Marcus Theatres newest cineplex, the Gurnee Mills Cinema near Chicago, features an integrated sound system that delivers an immersive audio experience.
Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern Flourtown 8 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania marks the installation of the 200th Christie Vive Audio system. Christie says it expects to have the 300th Vive Audio system installed by the opening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18.
GDC Technology will install DTS:X sound in four premium large format screens at three new Epic Theatres locations in the first quarter of 2016. GDC’s Immersive Sound Media Server, the SX-2000X, powers the new system. It is the only digital cinema server currently available in the market capable of rendering DTS:X in real-time.
Christie has extended its Vive Audio line with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S-3ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker. The speakers continue the Christie Vive tradition of using ribbon-driver technology to provide perfect timbre matching, enhanced voice intelligibility and low distortion, helping exhibitors complete the experience for their movie-going audiences.
PVR, the largest multiplex chain in India, today announced plans to install Dolby Atmos in 50 of its cinema screens across the country over the next two years. When completed, this will be one of the largest rollouts of Dolby Atmos screens by any multiplex chain in India until now.
Ymagis Group and Austrian cinema exhibitor Cineplexx will equip up to nine additional Cineplexx auditoriums with Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology.
Wanda Cinema Line, the largest movie theater operator in China, has equipped its latest Wanda Hall 9 auditorium at Wujiaochang Wanda Cinema in Shanghai with Christie’s Vive Audio system, which utilizes ribbon driver speakers and Class D amplifiers.
Cinema 21, the largest movie theater chain in Indonesia, has installed Southeast Asia’s first Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in its state-of-the-art Auditorium 2 at the Epicentrum XXI complex in Central Jakarta.
In anticipation of what it believes will be the beginning of the adoption of a standardized format for immersive sound, at CinemaCon Barco will be publically showing, for the first time, AuroMax: a system that incorporates support for the placement of “objects” in any immersive mix and the most revolutionary rendering technology available from Iosono. More than 100 films have been released globally in Auro 11.1 – including this summer’s Minions, Pixels, and Everest – with even more announcements expected in the coming weeks.
Barco has installed AP 24 Auro processors in Globe Theatres and Barasat Cinemas, two branches of the Arti Cinemas Group both located in Kolkata. Long-time Barco Partner R&S Electronics did the installation. Both cinemas are the first in Kolkata to be equipped with Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound system.