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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.
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The International Cinema Technology Association (‘ICTA’), the leading global network of professionals in the motion picture industry, today announced that award nominations are now open for its Third Annual North America Cinema Awards (NACA) presented in partnership with Celluloid Junkie.

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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and The Cinema Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to foster and maintain professional and business relationships among their members and all segments of the motion picture industry, disseminate technical industry information through educational programming, and evaluate and improve technical industry standards.

Jun 13, 2022 ICTA Announcement of 2022 EMEA Award Winners
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) today announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris (Classic Cinema of the Year), UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon (New Build Cinema of the Year) and Cineworld, Belfast (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year). Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.

Oct 4, 2021 Strong / MDI Congratulates Partner Kinepolis Leidschendam
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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.

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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 [email protected].
 
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. 

Strong/MDI Contacts:  
François Barrette
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[email protected]

 

 


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About International Cinema Technology Association: The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the cinema exhibition industry. Membership includes technology providers, exhibitors, and industry consultants. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital cinema, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and laser projection. The ICTA promotes technological advancements through educational seminars and programs. Our logo stands for excellence and professionalism and signifies reliability, competence and commitment.  www. internationalcinematechnologyassociation.com International Cinema Technology Association Directory page International Cinema Technology Association Web Site
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 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.
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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.   

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About FG Group Holdings Inc.: FG Group Holdings Inc. is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment business unit includes STRONG/MDI Screen Systems (www.strongmdi.com), the leading premium screen and projection coatings supplier in the world and Strong Technical Services (www.strong-tech.com), which provides comprehensive managed service offerings with 24/7/365 support nationwide to ensure solution uptime and availability. FG Group Holdings also holds equity stakes in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., Firefly Systems, Inc., and FG Financial Group, Inc., as well as real estate through its Digital Ignition operating business. FG Group Holdings Inc. Directory page

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Oct 30, 2023 Call for Entries for Third Annual ICTA North America Cinema Awards
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The International Cinema Technology Association (‘ICTA’), the leading global network of professionals in the motion picture industry, today announced that award nominations are now open for its Third Annual North America Cinema Awards (NACA) presented in partnership with Celluloid Junkie.

Oct 11, 2022 ICTA and the Cinema Foundation Form Partnership
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and The Cinema Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to foster and maintain professional and business relationships among their members and all segments of the motion picture industry, disseminate technical industry information through educational programming, and evaluate and improve technical industry standards.

Jun 13, 2022 ICTA Announcement of 2022 EMEA Award Winners
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) today announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris (Classic Cinema of the Year), UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon (New Build Cinema of the Year) and Cineworld, Belfast (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year). Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.

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Aug 24, 2021 Cinionic and Ballantyne Strong Expand Cinema Service and Support Capabilities
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Cinionic, the world’s leading provider of laser cinema solutions, announces a preferred commercial relationship with Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN, “Ballantyne Strong”) to strengthen its cinema service and solution capabilities in the US and Canada. The relationship with Ballantyne Strong’s operating subsidiaries, Strong Technical Services, Inc. (“STS”) and Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc. (“Strong/MDI”), continues a long history of collaboration between the companies, reinforcing their joint commitment to deliver laser-powered cinema experiences.
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