Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a mix stage dedicated exclusively to IMAX. The new stage, which is equipped with a 24-fader Avid S6 mixing console, is the only dub stage on the West Coast that uses IMAX loudspeakers and meets specifications for mixing in its immersive IMAX 12.0 sound format. The room will be used to prepare 2D and 3D theatrical features and trailers for release to IMAX theaters worldwide.
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The 17-screen Taichung Showtime Cinemas located within the new Taichung Showtime Plaza is the first cinema in Taiwan to be equipped with a Christie RGB laser projection system. In addition, all screens feature a Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system.
Turkey’s Mars Cinema Group is installing Sony 4K Digital Cinema technology in eight theatres across the country. A total of 69 screens will be upgraded over the next year. The first theatre to be upgraded will be Çorum AHL Park in January, followed by Vadi Istanbul and Emaar Square to be opened in March. South Korea’s CJ-CGV, acquired Mars Cinema last year, adding Turkey’s biggest cinema chain to its global network.
Christie celebrated its 500th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation with Cinemex Mundo E, Mexico City, Mexico. Featuring 19 auditoriums, Cinemex Mundo E is the 30th installation of both Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos under their CinemeXtremo PLF brand. Additionally, this auditorium hosts the first Christie RGB laser projection installation in Mexico.
AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories have opened the 50th Dolby Cinema at AMC at AMC Rosedale 14 in Roseville, Minnesota. “Reaching the major milestone of 50 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations is a direct result of the outstanding reaction we have received from moviegoers nationwide,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our fast-paced growth is a testament to the shared commitment by Dolby and AMC to deliver movie lovers a best-in-class entertainment experience.”
Cinépolis is transforming its existing Cinépolis Parsippany theatre, located in the heart of Parsippany, New Jersey, into a Cinépolis Luxury Cinema, the exhibitor’s upscale movie-going concept. Among the first theatres to be acquired during Cinépolis USA’s recent expansion into the Northeast, the forthcoming 12-screen Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Parsippany marks the exhibitor’s first luxury theatre in the region. Its introduction serves as the sixth theatre to join Cinépolis USA’s existing portfolio of dedicated luxury cinemas located in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California.
Four new titles are being added to the growing slate of movies to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. They include Sony Pictures’ Passengers, due out December 21; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Live by Night, due out January 13; Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage, due out January 20; and Focus Features’ The Coldest City, due out July 28.
Arcadia Cinema in Melzo, Italy has installed a Cinemeccanica Lux 50K laser projection system, which delivers 50,000 lumens on Christie 4230 projectors. The theatre also has a Dolby Atmos sound system. The first screening will be December 15 with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Dolby Laboratories and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theatres December 16, will be available in more than 50 Dolby Cinema locations around the globe.
AMC will have 100 Dolby Cinema at AMC screens by the end of 2017 with plans to build 60 more by the end of 2018. A senior AMC executive made that announcement during a press screening held recently at AMC’s 25 Theatres in midtown Manhattan.