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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.





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.  





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.



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.



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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.



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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.



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. 



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.​ ​



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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.



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



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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Rome—Sep 6, 2007

Cinema Ambasciatori chooses Kodak for digital feature presentations

Kodak continues to be supplier of choice for Italian cinemas
Kodak today announced that Il Cinema A Trieste has purchased the Kodak Digital Cinema system for feature presentations in its highly-popular Cinema Ambasciatori auditorium in Trieste. The Kodak sale and installation includes the flexible and reliable Kodak Content Player JMN3000 and an NEC NC2500S cinema projector supplied by Prevost, NEC’s Italian distributor.

The Kodak system was temporarily installed to show ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ in July but the permanent installation was completed in time for the Italian opening of ‘Shrek Terzo’ on 31 August.

“We need to know that our partners understand the demands of our business,” said Eolo Giorgio Maggiola, owner, Trieste Cinemas. “We liked the Kodak system but wanted to see how their company could respond to a challenge. And so, in late June, we asked them to have their system in place showing the new ‘Harry Potter’ movie, digitally, on July 11. When it ran flawlessly by that date, we signed the agreement for a permanent installation.”

“We were pleased to be able to exceed the expectations of Mr. Maggiola and his team,” said Enrico Ferrari, Kodak Digital Cinema manager for Italy. “Of course the equipment must perform, but this is really a relationship business. Our relationship with his company links two great brands – Trieste and Kodak – in ways where we can work together to bring new benefits to their movie audiences.”

The 500 seat Cinema Ambasciatori was refurbished in 1993 and is the largest cinema auditorium in Trieste. The Kodak system is expected to contribute to the cinema’s reputation for offering superior motion picture entertainment in comfortable surroundings.

“Large cinema auditoriums show the power and quality of the Kodak system,” says Kodak’s Ferrari. “We have a long history in pictures and we build Kodak technology and simplicity into everything we offer. And we handle full project management, installation and training, so when the system is up and running, the whole Trieste team can be comfortable and confident with this new technology.”

“We have great confidence in the reputation of the Kodak brand,” said Mr. Maggiola, “ and we are further impressed by the relationship Kodak has with Prevost, our projector partners who have been so important and helpful to our business. The Kodak system is easy to use, very flexible. We are impressed by their depth of technology, their willingness to listen to our needs, and their ability to provide a system that is right for today, but that we can build on for the future.”

The Kodak Content Player JMN3000 works smoothly with the cinema grade NEC2500 projector to deliver presentations that meet exhibitor standards and audience expectations. The Kodak Player handles 2D or 3D movies and automatically recognizes the compression format used – JPEG or MPEG – and employs that for playback.

Although used in a standalone mode for this single-screen application, Kodak content players can also be networked and driven by the Kodak Theatre Management System for unprecedented cinema automation and operational efficiency.

“There seems to be a real renaissance in Italian cinema,” says Ferrari from Kodak. “We are hearing from industry sources that 100 movies were produced in Italy in 2006 and that Italian titles are more than 40-percent of box office receipts this year. Because the Kodak system accepts both MPEG and JPEG compression, it’s flexible enough to show local language movies, documentaries, and other content, as well as major foreign features.”

“In Italy, the cinema market is healthy and offers promise for continued growth,” said Mr. Maggiola. “To maintain our success, we need to show movies with strong audience appeal, but we need also to continue to improve the entertainment experience. Having the right systems and the right partners will be important to accomplishing those goals. We look forward to working with Kodak Digital Cinema to help build our business for the future.”


About Kodak's Entertainment Imaging: Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business is the world leader in providing motion picture film and imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Directory page

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