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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.



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.





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.



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.



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.





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.





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.



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.

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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.



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.​ ​





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 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.
 


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-- 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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La Rochelle, France and Los Angeles, CA—Feb 27, 2020

Leading Immersive Cinema Experience - Ice Theaters® - Appoints Guillaume Thomine Desmazures To Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategy

Newly Created Role to Lead International Expansion and Identify Strategic Partnership Opportunities with Exhibitors, Manufacturers, and Distributors
Leading immersive cinema experience, ICE THEATERS®, the #1 premium screen offering in France with 36 screens and counting, and its parent company, CGR Cinemas, the leading French multiplex company with 700 screens in France, today announced Guillaume Thomine Desmazures will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategy, effective immediately.

In the newly created role, Desmazures will lead ICE THEATERS®’ international expansion efforts and worldwide sales division. With over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, Desmazures will be in charge of expanding the brand footprint and theater development by identifying strategic partnership deals with exhibitors, distributors and manufacturers. Working with the revolutionary and profitable business model ICE THEATERS® offers to both distributors and exhibitors, part of Desmazures role will be to lead the strategy and fine tuning of the offering according to each market specifics.
 
Desmazures officially joins ICE Theaters® after working with the company in a consolatory capacity, to help secure two milestone international expansions in 2019 – both to Saudi Arabia with VOX Cinemas, and the opening of the first location in the U.S. at AEG’s Regal L.A. Live.

Previously, Desmazures held a position at Arts Alliance Media as its senior sales manager, where he successfully ensured the digital transition through the virtual print fee model throughout the European market and Latin-American market. Over the past four years, Desmazures has been working as the co-founder of Bel Air Cinema, the world leader in providing day-and-date movies in DCI format to high net worth individuals on board superyachts, royal palaces, private islands and residences.
 
“I was taken back by the newness of this breathtaking sensorial immersive experience “made in France”. With over 52 Major Studio’s feature films released in ICE Theaters® in only 2 years and outstanding box office results, I realized a new revolution was on its way in the theatrical exhibition. With a shockingly profitable business model for both exhibitors and distributors, I couldn’t see why this would not triumph internationally. Being part of this new and fantastic adventure, supported by such a powerful and innovative theatrical exhibition group is a fantastic challenge for me” said Desmazures of his appointment, “with Mr. Bouyssy’s green light, I tested the market and then signed an exclusive agreement to roll out several ICE THEATERS® with Vox Cinemas for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with the very first U.S. based ICE THEATERS® at Regal L.A Live in Los Angeles as a start. Now it’s proven the model has some great wings, it is time to put it into the second gear!”
 
“We are very excited to welcome Guillaume to the ICE THEATERS® team. Our first meeting goes back to 2007 when he did fantastic work on the digitization of our exhibition locations with CGR. We are starting an amazing new adventure: we have the right product supported by all the Major Studios, along with the right executives to drive ICE THEATERS® to all corners of the world” said Mr. Jocelyn Bouyssy, CEO, CGR Cinemas Group.
 



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About CGR Cinémas: CGR Cinemas Group is the leading cinema circuit in France by the number of sites, with 73 operative theatres. 1st cinema circuit in Europe to become 100 per cent digitally-equipped, CGR Cinemas Group welcomes over 27 million moviegoers a year. CGR is the leading cinema circuit in Europe for immersive theaters with 32 operative ICE premium screens.  For more information, visit cgrcinemas.fricebycgr.com, CGR Cinémas Directory page
About ICE Theaters®: The ICE (“Immersive Cinema Experience”) THEATERS® concept launched three years ago, combining state-of-the-art design and excellence in sound and image technologies with the revolutionary ICE IMMERSIVE® sensorial experience.  ICE IMMERSIVE® technology features up to seven non-reflecting LED-panels flanking each side of the auditorium to fill the moviegoer’s peripheral vision with colors complementary to the front screen.  An in-house post-production team in La Rochelle creates ambient images for the panels and syncs them to each film showcased using this technology. In the past two years over 52 titles have been screened in ICE IMMERSIVE® from all major studios. In 2020, 17 titles have already been confirmed.
 
The ICE THEATERS® format begins its international expansion after seeing great success in France where there are 36 locations. Each ICE THEATERS® location features luxury seats, Superior Immersive Sound and RGB laser projection, along with the ICE IMMERSIVE® experience with LED panels on the side walls.
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More CGR Cinémas News:

Jul 17, 2019 First ICE Theater Coming to the U.S. Through New Partnership Between AEG and CGR Cinemas
Feb 14, 2019 CGR Cinemas and VOX Cinemas Forge Strategic Partnership to Bring Immersive Cinema Experiences to the Middle East and North Africa
Oct 5, 2018 CGR Cinemas Declares Future of Cinema is RGB Laser and the Future Is Now
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CGR Cinemas has chosen Christie®, a leading cinema technology manufacturer, as its exclusive laser projection partner, as it moves to convert all 700 of its theatres to RGB pure laser technology. In a landmark agreement that sees CGR becoming the largest investor in Christie RealLaser™ systems in the world today, 200 CGR Classic auditoriums will be redeveloped for Christie RealLaser over the next two years.

Oct 3, 2016 CGR France’s New Premium Concept Cinema to Be Lit By Christie Ultra Bright, High Contrast Laser
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Cinemagoers in France will soon be able to enjoy movies in the best colours and highest brightness and contrast, thanks to CGR Cinemas, a nationwide chain which is upgrading projection in selected outlets with the Solaria CP42LH  RGB laser projector from Christie®.

Jun 24, 2013 HTS Announces A Partnership with French Cinema Network CGR on Their Interactivity Solution YouActive®
Sep 11, 2009 Arts Alliance Media Announces the First Satellite Delivery of A Feature Film for Commercial Release in Europe
Apr 21, 2009 CGR Cinemas and RealD Announce Exclusive Partnership to Build Out France’s Largest 3D Circuit
Apr 24, 2008 CGR Cinemas and Arts Alliance Media Install the First All-Digital Multiplex in France at La Rochelle
Nov 19, 2007 First European Exhibitor Goes Fully Digital: CGR Signs with Arts Alliance Media
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