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Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



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.





Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



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.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. 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.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



CIELO is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access CIELO from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



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.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.

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.



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, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



Cinema Build KSA, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh April 14-15, will bring in all the regional stakeholders and international service providers to discuss best practices to design and build world-class cinemas in Saudi Arabia.  Cinema Build KSA is part of the MENA Cinema Forum series which has gained great reputation and foothold in the region and internationally as the leading cinema event.  The Kingdom has ambitious plans of opening over 2,500 screens in the next five years and its regulators are inviting global and local providers to participate in these business opportunities. With the licenses being issued to the first set of exhibitors, the authorities are setting up a clear road map to achieve their plan in becoming leaders in developing world-class cinemas. 



CineEurope 2019, to be held June 17th - 19th, 2019, 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.

Produced by The Film Expo Group, CineEurope is the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), an international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 37 European territories whose focus is to better promote the social, cultural and economic value of cinemas in Europe and internationally.



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Los Angeles, CA,—Oct 29, 2018

SoundFi: at the Movies Expands its Theatrical Footprint with Spotlight Cinema Networks’ 40Th-Anniversary Re-Release of John Carpenter’s Classic Halloween

SoundFi Allows Moviegoers, for the First Time Ever, to Hear a Director’s Commentary While Watching it on the Big Screen at Cinépolis Theaters Nationwide
SoundFi, a revolutionary audio technology company bringing moviegoers and fans closer to the movies they love, announced today that John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) is the second film to bring their immersive 3D audio delivery format optimized for headphones into theaters. 

Through a partnership with Spotlight Cinema Networks’ event cinema distribution arm, CineLife Entertainment, and the SoundFi: At the Movies app, the highly anticipated 40th-anniversary re-release of the John Carpenter classic film triumphantly returns to the big screen with a more immersive (maybe even scarier?!) soundtrack that fans can hear while reliving the spooky Halloween night chills in Haddonfield, IL from those many years ago. 
 
At these screenings, the SoundFi: At the Movies app allows fans, for the first time ever, to watch an entire movie with the director’s commentary while they watch key moments unfold on the big screen.  For this film, Carpenter’s commentary allows film buffs to simply and easily dive deeper into the scenes to better understand the elements that make the original Halloween the iconic film that it is.
 
“I created SoundFi: At the Movies to give moviegoers and fans the most immersive, audio experience possible in theaters,” said Chris Anastas, founder and CEO, SoundFi. “It is an honor to bring a classic film back to life and to be trusted to bring John Carpenter’s haunting score, soundtrack and now his commentary to fans as many see it for the first time on the big screen.” 
 
The 40th-anniversary edition of Halloween, with the director’s commentary option, is playing at all Cinépolis theater locations in the New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Diego, Hartford and Dayton regions.  All screenings are on October 30th only.  Details on screen times and locations can be found here.
 
“Spotlight Cinema Networks seeks to bring innovative initiatives to our exhibitor partners while always going the extra mile to enhance the overall moviegoer experience. We are thrilled to be first to market with this experiential activation for Halloween at Cinepolis, said Ronnie Ycong, SVP, Exhibitor Relations & Operations, Spotlight Cinema Networks.
 
The SoundFi: At the Movies mobile app is a completely personalized audio experience delivered to your phone and coming to your local movie theater. Film fans simply install the free SoundFi: At the Movies mobile application from the Apple app store, download the movie soundtrack file desired and then take their smartphone and their own headphones to watch the movie in their local participating theater.  And with SoundFi: At the Movies, moviegoers can have the option of hearing the film in multiple languages, with director commentary, or other audio selections, all in an immersive 3D sound format in their favorite theaters.  For more information about SoundFi, please visit, www.soundfi.com.
 
“We are always looking for ways to surprise and delight our customers when it comes to providing a rich theatrical experience and with SoundFi we did just that with the return of the original Halloween this time, with an amazing audio experience,” said Joe Garel, Vice President of Film, Cinépolis USA. “We knew that John Carpenter’s film would provide a unique experience for the biggest fans to not only see their favorite movie but to also dive deeper into a film they’ve loved for decades and find little things both visually and aurally that they’d not noticed before.  With the SoundFi audio format, the sounds, the creaks and the screams are even more terrifying than they were 40 years ago.”
 
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles, Halloween is directed by John Carpenter.  The 40th-anniversary version of the original Halloween was remastered and restored by Dean Cundey, the film’s cinematographer. Halloween has earned the distinguished honor of being the most successful independent horror movie of all time. It is also one of the most successful independent films ever made. Halloween was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation, a rare honor, and it has inspired and driven countless other films in this genre.  
 
About SoundFi
Based in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, AZ, SoundFi (soundfi.com) is an immersive audio delivery format optimized for headphones. Founded in 2014 by Chris Anastas, SoundFi delivers premium 360-degree sound through headphones, delivering the most immersive audio experience in the world. The company’s delivery path is through both in-theater and streaming content experiences for consumers. SoundFi’s technology works on your device and with the headphones you currently own.   Available now on iOS and coming later this year to Android.
 
About Spotlight Cinema Networks
Spotlight Cinema Networks is the only cinema advertising company dedicated to serving the needs of art house and luxury exhibitors for cinema advertising, preshow entertainment, event cinema and digital display distribution. The company is a national advertising vehicle with a focus on the top 25 DMAs providing cinema advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated experiential programs for advertisers targeting affluent and highly educated moviegoing audiences. In December 2017, Spotlight Cinema Networks launched CineLife Entertainment™ to acquire and distribute event cinema and alternative content titles in the U.S. and international markets. Spotlight Cinema Networks is owned by Wagner-Cuban Companies and Arthouse Marketing Group, and represents the top exhibitors in these genres, including segment leaders Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, Flix Brewhouse and Silverspot Cinemas. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices in New York and Chicago.

 
About Cinépolis
Cinépolis USA is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor that offers guests enhanced movie-going experiences through its “Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas” and “Cinépolis” theater concepts. The Dallas, TX based theater chain opened its first theater in the US in Del Mar, CA in July 2011. Cinépolis USA has some of the top performing theaters in the country. Currently operating a total of 18 theaters with a presence in Southern California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and Texas. Additional theaters across the U.S. are planned to open in the next few years. Its Mexico based parent company, Cinépolis, is the fourth largest movie theater exhibitor in the world.
 

About Spotlight Cinema Networks:
Spotlight Cinema Networks is the only cinema advertising company dedicated to serving the needs of art house and luxury exhibitors for cinema advertising, preshow entertainment, event cinema and digital display distribution. The company is a national advertising vehicle with a focus on the top 25 DMAs providing cinema advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated experiential programs for advertisers targeting affluent and highly educated moviegoing audiences. In December 2017, Spotlight Cinema Networks launched CineLife Entertainment™ to acquire and distribute event cinema and alternative content titles in the U.S. and international markets. Spotlight Cinema Networks is owned by Wagner-Cuban Companies and Arthouse Marketing Group, and represents the top exhibitors in these genres, including segment leaders Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Flix Brewhouse and Silverspot Cinemas. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices in New York and Chicago.
Spotlight Cinema Networks Directory page
About SoundFi: Based in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, AZ, SoundFi (soundfi.com) is an immersive audio delivery format optimized for headphones. Founded in 2014 by Chris Anastas, SoundFi delivers premium 360-degree sound through headphones, delivering the most immersive audio experience in the world. The company’s delivery path is through both in-theater and streaming content experiences for consumers. SoundFi’s technology works on your device and with the headphones you currently own.   Available now on iOS and coming later this year to Android. SoundFi Directory page
About Cinépolis USA:

Cinépolis USA is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor that offers guests enhanced movie-going experiences through its “Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas” and “Cinépolis” theater concepts. The Dallas, TX based theater chain opened its first theater in the US in Del Mar, CA in July 2011. Cinépolis USA has some of the top performing theaters in the country. Currently operating a total of 18 theaters with a presence in Southern California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and Texas. Additional theaters across the U.S. are planned to open in the next few years. Its Mexico based parent company, Cinépolis, is the fourth largest movie theater exhibitor in the world.

Cinépolis USA Directory page
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