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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.





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.



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.





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.  





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.



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.



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.



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 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 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 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. 

Shows & Events



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



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links 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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Torrance, CA—Jan 27, 2016

Cinema Industry Movers & Shakers Feel “The Force” Of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” in Mediamation MX4D®

Representatives from Disney, Lionsgate, Dolby, All Media Capital and other movie industry entities were among the crowd at the MediaMation (MMI) MX4D® VIP screening of Disney’s mega-blockbuster, “STAR WARS:  THE FORCE AWAKENS,” January 20, 2016 at the Plaza Stadium Cinemas 14 in Oxnard, CA.  

MX4D® is MediaMation’s uniquely branded “4D” motion EFX system.  This emerging technology, growing in popularity across the globe,  allows theatre patrons to “feel” certain action sequences of a major Hollywood blockbuster, as well as those of locally produced feature films, via carefully programmed “pitch, roll, and heave” motion EFX,  air/water blasts, leg/neck ticklers, fog, seat/back pokers, seat rumblers and other special effects that emanate from specially designed theatre seats, or from inside the theatre itself.

The  highly successful, VIP “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” MX4D® screening served as a culmination of events associated with the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) conference running Jan. 18-20  in Los Angeles.  Prior to the screening, attendees enjoyed a gourmet box meal and champagne aboard a chartered bus, courtesy of MMI, running from the ICTA conference at the Universal Hilton to the Oxnard venue.  Once arriving at the theatre, ICTA members and select industry guests were treated to soft drinks and popcorn, compliments of Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, before settling into their seats to hear brief welcoming remarks from MMI CEO Alison Jamele, CTO Dan Jamele and Head of Cinema Sales, Heather Blair.

Reacting to “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” in the MX4D® format, Jeff Thomas, President, All Media Capital, remarked:  “It totally immerses the viewer into the film. It’s something that you cannot get at home. Absolutely incredible, awesome technology. Great experience.”  
 
Added Michael Archer, ICTA President and Vice President, WW Cinema Sales, Dolby Laboratories. “It was a lot of fun – my son really enjoyed it. I thought it [4D] definitely added to the experience.”

Blair summed up the impact of the event: “We value the ICTA and look forward to the LA Seminar Series every year. We invited ICTA members for a special VIP screening of “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” to show them MX4D® at its finest. The overall reaction was extremely positive.

“We also invited ‘super fans’ to attend and address the audience,” Blair continued. “The super fans -- a group of locals who evangelize MX4D® -- explained how they discovered MX4D® and why they don’t see a movie if it’s not in this format.  Their authentic enthusiasm was well received and duly noted.  As we grow both domestically and internationally, knowing  that fans of MX4D® forego seeing a movie in other formats is very interesting and important to both Distribution and Exhibition.”




About MediaMation, Inc.: MediaMation,Inc. is a worldwide entertainment systems integration company and a leader in providing technological solutions to the Cinema, Attractions, VR and eSports market as well as implementing turnkey creative solutions for complex shows, rides, exhibits and fountain shows for theme parks, zoos, aquariums and museums.  MediaMation has extensive experience in design, manufacturing, project managing, engineering and support of their patented interactive product line including its MX4D Motion EFX technology.
Founded in 1991, MediaMation’s 30 years of experience working on complex projects, both large and small and in multiple geographic territories, has garnered them a reputation that is unsurpassed in the industry due to their mission to go the extra mile for their clients.   Many of MediaMation’s projects have been recognized with key industry and sector awards.  For more information, visit www.MX-4D.com, follow @MediaMationMX4D on Twitter or MediaMation, Inc. on Linkedin.  For press inquiries, contact marketing@mediamation.com

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