Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Cineplexx today announced the opening of the first Dolby Cinema in Vienna at the Village Cinema / Wien Mitte with the premiere of the new blockbuster movie Ad Astra. The collaboration with Dolby forms a part of Cineplexx’s modernization strategy as it underlines its commitment to deliver the best possible cinema experience to its customers in Austria. A second Dolby Cinema site is also planned to open later in the year.
A premium cinema offering for moviegoers, Dolby Cinema combines state-of-the-art picture and sound. With Dolby Vision, the picture comes alive with amazing brightness and darker darks to offer a more lifelike sense of depth, rendering colours and detail unlike other movie screens. Studio grade Dolby Atmos transports guests inside the story with sound that flows all around them, including overhead. The sound in the cinema envelops viewers, making the story their reality. Dolby Cinema fully realizes the filmmaker’s intent, putting moviegoers in the middle of the action.
Combined with the Dolby Cinema design, all 300 seats in the Wien Mitte auditorium are optimized to ensure every seat offers a “best seat in the house” experience for movie fans.
Christian Langhammer, CEO of Cineplexx said: “Dolby Cinema is an excellent and highly developed premium experience and we’re proud to be offering this to our customers in Vienna and creating together with Dolby, a new chapter of storytelling for film fans in the German speaking cinema market.”
Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President Dolby Cinema Business Group added: “Vienna is a wonderful city and we’re excited to offer movie fans the opportunity to experience the magic of Dolby Cinema in the Austrian capital. This Viennese site opening will ensure that film fans across the city will be able to enjoy an unrivalled cinematic experience as we continue our European expansion for Dolby Cinema.”
There are 225 Dolby Cinema screens open globally, with a total of over 400 Dolby Cinema screens committed, and over 250 movie titles have been released or announced in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Nine of the top ten global box office films so far in 2019 have been available in Dolby Cinema.
About Dolby Laboratories
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 – with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Voice, Dolby Dimension, and Dolby Audio – revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work.
About Cineplexx International GmbH
In 2009, the Cineplexx International GmbH started expanding to Austria’s neighbouring countries and the first cinema outside Austria was opened in Bolzano, South Tyrol. Cineplexx also took over a cinema in Zagreb’s city centre, thus laying the foundation for expansion into Croatia. Further Cineplexx cinemas followed in 2011 and 2012 in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. In 2013 Cineplexx established five multiplex movie theatres in Slovenia and the first seven-hall cinema in Albania. Further expansions into Kosovo and Greece took place in the following years. The last expansion occured in June 2019 when Cineplexx has debuted on the Romanian market by establishing three cinemas until end of the year. The foundation was layed by acquiring the 2700 seats Cinema at Baneasa Shopping City.
Today, Cineplexx has a strong presence with 49 Multiplex Cinemas and 6 traditional cinemas in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy and recently also Romania.
With around 1,500 employees, the company generated sales of around 130 million Euro in 2018. In 2018 the Cineplexx cinemas welcomed almost 12 million visitors.
Constantin Film Holding GmbH, to which Cineplexx International GmbH belongs, was founded in 1951 as a film distributor in Austria. The group stands for modern, visionary cinema and is the undisputed pioneer in cinema technology – this was confirmed in 2018 with the latest innovations in Cineplexx Wienerberg (Onyx-LED and Real D Flagship-Laser), Dolby Cinema in Salzburg and Linz, Cineplexx Graz, Belgrade and Novi Sad (MX4D) as well as the IMAX laser in Cineplexx Donau Plex.
More information at www.cineplexx.at