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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.  





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.



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.



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.





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.



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.
 




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 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.​ ​





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.

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.



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. 




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.


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Centennial, CO and Milwaukee, WI—Sep 13, 2007

National Cinemedia and Marcus Theatres® Enter Into Affiliate Agreement to Present Alternative Events in U.S. Movie Theatres

National CineMedia LLC (NCM), has entered into a digital network affiliate agreement with Marcus Theatres Corporation, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) and the seventh largest exhibition company in the U.S., for the presentation of live and pre-recorded in-theatre events by NCM’s FATHOM division. Under the terms of the newagreement, NCM will expand its live, High-Definition in-theatre network – the largest of its kind in North America – to include 21 Marcus Theatres® locations in multiple markets, including Minneapolis, Minn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Chicago, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fargo, N.D.; and several others in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

With the planned addition of the Marcus Theatres locations and theatres from NCM’s founding member exhibitors, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), as well as additional network affiliate theatres, NCM’s live, High-Definition digital cinema network is on target to exceed 300 theatres in upcoming months.

Since 2002, NCM has presented live and pre-recorded alternative entertainment events in the best U.S. movie theatres using its special, proprietary satellite-based High-Definition projection and encryption systems. Upcoming NCM FATHOM in-theatre events include “Remember That Night – Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” with David Gilmour, the legendary guitarist and voice of Pink Floyd; a remastered in High-Definition 25th anniversary presentation of Steven Spielberg’s cult classic, “Poltergeist;” a special, four-day festival – “Anime Bento, 4 Nights, 4 Servings – The Hottest Anime Movies on the Big Screen;” and eight new performances of the critically acclaimed “The Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD” series.

The debut events planned for presentation in participating Marcus Theatres will be “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” series. Advance ticketing for the 2007-08 season is subject to availability and begins on Friday, October 19, exclusively for Met Opera members at the $125 level or above. Ticket sales to the general public in the U.S. begin Friday, November 9. For information on tickets and membership, visit www.metopera.org/hd or call 1-800-Met-Opera (1-800-638-6737).

“This represents an opportunity for Marcus Theatres to exhibit events not previously available for local patrons in our markets. While not being there ‘live,’ our presentation in High-Definition video with close-ups and crystal clear sound might be even better than attending the event in person. Meanwhile, Marcus Theatres benefits from new revenue streams from these events when our theatres may not be busy exhibiting motion pictures,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres.

Marcus Theatres locations participating in the NCM FATHOM in-theatre network in Wisconsin are: Bay Park Cinemas in Ashwaubenon, Cinema Oshkosh, Hollywood Cinemas in Appleton, Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, Marc Cinemas in Sheboygan, North Shore Cinemas in Mequon, Point Cinemas in Madison, Renaissance Cinema in Sturtevant, and South Shore Cinemas in Oak Creek. Locations in Illinois are: Addison Cinemas, Gurnee Cinemas, Marcus Cinemas Elgin, and Orland Park Cinemas; in Minnesota: Duluth 10, Marcus Cinemas-Oakdale and Parkwood in Waite Park; in Ohio: Marcus Cinemas Crosswoods in Columbus and Marcus Cinemas-Pickerington; in North Dakota: Century in Fargo; and in Iowa: College Square in Cedar Falls and Sycamore Mall in Iowa City.

“During the past year, NCM’s FATHOM has successfully presented over 50 digital events in movie theatres across the U.S.,” added Tom Galley, National CineMedia’s executive vice president and chief technology and operations officer. “With the addition of the well-respected Marcus Theatres to our growing list of entertainment event destinations, the NCM FATHOM network is on target to reach over 300 locations in 48 of the top 50 U.S. markets by the end of 2007.”

NCM’s FATHOM presents a variety of music, sports and other entertainment events in movie theatres nationwide 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 National CineMedia, LLC: National CineMedia (NCM) is America’s Movie Network. As the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., NCM unites brands with young diverse audiences through the power of movies and popular culture. NCM’s Noovie® pre-show is presented exclusively in 50 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 1,650 theaters in 195 Designated Market Areas® (all of the top 50). NCM Digital and Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) goes beyond the big screen, extending in-theater campaigns into online, mobile, and place-based marketing programs to reach entertainment audiences. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 47.4% 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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About Marcus Theatres: Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 1,064 screens at 85 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres). Marcus Theatres Directory page

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