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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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Espoo, Finland—Dec 17, 2020

Empire Cinemas Makes A Strong Comeback with FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™

As the industry is battling the impact of the epidemic, Empire Cinemas has chosen a new kind of a weapon: Opening a premium cinema boosted by FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™. The novel technology offers a superior immersive experience compared to in-home-entertainment.
 
The theatre in Al Andalus Mall in Jeddah, KSA, hosts 142 seats boosted by FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ and opens on December 17th, 2020, premiering the Wonder Woman 2.
 
FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ adds the sensation of touch to sound. It offers equal sound quality in every seat independent of the seat location. It improves the clarity of dialogue and low frequencies as well as allows the moviegoer to feel the sound. Cinemas enhanced by FLEXOUND in South Korea, Finland and Malaysia prove that the concept offers unique immersive feeling, high end-user value and allow premium priced ticketing. 
 
“Empire Cinemas is proud to be the first cinema operator in the region to have installed augmented audio technology seats through its association with FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™, the leader in it's field”, says Gino Haddad, the CEO of Empire Cinemas.
 
“The East Asian cinema market indicates that audiences want to return to the big screens. We give the cinema operators a high value competitive audio advantage over the in-home-entertainment, helping the industry to recover”, FLEXOUND Head of Seated Entertainment, Jessica Wang-Kärnä adds.
 
The technology requires no wearable accessories. It complements all current sound systems without interference. No remix or recoding of the content is needed and thus cinema operators can enhance with FLEXOUND any films, e-sports or live events.
 
“Escapism and extraordinary experiences are what we need during these challenging times, and FLEXOUND cinema experience is just the right answer”, says FLEXOUND Chief of Cinema, Mika Oesch, while on-the-road in Jeddah.
 
The seats for Empire Cinemas Andalus project are supplied by Ferco International Seating who has gained FLEXOUND certification for four of their seat models. FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ is also available for auditoriums, museums, theatres, concert halls and any other venues with seated audience.  
  



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About Flexound: FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™, founded in 2015, is a Finland-based deep tech ingredient brand for licensing.  The need to be touched physically is profound in human beings. FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ makes audio a whole-body experience that enhances quality of life. Its mission is to make sound and entertainment accessible for everyone regardless of barriers of culture, language or physical abilities.
FLEXOUND holds multiple international patents to its augmented audio that helps its B2B customers integrate the patented FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ technology as a branded ingredient into car, airplane or cinema seats, furniture, gaming chairs, cushions and more, adding high value and differentiation. See more at www.flexound.com.
Flexound Directory page
About Empire Cinemas: Welcome to the World of Empire, an Empire 100 years in the making. A family business created by the visionary Georges N. Haddad in 1919. It has already seen three generations with one common passion: Entertainment. We create excitement and anticipation to audiences in the field of entertainment and movies, through creativity and innovation. In addition to our network in Lebanon, we reaffirm our leadership temperament, by developing our brand portfolio and expand our geographical coverage a 13 screens cinema in Erbil. With our 100 years of involvement in cinema exhibition, we are excited to play an important role in the strong growth of Saudi Arabia’s emerging entertainment sector, with 14 locations within the coming 3 to 4 years. Empire Cinemas is inspirationally creative – consistently striving to set the industry standard; in fact, our edge is at managing cinematic experiences from sight and sound to further dimensional mind moving effects. Our top priority is creating an exceptional movie experience for cinemagoers, investing in comfort and providing exceptional experiences for moviegoers. In addition to technical excellence we bring to the table a wealth of unique & innovative products in terms of projection and sound equipment; this is why we tailor every cinema location to the surrounding market-place and customer preferences. Empire Cinemas Directory page

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