughout Southern Asia. Qube is India’s preeminent digital cinema technology and solutions provider, supporting thousands of screens. The deal gives theaters across the region a fast and economical upgrade path to laser projection for Barco Series 2 from the world leader in laser cinema solutions, Cinionic.

Apr 8, 2021 Aquarium of the Pacific Adds Versatility to Theater with Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projector
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The Honda Pacific Visions Theater, the centerpiece of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 2019 expansion, was recently outfitted with a Christie® RGB pure laser cinema projector. The Christie CP4330-RGB projector allows the Aquarium to showcase a range of content, including DCI-compliant films, and media developed by the Aquarium.

Mar 29, 2021 THX Ultimate Cinema® Coming to the Nordisk Film Iconic Imperial Theatre in Copenhagen
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THX Ltd., acclaimed for the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, Cinionic, the global leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, and leading Scandinavian cinema company, Nordisk Film Cinemas, today announced their collaboration to launch the first THX Ultimate Cinema® in Europe, to be deployed at the Nordisk Film crown jewel, the historic Imperial Theatre in Copenhagen.

Mar 22, 2021 Vista Cinema Partners with muvi Cinemas, Saudi Arabia’s First Homegrown Chain
Mar 18, 2021 Unique X & Copine to deploy Advertising Accord in Switzerland
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Unique X, world leading cinema software provider, and Copine GmbH of Zurich, are delighted to announce a 5 year agreement for the provision of the Advertising Accord solution to the Swiss cinema advertising market.

Mar 15, 2021 Venice Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Projection and Content Management Solutions for its Upgraded Multiplex in Taiwan
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Venice Cinemas has deployed a suite of innovative projection and content management solutions to deliver awe-inspiring visuals in its upgraded multiplex in Taoyuan City.

Mar 10, 2021 CTC Releases White Paper Focusing on Uplifting Presentation Quality with Series 1 & 2 Projectors
Mar 4, 2021 Humax Cinema Delivers Ultimate Movie Theater Experience Using HARMAN Professional’s World-Class Audio Solutions
Mar 3, 2021 Laser Upgrade Available for Christie Series 2 Cinema Projectors
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Transformation Entertainment Group (TEG), has been selected by Cinionic, the Barco, CGS and ALPD cinema joint venture, as a preferred partner of Laser Light Upgrade Kits for cinema projectors in North America, including product sales, integration, installation, and service. TEG now offers upgrades for Christie Series 2 projectors with Laser Light Upgrade Kits. This new collaboration further solidifies both companies’ commitment to elevating the movie-going experience, delivering brighter, laser-powered cinema images for audiences to enjoy.

Feb 24, 2021 KARO Cinemas Selects Barco Flagship Laser Projector for Premiere Moscow Venue
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KARO, one of Russia’s largest cinema chains, selects Barco Flagship Laser Projector from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, for the premiere hall at Moscow’s historic ‘KARO 11 October’ cinema.

Feb 17, 2021 National CineMedia (NCM) Launches New Upgraded Cinema Advertising Management System With Advertising Accord From Unique X
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National CineMedia (NCM), the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., has made a new long-term agreement with Unique X, a world leading movie channel software technology company, with the launch of a new upgraded cinema advertising management software solution, Advertising Accord.

Feb 12, 2021 Nite Owl Theater Selects CES+ & Cinionic to Deliver A Laser Drive-In Cinema in the Heart of Miami
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Nite Owl Theater brings a laser-powered drive-in cinema experience to the heart of Miami with Laser Projection from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture. Working with CES+, the Nite Owl Theater deployed state-of-the-art 4K RGB laser Barco Series 4 projection in a mobile airstream RV, upgrading the drive-in location from 35mm to the next generation of digital presentation technology.

Feb 2, 2021 CCM Cinemas Introduces Costa Rica’s First RealLaser Cinema Projector
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The Costa Rican cinema chain CCM Cinemas has opened the country’s first movie theatre equipped with a RGB pure laser projector. The cinema, located at Plaza Occidente multiplex in San Ramón, the country’s second largest city, has installed a Christie® CP2315-RGB projector, as well as Christie Vive Audio™ speakers and Dolby Atmos™. The installation was carried out by the systems integrating company Vidicom.

Jan 26, 2021 Germany’s Filmpalast Kassel Delivers State-of-the-Art Experience with JBL Professional Cinema Audio Solutions
Jan 22, 2021 New Zealand’s Silky Otter Cinemas Chooses POSitive Cinema
Jan 21, 2021 Cinionic Brings 4K Laser Cinema to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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CineStar Bosnia and Herzegovina has chosen 4K laser projection by Cinionic for its new destination cinema, CineStar 4DX Sarajevo - Bingo City Center. As part of the deal, Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, brings its award-winning Barco Series 4 laser projection to the theater’s 10 auditoriums.

Dec 22, 2020 STRONG Technical Services Completes IPIC Atlanta Projection & Audio Installation Complete with QSC Q-SYS and Advanced Networking
Dec 17, 2020 Empire Cinemas Makes A Strong Comeback with FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™
Dec 9, 2020 Qube and Scrabble Bring Electronic Movie Delivery to the Middle East with WireTAP Installations at Theatres Across 14 Countries
Dec 8, 2020 Laser Projection By Cinionic Illuminates Cinema in the KSA for AMC
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AMC Saudi Arabia expands its 4K presence in the KSA with four new locations powered by laser projection from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture. Since entering the KSA two years ago, the circuit operated by AMC has grown to 40 screens, with more on the way later this year. From the start, AMC KSA has trusted Cinionic’s leading portfolio of 4K laser cinema solutions to power its theaters throughout Saudi Arabia.
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Jun 9, 2021 Cinionic and Barco Celebrate Belgian Cinema Reopening
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Barco and Cinionic, the companies at the forefront of worldwide technology and solutions for cinema, join with audiences across Belgium to celebrate today’s reopening of the movie theaters in the country. Moviegoers return to a blockbuster line-up at the cinema after Belgian authorities announced the ability to reopen as of June 9, 2021.

Jun 4, 2021 CTC Launches New Free-To-Use Job Board to Help Support the Cinema Industry
Jun 2, 2021 Christie rewards ‘Most Promising’ NFTS cinematic talent
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In partnership with the National Film and Theatre School (NFTS), this year’s coveted Christie® prize for ‘Most Promising NFTS Student’ was awarded to Charlie Jenkins, NFTS Graduate in Cinematography.

May 27, 2021 Christie Technology to Play Starring Role in Redevelopment of BAFTA’s Iconic Headquarters
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Christie® has been chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) as a technology partner for its redeveloped headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London.

May 25, 2021 CTC Releases New White Paper on Event Cinema Technology Choices for Exhibition
Mar 3, 2021 Metamedia Promotes Global Entertainment Leader Frank Bryant to Chief Operating Officer
Feb 25, 2021 The Advanced Imaging Society and Cinionic Announce New Podcast Series the Insiders
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Against a backdrop of technological shift and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advanced Imaging Society and Cinionic today announced a new podcast series to serve as a source for the vital conversation with key stakeholders in media and entertainment. The first episode to be released Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, on the Google, Apple and Spotify Podcast apps.

Nov 12, 2020 Celebration of 2020 ICTA EMEA Award Winners
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) today celebrates the 2020-2021 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards for their technological leadership and for promoting innovation in the cinema exhibition sector.
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