Independent Cinema Alliance Adds DLS Laser Upgrade Program

(Dallas, TX/Simi Valley, CA – June 27, 2022) The Cinema Buying Alliance, LLC (ICA Marketplace) is excited to announce the addition of a new program offered by Digital Light Sources (DLS) to supply Laser Phosphor Upgrade Kits for Digital Cinema Projectors.

As the nation’s only buying group for exhibitors, ICA plays a vital role in leveling the playing field and building a competitive position for independent cinemas operating throughout North America. ICA mission is to protect the access of all Americans to movie theaters and large-screen entertainment by creating opportunities to independent exhibitors who serve communities throughout the United States. 

DLS has collaborated with CineAppo – the world-leading manufacturer of DCI compliant Laser-Phosphor ALPD 4.0 Upgrade Kits that are tailor-designed for many cinema projectors and come with a 2-year factory warranty and 30,000 hours service life. Extended warranties are available for 7-8 years.

“By partnering with DLS, ICA members can now effectively reduce operational costs and have consistent, bright laser quality images on their screens to enhance the movie watching experience. This partnership adds to our existing portfolio of cost saving programs.” Said Rich Daughtridge, President of ICA.

“DLS is very excited to work with the ICA on this unique and much needed program,” said Sami Haddad, president of DLS. “This opportunity can only emphasize our company’s position and commitment to ICA members—giving them a viable solution to upgrade xenon projection equipment, impress their moviegoers and still have OPEX efficiency”

About ICA 

The ICA is a not-for-profit, volunteer alliance of independent cinemas operating in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Theatres operated by alliance members range in size from single-screen venues in small towns to multiplexes in larger cities. Currently there are 270 member companies representing more than 3,500 screens sharing one common goal: to provide a public voice that promotes the importance of independent cinemas as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and vibrant motion picture industry. For more information, visit

About Digital Light Sources, LLC (DLS)

Based in Simi Valley, CA, DLS is an Integrator & Distributor. Markets: Cinema, Entertainment. Products: Laser Retro-Fit Systems, HPM Lamps for Cinema Projection, UVC Disinfection Equipment and wide range of Energy Saving LED Lighting Solutions. For more information, visit


Rich Daughtridge
Independent Cinema Alliance
Tel: (301) 791-1221

OrSami Haddad
Digital Light Sources
(805) 427-9000