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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 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 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 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

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau 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.

CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 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 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

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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Santa Monica (CA) and Berlin (Germany)—Apr 1, 2008

DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D Makes Film History in Germany With Most Successful 3D Documentary Opening at IMAX(R) Theatres and Digital Cinemas

IMAX(R) theatrical rollout continues in the US with upcoming launches at the Tennessee Aquarium’s IMAX(R) 3D Theatre, Tempe’s IMAX(R) 3D Theatre at Arizona Mills and the IMAX(R) 3D Theatre at Providence Cinemas 16

Filmmakers Jean-Jacques and Francois Mantello (the Mantello Brothers) and film presenter Jean-Michel Cousteau are pleased to announce that their new IMAX(R) 3D Theatre film DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D has grossed USD 607,000 at the box office in Germany in its first two and a half weeks of exhibition, making it the most successful release ever for a 3D documentary film in the country. 47,000 German spectators have seen the film since its March 13th opening on just 17 screens.

“We are thrilled by the fantastic reaction of both audiences and critics to our latest film. This success is due in no small part to the superb images of whales and dolphins captured for the very first time in 3D and the vocal performance Martina Gedeck provided in German on the heels of Daryl Hannah’s contribution to the original version,” said the Mantello Brothers. “This is excellent news for our DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D and its worldwide run following its initial staggered release on February 15th in the US where it has posted solid and steady attendance rates with average revenues per screen totalizing $106,000 since its opening.”

For Oliver Fock, general manager of leading movie exhibitor Greater Union Filmpalast which operates the CineStar IMAX(R) 3D theatre in Berlin, “DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D marks the most successful release ever at our IMAX 3D theatre since its inception eight years ago. Our strong and stimulating relationship with 3D Entertainment has been instrumental in the film’s box office success. Given the positive word of mouth and the increasingly strong reaction to this unique 3D experience, we’re hopeful that this great family film will show long legs in the weeks ahead.”

DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D benefited from a day-and-date release on March 13th at Germany’s three IMAX 3D theatres – the CineStar IMAX 3D theatre in Berlin, Sinsheim’s Auto & Technik Museum, and Cinecitta in Nuremberg – as well as at 14 Digital 3D cinemas nationwide, including the Cinemagnum Cinemas in Frankfurt, Weimar, Dresden and Wurzburg, and the Forum am Deutschen Museum in Munich, among others. DELFINE UND WALE 3D: Nomaden der Meere (German title) is distributed by 3D Entertainment Distribution with Fantasia Film Gmbh & Co Verleih in Germany and Austria.

The film’s European premiere was held on March 10 at Berlin’s CineStar IMAX 3D Theatre at Potsdamer Platz with the filmmakers, ocean explorer and film ambassador Jean-Michel Cousteau, narrator Martina Gedeck (“The Lives of Others,” “Elementary Particles,” “The Good Shepherd”), national celebrities and leaders from top conservation organizations in attendance.

A high-resolution image of Jean-Michel Cousteau and Martina Gedeck at the European Premiere in Berlin is available through PR Newswire, Newscom and AP Photo Archive.

DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D is currently being shown at 12 IMAX(R) 3D theatres in North America and is continuing its rollout with a total of 49 license agreements to date signed by IMAX(R) 3D theatres. Additional engagements stemming from the film’s industry premiere at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s Film Expo held in London (UK) in early March will be announced in the coming days.

In North America, the film can be seen at Boston’s New England Aquarium, New Orleans’ Audubon Institute, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach and Austin’s Texas State History Museum, as well as at IMAX 3D theatres in Atlantic City (NJ), West Nyack (NY), Tulsa (OK), Myrtle Beach (SC), Vancouver (BC), Indianapolis (IN) and Dallas (TX).

Upcoming openings include the Tennessee Aquarium’s IMAX 3D Theatre in Chattanooga (TN), Tempe’s IMAX 3D theatre at Arizona Mills (AZ) and the IMAX 3D at Providence Place Cinemas 16 in Providence (RI). For a comprehensive list, please connect to

DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D immerses viewers in the daily lives of small and giant cetaceans as they interact socially, play, communicate, feed, breed, migrate and fight for their survival. It also delivers a powerful message in favour of the protection of these tribes while they are facing the greatest challenge of all: to survive the destruction of their habitat and depletion of food resources.

The film is produced by 3D Entertainment and McKinney Underwater Productions and released by 3D Entertainment’s distribution unit in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS – The Bonn Convention), and non-profit organizations PADI’s Project Aware and Reef Check.

Three years in the making, the film required no fewer than 12 international expeditions and 600 hours spent underwater at some of the remotest locations on Earth, including off the Pacific Ocean atolls of Moorea and Rurutu (French Polynesia), Vava’u Island (Kingdom of Tonga), Pico Island (Azores) and the Valdez Peninsula (Argentina). Unlike other IMAX(R)-type films, it was shot entirely in the wild and consists solely of underwater footage, with no humans on screen. The official film website is

3D Entertainment Distribution Ltd. Web Site
About 3D Entertainment Distribution Ltd.: 3D Entertainment Distribution is a fast-growing independent company specializing in the distribution and marketing of unique and innovative underwater-themed 3D films for IMAX 3D and Digital 3D cinemas worldwide. 3D Entertainment Distribution Ltd. Directory page

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