Theatre Sound

Dolby Demos Evolution of Cinema Experience

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

For the third year running, Dolby has equipped the CCIB auditorium at CineEurope with Dolby Atmos. Attendees will experience exclusive screenings in Dolby Atmos of The Secret Life of Pets from Universal and The BFG from Amblin Entertainment. In addition, footage presented by Warner Bros. Pictures International, Twentieth Century Fox, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International will also be taking place in Dolby Atmos during the show as part of the studio presentations.

Finding Dory Gets Easier

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

In a history-making development, as Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory swims into theaters this week, low-vision and blind fans can enjoy the film alongside family members in theaters, thanks to a breakthrough in independent moviegoing. Smart-syncing audio description, a new feature introduced to in-home audiences four months ago on the Disney Movies Anywhere app, heads to theaters nationwide for the first time with the release of Finding Dory.

Ymagis Acquires Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:32 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group has acquired Berlin-based Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion, one of Germany’s leading dubbing companies for the cinema and television industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Ymagis SA, through one of its wholly owned German subsidiaries, becomes the sole shareholder of Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion. Christa Kistner remains in her functions as its managing director.

Redefining the Movie Theatre

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:45 -- Nick Dager

Over the past decade digital cinema technology has spurred the transformation of movie theatres from the traditional assembly line model – buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and soda, take your seats, watch the movie, and exit – into entertainment centers where people are encouraged to linger and enjoy a variety of activities, enjoy a nice meal and, of course, see a movie. While Santikos Theatres has seen its share of industry firsts its newest venture, opening today, is more than simply a new first. Yes, the Casa Blanca in San Antonio, Texas, is the first all-laser projection movie theatre in the world. But, more than that, it sets a very high standard for what a movie theatre in the 21st century can be.

The Immersive Sound Challenge

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:11 -- Michael Karagosian

Cinema immersive sound is upside down. Technology providers invest in intellectual property for immersive sound rendering engines, but they compete on the availability of content. Trading on content has been counterproductive to growth, contributing to a lackluster immersive sound installation count that is less than two percent of worldwide screens. Immersive sound has more moving parts to address than distribution, but the industry is fixated on a design from scratch, do-everything, distribution standard that’s two and a half years in the making and at least as many years from finding its way into cinemas. A deeper look shows that the key friction point of production for competing systems has been addressed. It’s time to put immersive sound right side up and grow the format.

CE+S Unveils Colombia’s First Dolby Atmos Cinema

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:29 -- Nick Dager

Colombian movie theatre circuit Cinemas Procinal has selected Cinema Equipment and Supplies to lead the design and implementation of the first theatre in Colombia to showcase Dolby Atmos sound technology. Earlier this year Cinemas Procinal announced the launch of the circuit’s first Supernova PLF auditorium.

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