Dolby Cinema locations in operation at Wanda represents over 90% of current Dolby Cinemas in China
Wanda plans to open at least 100 Dolby Cinemas in China by end of 2018
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced Wanda Cinema Line’s 10th Dolby Cinema location in China opened at Wanda Cinema Beijing Fengtai Wanda Square site. Wanda’s Legendary Pictures’ The Great Wall is the first movie shown at the site in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.Moviegoers in Beijing can now enjoy the total cinema experience of Dolby Cinema at Wanda Cinemas.
Dolby Cinema is a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Since the debut of Dolby Cinema in China with Wanda Cinema Line on June 23, 2016, 20 movies, international and domestic, from a variety of genres have been released in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for Dolby Cinema. These include titles from Wanda and Ledendary Pictures, a subsidiary of Wanda. The latest movie on the list, The Great Wall, which is now shown in Dolby Cinema locations across China, has achieved a record high Dolby Cinema opening show box office in the market.
Yimou Zhang, the director of The Great Wall, said, “I’m quite amazed by Dolby’s HDR technology. It is so amazing, recreating all the colors and details with guaranteed brightness. And the wonderful sound quality. Top class!”
“Through our collaboration with Dolby, the last six months have seen growing popularity and success of Dolby Cinema in China, and we are very excited now to reach the milestone of our 10th Dolby Cinema location with the opening of the highly anticipated Wanda Cinema’s Beijing Fengtai Wanda Square site,” said John Zeng, President, Wanda Cinema Line. “Opening Dolby Cinema in China represents our business philosophy which is to prioritize audience value and their moviegoing experience . We look forward to working with Dolby to extend this better moviegoing experience to consumers in more cities and provinces in China.”
To date, Dolby Cinema locations in operation at Wanda Cinema Line represents over 90% of Dolby Cinemas in the market. Wanda plans to open at least 100 Dolby cinema locations in China by the end of 2018. In addition, the Wanda company, AMC, plans to open 160 Dolby Cinema locations in the U.S. by the end of 2018. These have made Wanda the biggest partner of Dolby Cinema around the globe.
“As a leader and advocate of the latest cinema technologies, Wanda has been a significant partner in Dolby’s continuous endeavor to transform people’s entertainment experience with our most advanced image and sound technologies, as well as our award-winning cinema design.,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “We are thrilled that Dolby Cinema has become a preferred cinema experience of consumers in China. As we open more Dolby Cinema locations with Wanda, we are committed to transporting more moviegoers in China deeper into the story with the inky blacks, astonishing brightness, stunning contrast, dramatic color, and immersive moving audio they experience at Dolby Cinema.”
Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision laser projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the movie’s world.
Dolby Cinema also includes Dolby Atmos sound technology, which moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. The combination of Dolby technologies with the design and comfort of the Dolby Cinema makes audiences feel closer to the onscreen action.
About Dolby Cinema
Dolby Cinema, recipient of the 2015 Red Dot Award for product design, delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Dolby Cinema includes award-winning Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies. Dolby Vision is a state-of-the-art authoring and playback imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive onscreen. In 2015, the Dolby Vision laser projector received an engineering excellence award from the Hollywood Post Alliance. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them. Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society.
When these technologies are combined with the sophisticated Dolby Cinema design, everything comes together to pull moviegoers more deeply into the story and transform their visit into an event. To date, nearly 300 Dolby Cinema sites have been installed or committed to across the globe, with more than 60 titles released or announced.
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