Eye Cinema Completes Digital Conversion

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Mon, 04/29/2013 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Since Eye Cinema in Galway Ireland first opened eight years ago the independent operator has relied on projection systems from Kinoton. Two of the auditoriums were equipped with Kinoton digital cinema projectors; 3D systems were added in 2009. Now the other six auditoriums which had used analog FP 50 D projectors from Kinoton have also been upgraded to digital cinema. Eye Cinema contracted Omnex Pro Film to install the systems. Solutions. Omnex had already equipped each of the first two auditoriums with a DCP 70 L of the Series I including a 3D system. The newly installed projection systems include a premium 4K D-Cinema projector of the type DCP 30 LX II - 4K as well as five type DCP 30 SX II - 2K projectors. The projectors are based on projection technology supplied by Barco. 1.38-inch 4K and 1.2-inch 2K DLP Cinema Series II technology from Texas Instruments ensures highly precise color reproduction and brilliant contrast. All of the auditoriums feature large screens to accommodate widescreen and Cinemascope formats for brilliant images backed by Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The Eye Cinema’s operator has made a point of making the theatre fully accessible to people with disabilities. All of the auditoriums are designed so wheelchair users can easily get to them and have sufficient space for maneuvering. They also all include a system for on-screen subtitles and audio descriptions for the deaf and hard of hearing. For visually challenged patrons the cinema has infrared headphones.