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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.



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.



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.  





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.



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.





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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.

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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.​ ​





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. 



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.
 


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-- 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.



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




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.


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Vicksburg, Miss.—Nov 13, 2012

Wilcox Theatres Rejuvenates Community with Sony 4K Digital Cinema Projection

Local Theater Focuses on the Future of Family Entertainment with State-of-the-Art Technology Upgrade
David Wilcox knew he had to invest in the latest state-of-the-art projection technology to keep his movie theater operating for the future. That’s why the owner of Wilcox Theatres installed all-digital Sony 4K projection for each of the four screens at his Vicksburg, Miss., location.

But, to Wilcox, running a successful movie theater is about more than showing movies in the highest quality possible. It’s about making an investment in the local community, where residents often view the local theater as an entertainment hub and a destination. The local exhibitor is focused just as much on family as it is on first-run features.

“Our demographic is family-oriented, so we really emphasize PG-13 and PG movie offerings,” Wilcox said. “We also try to keep our ticket pricing modest to make it attractive enough for the community to be able to come out as a family and enjoy the latest movies.”

The new projection upgrade, which also includes 3D capabilities, comes just in time as several big holiday releases are hitting the theater in November, including “Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” “Rise of the Guardians 3D,” and “Life of Pi.”

Wilcox and his team carefully researched all available projection options and elected to skip 2K offerings, choosing instead to “future-proof” their operations with 4K technology.

“This is the direction where everything is headed, and 4K clearly is the future of presentation quality,” he said.  “It was important for us to transition to the highest-quality digital to continue to bring the latest releases to the community, and to give our customers the best venue for enjoying movies.”

Wilcox leased and restored the theater in 2008. At the time, the theater had been closed for several years and the mall it was located in had lost many customers to the newer shopping developments in the Jackson, Miss., area. 

Wilcox worked closely with mall developer Mike Carlisle, whose “Shop Vicksburg” economic development program supports local businesses and entrepreneurs.

“Wilcox Theaters’ state-of-the-art technology upgrade is an important statement for our community,” Carlisle said. ”Vicksburg residents no longer have to drive 45 minutes to see the latest 3D movie or new release. We now have it available here, in the highest quality. Wilcox Theatres is integral to our community’s future development and growth, and we are very excited to have them as a partner.”

“Working with exhibitors like David Wilcox who have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish really gives Sony a chance to demonstrate our unique ability to develop customized solutions for independent theaters,” said Mike Houser, national account manager for Sony Electronics’ Digital Cinema Solutions group. “For example, our new low down payment lease program enables the smaller independent theatre owners to make an easier entry into digital technology, to offer the best viewing experience in 4K to their customers.”
 



About Sony Digital Cinema:
Sony Digital Cinema combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world’s leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony’s TMS (theatre management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Centre (NOC) services for the exhibition community. 
Sony Digital Cinema Directory page
About Wilcox Theatres: Wilcox Theatres was founded in December 2007. The primary focus of the company is to provide a quality cinematic experience to small communities throughout the South. Wilcox Theatres currently operates two theatres. They are located in Bastrop, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi with further expansion planned for the upcoming year. David Wilcox is the founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wilcox has over two decades of experience in the theatre business. He managed locations in various parts of the country for companies ranging from Excellent Theatre, United Artists and Regal Entertainment Group. For the past three years, he oversaw the rapid expansion of Southern Theatres as its Vice President of Operations. He relishes the opportunity to apply his experience and innovative ideas to a company bearing his name.

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