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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.



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.





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.





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.





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.



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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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. 



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 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.



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.​ ​



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.



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. 




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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Miami, FL—Apr 14, 2021

CES+ Announces New Partnership with GQT Movies

The partnership will include technology from CIELO to help drive GQT Movies’ success in a post-pandemic world.
CES+, a leading provider of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions, announced a new partnership with GQT Movies LLC. In which CES+ will provide digital management and remote monitoring leveraging CIELO’s leading Cinema operation management solution.

GQT Movies, a chain of 22 movie theaters headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, represents 174 screens in the United States. CES+ will oversee the implementation of CIELO’s technology across GQT Movies locations, including future locations the chain will represent. The platform will enable GQT Movies to reduce support costs while increasing uptime levels through features like smart alerts, hands-on customer service and more.

“We are very excited that GQT Movies has selected us as their provider, enabling higher efficiency, cost savings and resource optimization,” said Alex Younger, CEO at CES+. “These are key components to the continued success of the business in the post-pandemic world.” 

“CES+ has been a proven technology leader in our industry with an unblemished reputation making it an easy choice. Service complemented by CIELO’s software, will allow us the best chance of keeping our screens on during a post-pandemic world,” said Matt McSparin, COO at GQT Movies. “Every show counts and we chose CES+ and CIELO to help us.” he added.

This marks the latest partnership for CES+, which continues to support cinema owners across the United States with leading-edge automation solutions. “The world is beginning to recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” explained Younger. “With this, players in the digital cinema industry need to embrace cutting-edge automation technology if they want to continue
competing. We’re thrilled to support cinema owners in their growth and to complement our offering with CIELO’s leading cost savings and support optimization platform.”

About CES+
CES+ is an integrator of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions. For over 35 years, CES+ has designed intelligent, tailor-made solutions for exhibitors in the cinema industry.  Recent changes in the cinema industry have made it an even greater challenge to capture audiences. CES+ works alongside exhibitors in evolving their technology to leverage the latest cinematic innovations to excite, entertain, and provide epic customer experiences.  CES+ has worked alongside many exhibitors in the US and LATAM markets as a partner to their cinema needs in regard to eatery trends, equipment, new builds, as well as operational process consulting with the CIELO platform. For more information, visit www.ces.plus.

About GQT Movies
GQT Movies started operation in July of 2020 after acquiring the old Goodrich Quality Theaters out of bankruptcy. GQT has chosen to operate each of its theaters as soon as they were eligible to open per state mandates and currently offers a full compliment of showtimes and days.  GQT just opened a new theater in Tarentum, PA (Pittsburgh area) and will be opening one in Montgomery, AL in early May with two other openings planned, but not yet announced, for later in the year.


About CES+: Recognized as the Boxoffice Barometer 2021 Cinema Equipment Supplier of the YearCES+ is an integrator of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions. CES+ has been a family owned and operated business for more than 35 years, designing intelligent, tailor-made solutions for exhibitors.  Recent changes in the cinema industry have created more opportunities to demonstrate how impactful movies are when shared on the big screen. We work alongside exhibitors to evolve their technology and leverage the latest cinematic innovations to excite, entertain, and provide epic customer experiences.  CES+ works with exhibitors in the U.S. and LATAM markets on new builds, remodels and renovations, and equipment upgrades.  For more information, please visit www.ces.plus.
CES+ Directory page
About GQT Movies: GQT Movies acquired the assets of the former Goodrich Quality Theaters which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2020.  GQT Movies has re-opened and operates 21 of the former Goodrich Quality Theaters locations in cities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.   Since the acquisition, GQT Movies has also opened theaters in the Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Tarentum, PA and in the Eastdale Mall, Montgomery, AL for a total of 23 theaters.  GQT Movies’ mission is to provide a quality experience through value, cleanliness, and customer service.    Low ticket and concession pricing, combined with first run movies in a great environment, makes for happy movie goers. GQT Movies Directory page

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Jul 1, 2021 CES+ and GQT Movies Extend and Expand Partnership

Jan 23, 2017 QSC Announces First QSC Certified Theatres
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QSC, the cinema industry’s leading supplier of cinema exhibition solutions, announces the first “QSC Certified” theatres. QSC Certified Theatres are equipped with complete sound systems from QSC, and meet a set of technical guidelines for equipment, projection, acoustics, and room design, to ensure an outstanding moviegoing experience.

Sep 8, 2015 Goodrich Quality Theaters Selects Cielo Platform For Proactive Monitoring and Support
Mar 1, 2011 Goodrich Quality Theaters Commits Their 277 Screens to Doremi For Their Digital Cinema Deployment
Mar 13, 2007 Goodrich Quality Theaters Adopts DTS Digital Booking System™
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