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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.​ ​

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 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.

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

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Woodland Hills, CA—Jun 16, 2011

Panavision 3D System to Be Installed in Art Deco Glasgow Film Theatre

“3D is not just for big budget blockbusters” theatre director says
The Panavision 3D System will be put to unique use in an agreement announced today involving GFT (Glasgow Film Theatre) in Scotland.  Traditionally used in cinemas worldwide to deliver effects-laden and heavily-promoted studio releases, the system will be used to show independent movies in this 400-seat cultural cinema.  One of the first movies shown will be ‘Horrid Henry’, a UK production opening in July.  Several cast members are expected to be in attendance. 
“We are fortunate,” said Adam MacDonald, Director of Sales, EMEA for DPVO Theatrical, the company developing and marketing the Panavision 3D System, “to be selected by the GFT, one of the most prestigious cinemas in the country.  They attract a more discerning audience who appreciates the quality and superior entertainment experience that 3D on a white screen offers.  Our system provides that and we are pleased that they see us as meeting their standards.” 
 “3D adds to the big screen experience,” said Jaki McDougall, Chief Executive of Glasgow Film who operate GFT, “and we believe that it's moving beyond its traditional use in big-budget blockbusters. For a cultural cinema it's important that we screen directors’ work as they intend it to be shown.  Some of the world’s finest independent filmmakers are starting to explore 3D -- Wender's ‘Pina’ and Herzog's ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ are just two examples – and we want to take our audiences along on the adventure.” 
The Panavision 3D System is well suited to meet GFT’s needs because it’s compatible with a white or silver screen, digital or film projection.  Using unique technology to comb the entire visible spectrum, the system is the most efficient – and delivers the most complete color rendition – of any 3D system using passive glasses and a white screen.  
“We chose the Panavision 3D System for the quality of image it provides and for its ability to work with a white screen,” McDougall said.  “Their glasses are not the most stylish; that might work to our advantage because their design discourages people from carrying them away when they leave.  But they’re lightweight, comfortable, and make you feel like you’re in the movie.  Cultural, or arthouse cinema has yet to develop its own aesthetic around 3D, and we're interested to be part of that process.” 
The Panavision 3D System package includes a filter module installed in the digital projector, a quantity of high-quality reusable glasses with tempered glass lenses, and a washing-sanitizing system.  The module includes a spinning filter which slices the motion picture image into ten slim bands of color and delivers five bands to the left eye, five to the right.  Light intensity is approximately equal to both eyes and the brain combines the images to see 3D. 
“It’s a highly flexible and simple approach to 3D,” MacDonald said.  “Cinemas can move easily from 3D to 2D and back again on the same screen to show different movies, even during different day parts.  Our approach typically attracts larger cinema circuits and we’re working with some of the most successful dealers in several countries.  The GFT is a ‘first’ for us, but we were attracted by the quality of their presentation; our goal is to help them more fully deliver that with the excitement offered by digital 3D.”
For more information on the Glasgow Film Theatre, visit

About Panavision 3D: Founded in 1954, Panavision Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high‐precision camera systems, consisting of film and digital cameras, lenses and accessories for the motion picture and television industries. Panavision systems are rented through its domestic and international owned and operated facilities and distributor network. Panavision also supplies lighting, grip and crane equipment for use by motion picture and television productions. Panavision 3D Directory page

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