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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.
Unique Digital Limited, based in Dublin and London, has developed a suite of leading software solutions for the management and delivery of digital cinema content, including a full featured Theatre Management System (RosettaBridge TMS), content delivery system (Movie Transit), advertising back office system (Advertising Accord), KDM delivery solution (Basekey), and VPF management software (Cinema Accord).  Unique Digital Software Limited, based in Manchester, is a subsidiary of Unique Digital Limited and handles mastering and distribution business in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Unique Digital Limited.
USL, Inc., a global supplier of quality cinema products, is celebrating its 30th year of pioneering technical advancements for the motion picture industry.  In 1997, USL received an Academy Technical Achievement Award for its PSA Light meter.  Today, USL engages in the research, development and manufacture of cinema audio equipment, cinema visual and audio test equipment, and digital cinema integrated media blocks.  USL’s equipment and products are used by major cinema circuits, independent theaters, production companies, and sound stages.  USL’s cinema equipment is sold and used in every country in the world.
Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.
As part of Ymagis Group, dcinex is a leading provider of Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP mastering, KDM delivery, digital cinema installation, maintenance and technical support. The Ymagis Group has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 5,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independent cinemas. Since 2014, the Ymagis Group operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both, satellite capacity and ADSL/fibre lines, as well as a number of HDD’s duplication hubs. The Ymagis Group has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system (TMS) and a full electrical automation system.
Today, amongst the handful of companies across the world that are working to fulfil the exacting needs of DCI, there are fewer still that look beyond. Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.
Sonic Equipment Company is a one stop provider for all of your Digital Cinema needs. From site survey to install, our knowledgeable staff is there with you.  Our certified and bonded technicians will work you and your staff through the install and training. Be sure to ask us about our Digital Service options. From digital conversions to building new theatres, our company is your best choice. We have been building and renovating theatres for more than 20 years across the Midwest. This experience allows us to be there with you from consultation to your grand opening. Call us today or follow us on the web.
MasterImage 3D, LLC is a stereoscopic 3D technology company that provides pioneering 3D solutions for theaters, television and handheld devices. With systems installed in 38 countries worldwide, MasterImage offers audiences the best 3D image experience, while providing exhibitors with a compelling ownership-based pricing model.
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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-82” LCD displays and multimedia projectors, for lobbies, concessions and concourses.
Ballantyne Strong Inc. is a provider of digital cinema projection equipment, screens and services as well as specialty lighting equipment. The Company supplies major and independent theater chains, top arenas, theme parks and architectural sites around the world. Ballantyne Strong is a value added reseller of major brands that include BARCO, NEC, Doremi, GDC, USL, Dolby and QSC. Excellent products coupled with Strong Technical Services providing installation, integration, NOC (Network Operation Center) and field service. Ballantyne Strong a true turn-key provider for sales and service to cinema chains of all sizes.
Cinema Equipment and Supplies offers a full range of state-of-the-art cinema products and services to outfit your theater with the latest and greatest in the most cost-effective manner. From 3D projection systems to 3D sound, TMS solutions to remote monitoring, CES has you covered. As global leaders in the industry, CES has factory-certified technicians that are fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and have installed over 1,000 digital cinema systems in over 17 different countries.  
Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.
Harman International leverages the combined technical leadership and worldwide distribution networks of JBL Professional and Crown International to provide the most innovative digital audio systems available. JBL Cinema loudspeaker systems are the market leaders from sound stages and post production rooms to theatres worldwide. The new “next generation” ScreenArray® Series feature the latest JBL technical innovations. Crown DSi, Digital Screen Series, amplifiers provide the full range of power, while incorporating all digital processing required for the JBL cinema speakers, creating the perfect integrated digital theatre sound system.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,250 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014.
With over 18,000 systems in the market, Sony Digital Cinema 4K technology lets movie goers experience exceptional picture quality from every seat in the cinema – with spectacular detail, contrast and colour on any size of screen. Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems give audiences a more immersive, emotionally engaging visual experience you simply can't get at home – in 2D or with a choice of smooth, easy on the eye 3D solutions. Sony 4K offers four times the resolution of an HD TV or previous-generation 2K digital cinema.  It’s captured the imagination of audiences and industry alike, winning Hollywood’s commitment as underlined by 4K releases from studios such as Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures. It has also won the support of Hollywood heavyweights like Christopher Nolan (“Dark Knight Rises”, “Inception”), David Fincher (“The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”) and Harald  Zwart (“Karate Kid”), who have all released recent blockbusters in the 4K format.  The only manufacturer currently deploying 4K projection systems in volume, Sony serves many of the world’s biggest and most prestigious cinema chains, as well as small independent screens and art house cinemas.
Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
CJ 4DPlex is the world’s first 4D cinema company for feature films. Headquartered in Seoul and with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, the company provides 4DX cinema systems for exhibition partners along with 4DX codes of major Hollywood titles. 
GetD Tech (HK) Co., Ltd is the global leading manufacturer of 3D products. We are devoted to R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3D systems and glasses supported by under a dedicated  team of 500 employees in a 6,000 ㎡ factory. GetD bears in mind that Technology Leads to Product. Cooperating with global leading TV manufacturers and cinema chains, GetD is growing professional and stronger in the 3D industry. GetD is headquartered in Shenzhen China, with key partners in USA ,Europe, Russia,Turkey and India.
Meyer Sound makes the finest loudspeakers for high-performance digital cinema applications, including VIP auditoriums and screening rooms.  Ideally suited for both feature movies as well as alternative content.  Meyer Sound is devoted to meeting the needs of exhibition, film post-production, music studios and sound reinforcement professionals with the finest audio systems available. 
Ymagis is a leading provider Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP & KDM servicing, and digital cinema installation and maintenance.  Ymagis has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 2,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independents cinemas. Since 2014, Ymagis operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both satellite capacity and ADSL/fiber lines. Ymagis has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system and a full electrical automation system.
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.
London-based Arts Alliance Media is the worldwide leader in digital cinema.  The company offers industry-leading cinema software solutions; financing solutions for digital conversion; installation, maintenance and support for digital cinema systems; management and delivery of content to cinemas; and world-class event cinema.
As one of the world’s leading solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets, GDC Technology has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection and 3D systems worldwide.  GDC Technology is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Mexico, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, India, Peru and Indonesia.  
QSC is the cinema leader of complete D-cinema audio technology under one brand. Complete QSC B-chain solutions provide the very best play back for Digital Cinema, for both feature release and alternative content. QSC system designs offer remote monitor and control of cinema complex sound systems integrated into the D-cinema network infrastructure. With 40 years in the pro audio business QSC provides innovative solutions that integrate, signal processing, amplification and loudspeakers seamlessly to provide both exhibitors and cinema patrons a true D-cinema experience.
Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.

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News: United States Oct 8, 2015 Christie Extends Vive LA Series Loudspeaker Lineup with LA2 Line Array and LA3S-3ohm Speakers
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Christie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, today extended its groundbreaking Christie Vive Audio™ solution with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S-3ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker.
Oct 7, 2015 USL, Inc. Announces New Product Features on the JSD-60 Digital Cinema Processor
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USL, Inc., an industry leader in digital cinema technology, for the motion picture industry, has made new advancements on the popular JSD-60 Digital Cinema Processor. The JSD-60’s unique features now include a BLU link output board that is compatible with the popular Crown BLU link amplifiers.
Oct 6, 2015 Meyer Sound Introduces Amie Precision Studio Monitor
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Meyer Sound introduces Amie—the first studio monitor from the company in more than two decades. Developed to meet the demanding needs of Skywalker Sound, Amie brings a level of clarity professionals can trust, making it ideal for critical production environments where accurate translation to larger systems is imperative.
Sep 17, 2015 Barco Escape Comes to Theaters Across the Globe, Bringing Full Cinema Immersion to “Maze Runner 2: the Scorch Trials”
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Digital cinema market share leader Barco is redefining the premium cinema experience as more than 20 theaters worldwide install its new multi-screen panoramic movie format, Barco Escape.
Sep 17, 2015 Severtson Screens Features New Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Screen at ShowEast Expo 2015 Sep 16, 2015 3D Movies Will Dominate Fall and Holiday Box Office Lineup Sep 15, 2015 Baton Rouge’s New Movie Tavern Citiplace Selects Christie Projection, Audio and Professional Services
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Christie, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies, was selected as the exclusive provider of entertainment solutions to power all 10 screens at the recently opened Movie Tavern Citiplace in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Sep 15, 2015 Severtson Screens’ New Smartphone Device App & Website “Price Estimator” Featured During Kino Expo 2015 Sep 11, 2015 All Major Hollywood Studios Embrace the Total Cinema Experience with Dolby Cinema
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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be joining the Dolby Cinema™ experience. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Sep 10, 2015 Cinemark Selects Christie Vive Audio for New Cinemark Roanoke and XD Movie Theatre in Roanoke, TX
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Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, announced that Cinemark Theatres (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, has selected Christie Vive Audio™ to power its NextGen enhanced sound system auditoriums at the Cinemark Roanoke in Roanoke, Texas, which opened August 13.
Sep 8, 2015 Sonic Equipment Company Announces Ron Hageman as New Executive Director
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Sonic Equipment Company is pleased to announce that Ron Hageman will be assuming the primary role of Executive Director beginning September 10, 2015. An employee of Sonic Equipment since 2006, Hageman has worked in many diverse and challenging roles for the cinema service company ranging from construction manager to digital cinema installer to Director of Sonic Services.  Hageman was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of the hugely successful Sonic Operational Solutions (SOS), the company’s remote monitoring service and call center.
Sep 8, 2015 Goodrich Quality Theaters Selects Cielo Platform For Proactive Monitoring and Support
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Veteran cinema industry solutions provider, Cinema Equipment and Supplies [CE+S], has announced a deal with Goodrich Quality Theaters to deploy Cielo proactive monitoring and premium technical support across their 275 screen circuit.  Goodrich Quality Theaters is the 16<sup>th</sup> largest circuit in North America in Box Office Pro’s “Giants of Exhibition: The Fab 40” with theaters operating in cities in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
Sep 8, 2015 The Moviegoing Transformation Has Begun: Cinépolis First to Bring Barco Escape Immersive Movie Format to Latin America
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Digital cinema market share leader Barco, and Cinépolis, one of the world’s largest exhibitors, announce the installation of Latin America’s first Barco Escape theater at Cinépolis’ Paseo Acoxpa Mexico City location. 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials will be the first film released in Latin America in Barco’s multi-screen, fully immersive movie format when it premieres on September 11, 2015.
Sep 8, 2015 CineCert launches Hanalei at IBC Sep 1, 2015 4DX Cinema to Make Chicago Premiere This Fall
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CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s first 4D cinema company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Marcus Theatres®, the fifth-largest theatre chain in the United States, to bring 4DX technology to the Chicago market for the first time. After having its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last year, and announcing plans to be available in two New York theatres later this year, this new relationship paves the way for the immersive five-sense cinematic experience to its third U.S. market.
Sep 1, 2015 Christie 4K Projection Supports Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
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Christie® is pleased to support the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA) taking place in San Francisco September 9-11 at the Parc 55 hotel and AMC Metreon Theatre. The event includes films, professional development and technical sessions, awards, a trade show, and more.
Aug 7, 2015 QSC Named Manufacturer of the Year
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At the annual International Cinema Technology Association’s (ICTA) summer Business Retreat in Austin, Texas last month, QSC Cinema was honored to receive the “Teddy Award” for ICTA Manufacturer of the Year. This is the second time that QSC has won this honor.
Aug 7, 2015 Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (‘DCDC’) Poised To Surpass 32,000 Screens in 2018 As its Rollout of the DCDC Network Accelerates Jul 31, 2015 New York to become 2nd U.S. Market to have 4DX Cinemas
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CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s first 4D cinema company, announced today that it has entered into a new partnership with Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre circuit in the United States. The agreement will bring 4DX technology to two movie theatres in Manhattan, making New York the second major city in the United States to offer the immersive five-sense cinematic experience.
Jul 28, 2015 Marcus Theatres Selects Cielo Platform
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Cinema Equipment and Supplies will begin a 681-screen roll out of Cielo, a cloud based proactive monitoring and support solution, for Marcus Theatres, the fifth largest theatre circuit in North America.
Jul 23, 2015 Silverspot Cinema Selects Cielo For Proactive Remote Monitoring and Support
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Silverspot Cinemas has selected Cielo, a cloud based solution from Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S), to proactively monitor and support their new 11 screen luxury cinema in Coconut Creek, FL as well as their flagship location in Mercato shops in Naples, FL.
Jul 22, 2015 Ymagis Group/dcinex Selects Adaptive Technologies For Its Audiovisual Mounting Solutions
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Ymagis Group (ISIN: FR0011471291, TICKER: MAGIS), the European specialist in digital technologies for the motion picture industry, today announced a new service partner agreement with US-based Adaptive Technologies (ATG) for its rigging and mounting solutions for immersive sound system installations.
Jul 22, 2015 Next Wave of Hollywood Blockbusters Comes to Dolby Cinema
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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Hollywood blockbusters are kicking into high gear with Sony Pictures’ <em>Pixels,</em> in theatres July 24, and Paramount Pictures’ <em>Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation,</em> in theatres July 31, coming to Dolby Cinema™. Universal Pictures’<em> Everest,</em> in theatres this September, and Lionsgate Entertainment’s <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2,</em> in theatres this November, will deliver the total cinema experience to moviegoers this fall, along with titles soon to be announced by Twentieth Century Fox.
Jul 22, 2015 Group 1200 to Bring Slate of New Releases to Big Screens Across the Country Using Hollywood Software TDS Distributor Product Jul 15, 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Selects MACCS International to Manage Domestic Theatrical Distribution More
Information Links NAB Cinema Summit: On the Trail of Hollywood’s Biggest Villains
The Cinema Summit, organized by SMPTE and NAB and held each year in Las Vegas the weekend right before the opening of the show floor at NAB, is perhaps the best place to examine the nation’s most ico...
Lasers Go To The Movies
Laser technology is poised to bring back the magic to 3-D cinema – and bring audiences back to theaters in droves.
Dolby Laboratories Acquires SLS Audio
Dolby Laboratories (San Francisco CA) acquired SLS Audio (Ozark MO) on October 14, 2014. Terms were not made available. According to a member of Dolby’s public relations team, “The deal supports Dolb...
Why Theater Owners Aren't Happy About Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Film Initiative
After spending millions to convert their cinemas to digital at Hollywood's behest, theaters are being asked to roll back the clock — that is, if they want early access to Christopher Nolan's Interste...
Shining light on lasers: Illumination technology enters a new phase
The recent introduction at CinemaCon 2014 of the first commercially available laser-illuminated projectors puts the cinema industry in the forefront of what can be considered its fourth generation in...
What to look for when buying a digital cinema projector?
When considering a new digital cinema projector, image quality, reliability, uptime and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) would seem to be the most obvious criteria. And with good reason. After all, stun...
Honda’s Project Drive-In Increases Support of Threatened Theaters
Delivery of Digital Projectors Raised to Nine
Texas Instruments’ projector technology moves beyond cinemas
Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. developed DLP technology 25 years ago for movie projectors, but with more than half of that global market converted, TI has been looking at new uses that were once...
A new way to listen: Expansive audio formats hold promise for cinemas
After a relatively quiet 20 years, cinema sound has rejoined the list of important issues that today’s exhibitors need to consider. While the industry as a whole has been occupied with the conversion...
Dolby Laboratories Acquires Rival IMM Sound
Dolby Laboratories has acquired rival digital cinema sound technology company IMM Sound, a privately owned Barcelona-based business, in a move that Dolby believes will help to speed adoption of its n...
Movie theaters diversify offerings beyond films
Amid a long-term decline in theater attendance, cinema operators nationwide are screening more concerts, plays, operas, boxing matches and sports events.
Movie Magic to Leave Home For?
Such were the possibilities raised last month at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, where technology companies pitched theater operators on the merits of faster projection rates to improve clarit...
IMAX licenses Kodak technology for digital screens
Giant movie screen maker Imax Corp will license laser projection technology from struggling Eastman Kodak Co in a deal that will enable more Imax theaters to show digital films.
Dolby Sheds Some Light on Exhibition at NATO Event
Amid a rising chorus of complaints about 3D projection, the National Association of Theater Owners California/Nevada turned to Dolby Laboratories last week for a special presentation about how best t...
Forty years of cinema innovation: Hollywood & 'FJI' celebrate a Dolby milestone
Exhibitors and their audiences around the world quickly associate the name Dolby with great cinema sound. What most don’t realize is Dolby Laboratories’ pivotal role in raising the quality of cinema ...
Toy Story 3: How Dolby Revolutionized Sound for 3-D Movies
Last June, Dolby unleashed Surround 7.1 in conjunction with Best Picture nominee Toy Story 3. For the first time, it enabled viewers of 3-D movies to feel like they were inside of the action and insi...
Technicolor to close North Hollywood film printing plant
The film-processing giant said it would shutter the plant because of the rapid acceleration of digital cinema, which has lessened demand for film prints. Operations will be transferred to a Technicol...
Cinema Technology Magazine RealD Gets Serious with IPO - Update
It happened; Oversold is a bad thing on airplanes, but a good thing for RealD; Reuters reports that RealD's IPO raised 33% more than expected - 12.5 million shares are sold vs 10.75 expected, at $16 ...
Casting some light on 3-D
Laser Light Engines, a Salem, N.H., start-up, believes it has the solution: using lasers as the projector’s light source, instead of the standard xenon light bulb. And laser-lit projectors would have...
Movie theaters turn to live event screenings to fill seats
Theaters open new revenue streams by beaming in live events such as ultimate fighting and opera.
The return of 35mm 3D: Two competing processes add a new dimension to stereoscopic race
To add to the mix, there have been recent announcements of two competitive 35mm film 3D systems: Technicolor 3D, from one of cinema’s best-known brands, and Oculus3D™, a recent newcomer to the market...
Movie Theaters Secure Financing for Digital Upgrade
Trio of Cinema Chains to Get $660 Million to Pay for Conversions Enabling 14,000 More Screens to Catch 3-D Film Wave
Banking giant helps bring 3-D to movie screens
Lifting a roadblock limiting the availability of 3-D movies at the local multiplex, banking giant JP Morgan Chase & Co. has raised nearly $700 million on behalf of a group of the country's largest th...
Fox Doubles Down on Cameron in $380 Million Bet on ‘Avatar’
James Cameron turned down a chance to make “Avatar” for Twentieth Century Fox more than a decade ago to wait until technology caught up with his imagination. Audiences will decide this weekend whethe...
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