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Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




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.



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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. 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.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



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.



Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





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 65 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.



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 develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



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.

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.



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. 

Shows & Events



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow, your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.





CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.


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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.”
 
 

About CJ 4DPLEX: CJ 4DPLEX is the world's first 4D cinema company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company created 4DX, the first and leading 4D cinema technology for feature films, providing moviegoers with an immersive cinematic experience that utilizes all five senses, 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. CJ 4DPLEX brings 4DX auditoriums to exhibition partners along with 4DX codes for both major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each 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. Since 2009, more than 570 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 67,000 4DX seats operate in 571 auditoriums spanning 59 countries. CJ 4DPLEX Directory page
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 167 screens around the world, including 84 screens in South Korea; 51 screens in China; 9 in the United States; 5 in England; 4 in Turkey; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam, and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia. ScreenX Directory page
About CJ CGV: CJ CGV introduced a multiplex theater for the first time in 1998 and created the movie-watching trend in Korea. CJ CGV is the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea, and the world’s Top 5 cinema exhibition company present in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey and the United States. Under the theme of 'Cultureplex', CJ CGV has continued developing special theaters like ‘4DX (moving chairs and wind, rain, fog and scent effects etc.)’, ‘ScreenX (a 270-degree screening format that projects images on the side walls of a theater, as well as the front screen)’ and lobby entertainment like 'lolol (cartoon cafe)', 'V BUSTERS (VR entertainment)'. Cultureplex' is a concept of complex cultural space combining spectacles, entertainment and dinning in theaters. CJ CGV is currently operating 3,432 screens at 458 theaters in seven countries around the world including 1,116 screens at 150 theaters in Korea. CJ CGV Directory page

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