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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.





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.





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.  





Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.

AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.





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.



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.

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 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



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 www.cineasia.com.



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.



CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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Manchester—Sep 11, 2019

Manchester Becomes Latest UK City to Open A State-Of-The-Art Dolby Cinema, at Odeon Trafford Centre

Manchester film fans can enjoy the very best in cinema technology and luxury following the opening of the highly-anticipated Dolby CinemaTM at ODEON Trafford Centre. They now have the opportunity to experience films including IT Chapter 2 in the stunning Dolby Cinema, creating an immersive environment and an unrivalled cinematic experience in the city.
 
A premium offering for film fans, Dolby Cinema delivers the total cinema experience designed from the ground up to provide the best sound, picture and environment for any movie. Dolby Vision brings a story alive, delivering a dramatically visual experience with astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating colour unlike other cinema experiences. Studio grade Dolby Atmos transports audiences into a movie with breath-takingly realistic, moving audio that fills the room and flows all around you, putting audiences at the centre of a story through lifelike depth, detail, and clarity.
 
Every element of Dolby Cinema is thoughtfully designed to help moviegoers make the journey from the ordinary world to the world of the movie they are watching. The auditorium design, in tandem with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, creates an immersive environment like no other.
 
In the new Dolby Cinema, ODEON guests will also be able to relax and recline as the new auditorium has been completed with 160 handmade luxury reclining seats. ODEON's reclining seats provide guests with three times more leg room and the Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre is currently the only one to offer the luxurious recliners providing extra comfort whilst enjoying the on-screen drama.

The Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre is the third in the UK following the opening of screens at the iconic ODEON Luxe Leicester Square in December last year and ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park earlier in the spring. A Dolby Cinema in ODEON Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza is currently expected to be added later this year.
 
Dan Formby, General Manager of ODEON Trafford Centre said: “We’re very excited that ODEON Trafford Centre will be the first cinema in Manchester to offer the Dolby Cinema experience. With the added luxury of recliner seats, this is one of the very best ways to enjoy a movie. Our guests are in for a fantastic treat - there are so many great movies slated for release that will look and sound incredible in the Dolby Cinema.”  
 
Julian Stanford, Senior Director Dolby Cinema Europe, added: “Bringing film fans across the UK, now including Manchester, a truly unrivalled cinematic experience gives us immense pride as more and more people are able to experience the magic of Dolby Cinema. Filmmakers are choosing Dolby Cinema to create a new generation of storytelling, and we are thrilled to deliver a breath-takingly immersive viewing experience to local moviegoers like they will have never experienced before. We can’t wait for Manchester film fans to be able to enjoy upcoming blockbusters like The Joker, Ad Astra and Star Wars in the stunning Dolby Cinema.”
 
For more information or to book tickets to ODEON Manchester Trafford Centre, visit www.odeon.co.uk.
 
Some of the highly anticipated films to be shown in the Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre include:
  • Downton Abbey (Sept 13)
  • Ad Astra (Sept 20)
  • The Joker (Oct 4
  • Frozen 2 (Nov 22)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec 19)
 



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About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby revolutionizes the science of sight and sound into truly unique experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create transformative experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, business partners, and consumers. The experiences people have –with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Voice –revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work. 

For the Cinema Industry, Dolby offers a full range of audio, imaging, accessibility, and content management solutions designed to give audiences the most spectacular, fully immersive cinema experience available to date. We collaborate with exhibitors, dealers, and the industry at large to deliver product solutions that are more innovative, flexible, cost-efficient, and scalable than ever before. 

Dolby Laboratories is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Directory page
About Odeon Cinemas Group:
ODEON Cinemas Group is proud to be Europe's largest cinema operator, with leading brands in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, and a strong presence in Norway, Germany and Portugal.  In Europe, we welcome more than 100 million guests each year to enjoy great hospitality while watching the latest films and entertainment in more than 290 cinemas and 2,500 screens.  Our brand purpose is to make movies better by developing world-class cinemas that deliver memorable entertainment experiences for our guests, whilst offering fantastic careers for our people.

We pride ourselves on delivering more immersive big screen experiences, with Luxe fully reclining seats offering optimum space and comfort; coupled with the very best in sight and sound innovation through our own iSense screens and our partnerships with IMAX and Dolby Cinema. We have evolved our experiences to be more seamless for guests, through investment in digital booking platforms and rewarding membership and subscription
schemes. We believe that to make movies better you need a passionate and dedicated team to make the cinema experience more memorable for our guests, as well as a wide selection of quality food and beverage options to make the experience more delicious. As an AMC company, ODEON Cinemas Group is part of the largest movie exhibition company in the world with around 950 theatres and 10,500 screens across the globe. Together, we make movies better.
Odeon Cinemas Group Directory page

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