Theatre Sound

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.

AMC, Dolby Accelerate Development Plans

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:18 -- Nick Dager

In response to what they say has been impressive guest reaction and the overwhelming success of Dolby Cinema at AMC in its first full year, Dolby Laboratories and AMC Theatres today announced plans to accelerate Dolby Cinema at AMC installations to 100 operational sites by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the originally announced schedule. The original agreement, reached in 2015, was for 100 auditoriums over a 10-year deployment.

Disney Releasing Seven Films for Dolby Cinema

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:52 -- Nick Dager

Dolby and Walt Disney Studios have announced seven new titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the world. The upcoming titles include Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, due out August 12; Marvel’s Doctor Strange, due out November 4; Disney’s Moana, due out November 23; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, due out March 17, 2017; Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due out May 5, 2017; Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out May 26, 2017; and Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, due out June 16, 2017.

Paramount Releasing Select Home Titles in DTS:X Sound

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

Paramount Home Media Distribution will release a collection of home entertainment titles with a DTS:X soundtrack. Paramount’s first titles released on Blu-ray Disc with DTS:X audio are Daddy’s Home, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell; The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt; Zoolander No. 2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie

UniversalCityWalk Gets a Makeover

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:28 -- Nick Dager

UniversalCityWalk, Los Angeles' landmark urban entertainment complex that ushered in a generation of similar open-air destinations, is undergoing an elaborate revitalization as the pop cultural mecca embraces change to remain contemporary and fresh. Christie RGB Laser projection, Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound and Christie Vive speakers will be the technology at the heart of the revamped complex.

Barco Auro 11.1 Reaches 600 Screen Milestone

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:05 -- Nick Dager

Barco has reached the milestone of 600 screens worldwide that have installed or are committed to install its Auro 11.1 cinema sound format. As standardization progress forges ahead, Barco renews its efforts for making immersive sound a key priority to optimize the truly immersive experience for the exhibition industry. More than 150 films have already been released or are currently being mixed in Auro 11.1 by Barco.

Odeon Multicines Creates Spain’s Most Advanced Multiplex

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 14:55 -- Nick Dager

Christie has signed an agreement with Odeon Multicines for the Spanish cinema chain to install Christie Solaria projectors – including Christie RGB laser cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio sound systems – throughout its 12 screen multiplex at the Sambil Outlet shopping mall in Madrid. “This will make it the most advanced complex of its kind in Spain and the first in the country to be completely equipped with Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos together in every auditorium,” said Adil Zerouali, Christie director for cinema, Europe.

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