Originally Posted by cuzzin
The two Dolby cinemas near me have one listing for The Jungle Book in RealD 3D and one for Dolby Cinema @ AMC Prime. Does the lack of "Dolby Cinema" in the RealD listing imply that the RealD is just regular 3D and not Dolby? I normally don't go out of my way for 3D, but I hear that this movie is one to watch in 3D.
Yes, if a show time has the "Real3D" icon, then it's just a regular 3D version, not Dolby Vision 3D. In fact, even if a movie had both Dolby Cinema + Real3D icons, that would still mean it's a Real3D version that's showing in the Dolby Cinema room. AMC uses the "Dolby Cinema" icon to designate a a movie is showing in that specific room, even if it's not a mastered in Dolby Vision.
To get Dolby Vision 3D, you would need to see the "Dolby 3D" icon and "Dolby Cinema." For example, Jungle Book opens this evening at the AMC Empire in NYC. If you look up the movie on Fandango, you'll see that the 7:00 pm show is designated as "Real3D" and "Dolby Cinema @ AMC Prime" while the 10:00 pm show is "Dolby 3D" and "Dolby Cinema @ AMC Prime." Only the 10 pm show is Dolby Vision 3D.
And my recollection was correct - AMC did say that it would only book Dolby Vision 2D movies into the Dolby Cinema rooms. From Scott Wilkinson's writeup about the Dolby Cinema prototype theater from February 2016:
When I was invited to visit the Dolby Cinema Prototype Theater a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the chance. Two movies were played on consecutive evenings: The Revenant in 2D from a 4K DCP (digital cinema package) and The Martian in 3D from a 2K DCP. I was especially interested in seeing The Martian in 3D Dolby Vision, since AMC has decided to show all movies in its Dolby Cinema auditoriums in 2D—a decision I applaud, BTW. Still, this was a rare opportunity to see Dolby Vision HDR in 3D.
As far as I can tell, the AMC Empire is only Dolby Cinema room in the chain that's booked with the 3D version. Every other Dolby Cinema room is showing the 2D version. I really don't understand why AMC is doing this. I personally avoid 3D movies so it looks like I'm going to pass on Dolby Cinema Jungle Book at the AMC Empire.