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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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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.​ ​

Shows & Events

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

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

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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Centennial, Colo.—Sep 4, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera and NCM® Fathom Events Continue Award-Winning Series in U.S. Cinemas Nationwide with 12 Live Productions

The Emmy® and Peabody award-winning “The Met: Live in HD” series returns to U.S. cinemas for a seventh season featuring 12 live operas from the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-13 season. 

The series opens withDonizetti’s comic gem “L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Anna NetrebkoMatthew PolenzaniMariusz Kwiecien and Ambrogio Maestri in a new production by Bartlett Sher on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12:55 p.m. ET. Each live performance, broadcast through National CineMedia’s (NCM®) exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, will take place on a Saturday, with evening pre-recorded encore presentations taking place the third* Wednesday after each live performance.
Tickets are available at participating cinema box offices and online at For a complete list of cinema locations and schedule, please visit the website (cinemas and participants are subject to change). Ticket prices vary by location.
“In addition to bringing grand opera directly from our stage into communities across the nation and around the world, our HD programs energize our performers, who know that a sizeable percentage of the global population of opera fans are watching and listening to them,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s General Manager.
Presented by The Metropolitan Opera and NCM Fathom Events, NCM’s entertainment and events division, the live transmissions of the “The Met: Live in HD” 2012-13 season will be broadcast to 167 U.S. markets in more than 660 select cinemas (the series is also shown in 100 additional independent venues nationwide). The season features Met premieres of Thomas Adès’s “The Tempest” and Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda;” five new productions including the aforementioned  “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Rigoletto,” “Parsifal” and “Giulio Cesare.” Other titles in the seventh season of “The Met: Live in HD” include “Otello,” “La Clemenza di Tito,” “Aida,” “Les Troyens” and “Francesca da Rimini.”
“For the seventh straight season, the splendor of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series will continue to captivate fans as the passion and creative spirit of America’s world-reknowned opera company returns to cinemas nationwide,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “With each year, the popularity of the Met’s in-cinema series continues to grow bigger and Fathom is proud to bring opera fans across the U.S. the opportunity to experience this treaure of the arts with their families and friends.”
“The Met: Live in HD” is shown in more than 1,900 cinemas in 60 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale. “The Met: Live in HD” series is made possible by a generous grant from The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsor of “The Met: Live in HD” is Bloomberg. 
The 2012-13 “The Met: Live in HD” series planned schedule** is as follows:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted NemorinoBartlett Sher, whose previous productions of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Le Comte Ory” and “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion.Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant BelcoreAmbrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
            Wednesday, November 7 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of L'ELISIR D'AMORE
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
OTELLO (Verdi)
Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha as the title role opposite the acclaimedDesdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming, with Falk Struckmann as Iago and Michael Fabiano as the captain Cassio. Acclaimed Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov also makes his cinematic debut.
Wednesday, November 14 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of OTELLO
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacifc
THE TEMPEST (Adès) – Met Premiere
British composer Thomas Adès makes his Met debut conducting the first-ever Met performances of his opera, which has been widely praised as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of Milan’s famous opera house La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London.
            Wednesday, November 28 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of THE TEMPEST
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
The virtuosic Elīna Garanča sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito andBarbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts.
            Wednesday, December 19 – 6:30 local time
            Encore presentation of LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
Accompanied by a thrilling score, Verdi’s vivid characters grapple with life and love, betrayal and death. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovskyis her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and mezzosoprano powerhouse Stephanie Blythe sings the fortuneteller UlricaFabio Luisi conducts.
            Wednesday, January 9 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, December 15, 2012 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
AIDA (Verdi)
The Met’s unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska in her Met debut in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga BorodinaFabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.
            Wednesday, January 16 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of AIDA
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, January 5, 2013 – Noon Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacifc
The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah VoigtSusan Graham and Marcello Giordani lead the star cast. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
            Wednesday, January 23 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of LES TROYENS
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, January 19, 2013 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
MARIA STUARDA (Donizetti) – Met Premiere
Fresh from her triumph in the Met’s “The Enchanted Island,” mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Having scored a major success with his production of “Anna Bolena,” director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Beniniconducts.
            Wednesday, February 6 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of MARIA STUARDA
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, February 16, 2013 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern / 9:55 a.m. Pacific
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczalais the womanizing Duke of Mantua, with Željko Lucic as his tragic sidekick, RigolettoDiana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter—and their victim. Michele Mariotti conducts.
            Wednesday, March 6 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of RIGOLETTO
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – Noon Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Director François Girard’s timeless new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (“Eugene Onegin”) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious KundryPeter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas and René Pape as the noble knight GurnemanzDaniele Gatti conducts.
            Wednesday, March 20 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of PARSIFAL
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, March 16, 2013 – Noon Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, returns in the Met’s ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
            Wednesday, April 3 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
            (Available in select cinemas only)
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Noon Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
David McVicar’s inventive production of Handel’s Baroque classic comes to the Met for the first time, with major stars as Caesar and Cleopatra. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role of Julius Caesar oppositeNatalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
            Wednesday, May 15 – 6:30 p.m. local time
            Encore presentation of GIULIO CESARE
            (Available in select cinemas only)
*Encores for “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and “Aida” are scheduled four and five weeks following the live broadcast due to the holidays.
**Programs and casting subject to change. For more details on the operas, please visit the Met’s website

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