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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.



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.



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.



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.





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.



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.  





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.





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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.



Industry Partners



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 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 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 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. 



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



-- 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.



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.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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Dallas, Texas—Apr 2, 2019

Independent Cinema Alliance Elects New Board of Directors and Officers

Cinema Buying Alliance announces new vendor programs
The 255 members of the Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) have elected four new members to the inaugural Board of Directors. 
 
Brian DeCiancio, President of Skyway Drive-In, Warren, OH; Donald Fox, President, Fox Theatres LLC, Wyomissing, PA; Randall L. Hester, President of Hometown Cinemas, Austin, TX and Mark O’Meara, Owner, University Mall and Cinema Arts Theatres, Fairfax, VA will join the three initial board members, Bill Campbell, President of Orpheum Theatres, Inc., Sheridan, WY; Byron Berkley, Owner & President, Foothills Entertainment Co., Kilgore, TX; and Gina DiSanto, Owner, Sky-Vu Drive In and Taffet and Associates, Parker, CO.,  to complete the full governing body.  The board elected Bill Campbell as Chair, Byron Berkley as Treasurer and Mark O’Meara as Secretary. 
 
“I’d like to thank our members for electing a highly competent board of directors with many years of experience and a driving passion for expanding the independent cinema segment of our industry”, stated Bill Campbell, Chair. “The ICA is now fully formed so we can focus on being a voice for independent cinema owners.  We’re all anxious to continue the important work we’ve started and expand our activities to become an organization that our members will find to be a vital part of their business.  In addition to this board, the ICA depends on the volunteer efforts of numerous independent cinema owners”, added Campbell.  
 
The ICA also announced that the Cinema Buying Alliance, under the leadership of industry veteran Rob del Moro, has launched two new money saving programs for it’s members.  RCM Media and Lighting Technologies International (LTI) are the first two companies to structure better buying arrangements exclusively for ICA/CBA members.  “We’re in the business of saving our members money.  It’s just that simple.” said del Moro.  “These are the first of many money saving programs that will be announced in the near future.  With over 4000 screens represented, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to tap some of my industry relationships to help our members improve their operating margins.  I can see a huge benefit in joining the ICA/CBA.”  

ABOUT ICA 
The ICA a not-for-profit, volunteer alliance of independent cinemas operating in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Theatres operated by alliance member’s range in size from single screen venues in small towns to multiplexes in larger cities.  Currently there are 255 member companies representing 4619 screens sharing one common goal….to collectively provide a public voice that promotes the

importance of Independent cinemas as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and vibrant motion picture industry.  For more information, go to www.cinemaalliance.org
 


About Independent Cinema Alliance: The ICA a not-for-profit, volunteer alliance of independent cinemas operating in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Theatres operated by alliance member’s range in size from single screen venues in small towns to multiplexes in larger cities.  Currently there are 140 member companies representing more than 2,000 screens sharing one common goal….to collectively provide a public voice that promotes the importance of Independent cinemas as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and vibrant motion picture industry.  For more information, go to www.cinemaalliance.org Independent Cinema Alliance Directory page

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Jan 9, 2020 National Independent Cinema Day

Apr 22, 2018 ICA Gives A Voice to Independent Theatres
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