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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.  





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.



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.





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.





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.





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.

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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 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 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 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 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.​ ​



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. 




-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links 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.



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, Nevada and Torrance, California—Apr 1, 2019

MX4D Expanding on Five Continents in 2019-The Global 4D Format Explosion

Every Day is International Day at Media Motion’s MX4D as it is {rimed to Yop over 400 Installations in 21 Countries This Year
Torrance, California based MediaMation Inc., makers of the immersive motion EFX experience MX4D, will be expanding their presence with over 50 new global installations in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa beginning in mid-2019. The announcement was made today by CEO Howard Kiedaisch. The new installations jump from 346 facilities to over 400, a 15% increase of facility locations, pending to date.

"MX4D’s unique systems enhance children's' films, action-adventure, horror and comedy where the communal MX4D viewing experience provides outstanding  features that include unique auditorium effects: fog, strobe, snow, rain, and bubbles.  Full pneumatic (quiet, safe, low maintenance, non-electric) range of motion seats each are also part of the experience and include, through a patented process: neck and leg ticklers, wind, scent, water, rumblers and pokers."

MX4D programs blockbuster hits such as Warner Brother's Aquaman  as well as Disney-Marvel's current feature Captain Marvel; these event films do well  because of their intimate in-theater and communal experience. “These films tend to sell out on weekends and enjoy extremely high occupancy rates during the week,” stated Kiedaisch. In addition, he states, “Our theaters are created to serve movie lovers and thrill seekers who want a full and impactful movie going experience with audience participation. We have been thoughtful in our growth and the new ventures globally and domestically are part of a greater vision that includes MX4D technologies as well as opportunities for immersive esports team gaming events and more.”   

The exhibitor up-charge averages about $8 per ticket.  Independent surveys conducted by Survey Me this year on behalf of MediaMation, indicate a ready acceptance of this surcharge for this immersive fun experience that  #YouCantGetThisAtHome

Expansion of MX4D theaters includes:
Systems are set to open in Q2 at Filmhouse Cinema's Victoria Island Theatre in Lagos, Nigeria.  Shortly after that Filmhouse's Landmark Village in Lagos will open.  These new installations in AFRICA, join MX4D's current presence in Egypt with MISR International's Point 90 and Plaza Theatres in Cairo.

  • In addition, MX4D Motion EFX Auditoriums are now under construction with Muvix Cinemas of Chile. The imminent first opening will be at La Fabrica. These MX4D branded auditoriums in SOUTH AMERICA join an already large motion EFX footprint in Colombia through an ongoing relationship with Cine Colombia.
  • Other international installations set for this year include INOX Theatres' first location at the Inorbit Mall, Malad West, Mumbai. This initial foray into India, joins a huge ASIA presence for MX4D, with nearly 250 installs in greater China, a large EFX theater footprint in Japan, and many great grossing locations across the Middle East.  Additional existing locations on the world's largest continent include Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
  • New installs will be announced shortly in EUROPE, joining exciting new facilities with Cineplexx in Austria, Serbia, and Croatia. Additional continental state-of-the-art MX4D theatres currently operate in France. 

State-side, MX4D will be expanding in NORTH AMERICA. Set to open in early April is B&B's sixth U.S. location in Overland Park, Kansas.  Also, set to open is an MX4D auditorium in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. Other existing EFX theater locations are spread across the United States, Mexico and soon to be in Canada.  

As exhibitors diversify their theater content, MX4D also offers a proprietary esports arena conversion system. It enables their auditoriums to go from 4D film presentations to interactive gaming centers, with sponsorship zones, live transmission of contests, pop up gaming consoles and an effects jockey station.  Just as important, through a joint partnership with Hollywood Esports, MX4D has developed the ability to attract top gamers, tournaments, leagues and gaming audiences to the theater environment.   

Adding to its multi-national, cross continent identity, MediaMation's MX4D is now co-owned and part of the Luxin Rio Group of China, along with London based Arts Alliance Media, makers of cinema/server/software solutions and French based Volfoni, a leader in 3D technology.  

The entire MX4D products can be visited, along with our esports programming partners and amusement/attractions content providers,  on the CinemaCon Trade Show floor at Booth 2703A. Art may be found here as well as in the following links: bench effectstheater and headshot of CEO, Howard Kiedaisch
 

 


About MediaMation, Inc.: MediaMation,Inc. is a worldwide entertainment systems integration company and a leader in providing technological solutions to the Cinema, Attractions, VR and eSports market as well as implementing turnkey creative solutions for complex shows, rides, exhibits and fountain shows for theme parks, zoos, aquariums and museums.  MediaMation has extensive experience in design, manufacturing, project managing, engineering and support of their patented interactive product line including its MX4D Motion EFX technology.
Founded in 1991, MediaMation’s 30 years of experience working on complex projects, both large and small and in multiple geographic territories, has garnered them a reputation that is unsurpassed in the industry due to their mission to go the extra mile for their clients.   Many of MediaMation’s projects have been recognized with key industry and sector awards.  For more information, visit www.MX-4D.com, follow @MediaMationMX4D on Twitter or MediaMation, Inc. on Linkedin.  For press inquiries, contact marketing@mediamation.com

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Apr 23, 2019 B&B Opens MX4D Theatre in Overland Park, KS to Coincide With Release of Avengers: Endgame
Apr 16, 2019 Hollywood Esports Plans To Provide Gamers A Bigger Experience With Dolby Atmos In Their Hollywood Esports MX4D Theatres
Apr 3, 2019 Warner Brothers and MX4D Team Up on Multiple Titles in 2019
Apr 2, 2019 TCL Chinese Theatres to Open Second MX4D Theatre Venue with Hollywood Esports at Theatre Box®
Apr 2, 2019 Filmhouse Cinemas of Nigeria Signs Multi-Theatre Deal with MediaMation's MX4D

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