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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.  





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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.





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.



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.



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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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 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 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. 

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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.



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.



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 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.


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Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA—Nov 20, 2017

4DX Lands in Switzerland through Partnership with KITAG CINEMAS Continuing Rapid European Expansion

Blockbuster Movies Screened in 4DX Outperform Average Occupancy Rate of 4DX Theatres Globally
CJ 4DPLEX has today announced that 4DX - the world's first and leading 4D cinema technology for feature films – has partnered with the innovative cinema exhibitor, KITAG CINEMAS. The cinema operator is the largest in German-speaking Switzerland with 85 screens and 17,000 seats at the following locations: Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucerne, Emmenbrück/LU, St. Gallen, Abtwil/SG, Winterthur and Zurich. The new 4DX auditorium will be located at KITAG CINEMAS Abaton in Zurich – which has 12 auditoriums with a total of 1,759 seats. It is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
 
The KITAG Group has set new standards in the Switzerland cinema industry constantly incorporating numerous innovations and hosting film premieres with major international stars. These standards have also attracted considerable attention outside Switzerland. KITAG CINEMAS will strengthen its position as leader of innovation in cinema business through this new partnership with 4DX.
 
“We are very happy for KITAG CINEMAS to join forces with 4DX so that Swiss moviegoers can enjoy a cinematic experience that draws them into the movie further than ever before through environmental and motion effects,” said Grégoire Schnegg, Head of Real Estate at KITAG CINEMAS. 

The new partnership comes on the heels of rapid growth for CJ 4DPLEX, the immersive cinema technology format behind 4DX, in Europe. 4DX has opened 15 new 4DX screens in Europe, increasing the number of seats on the continent by 32.6%. In 2017 so far, new theaters have opened in Hungary, Norway, France, Turkey, UK, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
 
As of November 2017, more than 8,000 4DX seats have been installed at 62 screens in 17 European countries, with the capacity to accommodate nearly 14.7 million moviegoers per year throughout the continent. The European 4DX footprint accounts for 14.5 percent of the 426 4DX screens worldwide.
 
4DX has a passionate following in Europe, which can be seen by recent strong showings from tentpole blockbuster films in comparison to 4DX screens worldwide. The top five movies releases in Europe in 4DX generated an occupancy rate of four percent higher than the global average occupancy (37%) for 4DX during the first opening week. This is especially interesting as the average numbers of seats in a 4DX auditorium in Europe is 130, while the global average is only 122.
 
As an example of the success seen across the region, two sites that opened in 2017, one with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé in Paris, France and the other with Nordisk Film Cinemas in Oslo, Norway, have hit an average occupancy rate of over 60% from the time of its opening in March until now. Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé will open 30 4DX theatres in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium by 2020. The exhibitor will also bring nine additional screens to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden by the end of 2021.
 
Additional expansion news from 2017 so far includes the August debut of 4DX in Vienna, Austria with Hollywood Multiplex and the September announcement of Kinepolis to bring four 4DX theatres to multiple countries including, Antwerp and Brussels (Belgium), Lomme (France) and Madrid (Spain).
 
 

 


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 Kitag Cinemas: KITAG CINEMAS is the largest cinema operator in German-speaking Switzerland with 17,000 seats in 85 screens at the following locations:  Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucerne, Emmenbrücke/LU, St. Gallen, Abtwil/SG, Winterthur and Zurich  The KITAG Group has set new standards in the Swiss cinema industry with numerous innovations and film premieres with major international stars. These standards have also attracted considerable attention outside Switzerland. Kitag Cinemas Directory page

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Aug 12, 2019 New 4DX Auditorium Now Open in Calgary, Alberta
Aug 6, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX and GDC Partnering to Expand 4DX and ScreenX Across Latin America
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CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today a new partnership agreement with GDC Technology, where the two companies will work to identify new opportunities for ScreenX and 4DX to expand the companies’ exhibition network across Latin America. This alliance will bring a realistic innovative movie-going experience like no other to a much broader audience in Latin and Central America.
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