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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.





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.



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.





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.  





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.



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.



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.



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.​ ​





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.



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



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 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.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links 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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Las Vegas, NV—Apr 24, 2018

CJ CGV CEO Lays Out Cultureplex Concept as the Key to Growth of Cinema Business

Message Delivered During Keynote Presentation at CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas
On stage at CinemaCon 2018, the CEO of CJ CGV, Jung Seo, delivered a clear outline to how the fifth largest exhibitor in the world is being proactive to counter industry wide challenges – through the company’s concept of “Cultureplex.”

Delving into more detail, Mr. Seo said, “Several years ago we decided to re-define ourselves from being a multiplex to being a ‘Cultureplex.’ For us, being a ’Cultureplex’ means to be a cultural playground, where people can gather to experience all different types of culture from film, music, performances, games, food, drinks and so on.”

To satisfy moviegoers’ desire for a variety of options, CGV is striving to provide a platform for its customers that goes beyond just watching a movie. Elaborating on how CGV is not just a place to watch movies, Mr. Seo said, “If that’s how we define ourselves, then we will constantly be under the threat of being replaced by other channels for watching movies or other forms of entertainment. But rather, the value of CGV is to provide our customers the most attractive ’place’ in which to have a communal social experience.”

Some of the concepts that can be found at CGV locations around the world include Cine de Chef, a dinner and a movie experience; Cine Shop, a store in collaboration with movie studios; La Masion, a theatre lounge with movie-themed cocktails; Tempur Cinema, the world’s first theater equipped with reclining  beds that make customers feel like they are watching at home; Sky Box, giving moviegoers an opera house balcony feel; V-Busters, the company’s in-lobby game zone with virtual reality (VR); and Open Studio, a recording studio; among others.  Most recently, 4DX with ScreenX, the latest innovation in cinema technology combining motion chairs and environmental effects with a 270-degree panoramic viewing experience, was launched and is being demoed for the first time in the U.S. at the CJ 4DPLEX CinemaCon space in Roman Ballroom II.

CJ CGV is committed to the concept of “Cultureplex” and is assessing all of its locations to see how “Cultureplex” can best be implemented. For example, the company’s first multiplex in South Korea, CGV Gangbyeon, which opened in 1998, had three million visitors in the first year, paving the way for Korea to become one of the biggest film markets in the world. Now almost 20 years later, attendance has dropped to 1.2 million visitors per year, which mirrors the industry around the world. Mr. Seo spoke on stage about how this location is now getting a major facelift with all of the upgrades having “Cultureplex” in mind.

The CinemaCon presentation by Jung Seo, CJ CGV comes as the exhibitor currently attracting more than 100 million visitors a year in South Korea alone, with the country’s visitors averaging 4.3 movies per year.


 


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 opened a new complex in Chungju city that’s fully equipped with its RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie Real|Laser™ illumination technology.

May 20, 2021 Cinionic Expands Exclusive Relationship with CJ CGV Cinemas
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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announces an expanded exclusive relationship with South Korean-based exhibitor CJ CGV Cinemas to power more theaters with leading projection solutions. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will provide a technology mix that includes Barco Alchemy ICMP-X media servers and Barco projection for all new CJ CGV theaters over the next two years as the circuit pursues its ambitious growth strategy.

Aug 21, 2019 CGV Invests in 94 Christie RealLaser RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors for Multiplexes in South Korea
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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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Cinionic has signed an exclusive deal with CJ CGV Cinemas, which has a significant share of its current circuit already outfitted with Barco projectors, as the cinema chain aggressively expands its footprint in Korea, China, Southeast Asia and United States.


Jan 9, 2018 CJ CGV Signs Four-Theatre Agreement with IMAX in Turkey
Oct 25, 2017 CGV and Dolby Laboratories Committed to Significantly Expand Dolby Cinema Presence in China
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CGV Cinema Line, the largest multiplex cinema chain in Korea and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced plans to open 30 Dolby Cinema™ locations in China by the end of 2021.

Apr 28, 2016 Four More 4DX Screens Open in Japan with AEON Cinemas and 109 Cinemas
Apr 20, 2016 CJ CGV Wraps Successful CinemaCon as Cultureplex Comes to the Global Cinema Industry
Apr 7, 2016 ScreenX Solidifies Foothold in the Commercial Feature Film Market
Apr 5, 2016 CJ CGV Makes its CinemaCon Debut, as Leader in Immersive Cinema, Adds “4DX VR” Virtual Reality and more to its 4DX and ScreenX Offerings
Feb 11, 2015 IMAX and CJ CGV Holdings, Ltd. Expand Partnership to Bring the IMAX Experience® to Vietnam
Jul 15, 2013 IMAX and CJ CGV Announce 35 New Imax® Theatres Across China and Korea
Jul 19, 2010 Korea's Largest Theatre Chain CJ CGV Standardizes on MasterImage Digital 3D Cinema Systems
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