Dolby Cinemas offer the finest movie-going experience available today, thanks mostly to Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imagery and Dolby Atmos immersive sound. (The stadium seating, assigned seats, and comfy powered recliners are great perks as well.) However, only movies graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Atmos take full advantage of Dolby Cinema’s capabilities. Sometimes, movies without these attributes are shown in Dolby Cinemas. So, if you’re a movie geek like me, it’s important to know which titles are prepared specifically for Dolby Cinema.
Last week, Dolby announced that the catalog of released and announced titles graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Atmos for Dolby Cinemas has grown to 100 since the first one, Tomorrowland, over two years ago. According to Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories, “Reaching the 100th announced title for Dolby Cinema is a tremendous accomplishment that couldn’t have been achieved without the support from the directors and filmmakers who want to use the best technology for their storytelling. In 2017, we announced 44 Dolby Cinema titles, more than any other premium format, which is a testament to the ongoing commitment from Hollywood and studios around the world to deliver the best experience to the cinema.”
Newly announced titles include Tristar Pictures and MRC’s Baby Driver, due out June 28, 2017; Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 3, due out June 30, 2017; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dunkirk, due out July 21, 2017; New Line Cinema’s IT, due out September 8, 2017; Twentieth Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, due out September 22, 2017; Columbia Pictures’ Flatliners, due out September 29, 2017; Columbia Pictures’ Granite Mountain Hotshots, due out October 20, 2017; Focus Features’ Darkest Hour, due out November 22, 2017; Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, due out December 20, 2017, and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers due out January 19, 2018.
Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, is quite bullish on Dolby Cinema. “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are two amazing formats that deliver on the Dolby Cinema experience and provide our filmmakers the ability to showcase their true talents. Dolby Cinema makes you feel as if you are in the movie, and we are proud to be a part of this tremendous milestone.”
For a complete list of released and upcoming Dolby Cinema titles—all of which are graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos—click here. If you find a movie on this list that interests you, be sure to see it in a Dolby Cinema if there’s one anywhere near you; for a list of locations around the world, click here. Based on the movies I’ve seen in Dolby Cinemas—and I’ve seen quite a few—you won’t be disappointed.