In partnership with Odeon, Dolby will open seven Dolby Cinema sites in the UK over the next years. It will also open the first site in Germany later in 2018 in partnership with Kinopolis.
Dolby Cinema is expanding
Dolby Cinema combines Dolby Vision and Atmos for a “best-in-class” cinema experience. The company said that the European expansion plans add to the over 100 sites in the US as well as over 150 sites globally.
In partnership with Odeon Cinemas Group, the company is planning to open seven sites in the UK “over the next several years”. The locations were not announced.
- “Dolby Cinema delivers a best-in-class, unforgettable entertainment experience,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Now, as we map our expansion in the United Kingdom and Germany, we’re bringing the total cinema experience to even more movie-going fans across Europe.”
In addition, Dolby has signed an agreement with Kinopolis to open the first Dolby Cinema in Germany. It will be located in Munich and is expected to open later in 2018 at the Mathäser Palast.
The company added that it will be “expanding its Dolby Cinema portfolio in France with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé in Marseille at La Joliette, later this year”.
The Dolby Cinema concept is an initiative to pull the theatrical market into the era of HDR video and object-based sound. Dolby is using laser projection technology that some competitors have deemed EDR (Enhanced Dynamic Range) rather than HDR (High Dynamic Range). Samsung and Sony are currently trying to convince exhibitors to install large-scale LED screens, and Samsung appears to have had some luck in it endeavors.
Upcoming Dolby Vision & Atmos titles for Dolby Cinema
Pixar, Incredibles 2, June 15, 2018 Universal Pictures, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, June 22, 2018 Marvel Studios, Ant-Man and the Wasp, July 6, 2018 Universal Pictures, Skyscraper, July 13, 2018 Sony Pictures, The Equalizer 2, July 20, 2018 Universal Pictures, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, July 20, 2018 Paramount, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, July 26, 2018 Warner Bros., The Meg, August 10, 2018 Sony Pictures, Alpha, August 17, 2018 Focus Features, BlacKkKlansman, August 10, 2018 Warner Bros., The Nun, September 7, 2018 Twentieth Century Fox, The Predator, September 14, 2018 Sony Pictures, Venom, October 5, 2018 Warner Bros., A Star is Born, October 5, 2018 Universal Pictures, First Man, October 12, 2018 Warner Bros., Mowgli, October 19, 2018 Paramount, Overlord, October 26, 2018 Disney, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, November 2, 2018 Twentieth Century Fox, Bohemian Rhapsody, November 2, 2018 Warner Bros., Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, November 16, 2018 Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2, November 21, 2018 Focus Features, Mary Queen of Scots, December 7, 2018 Sony Pictures, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, December 14, 2018 Twentieth Century Fox, Alita: Battle Angel, December 21, 2018 Warner Bros., Aquaman, December 21, 2018 Disney, Mary Poppins Returns, December 25, 2018 Twentieth Century Fox, Dark Phoenix, February 14, 2019 Marvel Studios, Captain Marvel, March 8, 2019 Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dumbo (Live Action), March 29, 2019 Marvel Studios, Avengers 4, May 3, 2019 Disney, Aladdin, May 24, 2019 Pixar, Toy Story 4, June 21, 2019 Disney, The Lion King (Live Action), July 19, 2019 Twentieth Century Fox, The New Mutants, August 2, 2019 Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen 2, November 27, 2019 Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Episode IX, December 20, 2019