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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

Shows & Events

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

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.

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Los Angeles—Sep 24, 2003

2929 Entertainment Announces Acquisition of Landmark Theatres

Deal will facilitate 2929’s goal to aggressively leverage ability to produce films, promote and display them on HDNet and HDNet Movies and exhibit them at Landmark Theaters
Todd Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 2929 Entertainment, announced his company has entered into an agreement to acquire the parent company of Landmark Theaters, the nation's largest art-house theater chain, from investment funds and accounts managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LLC. Upon closing of the transaction, Wagner and his partner Mark Cuban will assume ownership of the parent company of the Los Angeles based chain. It is expected that the current management team at Landmark will remain in place after the closing. The transaction is scheduled to close in October subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

“This transaction further enhances 2929 Entertainment’s presence in the industry,” says Wagner. “2929 Entertainment is now able to expand our development and acquisition efforts and create a vertical industry presence. Our goal is to aggressively leverage our ability to produce our own films, promote and display them on HDNet and HDNet Movies and exhibit them at Landmark. We think this acquisition provides a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the art and independent film, HDTV production and digital exhibition communities.”

After selling, the Internet company that he and Cuban founded, for $5.7 billion to Yahoo! Inc. in 1999, Wagner created 2929 Entertainment to leverage his expertise in digital technology and his passion for the entertainment business. In November, 2001, 2929 acquired Rysher Entertainment and its substantial film and television programming library, including various rights to such shows as "Hogan's Heroes," Sex and the City," and "Star Search.” A new version of “Star Search” co-produced by 2929 Entertainment, premiered in January 2003 to strong ratings. A second season of Star Search will launch in January 2004 on CBS.

2929 Entertainment co-financed the film, "Searching for Debra Winger," which was honored at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. The company is currently in post-production on two films. "Godsend," starring Robert DeNiro and Greg Kinnear is a co-production with Lions Gate. The second film, "Criminal," is a co-production with Steven Soderbergh's Section 8 production company. Directed by frequent Soderbergh collaborator Greg Roberts, the film stars recent Oscar nominee John C. Reilly. Warner Brothers will release the film. It is expected that 2929 Entertainment will continue to acquire content and partner with movie studios and other industry leading partners on film and television projects.

In addition to 2929 Entertainment's extensive library and production capabilities, Wagner and Cuban are also partnered in HDNet, an all-high definition national television network. HDNet, the leader in high-definition broadcasting, produces and televises more hours of original HDTV entertainment, news and sports programming than any other network. Its two 24/7 networks, HDNet and HDNet Movies, are currently available on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, and other cable companies affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).

2929 Entertainment also holds interests in Magnolia Pictures, a Denver-based movie exhibition company and Lion's Gate Entertainment; a global entertainment company whose recent releases include the Oscar-winning "Monster's Ball," "Frailty," and "Confidence.” Landmark Theaters, the nation’s largest art house chain, features first run independent and foreign films, restored classics and non-traditional studio fare in 54 theaters representing 185 screens in 14 states. Known for its successful grass roots marketing style, the chain was founded in Los Angeles in 1974.

Oaktree Capital Management, LLC is a Los Angeles based investment management firm with approximately $27.5 billion of assets under management from primarily private and public pension plans, private and educational foundations and endowments, insurance companies and private clients.

About Landmark Theatres: Since its founding in 1974, Landmark has grown to 52 theatres, 252 screens in 27 markets. Landmark is known for both its award-winning historic theatres, such as the Tivoli in St. Louis and the Inwood in Dallas, and its more contemporary theatres, including its flagship theatre, The Landmark in Los Angeles, The Landmark at 57 West in New York City, E Street Cinema in Washington, DC, and The Landmark Theatre Greenwood Village in Denver's Tech Center. Landmark Theatres Directory page

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