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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.  



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Omaha, Neb.—Dec 12, 2012

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ World Premiere Viewed on Ballantyne Strong’s Unique Customized 3D Silver Cinema Screen

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a provider of digital cinema projection equipment, screens and services as well as specialty lighting equipment, today announced that its wholly owned Strong/MDI cinema screen manufacturing business produced the specialty movie screen for the Embassy Theatre’s world premiere of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Wellington, New Zealand. ‘The Hobbit’ is set for its international release in most of the world later this week.

Ballantyne’s unique screen was created in conjunction with 3D technology leader RealD (NYSE: RLD), featuring specially engineered flake coating for enhanced brightness and producing a 1.6 gain. ‘The Hobbit’ is the first-ever feature film to be both produced and projected in RealD’s High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) at a speed of 48 frames per second (FPS), double the conventional speed of 24 FPS. Ballantyne, known for its large screen production prowess, completed the Guinness World Record-setting IMAX screen earlier this year. At dimensions of 35.7 m x 29.6 m, the world’s largest screen is based at The Panasonic IMAX Theatre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia.

“We are very pleased that Ballantyne was invited to participate as a key cinema technology partner in the exciting international debut of ‘The Hobbit,’ which is expected to help push 2012 to an all-time record-breaking year at the U.S. box office,” stated Ballantyne Strong President and CEO Gary L. Cavey. “Given our tremendous wealth of cinema experience and expertise, cultivated over an 80+ year corporate history, we believe our organization remains uniquely positioned for future success, whether it’s contributing to the development of high frame rate cinema, producing large format screens for leading worldwide exhibitors or providing ground-breaking LED lighting solutions for The World Trade Center.”


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About Strong Entertainment: Strong Entertainment, 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, along with Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the leading cinema screen manufacturers in the world. Strong/MDI produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally. Strong Entertainment Directory page Strong Entertainment Web Site
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About Strong/MDI Screen Systems: Strong/MDI Screen Systems, a Ballantyne Strong Inc. company, is a projection screen manufacturer located in Joliette, Canada. It manufactures 2D and 3D screens, specialty screens, motorized screen systems, custom structures and masking motors for clients worldwide. Strong/MDI Screen Systems is also known for the development of highly sophisticated coatings for projection surfaces.   

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About Ballantyne Strong Inc.: Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.ballantynestrong.com) is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment segment includes the largest premium screen supplier in the U.S. and also provides technical support services and other related products and services to the cinema exhibition industry, theme parks and other entertainment-related markets. Ballantyne Strong holds a $13 million preferred investment along with Google Ventures in privately held Firefly Systems, Inc., which is rolling out a digital mobile advertising network on rideshare and taxi fleets. Finally, the Company holds a 30% ownership position in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSX: GFP) which has recently completed an investment in a sawmill and related assets and a 21% ownership position in FG Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGF) which is a reinsurance and investment management holding company focused on opportunistic collateralized and loss capped reinsurance, while allocating capital to SPAC and SPAC sponsor-related businesses. Ballantyne Strong Inc. Directory page

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