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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.



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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.





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.





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.



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.



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.  





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.



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.

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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. 



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. 

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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.



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



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


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Munich—Aug 6, 2008

Cinema City International Goes Digital and 3D

Cinema City International are equipping their theatres with D-Cinema technology suitable for 3D projection. The major multiplex operator has ordered 50 Kinoton DCP 30 Digital Cinema Projectors with integrated Dolby 3D system, several of which have already been installed in Israel, Poland and Hungary. Further installations are scheduled for the Cinema City multiplexes in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Israel. 
  
Cinema City International’s decision to offer their audience the digital 3D cinema experience might have a signal effect on the cinema industry, as the Cinema City Group is the largest multiplex theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Israel. As of July 2008,  Cinema City operates 62 multiplexes with 563 screens and 113 000 seats.

Kinoton has already installed 15 of the 50 D-Cinema projectors ordered, the others are to follow in fast succession. Now the first digital shows in 2D and 3D are running at multiplexes in Israel and Hungary, and the audience is thrilled by the brilliant pictures and the novel 3D experience in D-Cinema quality: At the Yes Planet theatre in Ramat-Gan (Israel), 3 of the 15 auditoriums now are suitable for stereoscopic digital projection. The Yes Planet in Haifa, with 23 screens the biggest multiplex in Israel, was equipped with 4 D-Cinema projectors. Both multiplexes have exhibited the digital version of the Disney/Pixar production Wall-E already, and successfully started 3D projection with Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D by the end of July.

The 23-screen megaplex Cinema City Arena in Budapest (Hungary) is the largest cinema in Central Europe, with 23 screens and seating for 3,800 moviegoers. Now it offers 4 digital screens which have shortly premiered with Wall-E. The digital installations at the Cinema City Arkadia in Warsaw (Poland) are currently in progress; soon 3 of its 15 auditoriums will offer 3D D-Cinema.

For Moshe “Mooky” Greidinger, CEO of Cinema City International, the decision on the supplier of the D-Cinema technology was an easy one: “We have been working with Kinoton for many years already and together we have reached over 500 screens in 6 territories. Our experience all these years showed us that first, we can be sure that when buying "a Kinoton" we get a product that we can trust and use for many years and 2nd, that behind the products there is a professional team that will always be there if we need them. When operating this amount of screens, this is very important. For us it was also very important  that Kinoton has been a leading company in the cinema market for many years. "Going Digital" is a long process and we wanted to do that with the team that we know and trust.”
 
Kinoton is delighted about this sign of confidence. “We are feeling honored that Cinema City International, one of our most important long-term customers, has not only decided in favor of our D-Cinema projectors, but also relies on our expertise in digital technology and projection. This is the proof that we have successfully expanded our competence in cinema technology to the digital sector without making any compromises regarding our high quality standards,” says Christoph Dobler, managing director of Kinoton GmbH.



About Kinoton Digital Solutions: Kinoton Digital Solutions is a globally active enterprise specializing in sales and distribution of professional audiovisual technologies, system integration, and provision of a full range of services for cinemas, postproduction companies, and customer-specific projects. Headquartered in Germering near Munich, Germany, Kinoton Digital Solutions ranks among Europe’s largest providers of complete cinema solutions. Kinoton Digital Solutions offers professional project and audio solutions that live up to the highest expectations. Many years’ experience in planning, project management, and installation, backed by the comprehensive Kinoton Cine Perfect service and support concept, guarantee flawless digital cinema. An international sales and service network and a state-of-the-art Network Operation Center (NOC) ensure a strong customer focus and reliable support. Kinoton Digital Solutions Directory page
About Cinema City International N.V.: Cinema City International is the largest multiplex theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Israel. The Company is developing a modern multiplex cinema chain throughout a market of over 100 million people spanning 6 countries. As of July 2008, Cinema City operates 62 multiplexes with 563 screens and 113 000 seats. In 8 multiplexes the Company also runs the 3D IMAX® theatre. In certain selected locations, like Cinema Park and Hokus Pokus in Poland, the Company operates education and entertainment centres. Cinema City multiplexes are located in Poland, Israel, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania. Cinema City is the fastest growing cinema chain in Europe with 43 multiplex theatres comprised of over 450 screens currently under construction. In addition, Cinema City is actively involved in cinema related advertising and film distribution. The Cinema City group also develops modern shopping mall real estate projects associated with expanding its cinema chain. Cinema City distributes DVD’s movies in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Israel. In Israel, Cinema City operates the largest DVD and VHS rental and sales business as a joint venture with Blockbuster. The Cinema City group employs over 3,000 people in 6 countries. Cinema City International N.V. Directory page

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