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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.

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.

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.

Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services, that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong MDI, 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.  

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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.

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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 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 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

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.

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

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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New Zealand’s Silky Otter Cinemas Chooses POSitive Cinema

POSitive Cinema enters a new territory through a multi-year agreement with New Zealand's Silky Otter Cinemas circuit. The Silky Otter Cinema concept is determined to change the way you enjoy movies. 

Located in prime locations and fitted with luxurious leather recliners, Laser Cinema Projection, and 7.1 surround sound, guests can choose from an extensive menu of gourmet food and beverages, that go beyond the average popcorn set and includes desserts and a selection of premium beers and wines. 
Why POSitive Cinema? 
We had a very clear idea on how we wanted our customers to buy tickets and food items and needed a solution flexible enough to match our concept and a solution provider that was willing to listen - says Ahmed Almukhtar the Managing Director of The Otter Group. Providing unique experiences and services to our clients is our ultimate priority. We looked closely at several solutions available from around the world and decided on POSitive Cinema as the right partner for us. Their solution has many advantages that reassured us as having made the right choice. We strongly believe that this partnership will bring an unprecedented experience to our clients and stand us out apart from other luxury cinema operators. 
Restaurant savoir-faire
POSitive Cinema is one of the brands of LSI Software Group, a software developer with experience across a number of vertical markets. Our solutions power operations of thousands of restaurants every day, so we perfectly understand how this industry works, what processes should be managed and how to optimize them - says Grzegorz Siewiera, CEO of LSI Software. We have 30 years of experience behind us, so who better than us, is capable of meeting this diverse mix of requirements?

Another motivating factor behind Silky Otter Cinemas’ decision to replace their existing software was POSitive Cinema’s extensive and flexible API that enables deep integrations to the ticket and F&B purchase flow. Silky Otter Cinemas wanted to be able to create unique customer journeys across all their digital channels. Customers will have access to the same level of service whether transacting at the cinemas POS, self-service kiosks, Silky Otter website, or mobile app.

Stand out
Silky Otter Cinemas will be one of the first circuits to use POSitive’s new Marketing Automation module, allowing them to create and execute personalized offers and targeted promotions. Such tailor-made campaigns are only relevant when they are based on accurate data collected from loyalty and membership programs across every sales channel. Our clients’ satisfaction is paramount for us, we want to build strong relationships with them and give them the best possible experience when coming to our cinemas, they deserve it! – says Ahmed.

The existing 2 screens Ōrākei site is the first of many cinemas under the Silky Otter Cinemas brand. Two more eight-screen complexes are scheduled to open in 2021, the first in Christchurch around June and another in Richmond later in the year.

About Otter Group
The Otter Group is a new, ambitious, and revolutionary cinema development company, presenting a new concept of cinemas labeled as Silky Otter Cinemas.  An evolution of theatrical entertainment, Silky Otter Cinemas are bringing the future of cinema to the market by refining and improving the customer experience while revolutionizing the traditional operating model of theatres.

About LSI Software S.A.
The parent company, LSI Software S.A. is a public company, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE: LSI).  For almost 30 years, LSI Software has been a leader in providing Point of Sale (POS), ERP and Supply Chain solutions for restaurants, hotels, retail shops, stadiums and SPAs. Currently, more than 21,000 systems are running, worldwide.

POSitive Cinema Solutions Web Site
About POSitive Cinema Solutions: POSitive Cinema software supports the full range of activities - from ticketing to repertoire planning, as well as provides a unique moviegoers' experience. Due to the modular structure, it provides many possibilities for central management of cinema chains and enables excellent customer service.
It's an omnichannel solution - the entire sales process is consistent regardless of the platform (website, kiosks, Point of Sale, mobile app). It also means access to a lot of valuable information about customers' behavior and one centralized database where all this information is stored.

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POSitive Cinema Solutions Directory page

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