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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.





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.



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.



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.





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.





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.



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.  



Industry Partners



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 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



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.



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.



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. 



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Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace chooses Christie RGB pure laser projection for its iconic auditorium Christie CP4440-RGB delivers premium cinema experience for moviegoers with Avatar: The Way of Water in HFR 3D at 14fL Sydney—Dec 27, 2022 Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema technologies, is pleased to announce that Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, one of the most beloved heritage cinemas in Australia, has chosen its state-of-the-art RGB pure laser projection system for the iconic auditorium – The Orpheum.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
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Cinionic Delivers A Laser-Powered Experience to German Moviegoers with Kinopolis Elevating 48 Cinema Screens with Laser Projection by Cinionic Kortrijk, Belgium—Dec 19, 2022 Cinionic, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, and Kinopolis, one of the largest cinema groups in Germany, team up to bring audiences Laser Projection by Cinionic in time for the holiday moviegoing season. The installs are the first phase of a new project to bring laser-powered cinema to 48 Kinopolis screens across Germany by 2025, replacing xenon projection with next-generation Barco technology from Cinionic’s all-laser portfolio.  Read Full Past Cinionic News Cinionic Info Cinionic Site
Cineplex and CJ 4DPLEX Introduce 4DX, the Province’s First Multi-Sensory Experience Opens Today at Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis Toronto, On—Dec 15, 2022 Cineplex, a leading entertainment and media company, in partnership with CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, announced that British Columbia’s first 4DX auditorium opens at Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis in Burnaby today, on Thursday, December 15.  Read Full
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First European CINITY Cinema System Installations Ready for Immersive Avatar: the Way of Water Screenings James Cameron’s blockbuster can be seen as intended with fidelity, depth and detail with Christie technology Cypress, Calif.—Dec 15, 2022 A trio of European cinemas has installed the CINITY Cinema System allowing moviegoers to see Avatar: The Way of Water in superb clarity. The CINITY Cinema System, developed over a three-year period by CINITY, in collaboration with Christie®, offers creative blending of 4K, 3D, high brightness, high frame rate, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut display capabilities, paired with immersive sound.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
ARCADIA Cinema Upgrades Projection with LUX2 from Cinemeccanica Melzo—Dec 14, 2022 ARCADIA Cinema in Melzo is proud to introduce to moviegoers a further upgrade in the projection quality of PLF ENERGIA Screen. Upon the much awaited release of “Avatar: The Way of Water” on December 14th, ARCADIA has decided to further enhance the best projection experience by boosting an existing RGB laser system to a dual projection system, reaching the value of 100.000 lumens on a 30 meters wide screen.  Read Full
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Christie Demonstrates CINITY Cinema System at CineAsia 2022 The award-winning system delivers premium cinema experience for guests Bangkok—Dec 9, 2022 Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema presentation technologies, is pleased to have conducted demonstrations of the award-winning CINITY Cinema System at CineAsia 2022, which took place in Hall 8 of Icon Cineconic, True Icon Hall, Bangkok.  Read Full Past Christie News Christie Info Christie Site
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Sales of GDC SR-1000 Exceed Expectations Despite the Supply Chain Issue Bangkok—Dec 8, 2022 GDC Technology Limited (GDC), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that cumulative global shipments for its SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ are on track to exceed its 2022 forecast despite the supply chain issue.  Read Full Past GDC Technology Limited News GDC Technology Limited Info GDC Technology Limited Site
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Arts Alliance Media Guarantees 24/7 Support for Customers Worldwide London—Dec 8, 2022 Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, has confirmed their international customer base will now receive 24/7 technical support to maintain effective, fault-free operations and complete peace of mind.  Read Full Past Arts Alliance Media News Arts Alliance Media Info Arts Alliance Media Site
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Toho Cinemas Advances Sustainable Cinema with Expansion of Laser Projection Laser Projection by Cinionic to power 159 screens throughout Japan Tokyo—Dec 7, 2022 TOHO Cinemas, one of Japan’s largest exhibitors, and Cinionic, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, announce the rollout of laser projection in 159 of the esteemed circuit’s theaters.  Read Full Past Cinionic News Cinionic Info Cinionic Site
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PVR Cinemas Selects GDC to Upgrade Cinema Technology Companies Sign Monumental Agreement at CineAsia 2022 Bangkok—Dec 7, 2022 India’s leading multiplex chain, PVR Cinemas (PVR) today announced that it has signed one of the largest agreements announced at CineAsia 2022 with GDC Technology Limited (GDC), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions.  Read Full Past GDC Technology Limited News GDC Technology Limited Info GDC Technology Limited Site
More Exhibition News
Jan 17, 2023 Volfoni and Scrabble Entertainment Deliver SmartCrystal Diamond Dual 3D Technology to Middle East’s Largest Cinema Screen
Dec 7, 2022 Arts Alliance Media Renew Screenwriter Reseller Partnership with Japan’s Broadmedia
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Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, has announced the continuation of a long-standing partnership with Broadmedia, a cinema technology integrator offering comprehensive support, DCP delivery, equipment and software to exhibitors in Japan.

Dec 7, 2022 INOX Strengthens Partnership with 3D Solutions Provider Volfoni
Dec 7, 2022 INOX Announces Equipment Upgrades with GDC Technology
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India’s leading multiplex chain, INOX Leisure Ltd (INOX) today announced that it has signed an agreement with GDC Technology Limited (GDC), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, for upgrading its projection and sound systems to the latest digital cinema media server and audio technology.

Dec 7, 2022 GDC Technology is Ahead of Schedule in Preparing Cinemas for Immersive Audio Bitstream Standard
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that the company’s immersive audio bitstream (IAB) solution developed for its SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ has been successfully integrated with over 100 cinema screens worldwide.

Dec 6, 2022 Major Cineplex Chooses Christie RGBe Series Laser Projectors to Deliver Outstanding Visuals on Smaller Screens
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, the largest movie theatre operator in Thailand, has chosen its high-value RGBe Series laser projection system for deployment in smaller auditoriums across its circuit.

Dec 6, 2022 GDC LPU-1000 LED Player Unit Sales Reach Major Milestone
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today the worldwide sales and commitments of its LPU-1000 LED Player Unit which directly interfaces to power the Samsung Onyx LED Cinema Screen has exceeded 100 units.

Dec 6, 2022 Cinema Owners Worldwide Embrace GDC Media Server with Cinema Audio Processor
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today the company’s SR-1000 IMB with the capability to process 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, announced in April at CinemaCon 2022, is now deployed in over 500 cinema screens worldwide.

Dec 5, 2022 Christie Adds to its Lineup of RealLaser Cinema Projectors with Two New High Efficiency RGB Models and A New Xenon Workhorse
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Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection and audio technologies announces the addition of three new cinema projectors for boutique and mid-sized theatres.

Dec 5, 2022 GDC Technology Named Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia 2022
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that they have signed an agreement with Film Expo Group to amplify its participation at CineAsia 2022.

Dec 1, 2022 Moviegoers Celebrate as Cineplanet Salon Opens with Flexound Augmented Audio™
Dec 1, 2022 Hemisfèric Redefines the Cinema-Going Experience with Christie CP4450-RGB
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The Hemisfèric, part of the cultural and scientific complex at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, recently installed a Christie® CP4450-RGB pure laser cinema projector in its main theatre - the biggest of its kind in Spain, with a concave dome screen covering 900 square meters (9687 square feet) and 24 meters (79 feet) in diameter.

Dec 1, 2022 PVR Cinemas Selects Qube Wire for Electronic Content Delivery to Over 850 Screens Across India
Nov 28, 2022 Christie to Showcase Widest Range of Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2022
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Christie® is pleased to showcase its industry-leading cinema solutions designed to meet the needs of every screen size at CineAsia 2022, taking place for the first time in Thailand from December 5-8 at True Icon Hall, Bangkok.

Nov 22, 2022 Cinionic Returns to CineAsia with the Leading Portfolio of All-Laser Cinema Solutions
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Cinionic, the world leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, announces its return to CineAsia 2022 for the convention’s inaugural year in Thailand.

Nov 21, 2022 Mega Filem Enterprise and Qube Wire Partner on Electronic Content Delivery
Nov 14, 2022 Thailand’s Biggest Cinema Operator Major Cineplex Invest in Live Hologram Technology, Becoming World’s First Cinema Operator to Purchase ARHT Media’s Capsule
Nov 9, 2022 Historic New Mexico Totah Theater Installs Severtson Screen
Nov 7, 2022 Barco Showcases HDR Lightsteering Technology at Asian World Film Festival
Nov 4, 2022 Everyman Cinemas Selects Unique X’s Rosettabridge Tms
Nov 2, 2022 BFI Upgrades Flagship Screening Theatre with Christie RGB Pure Laser and Vive Audio
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Christie® is pleased to announce that the British Film Institute (BFI), the UK’s leading organisation for the moving image and the owner of the world’s largest film and television archive, has installed Real|Laser™ illumination technology in its main screening room, NFT1, at its flagship venue BFI Southbank.

Nov 1, 2022 Book The Cinema Partners With REEL Cinemas to Deliver Private Screenings across the UK
Nov 1, 2022 First Japanese Theatre with Flexound Augmented Audio™ Opens – 96% of Moviegoers Celebrate
Oct 26, 2022 Los Angeles Is the First Market in the United States to Receive Laser at AMC Projection, Powered By Cinionic, at Nearly All AMC Theatres® Locations
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AMC Theatres®(NYSE: AMC and APE), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced that the Los Angeles market will be the first to be upgraded with Laser at AMC projection technology from Cinionic at nearly all AMC locations.

Oct 25, 2022 Shenzhen Timewaying Co. Ltd and Arts Alliance Media Introduce World’s Largest DCI-Certified 4K Digital LED Cinema Screen to Market
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Shenzhen Timewaying Co. Ltd (Timewaying), a leading technology manufacturer specialising in LED and 3D solutions, and Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, have launched the new DCI-certified 20-metre 4K HeyLED cinema screen, becoming the world’s largest digital LED cinema screen on the market.
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Oct 11, 2022 ICTA and the Cinema Foundation Form Partnership
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and The Cinema Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to foster and maintain professional and business relationships among their members and all segments of the motion picture industry, disseminate technical industry information through educational programming, and evaluate and improve technical industry standards.

Aug 11, 2022 MetaMedia to Distribute "Purpose Summit" Leadership Exhibition Across the US and Canada
Jul 7, 2022 Christie Congratulates CINITY and Mr. Fu Ruoqing for Winning the CineEurope Technical Achievement Award
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Christie® congratulates CINITY and Mr. Fu Ruoqing, vice-chairman and general manager of China Film Group, for winning the Technical Achievement Award at CineEurope 2022. This is the first time a premium high-tech film brand from China has won this prestigious award at a major trade exhibition, and it is a starting point for the global expansion of CINITY.

Jun 20, 2022 Celebrating the Big Screen Experience at CineEurope 2022
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Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, President and CEO respectively of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, today celebrated the Big Screen experience and the positive recovery results around Europe and globally at CineEurope 2022.

Jun 13, 2022 ICTA Announcement of 2022 EMEA Award Winners
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The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) today announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris (Classic Cinema of the Year), UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon (New Build Cinema of the Year) and Cineworld, Belfast (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year). Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.

May 18, 2022 CJ 4DPLEX America appoints Samuel Real Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Latin America
May 16, 2022 Christie Acquires Assets of Brass Roots Technologies
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Christie® today announced its acquisition of assets from  Brass Roots Technologies LLC, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems.  All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.


May 5, 2022 CES+ Recognized as Cinema Equipment Supplier of the Year
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Aug 31, 2021 GDC Technology to Showcase Espedeo Home Theater Solution during CEDIA Expo 2021
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GDC Technology, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions and ICTA Teddy Award Winner for Manufacturer of the Year 2020, is expanding into the home theater market by offering the company’s Espedeo™ products.

Jun 22, 2021 Projection Expo 2021 Awards Espedeo Supra-5000 with “Best of Show”
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GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that its Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector won the prestigious Projection Expo 2021 “Best of Show” award, selected by the editorial staff of Projector Central.

Feb 3, 2021 Alcons Audio and Pulse Cinemas Forge New UK Partnership
Jul 10, 2018 Westwind Media Upgrades Stage 1 to Dolby ATMOS with RSPE Audio Solutions
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