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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.

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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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4D Cinema Maker MediaMation Installs The First MX4D™ Motion EFX Theatre on the East Coast for National Amusements, Inc.

Boston Area Install Set For Late Summer 2015 Premiere At Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere
Leading 4D Cinema innovator MediaMation, Inc. (MMI) of Torrance, CA, inks deal with major theatre chain National Amusements, Inc. of Norwood, MA to install a 70-seat MediaMation MX4D™ Motion EFX Theatre in the chain’s newly refurbished, 20-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere location just outside Boston, MA.  Plans call for the new U.S. MX4D™ theatre -- the first full 4D Motion EFX theatre on the U.S. East Coast -- to open summer of 2015.
 
According to MediaMation President/CEO Alison Jamele, the Boston-area installation for National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas brand represents a key initiative by MMI to expand its presence in the U.S. cinema market.  MediaMation currently has 25 plus MX4D™ Motion EFX cinemas in diverse international locales ranging from Mexico and Colombia -- to the Middle East -- to the newly announced theatres for major cinema chains in China (Wanda, Jinyi) and Japan (Toho.)   MMI’s sole domestic MX4D™ theatre, prior to this announcement, is housed in Santa Rosa Entertainment Group’s  Plaza Stadium Cinemas 14 in Oxnard, CA, outside Los Angeles.
 
Duncan Short, Vice President of Operations of National Amusements states, “We are looking forward to bringing the MX4D™ experience to Revere to compliment the luxury seating and XPlus premium large format offerings in our newly remodeled theatre.  We really see the future in this technology to revolutionize the cinema industry and provide a sought after new option for our most avid moviegoers.”
 
MX4D™ is MediaMation’s uniquely branded “4D” pneumatically driven motion EFX system.  In general, 4D refers to an emerging  “immersive” technology which allows movie-goers to experience big Hollywood “blockbusters,” as well as locally produced major films, in a new way via the addition of moving seats, air/water blasts, leg ticklers, fog scents and other special effects that emanate from specially designed theatre seats or from inside the theatre itself.  These multiple special effects are programmed to both sync with and enhance the action on the screen for a more exciting and realistic movie-going experience. 
 
About MediaMation, Inc.:
For more than 24 years, MediaMation has provided innovative and visionary technological solutions to the entertainment market.  MediaMation is an interactive technology company and a worldwide, leading supplier and manufacturer of patented technology for 4D/5D motion EFX theatres and seats.  Besides its MX4D™ Motion EFX technology and seats, MMI designs and implements creative solutions for complex shows, rides exhibits, fountain shows, etc. for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, cinemas and FECs.  From concept to design to installation, MediaMation provides turnkey solutions to creating state-of-the-art 4D theatres and themed environments. For more information, visit www.mediamation.com, www.MX-4D.com, call 310.320.0696 or email: sales@mediamation.com.
 



About MediaMation, Inc.: For nearly 30 years, MediaMation, Inc. has provided innovative technological solutions to the Cinema and Themed Entertainment market and has expanded to the ESports industry in 2017. MediaMation is an interactive technology company and a worldwide, leading supplier and manufacturer of patented technology for 4D Motion EFX theaters and seats, including its MX4D Motion EFX technology, with over 400 installations worldwide. MediaMation also designs and implements turnkey creative solutions for complex shows, rides, exhibits, fountain shows, etc. for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, cinemas and FECs.

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About National Amusements: National Amusements, Inc., is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 925 movie screens in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Cinema de Lux, Multiplex, SuperLux and UCI brands. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service MovieTickets.com and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation. National Amusements Directory page

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Apr 8, 2016 National Amusements Announces USHIO as Their Exclusive Worldwide Provider of Xenon Bulbs
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National Amusements, Inc. announces an exclusive agreement with Ushio Inc. National Amusements (d.b.a. Showcase Cinemas) and Ushio Inc. have reached an agreement whereby USHIO will become the sole provider of Xenon bulbs to all National Amusements theatres worldwide.

Mar 1, 2016 Christie Expands Experiential Media Network as Company Inks Exclusive Deal with National Amusements in U.S.
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Christie, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, has signed an exclusive deal with National Amusements to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its Christie Experiential Networks (CEN) displays in theatre lobbies throughout the exhibition leader’s U.S. circuit. The agreement is the latest in CEN’s expansion across North America.


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Jan 13, 2009 National Amusements' Rising Star Media Expands IMAX Network in Russia
Mar 18, 2008 “Celtics Gamenight” Coming to Select National Amusements Theaters
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