Cinema Technology May. 24, 2018
Register & Log in
X
Please login again. New Authentication System and User Account Options
April 2018

We have recently upgraded our login system.  An account is not required, but necessary to set your preferences and edit company information.  If you have previously registered, you can log in again using the same email address and password.  You can reset your password by following the "forgot password?" link on the login page.

  • You can now log in using your external account from GoogleTwitter or LinkedIn.  More services may be added. Feedback is requested to support@DCinemaToday.com. You may still need to add (and confirm) your email address if its not provided by the external login provider.
  • When logged in, you can access your Account Manage page by clicking on your email address under the DCinemaToday logo. 
  • A login account allows you to request edit permissions for your company listing.  This permission is granted on a request basis to authorized employees and business principals.  More information on requesting to updating company information is available on the Account Manage page.  Once authorized, the companies you can update will be listed in the Authorizations section of your Account Manage page. 
  • A login account allows you to set the order of the Market Focus tabs on the DCinemaToday Home page.  You can set any tab as your default starting tab. To do this, go to the Tab Preferences section of the Account Manage page   (Desktop only - not yet ready for the Mobile App.)   More user-specific features are under development, so we recommend you log in when possible.
Please contact us with any questions, feedback, issues, bug reports at support@DCinemaToday.com
Sponsors
Member
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo

# 1938 Baird.

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find News > Refresh this page
London—May 26, 2009

Empire Leicester Square Is Europe’s First Theatre with Dolby 3D for Large Screens

“Jonas Brothers 3D” premieres in Dolby 3D at one of the UK’s largest auditoriums
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), announced today that the Empire Leicester Square has become Europe’s first auditorium to utilize the new Dolby® 3D Digital Cinema large screen solution. The Empire installed the Dolby 3D system in time for the United Kingdom premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The movie will premiere in front of an invited audience of more than 1,300 guests.

The new Dolby 3D large screen solution combined with Barco’s digital cinema twin-projector allows exhibitors to project Dolby 3D onto standard, non-silver screens ranging from 12.5 to 21 metres, surpassing the previous size limit of 12 metres. The Empire Leicester Square, one of the UK’s oldest and largest cinema venues, regularly hosts movie premieres. With its 20-metre screen, the Empire boasts one of the largest screens in the country.

“We are delighted to be working with Dolby in what is a European first. We share the commitment to bring the finest image quality to the screen in ways that continue to add value to the cinema experience. When it came to hosting theJonas Brothers 3D premiere, the new Dolby 3D large screen solution seemed the ideal choice,” said Justin Ribbons, Chief Executive Officer, Empire Cinemas Limited. “With the Dolby 3D large screen solution, we can now show 3D to audiences in our largest auditorium at Leicester Square—Empire One—and provide a stunning experience for everyone in the audience." 

Empire Cinemas operates 144 screens at 16 locations across the UK. Its flagship, the Empire Leicester Square, first opened its doors as a theatre in 1884, and from the earliest days of the moving image, it played host to the technological advances of cinema. In March 1896, Louis and Auguste Lumiere gave the first theatrical performances of a projected film to a paying UK audience at the Empire, assuring it a unique place in cinema history. The current six-screen theatre configuration has a seating capacity ranging from 26 to 1,330 seats.

With a growing number of 3D movies scheduled for release in the next 12 months, it is increasingly important that exhibitors have the flexibility to provide 3D in their largest auditoriums, as well as on their other digitally equipped screens. The Dolby 3D Digital Cinema system also supports both 3D and 2D presentations without the need for a dedicated 3D auditorium, providing even greater flexibility for exhibitors.

"Exhibitors have told us they want 3D without compromise and our new large screen solution provides the right amount of light and striking images for screen sizes reaching all the way up to 21 metres,” said Guy Hawley, Director, International Cinema Sales, Dolby Laboratories. “This allows venues like Empire Leicester Square to show 3D in their largest auditoriums to maximize revenues on 3D presentations."

Without requiring a special silver screen, Dolby’s colour filter technology and lightweight passive Dolby 3D glasses give every member of the audience a memorable and mesmerizing 3D experience. The Dolby 3D system provides realistic, full-spectrum colour reproduction and extremely sharp images, while the environmentally friendly glasses—designed for repeated use—significantly reduce the cost per viewing for exhibitors.

Logo: Dolby Laboratories, Inc. About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe. Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create breakthrough experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, businesses, and consumers. The experiences people have – in Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, Dolby Voice, and Dolby Audio – revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Directory page Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Web Site
Tags:
3D

Share this page:
More Dolby News:
May 24, 2018 Dolby Cinema at AMC Opens Its 100th Location
Apr 19, 2018 Dolby and Disney Announce Extended Theatrical Collaboration
Apr 18, 2018 Dolby and Shochiku Multiplex Theaters Bring First Dolby Cinema to Japan
Apr 17, 2018 Dolby Laboratories and Jinyi Partner to Extend Spectacular Dolby Experiences to More Moviegoers in China
Apr 16, 2018 Dolby Adds Enhanced Power Handling to Multichannel Amplifier at CinemaCon 2018
Mar 27, 2018 China Film Giant Screen at China Film Cinema Hangzhou East Station Xizi Site Becomes the 1200th Dolby Atmos Screen in China
Nov 3, 2017 Centerplex Announces Plans to Deploy 10 Dolby Atmos Screens in Brazil
Oct 25, 2017 CGV and Dolby Laboratories Committed to Significantly Expand Dolby Cinema Presence in China
Oct 24, 2017 Cinema West to Open First Complex in North America with Fully Integrated Dolby Technologies
Oct 19, 2017 Dolby and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé open France’s first Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy
Jul 17, 2017 Dolby Celebrates 100th Dolby Cinema Opening
Jun 20, 2017 Horizon Cinema Plans to Open 13-Screen Dolby Atmos Multiplex in Russia
Jun 16, 2017 Dolby to Showcase Full Range of Cinema Solutions and Momentum for New Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision Titles at CineEurope 2017
Jun 16, 2017 Dolby Cinema Reaches 100th Announced Title with Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers
Jun 1, 2017 Dolby Laboratories and Universal Music Group Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Special Dolby Atmos Listening Events
May 26, 2017 Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé and Dolby to Launch Dolby Cinema in France and Expand Presence Throughout the Netherlands
Mar 28, 2017 Dadi Cinema Group Selects Dolby ShowVault/Integrated Media Blocks, Dolby Digital Cinema Processors and Dolby Atmos for Cinema Screens in China
Mar 28, 2017 Wanda Cinema Line Selects Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Cinema Processors for Cinema Screens in China in 2017
Mar 27, 2017 Dolby Cinema Coming to the Middle East
Mar 24, 2017 Dolby Offers Full Spectrum of Industry-leading Cinema Solutions at CinemaCon 2017
©Copyright 2003 - 2018 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
banner