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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.



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.  





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.



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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 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.





Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.

AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.



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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 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. 



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.

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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.



CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




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 www.cineasia.com.



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.


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Toronto,—Oct 15, 2008

IMAX Signs Theatre Deal with Europe's Largest Exhibitor

ODEON Cinemas Increases Stake in IMAX Business with Purchase of Two IMAX Digital Projection Systems

IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and ODEON Cinemas Ltd., Europe's largest exhibitor, today announced an agreement to install 2 IMAX(R) theatres in Great Britain. The deal marks IMAX's second European theatre announcement in two weeks, and continues the Company's global expansion with its new digital projection system. To date, IMAX has signed contracts for more than 180 IMAX digital projection systems, with 18 currently in operation and a total of 45-50 scheduled to be in operation by year end.

Under the terms of the sale, ODEON Cinemas will install an IMAX digital projection system at the ODEON Greenwich multiplex in London and another at the ODEON Wimbledon multiplex in South-West London. Both are scheduled to be completed in December 2008.

The economical advantages of IMAX's new digital projection system combined with the ongoing success of our existing IMAX theatre in Manchester has made the decision to expand our IMAX footprint very easy," said Rupert Gavin, CEO of ODEON Cinemas. "The IMAX theatre business has proven to be a very reliable source of incremental attendance and revenue, and the earning potential increases with IMAX digital. We look forward to continued success with IMAX, and we are optimistic about future growth opportunities following the opening of our new IMAX theatres in ODEON Greenwich and ODEON Wimbledon."

"Expanding our relationship with the largest exhibitor in Europe adds to the momentum of our digital growth strategy as we continue to align ourselves with the world's top exhibitors," said IMAX's Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "The United Kingdom has been a very successful market for IMAX, and with ODEON's experience and expertise in the IMAX theatre business, we believe these new locations will strengthen our brand even more."

IMAX box office in the UK has been very strong and continues to grow as more Hollywood studios release event movies in IMAX's format. The region's top performing locations include the ODEON Manchester IMAX Theatre, which reported a 108% increase in annual ticket sales for 2007 over its 2006 performance, and London's BFI IMAX theatre, which has reported more than $1 million in box office for a single film several times.

"The IMAX brand is resonating very well with consumers in the UK and we are confident that it will continue to grow in popularity with ODEON's IMAX expansion and the increasing number of major Hollywood studios getting into the IMAX business," added Larry O'Reilly, Executive Vice President of Theatre Development. "ODEON Cinemas' endorsement of our new digital projection system, which is designed to significantly reduce the operating costs of an IMAX theatre, raises the bar for other exhibitors in the region who are looking to offer an experience that consumers can't get anywhere else."

IMAX's digital projection system delivers The IMAX Experience(R) and helps drive profitability for studios, exhibitors and IMAX theatres by eliminating the need for film prints, increasing program flexibility and ultimately increasing the number of movies shown on IMAX screens. The system can run both IMAX and IMAX(R) 3D presentations.

     Upcoming IMAX films include:

     2008
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     Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa - DreamWorks Animation
     The Day the Earth Stood Still - Twentieth Century Fox
     2009
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     Under the Sea 3D - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
     Watchmen - Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Legendary
     Pictures
     Monsters vs. Aliens 3D - DreamWorks Animation
     Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian - Twentieth Century Fox
     Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount
     Pictures
     Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince - Warner Bros. Pictures
     2010
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     Hubble 3D (working title) - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
     How to Train Your Dragon 3D - DreamWorks Animation
     Shrek Goes Fourth 3D - DreamWorks Animation



About IMAX Corporation:
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. 

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2020, there were 1,650 IMAX theater systems (1,562 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 76 institutional) operating in 84 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "1970." 

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).
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About Odeon Cinemas Group:
ODEON Cinemas Group is proud to be Europe's largest cinema operator, with leading brands in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, and a strong presence in Norway, Germany and Portugal.  In Europe, we welcome more than 100 million guests each year to enjoy great hospitality while watching the latest films and entertainment in more than 290 cinemas and 2,500 screens.  Our brand purpose is to make movies better by developing world-class cinemas that deliver memorable entertainment experiences for our guests, whilst offering fantastic careers for our people.

We pride ourselves on delivering more immersive big screen experiences, with Luxe fully reclining seats offering optimum space and comfort; coupled with the very best in sight and sound innovation through our own iSense screens and our partnerships with IMAX and Dolby Cinema. We have evolved our experiences to be more seamless for guests, through investment in digital booking platforms and rewarding membership and subscription
schemes. We believe that to make movies better you need a passionate and dedicated team to make the cinema experience more memorable for our guests, as well as a wide selection of quality food and beverage options to make the experience more delicious. As an AMC company, ODEON Cinemas Group is part of the largest movie exhibition company in the world with around 950 theatres and 10,500 screens across the globe. Together, we make movies better.
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