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Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



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.



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.



DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





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.



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.  





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.





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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.



Industry Partners



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 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 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 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



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews 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.



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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DEDHAM, Mass.—Mar 29, 2007

National Amusements Deploys over 50 Percent of Its Locations for the Digital 3D Opening of Disney’s MEET THE ROBINSONS in REAL D

Adding 20 new U.S. locations, National Amusements leaps ahead by installing REAL D Digital 3-D projection systems offering patrons the opportunity to enjoy the newest 3D technology for the March 30th opening of MEET THE ROBINSONS
National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 1,500 screens in the U.S., U.K., Latin America and Russia, today announced an agreement with REAL D, the leader in the delivery of premier 3-D experiences, to roll-out 20 additional digital 3-D projection systems in select theatres (see list). Currently, National Amusements circuit features 24 locations with 25 screens and brings the total of National Amusements 3D 2K projection systems to 44 locations on 45 screens. The installations will be completed for the opening of Disney’s animated feature film, MEET THE ROBINSONS in REAL D on March 30, 2007 and will bring over 50% of National’s locations into the realm of Digital 3D, the highest percent of any major USA circuit.

“We are pleased to be able to bring the excitement of REAL D 3-D
technology to an even larger number of our patrons, and just in time to enjoy this new Disney film,” said Shari E. Redstone, President, National Amusements. “This great 3-D technology allows National Amusements to bring patrons a broader range of unique film and entertainment programming options such as live sports and concert performances, building on our goal to make our theatres a community entertainment destination.”

The REAL D 3-D installations complement National Amusements efforts to bring state-of-the art digital cinema to their patrons. The company is participating in Technicolor Digital Cinema’s beta test of state-of-the-art digital projection equipment in 14 National Amusements sites, reaching 120 screens in select locations. This will bring National’s total Digital Cinema presentation capability to a total of 165 Screens in it’s U.S. locations. They have also recently signed a multiyear agreement with Screenvision to install its digital pre-show system on more than 1,000 of National Amusements’ domestic screens.

“By adding another 20 3-D locations in time for MEET THE ROBINSONS, National Amusements continues to show their commitment to elevating the movie-going experience,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of REAL D. “We are thrilled to be working with an industry leader to make digital 3-D a truly mainstream experience available to mass audiences.”

Disney’s MEET THE ROBINSONS in 3-D will be released in the REAL D Cinema format. REAL D’s seamless perception of depth causes viewers to forget about the screen and opens up a world of perspective and detail so rich and lifelike they want to reach out and touch it.

For the digital 3D presentation of MEET THE ROBINSONS, audience members will receive comfortable, lightweight glasses enabling them to view the film in the REAL D Cinema format. REAL D Cinema glasses for MEET THE ROBINSONS are styled like classic sunglasses and are included with a movie ticket purchase. Unlike traditional anaglyph 3D, REAL D Cinema uses state-of-the-art digital cinema technology to eliminate eye fatigue and ensure that moviegoers enjoy the most comfortable 3D viewing experience possible.

Tickets for all performances can be purchased in advance at the theatre, by phone or online at www.nationalamusements.com. Group sales can be coordinated by contacting Debbie Heller at 866-581-9138 x301.

New REAL D digital 3D theatre installations, combined with Doremi servers and NEC projectors:

Showcase Cinemas Woburn, Woburn, MA
Showcase Cinemas Lowell, Lowell, MA
Providence Place Cinemas 16, Providence RI
Showcase Cinemas Worcester North, Worcester, MA
Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Showcase Cinemas Pittsburgh West, Pittsburgh, PA
Centreville Multiplex Cinemas, Centreville, VA
Broadway Multiplex Cinemas, Hicksville, NY
Commack Multiplex Cinemas, Commack, NY
Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas, Bronx, NY
All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex, Hawthorne, NY
Cross County Multiplex Cinema, Yonkers, NY
Hazlet Multiplex Cinemas, Hazlet, NJ
Showcase Cinemas Erlanger, Erlanger, KY
Showcase Cinemas Western Hills, Cincinnati, OH
Showcase Cinema de Lux 16, Louisville, KY
Franklin Park 16: Cinema de Lux, Toledo, OH
Cinema de Lux 14: The Greene, Beavercreek, OH
Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6, Seekonk, MA
Showcase Cinemas West Springfield 1-15, West Springfield, MA

Theatres currently equipped with REAL D digital 3D system, combined with Dolby Servers and Christie projectors.

The Bridge Cinema de Lux: Los Angeles
Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills, Manchester, CT (Hartford)
City Center 15: Cinema De Lux, White Plains, NY
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, Farmingdale, NY (Long Island)
S/C Davenport 53, Davenport, IOWA
Island 16: Cinema de Lux, Holtsville, NY (Long Island)
Showcase Cinemas Randolph, Randolph, MA (south of Boston)
Showcase Cinemas Revere, Revere, MA (north of Boston)
Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, Springdale, OH (Cincinnati)
Stonybrook 20: Cinema de Lux, Louisville, KY

Theatres currently equipped with REAL D digital 3D system, combined with Kodak Servers and Barco projectors.

Showcase Cinemas Warwick, Warwick, RI (south of Providence)
Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema de Lux, Millbury, MA (south of Worcester)
Showcase Cinemas North Haven, North Haven, CT
Connecticut Post 14 Cinema de Lux, Milford, CT (south of New Haven)
Fairfax Corner 14 Cinema de Lux, Fairfax, VA (Wash., DC)
Linden Boulevard Multiplex Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY
College Point Multiplex Cinemas, Whitestone, NY
Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica, NY
Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas, Edgewater, NJ
Showcase Cinemas Milford 16, Milford, OH (Cincinnati)
Maumee 18 Cinema de Lux, Maumee, OH (Toledo)
Showcase Cinemas Dayton South, Dayton, OH
Showcase Cinemas Flint West, Flint, MI
Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, MI


About National Amusements: National Amusements, Inc., is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 925 movie screens in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Cinema de Lux, Multiplex, SuperLux and UCI brands. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service MovieTickets.com and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation. National Amusements Directory page

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Sep 21, 2016 National Amusements, Inc. and Barco Establish Strategic Partnership to Convert All Showcase XPlus Auditoriums to Flagship Laser Projection
Apr 8, 2016 National Amusements Announces USHIO as Their Exclusive Worldwide Provider of Xenon Bulbs
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National Amusements, Inc. announces an exclusive agreement with Ushio Inc. National Amusements (d.b.a. Showcase Cinemas) and Ushio Inc. have reached an agreement whereby USHIO will become the sole provider of Xenon bulbs to all National Amusements theatres worldwide.

Mar 1, 2016 Christie Expands Experiential Media Network as Company Inks Exclusive Deal with National Amusements in U.S.
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Christie, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, has signed an exclusive deal with National Amusements to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its Christie Experiential Networks (CEN) displays in theatre lobbies throughout the exhibition leader’s U.S. circuit. The agreement is the latest in CEN’s expansion across North America.

Apr 22, 2015 4D Cinema Maker MediaMation Installs The First MX4D™ Motion EFX Theatre on the East Coast for National Amusements, Inc.
Oct 7, 2010 National Amusements Moves to a Digital Future with Sony 4K Digital Cinema Projectors
Jan 13, 2009 National Amusements' Rising Star Media Expands IMAX Network in Russia
Mar 18, 2008 “Celtics Gamenight” Coming to Select National Amusements Theaters
Nov 29, 2007 National Amusements to Feature Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in Disney Digital 3D™ in Local Theaters
Jul 24, 2007 National CineMedia and National Amusements Enter into Affiliate Agreement to Present Alternative Events in U.S. Movie Theatres

Jul 17, 2006 National Amusements Deploys 14 Additional RealD Digital 3-D Systems to Circuit
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