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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.



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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.





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.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. 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.  





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.



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.



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.





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.



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 www.cineasia.com.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 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.


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Los Angeles—Apr 20, 2022

MetaMedia Welcomes Premiere Cinemas and Fridley Theatres to its Network Adding Over 350 New Screens

MetaMedia, the world’s first global entertainment platform that delivers movies, premium content and live events to cinemas and other venues, today announced that Premiere Cinemas and Fridley Theatres will join its network.
 
“We’re thrilled to partner with Fridley and Premiere as we continue to help usher in a content and technology renaissance for the cinema industry,” said MetaMedia CEO Jason Brenek. “Where movie theatres have always been a mainstay of entertainment, now many cinema circuits are finding that with the MetaMedia network, they can also become centers for concerts, sports, faith-based, education, gaming, fan gatherings and other live events. Ultimately, our platform enables cinemas to evolve from being a part of a community, to the center of it.”  
 
In total, the two additional cinema circuits will add more than 350 movie screens to the MetaMedia network. Premiere Cinemas, which was one of the first cinemas to convert from 35 mm film to digital projectors and the first exhibitor to deploy cinemas without traditional projection booths, operates 266 screens across 18 theatres. Fridley Theatres, an Iowa-based exhibitor, operates 18 theatres and 98 screens. 
 
“As an exhibitor that has always leveraged leading-edge technology to provide the most innovative cinematic experience possible, we are excited to adopt MetaMedia’s game-changing technology” said Premiere Cinemas Chief Operating Officer Joel Davis. “We are eager to realize both the operational and expense efficiencies of MetaMedia’s broadband delivery network as well as the new content opportunities that MetaMedia is helping us to have access to.”
 
“For nearly fifty years, Fridley Theatres has been at the forefront of the Iowa cinema industry, and MetaMedia’s new technology will help us be continue to deliver new and exciting content to our audiences for another fifty more” said Fridley Theatres President Russell Vannorsdel. “With MetaMedia’s technology we can look forward to providing even more of the best entertainment experiences for our guests.” 
 
As cinemas continue to see attendance rising above pre-pandemic levels, Premiere Cinemas and Fridley Theatres will join Metamedia’s revolutionary cloud-based network, which provides users with access to a variety of premium pre-recorded and live content from a number of content producers and distributors. Over the past year, MetaMedia delivered more than a hundred Bollywood, Japanese Anime and Hollywood Studio movies, premieres and fan events. This includes esports and concerts, involving BTS, Bon Jovi, Florida Georgia Line, Radiohead side project The Smile and more.
 
MetaMedia also maintains an exclusive partnership with Magic Screen, the world’s first interactive platform for animated and live content. The groundbreaking technology, supported by industry leading partners, engages audiences and allows them to have individual, unscripted conversations with live-action and animated characters. It also allows thousands of people in multiple theatres and cities to simultaneously share the same experience, which is all controlled from one centralized location.
 
About MetaMedia 
MetaMedia is the first global entertainment platform that delivers movies, premium content and live events to cinemas and other venues around the world. Powered by Microsoft Azure, MetaMedia’s cloud-based platform provides for the secure, rapid and cost-effective delivery of big-screen entertainment to cinemas, drive-ins, arenas and other commercial venues. MetaMedia is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.metamedia.global.
 
About Premiere Cinemas
Texas-based Premiere Cinemas is among the nation’s largest independent cinema circuits and is known for the state-of-the-art all digital multiplexes it has built throughout the South. Together with its in-house design and construction division, Premiere Development Corp., and its equipment supply division Premiere Projection Technologies, Premiere has positioned itself as a one-stop cinema shop handling all aspects of the cinema implementation initiative by focusing on innovation, aesthetics, and functionality and value. For more information, please visit www.pccmovies.com
 
About Fridley Theatres
R.L. Fridley Theatres, Inc. was formed as an Iowa corporation in 1974 and operates 98 screens across its 18 theatres. For more information, please visit www.fridleytheatres.com.

 


About Premiere Cinemas: Texas-based Premiere Cinemas is among the nation’s largest independent cinema circuits and is known for the state-of-the-art all digital multiplexes it has built throughout the South. Together with its in-house design and construction division, Premiere Development Corp., and its equipment supply division Premiere Projection Technologies, Premiere has positioned itself as a one-stop cinema shop handling all aspects of the cinema implementation initiative by focusing on innovation, aesthetics, and functionality and value. For more information, please visit www.pccmovies.com Premiere Cinemas Directory page
About MetaMedia Technologies: MetaMedia is an entertainment technology company that creates next-generation technologies and new revenue-generating opportunities for content producers and out-of-home venues. MetaMedia created and launched the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ the first global, cloud-based distribution platform. Powered by Microsoft Azure, the MetaMedia Entertainment NetworkTM provides for the secure, rapid and cost-effective delivery of movies, live-streamed events, trailers and advertising, and other big-screen programming to cinemas, drive-ins, arenas, and other out-of-home venues. MetaMedia is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.metamedia.global.  For more information, please visit www.metamedia.global. MetaMedia Technologies Directory page
About Fridley Theatres: R.L. Fridley Theatres, Inc. was formed as an Iowa corporation in 1974 and operates 98 screens across its 18 theatres. For more information, please visit www.fridleytheatres.com.

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