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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.



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.



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.  





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.





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.



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.





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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.





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.

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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 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.



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.
 


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-- cancelled --  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.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below 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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Los Angeles, CA—Apr 20, 2016

CJ CGV Wraps Successful CinemaCon as Cultureplex Comes to the Global Cinema Industry

CJ CGV continued its transformation from one of the top five global cinema chains in the world to a total cinema solutions provider during a successful CinemaCon debut. Celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary, CGV brought its “Cultureplex” philosophy, the idea of making theaters into a “cultural playground” to cinema industry insiders during the first time CGV exhibited under its corporate banner. 
 
This year, the company demonstrated not only its premium immersive theaters such as 4DX and ScreenX, but also the company’s own cinema solutions and technologies such as CRM, NOC & TMS, and PhotoTicket. The result was CGV’s booth at the trade show being visited by over 1,000 people each day on average, including movie theater owners, press, and cinema industry executives. 
 
The company's “Cultureplex” philosophy was one of the hot topics in many panel discussions and presentations by film industry executives at the convention. For instance, on Day 1 of CinemaCon at the “International Day Breakfast Session,” Alejandro Ramirez, CEO and General Director at Cinepolis, praised CGV’s technologies, saying, “The special cinema technologies of South Korea’s CJ CGV, like 4DX, will become one of the leading cinema trends of the future.”
 
As cinema companies look to the future, CGV is delivering a differentiated experience for moviegoers to make them want to come back again and again. A large number of cinema exhibitors, press and general public visited CGV booth and witnessed what CGV has brought to the show.    
 
In addition to the CGV booth on the exhibition floor, on Monday, April 11th, ScreenX also offered demo sessions at AMC Town Square 14, one of two ScreenX sites in the U.S. For the second year at the convention, ScreenX demonstrated its upgraded technologies and content, which received attention from both exhibitors and studios. There was tremendous interest for this format, in which several private demo sessions were held inviting Hollywood studios and global top-tier exhibitors that helped advance discussions of expansion of ScreenX. 
 
Additionally, ScreenX unveiled this year’s feature film lineup at the session which included two Korean films and two Chinese films:
 
·         Operation Chromite follows the heroic Korean soldiers who carried out a pivotal covert operation during the Korean War.  Liam Neeson stars as General MacArthur. Lee Jung-jae and Lee Beom-soo also star.  The film is directed by Lee Jae-han and produced by Taewon Entertainment. ScreenX will be utilized during the battle scenes as well as some of the other key action sequences. (July 2016) 
 
·         Train to Busan, an action thriller in which passengers on a train from Seoul to Busan struggle to survive after a disastrous virus hits South Korea. Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok and Jung Yu-mi star. Train to Busan is directed by Yeon Sang-ho and produced by Red Peter. When watching the film in ScreenX, the sense of space inside the train will be emphasized by the 270-degree view, and audiences will feel the movement of the train as the action progresses. (July 2016)
 
·         Call of Heroes 危成 is an upcoming Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, with action direction by Sammo Hung, and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Eddie Peng, Yuan Quan, Jiang Shuying, with a special appearance by Wu Jing. The film is set in 1914 during the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and follows the story of a group of villagers who stand up to a cruel young warlord.  The fight scenes were shot in ScreenX giving movie-goers a full 270-degree view of the martial arts action. (August 2016)
 
·         Few Bullets (快手手快is set in the 1940s, when two Chinese snipers try to take back the royal seal from Japan. In doing so they travel to Manchuria, Shanghai, and Nanjing. For a Few Bullets is directed by Anzi Pan and distributed by Wanda Pictures. Many of the spectacular landscapes and action sequences will be presented in ScreenX. (July 2016)

This was 4DX’s fourth year participating in CinemaCon. This year 4DX introduced upcoming movie trailers with a brand-new environmental effect “Vivid Fog” at the 4DX mini demo booth inside the CGV booth. 4DX also revealed for the first time, “4DX VR” to the CinemaCon audience. “4DX VR” is the combination of 4DX’s motion seats with Virtual Reality devices, which makes the experience even more immersive and realistic. This was quite the attraction at CinemaCon, drawing lines of convention goers to try it out for themselves.  
  
In terms of business performance, 4DX signed a contract with Cineplex, Canada’s number one cinema chain, and with KNCC (Kuwait National Cinema Company), the leading cinema company in Kuwait, to open the countries' first 4DX auditoriums. In China, currently the largest market for 4DX, the company signed an MOU with SFC to open 20 more 4DX theaters. There were also meetings with exhibitors in North America, as well as Western Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, making big steps forward towards 4DX’s global expansion.  
 
The CGV booth displayed the most advanced cinema solutions and technologies in the market, such as CGV NOC (Network Operation Center), TMS (Theater Management System), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and PhotoTicket products, which was a refreshing sight to the global cinema industry. Many cinema owners showed great interest in these solutions during business meetings with each product owner.  
 
Jung Seo, CEO at CJ CGV, said, “By participating in CinemaCon this year, CGV has opened up new opportunities to expand its special cinema technologies and expertise in movie theater operations - and bring awareness to “Cultureplex” - to global markets.”
 
 


CJ 4DPLEX Web Site
About CJ 4DPLEX: CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created immersive film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘4DX’, ‘ScreenX’ and ‘4DX with ScreenX’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
 
4DX provides moviegoers with an immersive, multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. More than 660 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 77,400 4DX seats operate in 664 auditoriums, spanning 65 countries.
 
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theater technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually immersive theater experience of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 235 screens in over 20 countries.
CJ 4DPLEX Directory page
ScreenX Web Site
About ScreenX: ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection system used within a theatre setting. It was created in 2012 by CJ CGV, part of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group, as one of the "next cinema formats" along with 4DX, the multisensory cinema technology with motion and environmental effects. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by expanding the center image of feature films and pre-show advertising to create an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree format that projects onto three theatre walls. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 203 screens around the world, including 87 screens in South Korea; 66 screens in China; 17 in the United States; 9 in England; 4 in Turkey; 4 in Japan; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Indonesia, Israel, Canada, and Poland. ScreenX was recognized as the “Innovator of the Year” at ShowEast 2018.  ScreenX Directory page
About CGV: CGV, a subsidiary of CJ Group, is the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea and the fifth largest multiplex theater company in the world. Founded in 1998, it has since expanded its presence in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey, Vietnam, and the United States. CGV currently operates 4,228 screens at 590 locations in these seven countries, including 1,319 screens at 186 locations in South Korea. For more information, go to: www.cgv.co.kr CGV Directory page

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Christie® is pleased to announce that CGV, the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea, has acquired 94 units of Christie’s next-generation, RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser™ illumination technology.

Apr 24, 2018 Cinionic Fuels Major Global Expansion of CJ CGV Cinemas with Barco Projection
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