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Joliette, Quebec, Canada—Oct 4, 2021

Strong / MDI Congratulates Partner Kinepolis Leidschendam

Awarded New Build Cinema of the Year by ICTA EMEA awards
Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) company, and a leader in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development, congratulates its partner Kinepolis Leidschendam in winning the ICTA EMEA New Build Cinema of the Year Award.
 
Strong/MDI Screen Systems is proud to have contributed to this great victory, being the partner of choice of Kinepolis to equip all 11 modern rooms of their flagship cinema with state-of-the-art projection screens.
 
“Strong/MDI's high-performance screens have a solid reputation among major exhibitors in the industry who demand superior quality,” explains François Barrette, General Manager for Strong/MDI Screen Systems. “Our coating expertise meets the high demands of today’s projection requirements for first-in-class cinema presentations.”

Strong/MDI screens were the preferred projection support for the entire Leidschendam theater with a mix of Northview White Gain Screens and HGA ReAct High Gain Screens.
 
“We are very happy with the image quality delivered by Strong/MDI Screens and recognize the importance of combining new Laser projectors with the right screen, in order to deliver the ultimate movie experience, which has been part of Kinepolis mission since day one,” says Nicolas Hamon, P&S Competence Centre Manager for Kinepolis Group.
 
“It is an honor to have been selected to partner with the Kinepolis Group and provide Strong/MDI screens for their Flagship cinema in Leidschendam,” stated Ray Boegner, President of Strong MDI Screen Systems. “Kinepolis has been a longstanding leader in cutting edge technology for the cinema market and our hat goes off to ICTA EMEA for recognizing them as New Build Cinema of the Year in 2021.  This is a long overdue award for a truly class act we’re proud to partner with!”
 
Kinepolis was honored during ICTA’s award ceremony and dinner reception on October 3, 2021, in Barcelona.
Those looking for more information on cinema product developed by Strong/MDI Screen Systems can contact the sales team by phone at +01 450 755-3795 or via email info@strongmdi.com.
 
About Kinepolis Leidschendam
The Kinepolis Group is a Belgian cinema chain formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two-family cinema groups, Bert and Claeys, and has been listed on the stock exchange since 1998. Kinepolis Group currently operates 108 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,097 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis Leidschendam  is located in the Mall of The Netherlands in Leidschendam and has 11 screens with more than 1,650 seats. Kinepolis Leidschendam is equipped with the most modern techniques for the best film experience in terms of image and sound. 

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François Barrette
General Manager
450-755-3795
info@strongmdi.com

 

 


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About International Cinema Technology Association: Since its formation in 1971 the International Cinema Technology Association has morphed into the most important international association dedicated to equipment and new technologies throughout the global theatrical market. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies involved in cinema technology, including leading cinema equipment manufacturers, dealers and service companies from around the world. Our members are responsible for producing all the equipment that is used in presenting features on the Silver Screen in movie theatres in all corners of the world. They manufacture digital cinema systems, lenses, sound equipment, seating, 3D technology and more.

The ICTA is also a leader in the educational seminar process, holding several seminars a year to present new and informative information on changing technologies and how to achieve the very best motion picture experience. The ICTA network is also a wonderful source for the exchange of ideas and constructive suggestions concerning improvement of manufacturing and technical standards for products used in the theatre industry.
 
The Association enjoys a close working relationship with other industry organizations including NATO, MPAA, SMPTE, and NAC, and is a founding member of the Inter-Society Committee for the Enhancement of the Motion Picture Presentation. Key among our efforts is partnering with four major trade events – CinemaCon, ShowEast, CineEurope and CineAsia – to update exhibitors worldwide on what our member companies have to offer. We also hold ongoing educational programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia that focus on the latest theatre equipment and technologies.
International Cinema Technology Association Directory page International Cinema Technology Association Web Site
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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 Kinepolis Group: Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management. 

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 55 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR, Kinepolis also operates 46 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,079 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis employs 4,600 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience.  More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.
Kinepolis Group Directory page
Strong/MDI Screen Systems Web Site
About Strong/MDI Screen Systems: Strong/MDI Screen Systems, a Ballantyne Strong Inc. company, is a projection screen manufacturer located in Joliette, Canada. It manufactures 2D and 3D screens, specialty screens, motorized screen systems, custom structures and masking motors for clients worldwide. Strong/MDI Screen Systems is also known for the development of highly sophisticated coatings for projection surfaces.   

Strong/MDI Screen Systems 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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