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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.





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.  





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 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.



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.





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.

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.​ ​





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 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.

Shows & Events



CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.



CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 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 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau 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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Las Vegas, NV—Mar 29, 2017

4DX Announces Australian Debut Through New Partnership with Village Cinemas

The Company Will Also Be Expanding its African Reach in Angola Through New Agreement with Cinemax
CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, has today announced a partnership with Village Cinemas that will bring 4DX to Australia for the first time, beginning with the Village Cinemas Century City location. 

Currently available in more than 370 auditoriums across 47 countries – and averaging two new theatre openings every week – 4DX brings motion seats and environmental effects such as wind, rain, lightning, snow, and a variety of scents to moviegoers around the world. Through this partnership, announced at CinemaCon (BOOTH #2103A), this immersive experience will soon be available on six continents. 
 
Additionally, CJ 4DPLEX announced a new partnership with Cinemax, the leading cinema exhibitor in Angola, further extending the reach of 4DX in Africa. Through this deal, three 4DX locations will open in the country’s capital city, Luanda, by the end of 2020, beginning with Cinemax Talatona this year and followed by two other sites also located in Luanda. 4DX first came to Africa through an agreement with Nu Metro Cinemas in South Africa, announced in 2015.
 
“We are excited to announce that we have finally expanded our reach to Australia with Village Cinemas, the country’s leading cinema company and top exhibitor in Melbourne. Following the first site opening at Century City, 4DX aims to establish a path to broaden its market throughout the continent,” said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “With this upcoming debut in Australia and further expansion in Africa with Cinemax, and around the world, we continue to broaden our worldwide footprint and lead the industry in progressing immersive cinema into the future.” 
 
Century City was selected as the first Australian site to implement 4DX due to its proven track record with blockbuster films, which perform exceptionally well in the fast-growing 4DX format. Additionally, 4DX will complement the current gold class offering that Village provides in order to reach the growing millennial segment of the region’s population. Operating 223 screens across 23 complexes in Australia, Village Cinemas offers an array of movie experiences including premium offerings that feature reclining seats, full food and beverage service, large screens, surround sound, and now includes Gold Class, Vmax, VPremium, Cinema Europa, VJunior and 4DX. 
 
“We are continuously looking for ways to innovate and put the power into the hands of our customers. The addition of 4DX cinema is another way for our guests to customize their experience,” said Kirk Edwards, CEO of Village Cinemas. “Introducing 4DX in Australia reaffirms our commitment to offering our customers the widest range of movie experiences and how they wish to consume their favorite movies at the cinema. 4DX has transformed the way the rest of the world is watching movies, and we can’t wait to share this experience with our customers.” 
 
“We are very happy to have closed a partnership with 4DX,” added Cinemax Executive Director Michel Ferreira. “We are confident that 4DX technology will allow us to significantly improve the movie experience of our customers and bring something new and different to Angola’s exhibition market place. That’s why our partnership with 4DX includes several Cinemax sites. Together we will change the way people see movies in Angola.”
 
 


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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 innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include 'ScreenX', '4DX', and '4DX Screen' for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
 
CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, "Parasite". CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.
 
ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are over 372 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.
 
4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences 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 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 776 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.
 
4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 41 4DXScreens installed around the globe.
CJ 4DPLEX Directory page
About Village Cinemas: Village Entertainment includes the Village Cinemas and Leisure businesses and is continuing to diversify into a range of dynamic entertainment offerings including premium bar concepts and stand alone food and beverage brands. Cinema Exhibition is where Village Roadshow started, having started in 1954 with the first of its drive-in cinemas. Today, Village Roadshow jointly owns and operates approximately 600 cinemas across three countries, and continues to lead the world in providing state-of-the-art entertainment experiences. In Australia, Village Cinemas is one of the country's largest exhibitors with a large share of screens across all Australian states.  

Since its inception, Village Cinemas has not only expanded the number of cinemas it operates, it has enriched the cinema-going experience through the creation of 'entertainment destinations' aiming to increase attendances and improve the world of cinema. The division has also sought to widen the appeal of going to the movies by creating new concept cinemas attractive to a broader demographic and providing entertainment in true style. Village Cinemas is a major force in cinema exhibition in Australia and overseas, and continues to lead the world in stadium seating, digital projection, 3D blockbuster movies, premium cinema experiences such as Gold Class, Vpremium, Vmax, Vjunior, Cinema Europa and Drive In Cinemas maintained via innovative ticket purchasing. Village Cinemas has been and will continue to be the place ‘where movies mean more.'  For more information, visit http://villagecinemas.com.au .
Village Cinemas Directory page
About Cinemax: CINEMAX is the leading cinema exhibitor in Angola. By April 7thCinemax will operate 5 Cinemas with a total of 27 screens. These Cinemas are located across Angola, 3 in Luanda, one in Benguela and one in Lubango. CINEMAX will reinforce is leading position within the next months as it continues to execute an ambitious opening roll-out plan.
 
CINEMAX Cinemas are equipped with the last projection and sound technology which combined with an attractive architecture design delivers an enhanced movie experience to his costumers.For more information, visit http://www.cinemax.co.ao/
Cinemax Directory page

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