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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.

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.

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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.​ ​

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 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.

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. 

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

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.

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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Los Angeles, CA—Feb 11, 2019

Boxoffice Reveals 2019 Giants of Exhibition

Ongoing Consolidation in Exhibition Industry Having Impact on Annual Power Rankings
Boxoffice , the world’s premier source for information about the global cinema industry and official publication of NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), has revealed its annual rankings of theater exhibition in the U.S. and Canada, reflecting the impact of consolidation. The Giants of Exhibitionis in its 31st year of publication and is available in its entirety at
Tracking the expansion and shifts in size of all of the theatre chains in the North American market (U.S. and Canada),The Giants of Exhibition reported the same top five as the previous year, with the largest growth among that group coming from Marcus Theatres Corp. The Milwaukee-headquartered circuit recently acquired Movie Tavern from VSS-Southern Theatres, boosting its portfolio by 23%, adding 208 screens and 22 locations. This puts Marcus Theatres over the 1,000-screen mark for the first time. Another mover in the list as a result of consolidation was CMX Cinemas, the Miami-based exhibitor originally from Mexico, which broke into the top ten at number nine. The organic growth comes one year after CMX debuted on the list by opening its first U.S. location and acquiring Cobb Theatres.
A full list of the 2019 Boxoffice Giants of Exhibition is as follows.
2019 Boxoffice Giants of Exhibition:
(Screen count as of January 2019)
1. AMC Entertainment (Leawood, Kansas)
●       Screens: 8,080
●       Sites: 639
2. Regal Cinemas (Knoxville, TN)
●       Screens: 7,227
●       Sites: 552
3.  Cinemark USA (Plano, TX)
●       Screens: 4,579
●       Sites: 340
4. Cineplex (Toronto, ON)
●       Screens: 1,692
●       Sites: 165
5. Marcus Theatres Corp. (Milwaukee, WI)*
●       Screens: 890
●       Sites: 78
*Following the completion of the Movie Tavern acquisition on February 1st, new figures for Marcus Theatres are 1,098 screens across 90 sites.
6. Harkins Theatres (Scottsdale, AZ)
●       Screens: 515
●       Sites: 34
7. Southern Theatres (New Orleans, LA)**
●       Screens: 474
●       Sites: 40
**Following the completion of the Movie Tavern acquisition on February 1st, new figures for Southern Theatres are 266 screens across 18 locations, which would have put them in 17th place had the list been published post-Feb 1st.
8. B&B Theatres (Kansas, MO)
●       Screens: 394
●     Sites: 48
9. CMX Cinemas (Miami, FL)
●       Screens: 393
●       Sites: 38
10. National Amusements (Norwood, MA)
●       Screens: 376
●       Sites: 28
11. Malco Theatres Inc. (Memphis, TN)
●       Screens: 353
●       Sites: 34
12. Landmark Cinemas (Calgary, Alberta)
●       Screens: 319
●       Sites: 45
13. Studio Movie Grill (Dallas, TX)
●       Screens: 314
●       Sites: 30
14. Premiere Cinema Corp. (Big Spring, TX)
●       Screens: 312
●       Sites: 29
15. Caribbean Cinemas (San Juan, PR)
●       Screens: 296
●       Sites: 34
16. Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI)
●       Screens: 288
●       Sites: 31
17. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, LLC (Austin, TX)
●       Screens: 279
●       Sites: 37
18. Georgia Theatre Company (Saint Simmons Island, GA)
●       Screens: 264
●       Sites: 25
19. Landmark Theatres (Los Angeles, CA)
●       Screens: 252
●       Sites: 52
20. Reading Cinemas USA (Culver City, CA)
●       Screens:  245
●       Sites: 27
20. Bow Tie Cinemas (Ridgefield, CT)
●       Screens: 245
●       Sites: 39
22. NCG (Neighborhood Cinemas Group) (Owosso, MI)
●       Screens: 244
●       Sites: 25
23. Emagine Entertainment, Inc. (Troy, MI)
●       Screens: 237
●       Sites: 20
24. Pacific Theatres/ArcLight Cinemas (Los Angeles, CA)
●       Screens: 219
●       Sites: 17
25. Cinépolis USA (Dallas, TX)
●       Screens: 211
●       Sites: 21
26. New Vision Entertainment Group LLC (Westfield, NJ)
●       Screens: 205
●       Sites: 19
27. Regency Theatres, Inc. (Agoura Hills, CA)
●       Screens: 194
●       Sites: 29
28. Larry H. Miller Theatres (MegaPlex Theatres) (Sandy, UT)
●       Screens: 182
●       Sites: 16
29. United Entertainment Corp. (Saint Cloud, MN)
●       Screens: 180
●       Sites: 21
30. Marquee Cinemas, Inc. (Beckly, WV)
●       Screens: 175
●       Sites: 17
31. MJR Theatres (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
●       Screens: 169
●       Sites: 11
32. Cinema Entertainment Corp. (White Park, MN)
●       Screens: 160
●       Sites: 20
33. Galaxy Theatres, LLC (Sherman Oaks, CA)
●       Screens: 159
●       Sites: 14
34. FP Cinemas, LLC (Flagship Premium Cinemas) (Cambridge, MA)
●       Screens: 157
●       Sites: 20
35. Celebration Cinema by Studio C (Grand Rapids, MI)
●       Screens: 154
●       Sites: 11
36. Cinema West (Petaluma, CA)
●       Screens: 149
●       Sites: 15
36. Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. (Ashland, OR)
●       Screens: 149
●       Sites: 18
38. Cinemas Guzzo (Montreal, Quebec)
●       Screens: 141
●       Sites: 10
39. Frank Theatres (Jupiter, FL)
●       Screens: 141
●       Sites: 15
40. Epic Theatres (Theatre Management Inc.) (Deland, FL)
●       Screens: 132
●       Sites: 11
40. Allen Theatres, Inc. (La Cruces, NM)
●       Screens: 121
●       Sites: 18
42. IPic Entertainment (Boca Raton, FL)
●       Screens: 115
●       Sites: 15
43. Classic Cinemas (Tivoli Enterprises, Inc.) (Downers Grove, IL)
●       Screens: 111
●       Sites: 14
44. Mitchell Theatres (Elkhart, KS)
●       Screens: 107
●       Sites: 15
44. Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC (Knoxville, TN)
●       Screens: 107
●       Sites: 12
46. Southeast Cinema Entertainment (Charlotte, NC)
●       Screens: 104
●       Sites: 9
47. Santikos Entertainment (San Antonio, TX)
●       Screens: 102
●       Sites: 8
48. R.L. Fridley Theatres (Des Moines, IA)
●       Screens: 100
●       Sites: 20
48. Your Neighborhood Theatre (Belmont Capital LLC) (Cambridge, MA)
●       Screens: 100
●       Sites: 11
50. R/C Theatres Management Corp. (Reisterstown, MD)
●       Screens: 98
●       Sites: 11

The full Giants of Exhibition, with more details and insight into the rankings, can be found at:

About Boxoffice: Boxoffice is the world’s premier source of information about the global cinema industry. Founded in 1920, it is the well-respected publishing brand of Webedia Movies Pro, the #1 provider of technology and data for the international film community. Boxoffice is also the official publication of NATO – the National Association of Theatre Owners – the largest exhibition trade organization for the theatrical industry.  Webedia Movie Pro acquired Film Journal Internationalin November 2018 and merged it into Boxoffice, further enhancing its position as the news and information leader of the cinema business. Boxoffice Directory page
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