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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.





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.



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.





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.



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.



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.

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. 



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.
 




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.​ ​



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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Centennial, CO and Chicago, IL—Aug 20, 2007

National CineMedia and Kerasotes Showplace Theatres Enter into Affiliate Agreement to Present Pre-Show Advertising, Meetings and Alternative Events in Sixth Largest U.S. Movie Circuit

National CineMedia LLC (NCM), has entered into a network affiliate agreement with Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC, the sixth largest movie theatre exhibition company in the U.S., for the presentation of pre-show advertising, comprehensive meetings and event services, and in-theatre entertainment events. Under the terms of the new multi-year agreement, Kerasotes’ 95 theatres and 853 screens in top U.S. markets such as Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, will exclusively present NCM’s digitally distributed pre-show program, FirstLook; offer in-theatre corporate meetings and event services through NCM’s CineMeetings; and present NCM FATHOM live and pre-recorded in-theatre entertainment events. The agreement will be effective in early December 2007, with respect to approximately 725 screens and on January 1, 2010, with respect to the remainder of the screens that are operated under the Colorado Cinemas name, primarily in the Denver market.

NCM currently has exclusive, long-term agreements in place with its founding member exhibitors, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), as well as network affiliate pacts with theatre circuits such as Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres and Marcus Theatres, among others. The Kerasotes Theatres are the most recent addition to the expanding NCM national digital distribution network. NCM’s Fathom division also has an agreement with National Amusements for the distribution of digital programming and other events within select theatres.

“With the market for cinema advertising, as well as in-theatre meetings and entertainment events continuing to build, the addition of a quality regional theatre circuit like Kerasotes’ to NCM’s affiliate network is becoming a more important part of our company’s growth strategy,” said Kurt Hall, president and chief executive officer at NCM. “The expansion of our digital network with network affiliates, when combined with the Loews addition in 2008, will allow us to more effectively compete in the broader advertising marketplace and provide broader distribution for our CineMeetings and Fathom events divisions.”

“Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres are pleased to join NCM as a network affiliate and we look forward to bringing NCM's innovative services to our patrons. We are eager to participate in the growth of the NCM FATHOM network and have the opportunity to feature live events such as the Metropolitan Opera in select theatres,” said Dean Kerasotes, chief operating officer.

Since 2002, NCM has presented a digitally delivered pre-show entertainment program to movie theatres nationwide, now called FirstLook. FirstLook features content provided by some of Hollywood’s most well-known entertainment companies, including Discovery Communications, NBC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting and Universal Pictures, as well as primarily made-for-cinema advertising. NCM also presents a variety of music, sports and other entertainment events, as well as corporate meetings, in movie theatres during off-peak movie-going hours using its proprietary digital distribution and satellite network. Recent NCM FATHOM in-theatre presentations have included live, High Definition performances of The Metropolitan Opera; the “Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary Celebration;” and numerous concert events featuring popular artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Bon Jovi and Linkin Park, among others.


About Kerasotes Theatres: Founded in 1909 with a single storefront nickelodeon, Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlaceTheatres introduced a “new era of moviegoing” with its ShowPlace ICON Theatres® in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Managed by third generation family, Tony and Dean Kerasotes, the Company plans to debut ShowPlace ICON Theatres® in additional major U.S. markets. For more information, please visit us online at ShowPlaceICON.com. Kerasotes Theatres Directory page
About National CineMedia, LLC: National CineMedia (NCM) is America’s Movie Network. As the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., we unite brands with the power of movies and engage movie fans anytime and anywhere. NCM’s Noovie pre-show is presented exclusively in 57 leading national and regional theater circuits including AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (a subsidiary of Cineworld Group PLC, LON: CINE). NCM’s cinema advertising network offers broad reach and unparalleled audience engagement with over 20,600 screens in over 1,600 theaters in 190 Designated Market Areas® (all of the top 50). NCM Digital goes beyond the big screen, extending in-theater campaigns into online and mobile marketing programs to reach entertainment audiences. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) owns a 48.0% interest in, and is the managing member of, National CineMedia, LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com and www.noovie.com. National CineMedia, LLC Directory page

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Oct 3, 2013 Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC Debuts ICON•X, An Enhanced Xperience Featuring Dolby® Atmos™
Sep 3, 2013 Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC Debuts ICON•X, An Enhanced Xperience Featuring Dolby® Atmos™
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Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC today announced that the ShowPlace ICON Theatres® at The Shops at West End – at 1625 West End Boulevard in Saint Louis Park – now houses Kerasotes’ first Twin Cities premium large format screen, known as ICON•X,The ICON Enhanced Xperience – featuring Dolby® Atmos™.

May 15, 2013 Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC Debuts ICON•X, Dolby® Atmos™ Enhanced Xperience with Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Into Darkness
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Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC today announced that the ShowPlace ICON Theatres® at Roosevelt Collection – at 1011 South Delano Court East (near Roosevelt and Clark) in Chicago’s South Loop – now houses Kerasotes’ first premium large format screen, the ICON•X, Dolby® Atmos™ EnhancedXperience.

Dec 17, 2009 Barco and Kerasotes Partner on New Luxury Multiplexes
Feb 26, 2009 Christie 3D Projection Systems Ready to Show “Jonas Brothers: the 3D Concert Experience” at Kerasotes Theatres
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Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, was selected by Kerasotes Theatres to convert 35 screens to 3D-enabled Christie digital cinema projection systems ahead of the eagerly anticipated Walt Disney Pictures’ “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.”  Kerasotes Theatres jumped on the installation fast track with the purchase of Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Brilliant3D™, turning to Christie to help bring fully-operational systems online almost daily in the weeks leading to the movie’s premiere, February 27.

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