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Omaha, NE—Jun 25, 2020

STRONG Technical Services Expands BrightNight Drive-In Movie Initiative and Theater Readiness Program

 STRONG Technical Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) and a leader in projection equipment sales, engineering, and services, is actively supporting drive-in and traditional cinema exhibitors across the country as they adjust to the current COVID-19 environment. 
 
“We are seeing continued interest in our BrightNight program, where we assist in converting theatre parking lots into pop-up drive-ins,” said Blake Titman, Vice President and General Manager of STRONG Technical Services. “Our BrightNight program allows an exhibitor the option to rent or purchase the projection and audio equipment and utilizes a Strong MDI projection screen attached to an outside building wall. STRONG Technical Services provides equipment and services to many of the permanent drive-ins nationwide. Following our initial BrightNight test launch a few weeks ago, we have now installed six BrightNight Drive-In Cinemas, with exhibitor requests for additional locations.” 
 
“Through our BrightNight program, our partners in the exhibition industry are able to provide their patrons with an alternative to the traditional theatre experience via temporary drive-in cinemas,” added Ray Boegner, President, STRONG Entertainment. “In addition to supporting our customers with drive-in solutions, we have also launched our Theatre Readiness Program, which includes a complete auditorium quality assurance service visit to ensure the best presentation possible as customers return to the theatres in July.” 
 
Those wishing to obtain more information regarding the full range of products and services offered by STRONG Technical Services are invited to contact management directly, either by phone at (800) 722-4445 or by email at sales@strong-tech.com.




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About Strong Entertainment: Strong Entertainment, 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, along with Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the leading cinema screen manufacturers in the world. Strong/MDI produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally. Strong Entertainment Directory page Strong Entertainment Web Site
About STRONG Technical Services, Inc.:
STRONG Technical Services, Inc. (www.strong-tech.com), a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. company, is an equipment sales, engineering, and service provider located in Omaha, NE. The company, with its nationwide service and engineering team, designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications including audio, projection, and signage applications with comprehensive managed service offerings to ensure solution uptime and availability.

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About Ballantyne Strong Inc.: Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.ballantynestrong.com) is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment segment includes the largest premium screen supplier in the U.S. and also provides technical support services and other related products and services to the cinema exhibition industry, theme parks and other entertainment-related markets. Ballantyne Strong holds a $13 million preferred investment along with Google Ventures in privately held Firefly Systems, Inc., which is rolling out a digital mobile advertising network on rideshare and taxi fleets. Finally, the Company holds a 30% ownership position in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSX: GFP) which has recently completed an investment in a sawmill and related assets and a 21% ownership position in FG Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGF) which is a reinsurance and investment management holding company focused on opportunistic collateralized and loss capped reinsurance, while allocating capital to SPAC and SPAC sponsor-related businesses. Ballantyne Strong Inc. Directory page

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