Barney Bailey may be the founder, CEO and President of Entertainment Supply & Technologies – but he prides himself on his humble beginnings as the oldest of four in a military family. At the young age of 15 he began his cinema career working long hours behind the concession stand, in the box office and eventually graduated to the projection booth at a two-plex cinema. At age 21, Mr. Bailey was hired into the supply and manufacturing side of the industry, and this began his decades-long career providing complete FF&E products and services to his clients.
As part of his work in creating custom entertainment solutions for a range of clientele, he and his veteran management team have opened over 6,500 screens in the domestic and international cinema space. His work includes engagements with both publicly and privately held clients – from the domestic “Big Ten” exhibitors to independent theatres. He and his team are currently providing customers with advanced technologies and operations support in the new era of laser projection and upscale dine-in cinema.
Mr. Bailey’s educational background is in the field of economics (he is often consumed with reading about the international and political economy). He supports several children’s organizations including AMIkids Tampa, Variety The Children’s Charity, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, Joshua House and the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. An avid tennis player he is captain of his recreational tennis team that won the 2014, 2017 and 2018 state championship. Anyone who knows him will vouch that he lives by his self-professed mantra: Stay focused, have fun, and make friends, personal and professional alike.