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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.



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.



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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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.





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.





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.



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.





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.

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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.



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. 

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. 




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.



-- 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.


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Dubai, United Arab Emirates,—Mar 30, 2017

Barco to Install its Flagship Laser Fleet Across All Reel Cinemas Screens in Dubai

Barco, which has been leading the conversion of digital cinema to laser illumination since 2014, is proud to announce another landmark win with Reel Cinemas, the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment. 

Earlier in 2016, Reel Cinemas installed an extensive fleet of Barco flagship laser projectors in The Dubai Mall Cineplex, making it the largest all-flagship laser theater in the world. Following the success of this innovative investment, Reel Cinemas is now adding 19 flagship laser projectors to its portfolio, which Barco Gold Partner CineTech ME JLT will install this year. In addition, Reel Cinemas has invested in Barco Escape, Barco’s three-screen panoramic movie theater.

As one of the leading cinema companies in the UAE, Reel Cinemas does its utmost to provide moviegoers with an incomparable cinema experience. That’s why, for its projection equipment, we choose nothing but the best. “As part of our continued commitment to provide unparalleled cinematic experiences for our guests, we invest in the most advanced projection technology: Barco flagship laser,” said Adon Quinn, ‎Senior Director at Reel Cinemas. “We quickly understood we had made the right choice and are cementing our position as a top provider for cinematic experiences with the additional Barco installations.”

CineTech DMCC MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA – a shared vision for perfection and a strong believe in laser. 
Barco flagship laser projectors are designed to deliver brilliant, contrast-rich and super-detailed images to large screens at 4K resolution in 2D and 3D. In combination with Barco Alchemy ICMP, Barco flagship laser projectors can display 4K content at 60 frames per second. Not only are they the brightest projector series on the market, the projectors are also simple to install, operate and maintain. Their laser light source uses 40% less power than xenon lamps and will produce constant illumination for 30,000 hours or more, while cutting operational costs and time by eliminating lamp replacement.

“The superior image quality and reliability of this technology was obvious from the start,” says Peter Khamas, Managing Director of CineTech DMCC MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. “Moreover, its seven-year warranty and Service Level Agreement demonstrates Barco’s commitment to long-term partnerships.”

Bringing new experiences to demanding customers
Differentiating their offering even further, Reel Cinemas also chose to invest in the Barco Escape immersive panoramic viewing format. Installed at the largest theater at The Dubai Mall Cineplex, Barco Escape combines a 170-degree field of view with all of the vivacity and realism of Barco projection technology, giving moviegoers the most immersive, dazzling and realistic cinema experience yet.

Barco Escape utilizes Barco Alchemy processing to deliver up to 120 frames per second on each of three screens. Theaters can be built to accommodate the format or easily retrofitted to do so, and are capable of displaying regular movie formats when the Barco Escape setup is not in use.

Barco flagship laser is becoming the de-facto choice for premium cinema
“Earning trust in 2016 from a demanding and innovative customer like Reel Cinemas was extremely fulfilling and a great testimonial to the superior technology of our flagship laser series. Being able to renew this trust and expand our installation to 19 more screens is very rewarding,” says Stijn Henderickx, Barco’s Vice President Cinema. “We are honored to be part of Reel Cinemas’ plans to elevate cinema to unseen heights and grateful to see that our technology plays a vital role in this endeavor.” 




About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents. For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). Barco Directory page
About Emaar Entertainment (Reel Cinemas): Emaar Entertainment, the pioneer of innovative entertainment, leisure and retail concepts in the region, owns and manages Reel Cinemas, the ultimate destination for movie-lovers in the UAE. Setting a new standard for cinema experiences with its flagship megaplex at The Dubai Mall, Reel Cinemas has continued to redefine the cinematic landscape, with a boutique cineplex at Dubai Marina Mall as well as the region’s first dine-in cinema at Jebel Ali, marking the partnership with international celebrity restaurateur, Guy Fieri. Reel Cinemas has undertaken a transformation, redefining the cinema experience for movie-lovers in the UAE. The digital transformation has propelled Reel Cinemas to the forefront of innovation, with a wholly digital-focused on-ground customer journey, streamlining the pre-cinema experience and enhancing the overall guest journey for visitors. Emaar Entertainment (Reel Cinemas) Directory page
About CineTech DMCC: A Barco Gold Partner, CineTech DMCC MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA is the Leading and largest supplier of a comprehensive range of digital cinema products in the United Arab Emirates. The technology firm offers importation, installation and technical support services to cinema companies in the Middle East and African regions. 
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Dec 9, 2018 PVR Cinemas and Cinionic Form Long-Term Alliance to Elevate Cinema Experience in India with Barco Projection
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PVR Cinemas, one of the largest and most premium film exhibition companies in India, today inked a long-term alliance with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture.
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Mar 27, 2017 Dolby Cinema Coming to the Middle East
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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Reel Cinemas, the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, today announced plans to open multiple Dolby Cinema locations across the Reel Cinemas portfolio in the Middle East.

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