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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.

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.

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.  

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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.

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.

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.

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 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. 

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.​ ​

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.

Shows & Events

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.

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

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

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London—Jul 12, 2007

Picturehouse Cinemas Notches Up Another Major Live Event Via Satellite

David Gilmour – On Stage and Screen
David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd, will be premiering a cinematic version of his forthcoming new live concert DVD from London’s Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, prefaced with a single song live performance – and a Question & Answer session, all transmitted via satellite simultaneously to other theatres around the UK and Europe.

Thursday 6th September 2007, will see the HD Cinematic World Premiere of ‘Remember That Night – David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, David Gilmour’s live concert film. Broadcast in High Definition at participating cinemas around the UK and Europe, the 85-minute programme will be introduced by David Gilmour himself performing live on electric guitar for one number. In a twist for this kind of event, there will also be an interactive element, in that attendees will be able to submit questions, some of which David Gilmour will answer, live, on the night.

The event, organised by US cinema specialists By Experience, follows in the wake of their ground-breaking world broadcasts of operas to cinemas around the word, in High Definition digital sound and vision.

As well as the audience able to see David Gilmour performing in person at the Odeon, Leicester Square, fans will be able to buy tickets to participating cinemas round the UK and Europe, and experience the event in real time. By submitting a question to the official David Gilmour website (, there is also the chance that David Gilmour might be able to supply an answer, live, to complete the evening.

The 85 minute presentation is a special cinema version of the forthcoming DVD ‘Remember That Night – David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, which was filmed over 3 nights at the prestigious London venue last May by renowned director David Mallet. Utilising the latest and best high-definition digital technology and upwards of 23 cameras, the full Royal Albert Hall show, lasting more than 3 hours, has been some time in the making, but promises to be a feast for the senses. David Gilmour’s 2006 tour supported the release of his solo album ‘On An Island’ which entered the album charts at No.1 in the UK and Number 6 in the US, and in addition reached the peak of the European Billboard pan-European chart.

Featuring Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, plus Pink Floyd regulars Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin, the Royal Albert Hall event also highlights the exceptional contributions of special guests David Crosby, Graham Nash and David Bowie, who performs unique versions of Pink Floyd classics ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’.
The DVD is released on Monday 17 September in Europe, and Tuesday 18 September in North America.

Meanwhile the event on Thursday 6 September, covers the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, with more details to follow re: North America and other European countries.

From 7:30 pm GMT David Gilmour will be transmitting LIVE to the following venues:
UK Details:

Aberdeen, The Belmont Picturehouse
Bath, The Little Theatre Cinema
Brighton Duke Of York’s
Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
Exeter, Picturehouse
Henley On Thames, Regal Picturehouse
Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT
London, Clapham Picturehouse
London, Greenwich Picturehouse
London, Brixton, The Ritzy
Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse
Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse Stratford Upon Avon, Picturehouse York, City Screen

Full Price - £18.00
Concessions - £16.00
Members - £14.00

About City Screen Limited: City Screen is the owner and operator of Picturehouse Cinemas, Britain’s largest circuit of independent cinemas. Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, City Screen provides cinemas in city centre locations to serve local communities and offer a diverse choice of films and events. City Screen runs 20 cinemas and programmes a further 39 independently operated venues, drawing on over 20 years’ experience in tailoring diverse and commercially successful content spanning arthouse, independent, classic, world and Hollywood cinema. City Screen prides itself on being at the forefront of digital cinema and other business and technological developments. These have included live cinecasts of filmmaker Q&As, comedy, music, and productions from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, broadcast to audiences throughout the UK. City Screen Limited Directory page

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Film fans outside the capital are now able to enjoy some of the special cinema events usually reserved for those living in London. Last night, a Q&A with the writer, director and producer of The Village, M Night Shyamalan, was enjoyed not just by those in the auditorium at The Ritzy, Brixton, where the event was taking place, but also by audiences in Cambridge, Liverpool and York, who were linked in via live satellite and were able to put their questions to the director.
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