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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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Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles—Jul 25, 2018

ScreenX Comes to Switzerland For the First Time

3 ScreenX Theatres Open through Partnership with ARENA Cinemas
CJ 4DPLEX  is continuing its robust global market expansion mandate for ScreenX by entering into new partnerships with the leading multiplex operators all over the world and opening new ScreenX sites through the strong partnerships with existing partners. In fact, just last month the company entered into a new partnership with Multinational cinema operator Cineworld Group to install ScreenX technology at 100 theatres in the U.S., U.K., and eight other international locations.

The ScreenX platform is the world's first multi-projection theatre technology designed to enhance the movie going experience. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the traditional movie screen, utilizing a proprietary system to expand images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree experience.

As part of this overall expansion, CJ 4DPLEX is scheduled to open three ScreenX sites in Switzerland during July through a partnership with ARENA Cinemas, with the action-adventure movie Ant-Man and The Wasp. The company is also experiencing strong 4DX format showings on the continent for tentpole blockbuster films.

The initial Swiss openings include:

  • ARENA Cinemas Fribourg, Switzerland opened on July 18.
  • ARENA Cinemas Geneva, Switzerland opened on July 18.
  • ARENA Cinemas Zurich, Switzerland will open on July 26.
"We are thrilled to be working with such great partners as Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé and ARENA Cinemas to bring ScreenX to theatres in Europe for the first time. We've already witnessed a high degree of success in Europe with 4DX, and through these relationships will introduce ScreenX, bringing a new level of immersion and storytelling to European movie-goers," said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. 

"It is impressive what great innovations CJ 4DPLEX has brought to the cinema experience. We proudly welcome ScreenX, this trend-setting movie experience. We anticipate this state-of-the-art cinema technology will be a driver for more attendance as we have already made a great success with 4DX," said Edouard A. Stöckli, Owner of ARENA Cinemas.




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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 203 screens around the world, including 87 screens in South Korea; 66 screens in China; 17 in the United States; 9 in England; 4 in Turkey; 4 in Japan; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Indonesia, Israel, Canada, and Poland. ScreenX was recognized as the “Innovator of the Year” at ShowEast 2018.  ScreenX Directory page
About Arena Cinemas: ARENA CINEMAS AG® With the opening of the multiplex cinema at the Sihlcity mall in 2007, ARENA Cinemas has laid the foundation for its current group of cinemas. The second largest group of cinemas in Switzerland, ARENA Cinemas is the only one to be present at seven sites, with a total of 69 screens in the three linguistic regions. With ARENA Cinemas Sihlcity in Zurich, it operates a megaplex - currently the only one in Switzerland - with 18 screens. In July 2021 the new 14-screen cinema in Basel with 4DX®, ScreenX® on the most of the locations since 2015 and an HyperBowling® by Arena with 14 Lanes first in Switzerland was added to the group. With it’s special Technologies like World first 4K 3D ONYX® in Zurich and ScreenX® and 4DX® installations on most of the Locations - always at the forefront of innovation.  www.arena.ch Arena Cinemas Directory page

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Apr 1, 2020 CJ 4Dplex Awarded Gold for its Stunning 270-Degree Panoramic ScreenX Technology By the 2020 Edison Awards
Nov 21, 2019 ScreenX wins ‘Technology of the Year’ at 2019 Cinema Technology Community Awards
Nov 13, 2019 CJ 4Dplex and the Walt Disney Studios Presents 20th Century Fox’s “Ford V Ferrari” in the Stunning 270-Degree Panoramic ScreenX Format
Jul 26, 2019 Regal and CJ 4Dplex Adds Seven New Auditoriums to its Rapidly Growing Footprint Across the U.S. In July
Jul 10, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX and Christie Partnering to Expand 4DX and ScreenX Across the U.S.
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CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today a new partnership with Christie, where the two companies work to identify new opportunities for ScreenX and 4DX solutions expanding the network across the exhibition landscape in the U.S.

Jun 7, 2019 ScreenX Shatters Worldwide Box Office Record Increasing Last Year’s Box Office Performance by 85 Percent
Apr 4, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX Wraps Successful CinemaCon 2019: Global Expansion, Multi-Picture Agreement with Warner Bros Pictures, and Showcase of Latest Cinematic Innovations
Apr 2, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX and Cineplex Announce Canadian Expansion Plans for ScreenX
Mar 27, 2019 CJ 4DPLEX Will Present the Latest in Innovation in Cinema Technology at CinemaCon 2019
More Arena Cinemas News:
Oct 6, 2021 ARENA Cinemas Go ‘All GDC’ in Landmark Conversion to GDC’s Cinema Automation Technology
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GDC Technology Ltd (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital solutions announced today ARENA Cinemas (‘Arena’), a leading European cinema chain in Switzerland, converted 58 screens across all locations to the GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 technology (‘CA2.0’) including the flagship 18-screen ‘Sihlcity’ site in Zurich.

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