Samsung Electronics unveiled its largest-ever 3D-ready Onyx screen at Capital Cinema in the Xicheng district in Beijing, China. The December 7 opening of the world’s largest 3D LED cinema was timed with the premiere of Warner Bros.’ DC Comics superhero film Aquaman, which has a DTS:X immersive sound track. Aquaman opened with $93.6 million in ticket sales in three days in China, marking the best start for a Warner Bros. title in that territory.
Tahoe Cinemas plans to open 10 Dolby Cinema locations in China, the Beijing Tahoe Film and Culture Development Company and Dolby announced today.
QSC has introduced the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The company says the new surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point.
Dolby Laboratories received American Cinematheque's 2018 Sid Grauman Award, an honor bestowed for achievements in motion picture exhibition.
Doug Darrow, senior vice president of the Cinema Group accepted the award on behalf of Dolby.
Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh has become the first multiplex to receive QSC Certification. QSC Certified theatres are equipped with complete sound systems from QSC, and meet a set of technical guidelines for equipment, projection, acoustics, and room design, to ensure an outstanding movie-going experience.
Box office hit, Venom, from Columbia Pictures, was among the first films to have its sound work completed through Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ expanded facilities on the studio lot in Culver City. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer/sound designer Will Files and his crew used a new theater-style sound design suite to create sound effects for the film, which stars Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as both the alien symbiote Venom and its human host, Eddie Brock
One of Europe’s most famous cinemas, London’s Odeon Leicester Square, will reopen this Christmas following an 11 month, multi million pound deluxe refurbishment that has transformed what has been called the home of the premiere back into a global icon in the heart of London’s West End. The building’s largest screen has been fully upgraded to combine luxurious reclining Odeon Luxe seats with the captivating experience of Dolby Cinema.
At CinemaCon earlier this year Samsung formally introduced its Onyx LED cinema screen and immediately questions were raised about sound. Many people questioned how good could the sound be without loudspeakers centered behind the screen?
In a reverse twist on the silent movies of old, The Companions: A Lost Screenplay is a film without moving images. Or, as described in accompanying notes from the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the sound installation becomes “a type of auditory cinema that explores the vital role sound plays in shaping narrative and affective space in film.” The 20-minute work, presented in the de Young’s iconic observation floor (one of the free spaces within the museum), couples sweeping 360-degree views of the city to a soundtrack of music and sound effects as reproduced through a 24-channel system of Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Award-winning Foley artist Leslie Bloome is performing his distinctive craft live as part of special Halloween screenings of The Unsilent Picture at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Bloome is using an assortment of props and tools to create live sound effects to accompany the spooky black and white film, based on a Washington Irving short story. Directed by Alex Harvey and starring Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin, The Unsilent Picture, which also features live musical accompaniment, screens through October 31.