Audio pioneer Ioan Allen looks back on five decades of innovation
Author’s note: I first met Ioan Allen, recipient of the International Cinema Technology Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in the spring of 1976, shortly after I joined Dolby Laboratories.
Restoring the Allure of the Movie Theater
Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull has invented a super-immersive film format and projection technology in hopes of improving the cinematic experience. Now he needs to get the industry to pay attention.
NAB Cinema Summit: On the Trail of Hollywood’s Biggest Villains
The Cinema Summit, organized by SMPTE and NAB and held each year in Las Vegas the weekend right before the opening of the show floor at NAB, is perhaps the best place to examine the nation’s most ico...
Lasers Go To The Movies
Laser technology is poised to bring back the magic to 3-D cinema – and bring audiences back to theaters in droves.
Dolby Laboratories Acquires SLS Audio
Dolby Laboratories (San Francisco CA) acquired SLS Audio (Ozark MO) on October 14, 2014. Terms were not made available. According to a member of Dolby’s public relations team, “The deal supports Dolb...
EU clears Dolby to buy cinema technology group Doremi
Dolby Laboratories (DLB.N) on Monday received EU clearance for its acquisition of digital cinema technology group Doremi, the European Commission said.
China's Huayi Brothers Buys Controlling Stake in Digital Cinema Tech Group GDC
Privately-held Chinese film company Huayi Brothers Media Co. has raised its equity holdings in GDC Technology, one of the world’s top digital cinema tech suppliers, to give it a controlling 79 percen...
Shining light on lasers: Illumination technology enters a new phase
The recent introduction at CinemaCon 2014 of the first commercially available laser-illuminated projectors puts the cinema industry in the forefront of what can be considered its fourth generation in...
Honda’s Project Drive-In Increases Support of Threatened Theaters
Delivery of Digital Projectors Raised to Nine
Texas Instruments’ projector technology moves beyond cinemas
Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. developed DLP technology 25 years ago for movie projectors, but with more than half of that global market converted, TI has been looking at new uses that were once...
A new way to listen: Expansive audio formats hold promise for cinemas
After a relatively quiet 20 years, cinema sound has rejoined the list of important issues that today’s exhibitors need to consider. While the industry as a whole has been occupied with the conversion...
Dolby Laboratories Acquires Rival IMM Sound
Dolby Laboratories has acquired rival digital cinema sound technology company IMM Sound, a privately owned Barcelona-based business, in a move that Dolby believes will help to speed adoption of its n...
Movie theaters diversify offerings beyond films
Amid a long-term decline in theater attendance, cinema operators nationwide are screening more concerts, plays, operas, boxing matches and sports events.
Movie Magic to Leave Home For?
Such were the possibilities raised last month at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, where technology companies pitched theater operators on the merits of faster projection rates to improve clarit...
IMAX licenses Kodak technology for digital screens
Giant movie screen maker Imax Corp will license laser projection technology from struggling Eastman Kodak Co in a deal that will enable more Imax theaters to show digital films.
Fox Goes All Digital in Hong Kong and Macau
Twentieth Century Fox International says it will stop shipping film prints to theaters in Hong Kong and Macau at the end of 2011. Starting next year, all Fox movies will be provided exclusively in di...
Dolby Sheds Some Light on Exhibition at NATO Event
Amid a rising chorus of complaints about 3D projection, the National Association of Theater Owners California/Nevada turned to Dolby Laboratories last week for a special presentation about how best t...
Forty years of cinema innovation: Hollywood & 'FJI' celebrate a Dolby milestone
Exhibitors and their audiences around the world quickly associate the name Dolby with great cinema sound. What most don’t realize is Dolby Laboratories’ pivotal role in raising the quality of cinema ...
Toy Story 3: How Dolby Revolutionized Sound for 3-D Movies
Last June, Dolby unleashed Surround 7.1 in conjunction with Best Picture nominee Toy Story 3. For the first time, it enabled viewers of 3-D movies to feel like they were inside of the action and insi...
Technicolor to close North Hollywood film printing plant
The film-processing giant said it would shutter the plant because of the rapid acceleration of digital cinema, which has lessened demand for film prints. Operations will be transferred to a Technicol...
RealD Gets Serious with IPO - Update
It happened; Oversold is a bad thing on airplanes, but a good thing for RealD; Reuters reports that RealD's IPO raised 33% more than expected - 12.5 million shares are sold vs 10.75 expected, at $16 ...
Casting some light on 3-D
Laser Light Engines, a Salem, N.H., start-up, believes it has the solution: using lasers as the projector’s light source, instead of the standard xenon light bulb. And laser-lit projectors would have...
Movie theaters turn to live event screenings to fill seats
Theaters open new revenue streams by beaming in live events such as ultimate fighting and opera.
The return of 35mm 3D: Two competing processes add a new dimension to stereoscopic race
To add to the mix, there have been recent announcements of two competitive 35mm film 3D systems: Technicolor 3D, from one of cinema’s best-known brands, and Oculus3D™, a recent newcomer to the market...
Movie Theaters Secure Financing for Digital Upgrade
Trio of Cinema Chains to Get $660 Million to Pay for Conversions Enabling 14,000 More Screens to Catch 3-D Film Wave
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