Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTN), a provider of digital cinema projection equipment and services, cinema screens and other cinema products, announced today that it will be exhibiting its digital cinema projection equipment at the annual ShowEast motion picture theatre industry convention in Orlando, Florida Tuesday, October 27th through Thursday, October 29th. The Convention is being held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, and Ballantyne's ShowEast booths are 600-609, 700-708 and Suite K.

At ShowEast, Ballantyne Strong representatives will be on hand to speak with customer prospects about its digital cinema solutions including:

- Industry-leading digital cinema services provided by a highly specialized team of trained technicians;
- NEC's Digital Cinema Projector Series and the GDC line of digital cinema servers;
- Cinema screen solutions for digital, large-format, 3-D, analog and specialized cinema applications;
- Traditional film and specialty lighting products and services.

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TORONTO, ON - Cineplex Entertainment and D&E Entertainment are pleased to present a Stark Raving Black production, the comedy of Lewis Black, on Thursday, October 29th at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.

"Lewis Black is a lively comedian and entertainer and we are pleased to present his show, Stark Raving Black, to our theatre guests across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice- President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Watching Lewis Black perform on our big screens in HD and surround sound will allow everyone the opportunity to laugh along with one another in an evening of comedy and great escape."

"D and E Entertainment is extremely excited to be working with Cineplex Entertainment in bringing Stark Raving Black to Canada," said Doug Kluthe and Evan Saxon, D&E Entertainment.

The 80-minute feature film of outrageous topical stand-up humour from one of the most hilarious entertainers of our generation is the culmination of his best material from 2009 and two recent shows shot in High-Definition (HD) at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. This is Lewis Black's first theatrical concert film, serving up his blistering social and political commentary on current events. Directed by New York City filmmaker Adam Dubin, the show was captured in HD with 10 cameras and was produced by veteran TV and documentary filmmaker Jack Gulick and producer Benjamin Brewer.

Advance tickets are now available online here as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for seniors is $9.95 + tax and general admission is $10.95 + tax.

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New York, NY - Continuing the strategy to offer entertaining programming to exhibitors and moviegoers alike, Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, has partnered with HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children's entertainment, to present a series of programming featuring Barney, Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder, in theatres nationwide this fall and throughout 2010. The first event, Barney: Jungle Friends, premiered on October 10, 2009 and will be followed by Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash, Splosh on November 07, 2009 in exclusively select theatres. Additional children's content will continue to roll-out to screens across the country throughout 2010.

These beloved children's series will be available in over 100 theatres nationwide and all will be brought to life on the big screen through Screenvision's hi-definition digital network.

"The addition of HIT Entertainment and their popular preschool characters illustrates our continued commitment to bringing compelling and entertaining alternative programming to our exhibitor partners and moviegoers," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "Through our partnership, we will provide affordable and trusted quality family entertainment that will resonate with audiences across the country."

The Screenvision Programming Services was launched in 2007 to enable exhibitors to attract additional audiences during off-peak movie timeframes. Screenvision's presentation of the La Scala opera series, UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days, Ballet Shoes, its partnership with the New York Mets for Mets at the Movies, the Phillies' World Series film with Major League Baseball, the Boston Celtics championship season documentary, Return to the Rafters, MSNBC's coverage of President Obama's Inauguration, Stevie Wonder's "Live at Last", Stand-Up 360 comedy show, and the most recent the independent film, Unbeatable Harold are examples of previous successes.

"We are excited to partner with Screenvision to bring beloved preschool properties Barney, Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder to the big screen." said E.J. Minor, Vice President, US Retail Development, Marketing and Creative Services, HIT Entertainment. "HIT is dedicated to producing quality preschool programming that engages and inspires children, and through Screenvision's extensive network, children can continue to become even more connected to the HIT programs with larger than life versions of their favorite characters."

Barney: Jungle Friends showcased a one-of-a-kind musical jungle tale of friendship and fun. Moviegoers were able to watch Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop as they laugh, dance, and sing on the big screen through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing plants, animals and insects that call the rainforest home.

On the heels of Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails, the first ever Thomas & Friends CG animated feature-length special and the debut of individual character voices for the engines on the Island of Sodor, Thomas & Friends: Splish, Splash, Splosh, follows the beloved storybook engine as he and his team of engine friends prepare for a rainy day visit from famous opera singer Alicia Botti. Audience members will see the fun bubble up after Thomas' special delivery turns into a sudsy spill in this fun collection of stories from the Island of Sodor.

For theatres, show times and advance ticketing for both programs, moviegoers can click here.

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New York, N.Y. - Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today a new long-term agreement with Malco Theatres. The partnership drives Screenvision's overall screen count to 15,366 increasing its digital screen count to over 7,700. The deal comes as the quality of the digital preshow has been enhanced nationwide to accommodate exhibitors' growing interest in preshow entertainment.

"Screenvision and Malco's partnership clearly shows that exhibitors continue to choose Screenvision for the strength and entertainment value that comes with our digital preshow," commented Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "Malco Theatres has been an excellent Screenvision partner for the past seven years and we look forward to continuing this partnership to bring entertainment to Malco's premium theatres located in key markets including Memphis."

As part of the agreement, Screenvision holds exclusive on-screen selling rights for Malco's early and late preshows. The deal also provides Screenvision with the rights to sell in-lobby screens and promotions. Malco Theatres is one of Screenvision's top 15 exhibitor partners with 31 theatres and 321 screens across Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee.

"The top notch quality and compelling content within Screenvision's digital preshow, along with their reputation as leaders in technology and service within the cinema advertising community, have made Screenvision a natural partner for Malco," said Bobby Levy, Executive Vice President, Malco Theatres. "We anticipate that this new deal will lead to a more rewarding, entertaining, and high-quality experience for all our moviegoers."

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COSTA MESA, CA - QSC Audio is proud to announce the new purpose-designed DCS SC-424-8F flyable, four-way, tri-amplified speaker system for Dome and Large Format cinemas that require suspended mounting of screen channels, or point source surround channels. Making another significant breakthrough in the D-Cinema market, the DCS SC-424-8F joins QSC Audio's popular cinema product lines and follows the success of their award-winning DCP 300 Digital Cinema Processor.

Both the Mid/High and LF enclosures are built with common dimensions to facilitate easy installation in vertical or horizontal arrays and are constructed of heavily braced, 15mm concert tour-grade plywood. In addition, 16 M10 attachment points-per-enclosure are provided for safe and easy suspension.

The DCS SC-424-8F also features a unique coax HF/VHF diaphragm, which has less mass than traditional diaphragms, resulting in exceptional dynamic range, extended high frequency response and lower distortion.

States Francois Godfrey, QSC Director of Sales, Cinema, "This system has been developed specifically for the unique requirements of Multi-Purpose, Large Format and Dome motion picture playback. The two main units comprise the MHV-1090F mid-high / very-high-frequency system, and the LF-4215-8F low-frequency system aimed purposely at applications where a point-source surround channel or screen channel must be suspended or flown rather than mounted on a platform or floor. "

The MHV-1090F mid-high / very-high-frequency system features a high output, horn loaded 10" midrange cone driver and a coaxial neodymium high-frequency / very high-frequency compression driver. The MHV-1090F includes a driver protection network and a passive crossover for tri-amp operation. A high power 10" cone driver allows operation as low as 250 Hz and up to 1800 Hz to ensure that most of the dialogue range is reproduced by a single element, for unmatched intelligibility.

The coaxial neodymium high-frequency / very-high-frequency compression driver provides a dramatic improvement in dynamic response, clarity and transparency, while the annular diaphragms eliminate the break up of conventional dome drivers that cause a harsh, metallic sound.

The LF-4215-8F dual 15 (381 mm) low-frequency enclosure is designed for safe and easy suspension via M10 fly points. The heavily braced, tour grade construction cabinet provides great strength while keeping weight to a minimum.

The SC-424-8F is designed for ease of installation. The MHV-1090F and LF-4215-8F components come pre-assembled to reduce field assembly time, and both enclosures have the same dimensions to allow stacked or side-by-side arrays. Each enclosure is fitted with 16 x M10 fly points for safe and secure suspension via installer-provided mounting hardware.

Also available is the companion DCS SC-424-8 system, which provides identical acoustical performance in a standard, non-suspended version.

Outboard digital processing, such as the QSC DCP 300, DCM 30D or Basis is required to provide the active crossover between the low, mid, and high-very high frequency drivers. Separate amplifiers are required for the low, mid and high-very high frequency channels. The QSC DCA 1644 4-channel amplifier is the ideal choice for the SC-424-8F. Channels 1 and 2 in bridge mode deliver over 800w to the LF enclosure and channels 3 and 4 provide 250w to each of the highly efficient Mid and High frequency horns.

QSC provides a full range of complementary loudspeaker products to meet all of your Large Format cinema speaker needs. From 18 and 21 subwoofers for earthshaking bass to the smallest ceiling speakers for your lobby PA, QSC is the one place to go for loudspeakers, amplifiers, DSP and network remote control. One brand, one call - it couldn't be easier to get great sound.

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