Dolby Atmos Passes 500 Screen Mark in India

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Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

Dolby has reached a milestone of more than 500 installed Dolby Atmos screens across India. From Indian multiplexes – including 16 all Dolby Atmos multiplexes – to independent and single screen exhibitors, Atmos screens are found in 143 cities and 22 states and Union Territories in collaboration with Carnival Cinemas, Cinepolis, Inox Cinemas, PVR Cinemas, SPI Cinemas and other independent exhibitors.

Embraced by Indian studios and content creators, there are 17 mixing facilities and more than 500 feature films released or announced to date in Dolby Atmos in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

"Dolby celebrates this milestone with its cinema exhibitors, which are increasingly using Dolby technology to differentiate their cinema offerings and share Dolby's vision to provide a premium experience for movie-goers," said Doug Darrow, Dolby senior vice president, cinema business group. "Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with breath-taking, moving audio that fills the cinema and flows all around you, offering viewers an incomparable and engaging viewing experience." 

“PVR Cinema congratulate Dolby on achieving the new milestone, which is a testament of innovation and excellence. We value our collaboration in redefining the cinema viewing experience in India through pioneering concepts and advanced solutions. We reiterate our focus in making movie entertainment an inclusive and sustainable sector through increased efficiency and effective initiatives," said CEO Gautam Dutta.

"I wish to congratulate Dolby for having reached this milestone in a record time. Dolby Atmos has been well received by our patrons. This immersive sound technology helps us differentiate our offering and has worked for us from a ticket pricing point of view," said Inox Cinemas CEO Alok Tandon.