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Charlotte, N.C.—Dec 2, 2020

STRONG Technical Services Announces Partnership with INDY Cinema Group to Provide Managed Services in Europe

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 announces a partnership with INDY Cinema Group (“INDY”) to provide managed services in Europe. 

STRONG Technical Services (“STS”) will offer INDY customers a complete managed service offering including 24x7x365 support, STRONG Management System access, field service dispatch, equipment discounts, and STRONG MDI screens. The STRONG Management System includes equipment monitoring, digital signage, remote access, and reporting.

“Over the past few years STS and INDY have partnered to provide managed services to independent cinemas in the United States,” said Blake Titman, Vice President and General Manager at STS. “It is a natural fit to offer our managed services in Europe where INDY is headquartered. Our engineering and support team has many of years of experience in the cinema industry and are unmatched when combined with our integrated technology and product solutions.”

Ian Brown, CEO and Founder of INDY, stated, “INDY has been offering services to the independent cinema market for over ten years now. Offering STS’s services was an obvious addition to the range of service we offer. Not only does STS meet our service delivery expectations but, just as importantly, their team shares a client-focused philosophy that aligns with ours. We are both committed to the independent cinema market and understand the unique challenges in our industry.”

Those wishing to obtain more information regarding the full range of products and services offered by STS 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 Cinema: 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, 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 Cinema Directory page Strong Cinema Web Site
About INDY Cinema Group: INDY Cinema Group offers a range of services tailor made for independent cinemas. INDY brings all the resources of the big chains to locally owned cinemas. INDY helps support independent cinemas in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand by reducing cost and increase ticket sales – all while preserving each cinema’s unique character and individuality. INDY Cinema Group Directory page
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.

STRONG Technical Services, Inc. Directory page
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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