Theatre Sound

GDC SX-4000 IMB Completes DCI Tests

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology has completed the full range of tests necessary to receive compliance from the Digital Cinema Initiative for its SX-4000 Standalone integrated media block. "We are committed to investing in technology and evolving our company to meet the needs of exhibitors worldwide,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “Achieving DCI compliance for our next generation SX-4000 IMB is another step forward toward achieving our goal of ensuring cinemas are equipped with future proof products.”

QSC Announces DPM Series Digital Processor/Monitors

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:11 -- Nick Dager

QSC has announced the new DPM Series of digital signal processors/monitors, which build on the company’s legacy of products to provide all signal processing and monitoring functions for digital cinema in a single integrated system. Designed to be used with QSC’s digital cinema amplifiers and featuring advanced Intrinsic Correction settings for QSC’s digital cinema speakers, the DPM optimizes QSC loudspeaker and amplifier performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuratio

CinemaxX Mannheim Focuses on Sound

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

With 700 seats, the Kino 10 of CinemaxX Mannheim is among the largest cinemas in Baden-Württemberg. And at nearly 280 square meters, the screen is definitely the largest. Years ago Filmtheaterbetriebe Spickert Entertainment, operator of the CinemaxX installed an Alcons Cinemarray pro-ribbon system. The theatre has converted to Dolby Atmos and new Alcons technology has taken center stage.

Five New Films Coming in Dolby Cinema

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:04 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories today announced five new titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. The titles include Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon, due out September 30; Twentieth Century Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, due out September 30; Sony Pictures’ Inferno, due out October 28; Lionsgate’s La La Land, due out December 16; and Legendary/Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall, due out February 17, 2017.

Mocha Chai Installs Christie Vive Audio

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:26 -- Nick Dager

Mocha Chai Laboratories, Singapore’s first fully integrated digital film lab, has installed the Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in its dubbing theater to provide the best possible cinematic audio capabilities for post-production tasks. The dubbing theater, which is fully equipped with audio post-production and 4K color grading facilities, is fully compliant with the DCI-standard.

Colosseum Transformed for Bourne Premiere

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

When scouting for a location for the premiere of Jason Bourne, Universal Pictures chose Las Vegas, an obvious choice since it’s the scene of the film’s climactic and chaotic car chase. But finding a venue large and grand enough to launch the film was another matter. There aren’t many movie theatres that can accommodate the thousands of celebrities and industry insiders expected to attend. Knowing that CinemaCon, the theatrical exhibition industry’s largest trade event, is held each year at Caesars Palace and that screenings are successfully done in the Colosseum, Universal felt confident that the 4,000 seat venue could provide a fitting launch pad for the new $120 million action thriller.

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