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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.  





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.





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.



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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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.





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.





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.



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.

Industry Partners



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 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 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.



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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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.



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




-- cancelled --  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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BEVERLY HILLS, CA —Aug 21, 2003

Alpha Spacecom Signs Landmark Agreement With China Film Group to Distribute Digital Content via Satellite

Alpha Spacecom Company Limited (OTC BB: ASPC) announced today that it has signed a landmark agreement with China Film Group Corporation ("CFG") to create a satellite digital cinema and home distribution platform for the presentation of major Western and domestic motion pictures. The motion pictures, as well as other content, will be delivered through digital projection cinemas and a satellite pay-per-view system ("SPPV") over the course of the project.

Under the agreement, Alpha Spacecom will form with CFG a joint venture entity, owned 51% by CFG and 49% by Alpha Spacecom, that will reconstruct and upgrade movie theater complexes to digital projection format and implement a home pay-per-view system, both of which will receive digitized content via satellite transmission. Currently CFG is the leading entity in China authorized by that country's government to import, export and license filmed and other entertainment content and will inject RMB 200,000,000 in the form of cash, existing systems and equipment, and specially authorized operations licenses against an Alpha Spacecom investment of US$30,000,000.

The joint venture will invest in the reconstruction and conversion of two hundred select locations to the digital cinema format, and will establish a satellite hub to provide satellite transmission services for the distribution of digital entertainment. Content distribution and digital cinema box office receipts will be the primary revenue drivers of the joint venture.

The new system will effectively address piracy issues that have plagued China by providing digitally delivered encrypted signals to cinemas and SPPV subscribers, creating a robust and mutually beneficial operations environment for this burgeoning service.

Mr. Tony Hu, Managing Director of Alpha Spacecom, hailed the agreement as historical, commenting, "Alpha Spacecom is delighted to enter into this landmark agreement with CFG to jointly develop the vast market in China. Having CFG as an exclusive partner with its enormous resources, government authorization, operations expertise, and systems already in place is a tremendous business opportunity."

The integrated operations of the Alpha Spacecom CFG joint venture underscores the close cooperation the two companies have enjoyed and signifies the beginning of revenue-generating prospects for Alpha Spacecom operations in China once the requisite capital is raised and the platform is developed.


About China Film Group Corporation: China Film Group Corporation (“CFG”) is China’s largest and most influential state-run film enterprise and the sole importer of foreign films in China. CFG's scope of business spans film and television production, film distribution and exhibition, film importation and exportation, cinema circuit management, digital cinema construction, movie channel, print developing and processing, film equipment management, digital film production, film and TV compact disc production, ancillary products, advertising, property management as well as real estate. China Film Group Corporation Directory page

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Dec 9, 2014 China Film Group Corporation Selects GDC’s SX-3000 Standalone IMB for Its 2014 – 2015 Digital Cinema Deployment
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GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce that a total of 700 units of GDC’s SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Blocks™ (“SX-3000 IMB”) along with Barco DLP Cinema® projectors have been selected by China Film Group Corporation (“CFGC”) for its 2014 – 2015 digital cinema deployment. The deployment of these 700 units of integrated system in which Barco projectors are integrated with GDC’s SX-3000 IMB began in Q3 2014.

Dec 3, 2012 China Film Group Orders 800 Barco Digital Cinema Projectors
May 13, 2010 China Film Group and Antaeus D-Cinema Investment Corporation Select Ballantyne Strong for 200 NEC Digital Cinema Projectors for Mainland China
Sep 17, 2009 China Film Group Selects Ballantyne Strong to Provide and Install 160 Digital Cinema Projectors in Mainland China
Jan 12, 2009 China Film Group Selects Ballantyne/Strong to Provide and Install 100 Digital Cinema Projectors in Mainland China
Mar 1, 2006 MediaCorp Technologies and China Film Digital collaborate on digital distribution of movies to make them available, in better quality and sooner to Asian audiences.
Dec 13, 2004 Barco wins exclusive order for ten Digital Cinema projectors in China
Mar 24, 2004 Christie Announces Acceleration of Digital Cinema Installations in Asia-Pacific Markets
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Christie, an international provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, continues to set the pace for the implementation of digital cinema worldwide with recent installations in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace. These include the first 2K resolution projectors, the Christie CP2000 digital cinema projector, installed in Beijing, China as well as in Taiwan.

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