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Fountain Valley, CA—Jun 9, 2020

Moving iMage Technologies’ Frank Tees Leads Cinema Industry Technology Reboot Camp as Movie Theatres Around the World Prepare to Reopen

Cinema technology leaders from across the industry came together in a recent edition of Boxoffice Pro LIVE Sessions, in partnership with the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), dedicated to addressing the un-mothballing of technology and assets related to presentation and operations in a post-covid  business environment as movie theatres around the world prepare to reopen. 
 
Today’s movie theatres are stocked full of sensitive digital equipment which has sat idle for many months, and if not properly prepared and sequenced for turn on, expensive damage can occur.  
 
Divided into five different sections, the session, organized and moderated by Frank Tees, VP of Technical Sales Support at Moving Image Technologies, featured technology experts sharing insights and advice on how to make sure cinema equipment is ready for a return to business.   Frank is also VP of ICTA and is slated to take over as President next year.  Moving iMage Technologies (MIT) is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and integrator in the cinema exhibition industry. 
 
Dan Ruppel, Director, Field Service, Strong Technical Services, discussed projector power-ups.  Kobe Bone, CEO, TriState Digital Cinema Services, discussed server start up.  Barry Ferrell, VP Cinema Product Development and Strategy, QSC LLC, presented “Restoring Your Cinema Audio System”.  Matt Jahans, SVP Technology, Harkness Screens, presentedScreen Considerations When Reopening Cinemas”.  Alan Roe, CEO, Jacro and President ICTA, discussed “Rebooting the PoS (Point of Sales): Reopening Sales Channels and Reducing Human Contact”. 
 
The video sessions were attended by over 500 cinema executives, managers and technical specialists from 45 countries throughout the world.  Outside experts termed it “tremendously successful”, and a second session is scheduled for June 9, entitled “Cinemas vs. Coronavirus--New Technologies to Help Cinemas Reopen”, again moderated by MIT’s Frank Tees. 
 
The ICTA Cinema Technology Reboot Camp webinar was hosted by Boxoffice Pro, the world's premiere source of information about the global cinema industry, which has provided exclusive news and numbers to the film industry since 1920.  

 
 
 


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About International Cinema Technology Association: Since its formation in 1971 the International Cinema Technology Association has morphed into the most important international association dedicated to equipment and new technologies throughout the global theatrical market. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies involved in cinema technology, including leading cinema equipment manufacturers, dealers and service companies from around the world. Our members are responsible for producing all the equipment that is used in presenting features on the Silver Screen in movie theatres in all corners of the world. They manufacture digital cinema systems, lenses, sound equipment, seating, 3D technology and more.

The ICTA is also a leader in the educational seminar process, holding several seminars a year to present new and informative information on changing technologies and how to achieve the very best motion picture experience. The ICTA network is also a wonderful source for the exchange of ideas and constructive suggestions concerning improvement of manufacturing and technical standards for products used in the theatre industry.
 
The Association enjoys a close working relationship with other industry organizations including NATO, MPAA, SMPTE, and NAC, and is a founding member of the Inter-Society Committee for the Enhancement of the Motion Picture Presentation. Key among our efforts is partnering with four major trade events – CinemaCon, ShowEast, CineEurope and CineAsia – to update exhibitors worldwide on what our member companies have to offer. We also hold ongoing educational programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia that focus on the latest theatre equipment and technologies.
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About Moving iMage Technologies: MOVING iMAGE TECHNOLOGIES (NYSE American: MITQ) is a leading provider of technology, products, and services to the Motion Picture Exhibition industry. We sell proprietary products, which we design and manufacture in-house, and are developing, introducing, and supporting a wide range of disruptive technologies that will bring SaaS and subscription-based products. Our Caddy brand of proprietary products is a leading provider of proprietary cup holders, trays, and other products to entertainment and sports venues. Based in Fountain Valley California, our 28,000 sq. ft. facility is home to our corporate offices, engineering & manufacturing, distribution, integration, and service and support divisions. Our strategic location is augmented by a global network of service partners & OEM manufacturers. For more information, visit www.movingimagetech.com.
 
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