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I will be in Dallas early next week for CEDIA. There is an AMC Prime theater on Belt Line near the tollway showing The Martian. The theater shows it as being Dolby Vision but does not mention laser projection. Does anyone know if this showing would be using a laser projector?

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I will be in Dallas early next week for CEDIA. There is an AMC Prime theater on Belt Line near the tollway showing The Martian. The theater shows it as being Dolby Vision but does not mention laser projection. Does anyone know if this showing would be using a laser projector?
Dolby Vision uses laser projectors. That theater (Village on the Parkway 9) is the first listed in the original post in this thread.

Some of us from the forum are going to the 7 pm showing on Thursday, as I mentioned here:

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Darin - thanks for the clarification. I did not realize that the AMC Prime on Belt Line, and the Village on the Parkway 9 were the same place.

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The Admiral theater in Seattle just upgraded to NEC laser projectors for their screens this summer.

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Oh the irony that there isnt a dolby theater within 200 miles of dolby hq.
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AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 & IMAX

Anyone know if they're using the laser projector in the auditorium where they show 15/70?

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@Scott Wilkinson, I was told that the AMC Theater in Aventura, FL will be getting Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime early next year but they weren't sure if the HDR Laser Projectors were included.

Do you have any contacts at AMC or Dolby to get some insight on this?
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Good info and very interesting
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What is the purpose of the plexi glass in front of the seats at the AMC Burbank 16? For me it covers part of the screen and had finger prints so when there was a bright image on screen it was distracting.

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Do you live near a theater with laser-illuminated projection? Consult this list to find out. If so, go!

Laser-illuminated projection (LIP) is finally becoming available for the general public to view in commercial cinemas around the world. I've been very impressed with the LIP systems I've seen—they generally exhibit deeper blacks and thus greater dynamic range than lamp-based projectors—and I encourage anyone who lives near a LIP-equipped theater to check it out.

Unfortunately, you might not know if you live near such a venue, so I've compiled a list of theaters with a LIP system. I've separated them into three groups: Dolby Cinema locations with Dolby Vision high dynamic-range LIP, Imax LIP theaters, and other venues around the world with this technology.

Of course, there may well be other locations I haven't found yet; if you know of any, please let me know in the comments or by PM, and I'll add them to the list. Plus, this technology will be installed in a growing number of theaters—Imax says it has sold over 70 LIP systems so far—so stay tuned to this thread for updates. Hopefully, there's one near you now; if not, there might be soon. In my opinion, it's well worth the trip and expense to see something you can't get at home—at least, not yet.

Dolby Cinema (Christie/Dolby Vision HDR LIP, Dolby Atmos Immersive Sound)

UNITED STATES

Arizona

Phoenix, AMC Desert Ridge 18

California

Burbank, AMC Burbank 16
Hollywood, El Capitan Theatre*
Los Angeles, AMC Century City 15
Newark, AMC NewPark 12 (coming soon)
Norwalk, AMC Norwalk 20 (coming soon)

*The El Capitan has Dolby Vision HDR projection and Atmos sound, but it is not a true Dolby Cinema venue, because it does not have stadium seating and other features.

Georgia

Atlanta, AMC North Point Mall 12

Illinois

Vernon Hills, AMC Hawthorn 12

Kansas

Kansas City, AMC Town Center 20

Missouri

Kansas City, AMC BarryWoods 24

Nevada

Las Vegas, AMC Town Square 18 (coming soon)

New Jersey

Paramus, AMC Garden State 16

New York

New York, AMC Empire 25

Texas

Addison, AMC Village on the Parkway 9
Dallas, AMC NorthPark 15 (coming soon)
Houston, AMC Deerbrook 24
Houston, AMC Willowbrook 24

Virginia

Hampton, AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24
Maclean (Washington D.C.), AMC Tysons Corner 16 (coming soon)

INTERNATIONAL

Austria

Linz, Cineplexx Linz

Netherlands

Eindhoven, JT Eindhoven
Hilversum, JT Hilversum

Spain

Barcelona, Cinesa La Maquinista

Imax (Barco/Imax LIP, 12.1 Immersive Sound)

Chantilly, VA, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center Airbus Imax
Dubai, UAE, Vox Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates (September 2015)
Hollywood, CA, TCL Chinese Theatres Imax
Los Angeles, CA, AMC Universal CityWalk 19 Imax (coming soon)
Seattle, WA, Pacific Science Center Boeing Imax
Toronto, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Toronto Imax

Others

Antwerp, Belgium, Kinepolis Antwerp, Theater 5 (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Broken Arrow, OK, Broken Arrow Warren, Grand Infinity Auditoriums (2); (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Brussels, Belgium, Kinepolis Brussels, Theater 9 (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Lille, France, Kinepolis Lomme (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Madrid, Spain, Kinepolis Madrid, Theater 7 (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Seattle, WA, Cinerama (Dual Christie 4K, Dolby Atmos)
Shanghai, China, Shanghai Film Art Center, Hall 1 (Dual Christie 4K)

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Does anybody have any new information on dates for Dolby Vision in the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas?

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Does anybody have any new information on dates for Dolby Vision in the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas?
Check here, http://www.dolby.com/us/en/platforms/dolby-cinema.html, scroll half way down. It just says coming soon, no details, if I lived close by I'd call the theaters local number, (702) 362-7283 https://www.google.com/search?q=%3E+...utf-8&oe=utf-8, and ask but I live in WA state.

This lets you search by zip code, http://www.dolby.com/us/en/find-a-movie-theatre.html, and will likely be useful once there are more Dolby Vision theaters.

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AMC Universal CityWalk location is full IMAX Laser 3D now I believe (since at least Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, CA is probably the only public 'Dolby Vision 3D + Dolby Atoms' location since all AMC Prime locations are presented in 2D.
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AMC Universal CityWalk location is full IMAX Laser 3D now I believe (since at least Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, CA is probably the only public 'Dolby Vision 3D + Dolby Atoms' location since all AMC Prime locations are presented in 2D.
Anyone know if the IMAX laser projectors can display 1.43:1 content? The AMC at Universal has a real IMAX screen but I wonder if all IMAX theaters get the same copy.

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Anyone know if the IMAX laser projectors can display 1.43:1 content? The AMC at Universal has a real IMAX screen but I wonder if all IMAX theaters get the same copy.
According to this article, it can:
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It is designed for IMAX’s largest screens (75 feet or greater in width) and can present an aspect ratio of up to 1:43:1.
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the wait for the Dolby Vision at AMC Tyson's is killing me - on the positive side - the DC area has two IMAX-laser systems - one intown at the Air & Space Museum, Lockheed theater and the second museum out in Chantilly Virginia.
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The question is, how safe are these lasers in regards to people's eyes? If I sit in the front row of the theater, and get up and look directly towards the projector, will it cause any harm? I tend to avoid dance clubs that use lasers, due to those actually able to cause harm, if not setup correctly.
No you would have to be against backwall of theater climb up and look in, which would require a ladder, that is what japanese european and international regulations are not to look into laser closer than 6 feet, in the usa the fda is dragging their feet and instead of treating laser as xenon (like the international bodies are) they are treating it as if it where a direct projection laser which is more dangerous.
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@Scott Wilkinson, I was told that the AMC Theater in Aventura, FL will be getting Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime early next year but they weren't sure if the HDR Laser Projectors were included.

Do you have any contacts at AMC or Dolby to get some insight on this?
Dolby Cinema is the pinnacle of laser projection if an amc prime is dolby cinema count on it being LASER, in addition this is the SHOWEAST screenings cinema location of choice so it will be done for SHOWEAST, I hope it does not conflict with CEDIA this year!
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Dolby Cinema is the pinnacle of laser projection if an amc prime is dolby cinema count on it being LASER, in addition this is the SHOWEAST screenings cinema location of choice so it will be done for SHOWEAST, I hope it does not conflict with CEDIA this year!
Peter, I sure hope they get the new Dolby Projectors installed soon. Their current setup is starting to have problems. I don't know if they fixed it but I was last month and saw four different movies (some 3D, some not) in four consecutive weeks and it had pixel problems. There was one or more that was green right in the middle of the screen and was terribly distracting during the show, completely taking you out of the immersiveness. Very upsetting. I plan to email the General Manager whom I know before going back there again and wasting money to make sure it's been rectified.
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Those green blobs are on the sony cinealtas, they have been there for years, I am sure they will do a top notch DC just like the last one in Vegas, fantastic!

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Those green blobs are on the sony cinealtas, they have been there for years, I am sure they will do a top notch DC just like the last one in Vegas, fantastic!

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I have it on good authority that the DC @ AMC Aventura conversion will be complete by next month.
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Thanks Billiam, so looking forward to this! It makes perfect sense to have ready for Showeast without the time pressure they suffered at CINEMACON, I am gald they gave themselves the extra month.
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Thanks Billiam, so looking forward to this! It makes perfect sense to have ready for Showeast without the time pressure they suffered at CINEMACON, I am gald they gave themselves the extra month.
Yea, I'm super excited for this and to learn that the other closest AMC to where I live up north is also getting it as well, Altamonte Springs. Though it did surprise me to not see the Disney Springs on the list especially with all the other major renovations and changes they're going through right now. Seems like it should have been one of the first on their list to be a flagship theater. Maybe because Disney had something to do with it and politics? Or because it has a 2nd floor balcony and DC can't be done with that?

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I was waiting for them to list a dolby cinema version of doctor strange at either the delamo 18 or century city 15 in the general los angeles area, but they took forever to do so. They just barely added it to century city 15... and ONLY on Friday or later.... no Late evening Thursday showings... that goes to Inferno, the movie no one in the US gives a damn about. Delamo might list it later tonight but it's too late, I already booked a showing at the Laser IMAX at citywalk.


I did hear the 3d would be put to good use so I'll break with tradition this time and suffer the potential eye strain. If it's any good I'll go again to one of the dolby cinemas with laser projection.


This laser ONLY mode really constrains you, but I refuse to see any visual spectacle movies on some low rent projection anymore after seeing the results with laser. But that laser IMAX price... 26 dollars for an adult ticket... 24 for the ticket price, 2 dollars for a "convenience" (aka rape) fee. And because it's citywalk, another 5-15 dollars for parking. Please be 5 dollars.
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I was waiting for them to list a dolby cinema version of doctor strange at either the delamo 18 or century city 15 in the general los angeles area, but they took forever to do so. They just barely added it to century city 15... and ONLY on Friday or later.... no Late evening Thursday showings... that goes to Inferno, the movie no one in the US gives a damn about. Delamo might list it later tonight but it's too late, I already booked a showing at the Laser IMAX at citywalk.


I did hear the 3d would be put to good use so I'll break with tradition this time and suffer the potential eye strain. If it's any good I'll go again to one of the dolby cinemas with laser projection.


This laser ONLY mode really constrains you, but I refuse to see any visual spectacle movies on some low rent projection anymore after seeing the results with laser. But that laser IMAX price... 26 dollars for an adult ticket... 24 for the ticket price, 2 dollars for a "convenience" (aka rape) fee. And because it's citywalk, another 5-15 dollars for parking. Please be 5 dollars.
If you go to the movies often then get yourself a AMC card and you don't have to pay the convenience fee. Take your parking ticket to the box office when you pick up your reserved tickets. They'll refund you cash so you end up paying $5 for parking.

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If you go to the movies often then get yourself a AMC card and you don't have to pay the convenience fee. Take your parking ticket to the box office when you pick up your reserved tickets. They'll refund you cash so you end up paying $5 for parking.
I'll do that. I got parking validated so they credited me with 5 dollars and just gave it to me so I only paid 5 bucks for parking, not terrible.


I'm glad I saw laser IMAX because my views on the GOLD STANDARD of laser projection is now crystalized.

Dolby Vision theaters are superior to IMAX theaters. Sound is better. Projection is better. The 3d is what diminished it for me on that IMAX, many people liked it, but since it was not high framerate like the hobbit (the only 3d movie I thought looked good and did not irritate my eyes) it was unpleasant for the first parts of the movie. Once I adjusted it was better, but there was still a diminished screen size and the glasses do not fit well over my glasses so I see a light reflecting from an imperfect fit.


The fact that the dolby laser screens do not show 3d yet (please gods let it stay that way) is a huge plus.

Seating is another factor, the amc prime theater seats are miles better than the IMAX auditoriums and all others that I've experienced. It's hard to go back from having recliners. I think I'll see the movie again in a dolby venue.


Still glad I went though, now I know what I prefer. The only 3d I ever want to see again is if they release it in high frame rate, otherwise I refuse to ever bother again. I keep giving it a chance, and it keeps being a disappointment.

Also, I was about 4 rows back, and the laser projection showed quite a bit of the rainbow laser patters on the screen. The whites were not visible as clean sheet white, they were peppered with a sort of scattering laser effect, the kind you see with a laser pointer on a white surface that almost looks like there are tiny particles of light bombarding the area, lighter colors displayed this as well.

I've noticed this in the dolby laser venues too, but it was more pronounced in the imax laser venue, perhaps it was because I was closer. Either way, to anyone reading this, id you have a dolby vision laser projection amc prime venue, check that out. As far as I'm concerned, it is far and away the best quality picture and sound and comfort theater experience. The others are not even close, and that includes IMAX, they fell behind, it's a pity not many seem to know they have lost the crown.
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I've been to the TCL and Universal which both use laser projectors but I also prefer a Dolby Cinema theater. The laser sparkles I notice them too.

Arclight Hollywood is showing BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME Walk in 3D 120fps in the Dome Theater which also uses a laser projector. I thought about going but I'm already watching Doctor Strange this weekend.

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The Ft Lauderdale 70mm IMAX just got Lasers too.
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