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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.

Industry Partners



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.
 


Shows & Events



-- 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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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+: CES+ is an integrator of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions. For over 30 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. 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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Alex Younger, CEO of CES+, an industry leader which provides comprehensive services for the cinema exhibitors, was appointed board member at ICTA (International Cinema Technology Association).

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Feb 12, 2021 Nite Owl Theater Selects CES+ & Cinionic to Deliver A Laser Drive-In Cinema in the Heart of Miami
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Nite Owl Theater brings a laser-powered drive-in cinema experience to the heart of Miami with Laser Projection from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture. Working with CES+, the Nite Owl Theater deployed state-of-the-art 4K RGB laser Barco Series 4 projection in a mobile airstream RV, upgrading the drive-in location from 35mm to the next generation of digital presentation technology.
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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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DTS Digital Cinema announced that Goodrich Quality Theaters has chosen DTS Digital Booking System™ (DBS) for the in-house exhibition management of its chain, which comprises 280 screens in 31 locations throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
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