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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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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.

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.

QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

Shows & Events

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.

ShowEast 2021,  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.

CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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Berlin, Germany—Feb 7, 2013

“Nabucco” Live from La Scala on February 13 in HD Cinemas Worldwide

Rising Alternative’s opera and dance series continue in 2013 with live cinematic transmissions from La Scala, Opera de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, the San Francisco Opera, and more
On February 13, Rising Alternative presents Verdi’s “Nabucco” in a live broadcast from Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy as part of its Performing Arts in HD Cinema series. “Nabucco,” one of Verdi’s most beloved operas, premiered at La Scala in 1842 and has been an international success ever since. This new production stars celebrated baritone and renowned Verdi interpreter Leo Nucci as the titular king of Babylon, with Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vitalij Kowaljow and Liudmyla Monastyrska rounding out the cast. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Following “Nabucco,” there will be nine more live transmissions in 2013 from Europe’s greatest cultural institutions into cinemas worldwide. Artists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Thomas Hampson, Ramon Vargas, Patricia Racette, Marcelo Alvarez and Violeta Urmana star in performances of “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “Don Carlo,” “Falstaff” and more in the coming season.

Rising Alternative Live Transmission Schedule - 2013

 from the La Scala Ballet
LIVE on Thursday February 14, @ 20:00 local time | @ 19:00 UK, Ireland
The hunchback Quasimodo falls in love with the beautiful Esmeralda in this theatrical and dramatic ballet. Starring Natalia Osipova and Roberto Bolle.

FALSTAFF, from the Opera de Paris 
LIVE on Tuesday March 12, @ 19:30 local time | @ 18:30 UK, Ireland
Verdi’s final opera is a raucous comedy about the penniless, portly old knight Falstaff who gets tricked - time and again! - by the young ladies who rebuff his romantic overtures.

MAHLER 3RD SYMPHONY, from the Opera de Paris Ballet
LIVE on Thursday April 18, @ 19:30 local time | @ 18:30 UK, Ireland
Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, “a great hymn to the glory of all creation,” with John Neumeier’s lyrical and powerful choreography, creates an inspired evening of dance.

HANSEL UND GRETEL, from the Opera de Paris
LIVE on Monday April 22, @ 19:30 local time | @ 18:30 UK, Ireland
Two sweets-loving children, one hungry witch – watch out, it’s Hansel and Gretel! The classic fairy tale takes an operatic twist in this family favorite by Engelbert Humperdinck.

LA GIOCONDA, from the Opera de Paris
LIVE on Monday May 13, @ 19:30 local time | @ 18:30 UK, Ireland
La Gioconda is possibly the grandest of all grand operas – complete with an on-stage shipwreck and a third-act ballet that features one of the most memorable melodies in all opera. Starring Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Alvarez.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, from Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Live on Thursday May 30, @ 18:00 local time | @ 17:00 UK, Ireland 
The final installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle comes to a dramatic and fiery conclusion.

RIGOLETTO, from the Taormina Festival
LIVE on Tuesday July 9, @ 21:30 local time | @ 20:30 UK, Ireland
The bitter court jester Rigoletto wants to preserve his daughter Gilda's purity at all costs – and this impossible quest will cost him dearly indeed. From the stunning open-air stage in Sicily.

DON CARLO, from the Salzburg Festival
LIVE in August 2013, date and time TBA
Verdi’s dark political drama Don Carlo stars opera greats Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Thomas Hampson.

MEFISTOFELE, from the San Francisco Opera
Broadcast on Thurs. Oct. 3, time TBA. (Live on Oct. 2, delayed for Euro timezones.)
Boito’s retelling of Faust is a monumental work of music-drama. Starring Ramon Vargas and Patricia Racette.

LA TRAVIATA, from Teatro alla Scala, Milan
LIVE on Saturday December 7, Time TBD 
This operatic favorite shines in a new production, live from opening night at La Scala.

About Rising Alternative: Rising Alternative, founded by Giovanni Cozzi in 2009, distributes into cinemas worldwide the LIVE HD productions of many of world's most prestigious performing arts institutions such as the Salzburg Festival , the Berliner Philharmoniker , Madrid's Teatro Real , the San Francisco Opera, , the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Bregenz Festival  as well as the Operas on Location such as the Rigoletto in the original settings in  Mantua. The programs are distributed both LIVE and via DCPs.  The company also acts as the international sales representative for the alternative content controlled by Emerging Pictures,  a pioneering company in digital cinema , and which Giovanni Cozzi co-founded in the year 2000. Through this collaboration, Rising Alternative also brings to cinemas the productions of the Milan's Teatro alla Scala, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and many other Italian Opera houses. Rising Alternative maintains staff and presence in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. Rising Alternative Directory page

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