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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.



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.





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.





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.  





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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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 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 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 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



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.



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



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.


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Toronto, Canada—Mar 24, 2010

IMAX Enters New Partnership with A Singapore Exhibitor

Shaw Theatres Pte Ltd to Open Digital IMAX® Theatre in Singapore's Premier Commercial, Retail and Entertainment Destination Area
IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Shaw Theatres Pte Ltd, a leading exhibitor in Singapore, has signed an agreement to install a digital IMAX® theatre system at the exhibitor's premier location in the heart of Singapore's famous commercial retail and entertainment area, Orchard Road. 

The IMAX installation scheduled to be open in spring of 2011 is part of a major remodeling of the Lido Cineplex in Shaw House.

"We have watched the IMAX brand grow significantly across the Asia-Pacific region and we believe it is an ideal fit for this iconic location." said Mark Shaw, Executive Vice President of Shaw Theatres, "The combination of the growing slate of Hollywood blockbusters in the IMAX format and the super premium IMAX theatre system will deliver an exceptional experience our patrons will seek out and pay a premium for. We believe that IMAX will be a major entertainment anchor for our complex and Singapore."

"Shaw's Lido Cineplex is located in the highest profile retail and entertainment area in Singapore, and the inclusion of an IMAX theatre there will increase the visibility of our brand in yet another key location within the Asia-Pacific market," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "There is great potential for the IMAX brand in Singapore, and this new partnership with Shaw Theatres, serves as a great way to capitalize on that potential."

"We're very excited to work with Shaw Theatres to help transform their cinema complex into a super-premium attraction for its customers," added Don Savant, IMAX's Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific.  "With the biggest Hollywood movies as well as select mainstream Chinese films now available in the IMAX format, we're in a position to captivate a much wider audience and offer a broad range of movie experiences that moviegoers in Singapore can't get anywhere else."

IMAX's digital projection system delivers The IMAX Experience® 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®3D presentations.

About Shaw Theatres
Shaw Theatres, part of the Shaw Organisation, was founded by the Shaw Brothers and has been operating cinemas in Singapore since 1927. It owns and currently operates 5 Multiplexes across the island, with a new location opening in November 2010.

The Lido Cineplex, located in Shaw House is Shaw Theatres' flagship location. First opened in 1959, Lido was a single screen cinema on the current site. In 1993, after 3 years of construction, a new 5 screen multiplex was opened as part of the new 22 Storey Shaw House re-development.  In 1997, it was upgraded to 8 screens. Shaw Theatres is now embarking on a major remodeling of the Cineplex creating a landmark 11 screen cineplex to include Singapore's first digital IMAX theater slated to be ready in spring
2011.

Shaw House is a 22 Storey Retail and Office building situated at the heart of Singapore's iconic Orchard Road at the junction of Orchard and Scotts Road.

Orchard Road is a 2.2km street that is one of Singapore's biggest local and tourist attractions. With over 800,000sq m. of Retail, Restaurants, Hotels and Cinemas, Orchard Road is Singapore's entertainment hub.

For more information on Shaw Theatres and Shaw Organisation, please visit http://shaw.sg . You can also connect with Shaw on Facebook (facebook.com/shaw.sg), Twitter (twitter.com/shawonline) and YouTube (youtube.com/ShawOnlineVideos).


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 Shaw Organization: Shaw Theatres, founded by the Shaw Brothers (Tan Sri Runme Shaw and Sir Run Run Shaw), has been operating cinemas in Singapore since 1924. The company currently operates eight theatre locations with close to 50 screens across the island. For more information, visit www.shaw.sg.

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May 16, 2006 Shaw Organization selects GDC Technology servers for Shaw House’s LED video Wall and digital cinema theatres
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GDC Technology, the leading provider of digital cinema solutions is pleased to announce the commissioning of DSR™ Digital Film Servers for Shaw Organization’s Lido Cineplex which resides in the legendary Shaw House. Lido Cineplex is one of the most popular cinemas, well-attended by movie-goers of all ages in Singapore. Generations of movie-goers have watched blockbusters such as “Ben Hur”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “My Fair Lady”, "Jurassic Park", "Harry Potter" series and “Superman” at Shaw House. The two digital cinema halls in Lido Cineplex are equipped with GDC Technology’s SA1000 DSR™ Digital Film Servers in time for the release of blockbusters - “Mission Impossible III” and “Poseidon”; Lido Cineplex Hall 1 is Singapore's largest digital cinema theatre with a screen width of over 17 meters and seating capacity of 780 seats. Their newest digital hall, Lido 2 is the next biggest hall with 503 seats.
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