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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.



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.



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.



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.





Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in over 80 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



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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.





GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



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.

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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.
 




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. 

Shows & Events



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.



CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



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




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.


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Miami, FL—Jan 19, 2015

Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas See Promise in Cielo Cinema Software

Cielo smart alerting points to smoldering issues before they become an operational inferno
Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) closed enrollment in the beta testing phase for Cielo, their patent-pending mobile software application, while current beta partners such as Silverspot Cinemas, Southern Theatres and others continue to provide the team with invaluable feedback as development readies for Q1 product launch. This announcement came on the heels of an unprecedented amount of exhibitor interest.
 
Cielo is a software application focused on relieving operational headaches by delivering real-time alerts on servers, projectors, lamp hour usage and more. The Cielo user receives this information on any internet connected device like their smartphone or tablet from absolutely anywhere. This portability gives the Cielo user the freedom to be on the floor ensuring their customers are receiving the best movie-going experience, rather than tied to their office and desktop.
 
Into The Wild With Cielo
The close of enrollment in the beta testing phase does not mean beta testing is complete. Phase One testing partners are deep into Cielo usage with Phases 2 and 3 close behind.
 
Jack Wagner, Director of Facilities, Southern Theatres, LLC, is a Cielo Beta Partner and his participation has already provided the Cielo development team with insight to make Cielo alerting smarter. Jack is an industry veteran and has seen and implemented a variety of solutions for his theaters. “What got me interested in Cielo is the focus on the hardware side and the alerting.  I’m a fireman, “Jack continues, “my team and I spend a lot of our day putting out fires. Cielo’s real-time alerting points out the fires while they’re smoldering - before they become a full blown blaze.”
 
“When you develop software initially the requirements are based on strategic market research,” explains Peter Malloy, VP of Product at CE+S, “but the real test is when our target market actually uses it in real world scenarios and they tell us what works, what they need. Southern Theatres and Silverspot Cinemas are perfect examples of vocal beta partners who are helping to make Cielo a valuable product for all of our customers.
 
Nerd Alert: Cielo Helps Teams Problem Solve More Efficiently
Travis Batson, Head of IT and Projection at Silverspot Cinemas is the kind of dedicated employee a GM dreams about. “On his days off, he comes in to watch movies, “ laughed Patricia Baker, General Manager at Silverspot Cinemas, as she shared an anecdote with the Cielo team at their ShowEast booth. “Travis is really nerding out about Cielo.”
 
Before Cielo, Travis would clock out, but support of his team didn’t end there. “When I was off the clock and away from the theater, it was really hard for managers to describe to me what was off with the projectors,” explained Travis. “The Cielo alerts combined with the detailed email notifications has not only enabled me to proactively reach out to my managers, but the notifications have also made me a more efficient problem solver. It has made the managers happy.”
 
Cielo’s mission is to provide cinema managers and owners with a sense of ease so when they are off-site they can still manage their cinemas from any internet connected device.  For Travis, it’s a little different: “I’ve been told that I shouldn’t be doing any work on my days off,” he laughs, “so, sometimes, I’ll just look at Cielo to get my fix.”
 
Coming Soon To a Theater Near You
Cielo beta partners represent 5,577 screens internationally. Cielo is slated for a full product release in Q1. Learn more about Cielo - visit us at Art House Convergence in Midway, UT, January 19-22, 2015 or at ICTA in Los Angeles, January 19th - 21st, 2015. Sign up to keep tabs on Cielo’s progress: http://www.cinemaequip.com/cielo/ 
 

  


About CES+: CES+ is an integrator of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions. For over 30 years, CES+ has designed intelligent, tailor-made solutions for exhibitors in the cinema industry. Recent changes in the cinema industry have made it an even greater challenge to capture audiences. CES+ works alongside exhibitors in evolving their technology to leverage the latest cinematic innovations to excite, entertain, and provide epic customer experiences. CES+ has worked alongside many exhibitors in the US and LATAM markets as a partner to their cinema needs in regard to eatery trends, equipment, new builds, as well as operational process consulting with the CIELO platform. For more information, visit www.ces.plus. CES+ Directory page
About CIELO: CIELO is the Global Leader in Cinema device monitoring, data analytics and customer experience. CIELO's leadership is rooted in its proven Return on Investment; every $1 invested in the platform results in $10 savings and its global presence in over 50 countries. More information on https://cieloconnects.com/ CIELO Directory page
About Silverspot Cinemas: With locations in Florida and North Carolina and plans for expansion, Silverspot offers its customers a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. Its theaters offer a combination of blockbusters, independent and foreign films as well as European opera and ballet presented with state-of-the-art projection and sound technology. All locations offer hand-stitched leather seats, 100 percent reserved seating, casual restaurants and bar/lounges and an exquisite fresh menu customers rave about. Silverspot Cinemas Directory page
About Southern Theatres, LLC.: Formed by George Solomon in 2003, VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC is a top 20 theatre circuit in the United States and is responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas. The company operates 18 locations with 266 screens in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC (“Southern”) is a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”), a leading private equity firm dedicated to investing in media, communications and information industries in North America and Europe. Southern Theatres, LLC. Directory page

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Nite Owl Theater brings a laser-powered drive-in cinema experience to the heart of Miami with Laser Projection from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture. Working with CES+, the Nite Owl Theater deployed state-of-the-art 4K RGB laser Barco Series 4 projection in a mobile airstream RV, upgrading the drive-in location from 35mm to the next generation of digital presentation technology.

Aug 13, 2020 CES+ Releases the World’s Brightest Outdoor Cinema Screen
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Jun 23, 2020 CES+ Launches Heatzen Thermal Camera and Monitoring Solution Tailored Specifically for the Cinema Industry
More Southern Theatres News:
Dec 11, 2019 Christie RGB RealLaser technology and Vive Audio complete Southern Theatres’ GPX luxury renovation
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VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC has undertaken a complete renovation of the former Grand Theatre with the recently opened Amstar Cinemas 18 Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, NC.  With 18 screens, 12 of which were newly renovated, the complex features a state-of-the-art Grand Premium Experience (GPX®) Auditorium offering the ultimate movie-watching experience, using a Christie® CP4330- RGB cinema projector, with RealLaser™ RGB pure laser illumination technology and Christie Vive Audio™ delivering powerful Dolby Atmos® sound.

Jun 24, 2016 Allure and its Christie Experiential Network Continue Expansion as Company Inks Deal with Southern Theatres in U.S.
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Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, has signed a deal with Southern Theatres to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its interactive and experiential digital displays in theatre lobbies. The deal further expands Southern Theatres’ multiyear partnership with Allure and CEN for digital signage services.

Apr 21, 2015 Christie Vive Audio Installations on “Blockbuster Pace,” with 22 New Auditoriums on Tap in Coming Months, Including Movie Tavern in Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce a record year for Christie Vive Audio™ installations worldwide, with the groundbreaking cinema speaker system on target to power its 150th screen in time for some of this year’s most heavily anticipated blockbuster movies. At the current pace, the company anticipates a 100 percent increase in Christie Vive locations, with up to 300 auditoriums pumping out rich, dynamic, detailed cinema audio by CinemaCon 2016.


Jul 30, 2014 Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, LA, to Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Vive Audio and Christie Solaria Series Projectors
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Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce that Southern Theatres has completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex, at the new Southern Theatres Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana.
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