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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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 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 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. 

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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.

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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

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Los Angeles, CA—Aug 24, 2021

Digital Cinema Pioneer and Former Christie Chairman, President and CEO Jack Kline To Promote CINITY, the New Generation of Premium Large Format Cinema

Award-Winning Filmmakers Among Cinema Elites Supporting Advanced In-Theater, Giant-Screen Movie-Viewing
Fresh off one of the exhibition industry’s most remarkable careers that includes developing and pioneering the implementation of digital cinema and knocking off the 100-year reign of film projection technology, Jack Kline announced that he is now representing CINITY Cinema, the latest entry into the immersive, in-theater, giant-screen market.  Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd, CINITY uses Premium Large Format (PLF) laser projection and immersive sound and is recognized for its industry-leading ultra-high frame rate capability. Recently introduced into the rapidly expanding premium screen market in China, CINITY has already won the support of major Hollywood studios and visionary filmmakers such as Ang Lee, as well as many well-known Chinese directors, who are using technology to expand the artistic possibilities of the movie-viewing experience.
“People want big screens, and PLF technology is the most significant installation an exhibitor can make that generates excitement from audiences and makes the movie-viewing experience truly memorable,” said Kline. “CINITY is the only PLF system today with the ability to deliver 120 frames per second (fps) in 4K resolution, 3D, and high dynamic range, resulting in the most realistic and most vivid images possible.”
Going Big
According to industry statistics, PLF screen installations have seen an increase of almost 19 percent year over year. They set a record in 2019, when 734 screens were installed, a 65 percent increase over 2018.  As theaters slowly reopen worldwide following lockdowns due to COVID-19, the pace of adoption is expected to resume. Theater owners are especially eager to lure back audiences by providing them with a movie-viewing experience far superior to anything they can ever get at home. With a technology and financial strategy that make it one of the most competitive on the market, CINITY is in an ideal position to take advantage of the growing demand for PLF systems.
The CINITY Cinema system is driven by a Christie® state-of-the-art RGB dual-laser cinema projector that delivers up to 4K resolution at 120fps playback – the world’s most advanced projection system for screens up to 111 feet wide. At 55,000 DCI lumens output, it’s also the brightest direct-coupled RGB pure laser cinema projector on the market, resulting in 3D images with exceptional color, high contrast, fluid movement, consistent performance, and vivid visual details.
First With ‘Gemini Man’
The CINITY system was first introduced in the United States in 2019 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where it premiered Ang Lee’s Gemini Man exactly as he originally shot the film – in 4K resolution 3D at 120fps – for the highest possible impact and maximum visual effect. Today, with 57 installations and an almost equal number on tap in cities across China, CINITY enjoys cooperative agreements with many major Hollywood and Chinese studios. It is now building upon this success, as well as the enormous resources and strong alliance between the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., to explore expansion opportunities into North America and beyond. The system can be viewed at the Harmony Gold Preview House in West Hollywood, where filmmakers can also screen their latest projects at the industry’s highest frame rate.
“We have proven the enormous appeal of the CINITY Cinema system in China, which is known for having some of the most demanding and most discriminating audiences in the world,” said China Film Group Vice-Chairman and General Manager Fu Ruoqing. “By providing theater owners with flexible payment options and financial incentives, as well as the full range of installation services, we assure them the fastest and most seamless path to a world-class PLF auditorium.”
“I’m especially excited to support CINITY as it enters the North American market,” said Ang Lee, an early proponent of CINITY’s technology. “The system’s high frame rate capability, its exceptional contrast ratio, brightness and overall image quality means that more audiences can finally see my movies exactly as I envisioned them. I’m committed to working with CINITY to help push the boundaries of filmmaking and in-theater movie-viewing.”
“We’re thrilled that innovators such as CINITY, Dolby and IMAX are elevating the theatrical experience, and advancing the way moviegoers see 3D, higher frame rates, brighter light levels, more dynamic range, and higher resolution,” said James Cameron and Jon Landau, who broke new ground with their revolutionary movie Avatar in 2009. “We’re excited to know that audiences will have the opportunity to experience the next chapters of Avatar in ways that truly represent the best our industry has to offer, and will be reminded just how special the in-theater cinema experience can be.”
“Today’s theater owners are facing competition for audiences from a wider range of entertainment options than ever before,” said Kline. “With a proven track record of attracting bigger audiences and generating higher income per screen, CINITY is the clear winner for exhibitors seeking a competitive edge.”
About CINITY Cinema
CINITY Cinema delivers one of the most vivid, life-like and breathtaking giant-screen movie-viewing experiences available in theaters today. It is jointly owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution Company and supported by the world’s most celebrated filmmakers, major Hollywood and Chinese film studios, and a growing legion of theater owners. It was co-developed by China’s leading film distributor, which owns part of the core technology intellectual property rights, Christie and GDC Technology. For exhibitors, CINITY offers the full range of planning, design, project implementation, service, and marketing, with flexible payment options that ensure the fastest and most seamless path to the installation of a Premium Large Format auditorium for a spectacular new audience experience.
About The China Film Group Corporation
The China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) is the largest and the most comprehensive film distributor in China. Producing the most films in China, it covers the complete industry chain that includes film production, distribution and exhibition. It also offers integrate film, TV and video, among numerous other services.
About Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd.
Huaxia Film Distribution is a large-scale comprehensive film company with a focus on the film distribution business. The company is also engaged in ancillary businesses such as film development, theater management, cinema development, screening supervision, and advertising.
About J. Kline Consulting
J. Kline Consulting was founded by Jack Kline, an award-winning digital cinema pioneer and former Chairman, President and CEO of Christie, a global visual and audio technologies company. As president of Christie, Kline was responsible for the development of digital cinema for the exhibition industry and the world’s first commercial use of the technology. He was also the main architect behind the innovative Virtual Print Fee (VPF) financing vehicle, forging a groundbreaking agreement between film studios and exhibitors that helped to jump-start the digital cinema revolution. Kline also revolutionized customer service through the development of the Christie Network Operations Center. His extensive industry experience, visionary leadership, global reputation, and history of innovation provide him with the unique ability to help companies fully leverage their strengths and thrive in the most competitive markets. For more information, contact J. Kline Consulting at 714-715-4307 or
“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

About China Film Group Corporation: China Film Group Corporation (“CFG”) is China’s largest and most influential state-run film enterprise and the sole importer of foreign films in China. CFG's scope of business spans film and television production, film distribution and exhibition, film importation and exportation, cinema circuit management, digital cinema construction, movie channel, print developing and processing, film equipment management, digital film production, film and TV compact disc production, ancillary products, advertising, property management as well as real estate. China Film Group Corporation Directory page
About Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd.: Founded on August 8, 2003 as a large film company covering the entire industry chain, Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Film) is committed to operating its core business of film distribution and ancillary businesses of film development, cinema chain management, cinema development, screening supervision and advertising, and developing new businesses such as international exchanges and cooperation and high technologies of film. In the meanwhile, the company keeps developing new distribution channels such as the campus cinema chain and alliance of art films. Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd. Directory page
About CINITY Cinema System: CINITY as premium projection system is designed to combine and optimize a variety of high technologies, including 3D, 4K resolution, Wide Color Gamut (WCG), Extended dynamic range, High Frame Rate (HFR), Immersive Sound, to project better and more pixels onto the screen and create a superior immersive audio-visual experience. CINITY movies are expected to attract more viewers back to the cinemas from new media. The mission with this new movie-going experience is to promote the leap of films from quantitative change to qualitative change by integrating various advanced formats and innovations. CINITY Cinema System Directory page

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Three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee’s much anticipated new film, Paramount Pictures Gemini Man premieres on October 6th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles – a movie palace situated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This historic location serves as the perfect showcase for a film that stretches technological boundaries by being produced in 4K resolution, 3D, and shot at a high frame rate (HFR) of 120 fps (frames per second).

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Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Film), a well-known film distributor in China, today announced at CinemaCon 2019 that it will develop, leverage and promote premium format movies driven by new, advanced configurations, specifically the Cinity Cinema System. Cinity will seamlessly combine related processes and technologies, (e.g. filming, post-production, distribution and projection) that are representative of advanced-format movies, to build a complete industry ecosystem for them.
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Oct 3, 2019 Pioneering 120fps HFR Cinema with Paramount Pictures’ Gemini Man, from Legendary Filmmaker Ang Lee
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Three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee’s much anticipated new film, Paramount Pictures Gemini Man premieres on October 6th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles – a movie palace situated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This historic location serves as the perfect showcase for a film that stretches technological boundaries by being produced in 4K resolution, 3D, and shot at a high frame rate (HFR) of 120 fps (frames per second).
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