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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.



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.



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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.



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.





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.  





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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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.
 




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 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.​ ​





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. 

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. 




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.



-- 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.


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Los Angeles, California—Sep 17, 2019

MX4D and B&B Theatres Announce a New Ten Theatre Deal

Already with six current installs, leading U.S. Circuit B&B Theatres, embraces immersive motion cinema system as a proven box-office draw and part of its cutting-edge technology offerings
Midwest based B&B Theatres intends to install more MX4D auditoriums in new builds, existing theatres and magnificently retrofitted cinema acquisitions.

“The expansion of our relationship with MediaMation (MMI) proves our belief in MX4D.” says Brock Bagby, Executive Vice President of B&B Theatres. "We plan to have three more MX4D auditoriums open by the end of this year in Texas, Missouri and Kansas. And have at least seven to follow next year throughout the country. The occupancy rates are exceptionally high for these fun and immersive MX4D auditoriums and the film product is a steady flow of multi-genre hits all year long. And, the two company teams work together great on construction, maintenance, operations and marketing “ 

The state-of-the-art seats for all locations offer a full range of motion and effects to enhance Hollywood’s latest releases. MediaMation’s MX4D, manufactured in Torrance, California, feature a patented armrest which delivers uniform effects such as wind, water, and scent to every customer   The incredibly comfortable seats delight patrons with neck and leg ticklers, seat rumblers and back pokers. The atmospheric effects through the auditorium include snow, rain, fog, and carefully programmed light EFX. Each patron is delivered a calibrated experience while enjoying a communal thrill in the theatrical setting. Comedies, kid movies, action adventure and horror all play great in MX4D and the EFX are designed to enhance not distract from the overall experience.

Howard Kiedaisch, CEO of MediaMation, stated, “B&B’s commitment to boldly increase their MX4D footprint is a testament to the mutual success of this valued partnership. We truly admire their circuit’s storied past, and are honored to be part of their dramatic future as the B&B team is clearly leading the industry in creating innovative and exciting cinema formats and experiences”

Although not available for comment, one of America’s greatest storytellers, Mark Twain, would likely have been tickled to announce the imminent Fall opening of MX4D in the completely upgraded B&B Main Street Cinema in his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri.

Upcoming releases in MX4D for 2019 include: Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with Angelina Jolie, and Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Other anxiously awaited films in MX4D include Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level and Charlie’s Angels., Paramount’s Gemini Man with Will Smith and Terminator: Dark Fate open In October and November, respectively. Visit B&B Theatres website or MX-4D.com for more information and showtimes.
 



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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About B&B Theatres: Company History  B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies.  During the company’s 97 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema.
 
Current Operations B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 494 screens at 55 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington .
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