As part of the ongoing expansion of its sound resources, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has upgraded three mix stages on the Sony Pictures lot to support sound mixing for film and television in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. Among them is the 344-seat Cary Grant Theatre, the studio’s largest. Sony Pictures now has seven mix stages that support Dolby Atmos sound and plans to have nine within the next few years. The first project slated for an immersive mix in the upgraded theaters is Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far from Home, which opens July 5.
Hollywood Esports is adding Dolby Atmos sound in their proprietary MX4D Motion and Special Effects Esports Theatres.Based on MediaMation’s MX4D motion and special effects technology, the Hollywood Esports MX4D Theatres brings motion seats, wind, rain, fog, lightening and other special effects into the spectator experience.
SFC Yonghua Cinema City has become the second facility in China to open a Samsung Onyx theatre. Local technology provider Ace Film & TV installed JBL Sculpted Surround cinema speakers and Crown networked power amplifiers. SFC Yonghua Cinema City is the first cinema in China to feature intelligent networked audio solutions across the entire facility.
Select theatres in the United States and Europe are offering Paramount Pictures’ Wonder Park and Pet Sematary with the SoundFi app making the movies available in up to 24 languages.
DTS has certified the first DTS:X immersive audio system on the largest direct view screen in the world at Xidan Capital Cinema in Beijing, China. The DTS:X audio system for direct view at Xidan Capital Cinema includes the use of screen speakers placed above and below the direct view screen surface along with custom tuning which delivers realistic positioning of on-screen sound while preserving natural dialogue quality and timbre. Accurate representation of movie soundtracks in the direct-view environment was made possible through the use of DTS:X technology that scales and adapts to virtually any speaker configuration in a wide array of theatre auditoriums.
This past February, DTS and CJ 4DPlex announced a strategic alliance to bring DTS:X immersive audio technology to ScreenX theatres worldwide. What the companies didn’t announce at the time was that their first joint project together was already up and running in Liberty, Kansas. B&B Theatres brands their premium large format offerings as Grand Screens, which counts as typical Midwestern understatement because, at four stories tall and seven stories wide, the new B&B Theatres Liberty 12 currently features the largest ScreenX auditorium in the world.
Next week at CinemaCon, Dolby will highlight a year of global growth that shows no signs of slowing down and will also exhibit a full spectrum of innovative, technologies for cinema exhibition, including the new Dolby Cinema Processor CP950.
QSC has added several new products to its Q-Sys ecosystem. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-Sys ecosystem.
Wein Cinema is the largest cinema complex in Asia, with 34 state-of-the-art theaters occupying a 20,000 square-meter area. Wein is located within the massive Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center, which also contains multiple exhibition halls, a business center, high-end office space and hotels.
Kinoton Korea recently outfitted CGV Yongsan with an array of premium Harman Professional Solutions cinema audio technology to ensure immersive sound quality across all of the multiplex’s theaters. As South Korea’s largest cinema chain operator, CJ CGV has a long history of introducing revolutionary innovations in the cinema industry in its home country and abroad.