The goal of this article is to educate the industry about challenges that immersive sound presents and to present my arguments as to why the National Association of Theatre Owners’ and Digital Cinema Initiative’s rushed actions have the potential to harm, rather than help, the first release motion picture industry
Real Image Media Technologies has agreed to purchase a minimum of 50 Dolby Atmos cinema processors and intends to install them within the South Asia region.
Christie, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, has introduced Christie LA3S line array surround speakers. Another industry first for Christie, the new surround speakers expand the company’s innovative Christie Vive Audio cinema sound solution that was announced on July 17. Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California is the first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby Atmos.
GDC Digital Cinema servers to deliver Dolby Atmos playback.
The Dhanya Theatre, from the Dhanya & Remya theatre complex located in the town of Kollam and owned by the Muthoottu Mini Theatres group, has opened the company’s first Barco Auro 11.1-equipped facility
Cinemark has selected Barco to deploy its immersive cinema sound solution, Auro 11.1, in more than 150 premium Extreme Digital (XD) digital cinema screens worldwide. Cinemark will begin the worldwide deployment this year in all of its “tier one” markets, starting with North America.
Manasa Theatre, one of the most renowned digital cinemas in Bangalore, has installed the Auro 11.1 by Barco immersive sound platform in its UltraScreen auditorium.
Christie today launched Christie Vive Audio, which the company calls “a groundbreaking solution to help exhibitors complete the experience for their movie going audiences.”
Carmike Cinemas has installed Barco Auro 11.1 3D sound in its Riverstone 15 theatre in Canton, Georgia, one of its premium large format BigD rooms.
Barco officials say that more than 50 films are to be released in its immersive cinema sound format, Auro 11.1 and that the company has signed agreements for the deployment of more than 200 Auro 11.1 installations worldwide.