Pacific Theatres Winnetka 21 Upgrades in Time for Thor Opening

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Pacific Winnetka 21 multiplex in Chatsworth California upgraded the sound system for its number nine screen in time for the opening weekend of Thor. Used in tandem with a new Dolby 3D projection system the exhibitor believes that the heightened sonic experience of Meyer Sound’s EXP cinema sound technology is a key component of Pacific Theatres’ immersive 3D experience. “The accurate delivery of the creative content is of the utmost importance to the movie going experience and the EXP System exceeded our expectations. Meyer Sound was very professional in their approach to the design of the sound system while effectively collaborating with all of our partners in the project. It was a pleasure to partner with Meyer for this renovation ” says Joe Miraglia director of design construction and facilities for Pacific Theatres.

 The Meyer Sound EXP installation—the first of its kind to be installed in a California commercial cinema—was part of a thorough technology and amenities upgrade for screen nine of the multiplex. The all self-powered EXP system comprises Acheron 100 and Acheron LF screen channel loudspeakers flush-mounted HMS-10 surround loudspeakers and X-800C cinema subwoofers. The system is precisely optimized by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with Galileo 616 and Galileo 408 processors.

 The EXP audio upgrade complements the new 79-foot wall-to-wall curved screen which helps simulate the feeling of being surrounded. New dual digital NEC projectors equipped with the Dolby 3D system were installed to create a crisp bright image. The auditorium was completely refurbished including new wider more comfortable seating.
 Universal Cinema Services of Euless Texas installed the technology in conjunction with ACS Enterprises of Walnut Caliornia under the supervision of the Dolby technical team. Audio system design was provided by Meyer Sound Design Services using the MAPP Online 

Pacific Theatres operates eight cinema locations with more than 100 screens in Southern California while a sister company ArcLight Cinemas operates an additional 61 screens at four locations in the same area. The Decurion Corporation of Los Angeles owns both exhibitors. Meyer Sound