|By Business Wire||
|March 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
CinemaCon 2014—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Lippo Group announced today that Cinemaxx, a new exhibitor under Indonesia’s Lippo Group, has committed to installing Dolby Atmos in 100 cinema screens over the next three or more years, with 30 of the 100 screens scheduled to be launched by the end of May 2015. With this news, the revolutionary new Dolby Atmos® cinema sound format reaches a significant milestone: more than 600 screens worldwide have now been or are scheduled to be equipped for Dolby Atmos.
Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the creative freedom to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre to create a lifelike, virtual reality of sound and the most engaging cinema experience ever.
“Dolby looks forward to working with Cinemaxx to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to moviegoers in Indonesia,” said Mahesh Sundaram, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dolby Laboratories. “With Dolby Atmos, you feel as if you are in the movie, not merely watching it. We are confident that moviegoers will go back again and again to Cinemaxx once they enjoy their first Dolby Atmos film.”
“Our goal is to offer state-of-the-art technology with first-class amenities,” said Brian Riady, CEO, Cinemaxx. “With Dolby Atmos, we aim to take the Indonesian cinematic experience to the next level.”
Dolby Atmos has quickly become the preferred choice for next-generation cinema sound among major studios, award-winning filmmakers, and exhibitors around the world. To find a Dolby Atmos equipped theatre and showtimes, please visit www.fandango.com/dolby. Movie patrons who would like to experience Dolby Atmos can visit iwantdolbyatmos.dolby.com or check with their local cinema for select showtimes when tickets become available.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories is equipping the cinema world with its new Dolby Atmos technology, the only object-based cinema sound platform available today. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by providing sound experts the creative freedom to easily place or move specific sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, not just where there happen to be speakers. The result is what moviegoers have described as the most engaging and lifelike cinema sound experience ever.
Introduced in April 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award® winning directors, and 16 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. More than 600 Dolby Atmos screens have been installed or committed to in 40 countries with more than 150 exhibitor partners. More than 100 films from 12 different countries—representing a broad range of genres from action thrillers and animated features to comedy and horror—have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Atmos sound since the first film debuted in June 2012.
Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society. As the inventors of the only object-based audio format used in the cinema today, Dolby is working closely with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in driving adoption of standards for object-based audio.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and meaningful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
Cinemaxx is poised to be one of Indonesia’s largest and most preferred motion picture exhibitors with more than 1,000 screens and 150 locations planned across 77 cities. Combining state-of-the-art technology with first-class amenities, Cinemaxx is hoping to be able to provide an unparalleled entertainment experience to moviegoers across the nation. MegaMaxx, the giant-screen format of Cinemaxx, is designed to take the Indonesian cinematic experience to the next level by providing moviegoers with an immersive audiovisual experience. Patrons can also experience the epitome of luxury at Cinemaxx Gold, Cinemaxx’s VIP offering, replete with lavish recliner chairs and gourmet F&B offerings served by attendants on call. Cinemaxx is affiliated with the Lippo Group, one of Indonesia’s largest private services providers. For more information, please visit www.cinemaxxtheater.com.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. “Academy Award®” is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. S14/27864 DLB-G
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