100 Dolby Cinema at AMC sites planned to open by the end of 2017 and 160 by the end of 2018
San Francisco & Leawood, Kansas (January 11, 2017) – More moviegoers than ever across the United States can experience the total cinema experience with AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) celebrating the 50th Dolby Cinema at AMC location opening at AMC Rosedale 14 in Roseville, Minnesota.
Dolby Cinema at AMC is a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with innovative seating and amazing comfort to deliver the total cinema experience, making every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
“Reaching the major milestone of 50 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations is a direct result of the outstanding reaction we have received from moviegoers nationwide,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our fast-paced growth is a testament to the shared commitment by Dolby and AMC to deliver movie lovers a best-in-class entertainment experience.”
The completion of this theatre puts the Dolby Cinema at AMC partnership plan on schedule. AMC Theatres and Dolby plan to complete the installation of 100 Dolby Cinema at AMC sites by the end of 2017, with plans to increase the number of locations to 160 by the end of 2018.
“Our guests enjoy the premium experience that Dolby Cinema at AMC provides, and now more guests will be able to experience the amazing slate of titles scheduled to be released in 2017,” said John McDonald, Executive Vice President, US Operations, AMC. “This next-generation cinema is leaving moviegoers impressed, thrilled, and excited by what they see, hear, and feel—all from the comfort of their reclining chairs.”
Guests of Dolby Cinema at AMC can expect:
DRAMATIC IMAGING—The picture comes alive with astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color that more closely matches what the eye can see.
MOVING AUDIO—Guests are transported inside the story with sound that flows all around them, including overhead, with breathtaking realism that creates a powerfully moving experience.
INNOVATIVE SEATING—Moviegoers enjoy next-level comfort with spacious, high-power, reserved recliners that pulsate with the action.
Many of 2017’s most anticipated releases will be shown in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at Dolby Cinema at AMC locations across the United States, including Warner Bros. Pictures’ Live by Night, due out January 13; Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage, due out January 20; Legendary/Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall, due out February 17; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, due out March 17; Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due out May 5; Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out May 26; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, due out June 2; Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, due out June 16; and Focus Features’ The Coldest City, due out August 11.
About AMC Theatres
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., Europe and the world with approximately 900 theatres and more than 10,000 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by deploying more plush power-recliner seats, delivering enhanced food and beverage choices, generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty program, web site and smart phone apps, offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including independent programming. AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States’ top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 22 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). Through its Odeon subsidiary, AMC operates in seven European countries and is the # 1 theatre chain in the UK & Ireland, Italy and Spain. For more information, go to www.amctheatres.com.
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.
For more information, please visit the Dolby Cinema web page.
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 more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Cinema and Dolby Vision are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. AMC is a trademark of American Multi-Cinema, Inc. DLB-G