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Laser-Illuminated Projection Around the World



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)

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Arizona

Mesa, AMC Mesa Grand 24
Phoenix, AMC Desert Ridge 18

California

Burbank, AMC Burbank 16
Hollywood, El Capitan Theatre*
Los Angeles, AMC Century City 15
Newark, AMC NewPark 12
Norwalk, AMC Norwalk 20
Orange, AMC Orange 30 (coming soon)
Torrance, AMC Del Amo 18

*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.

Colorado

Broomfield, AMC Flatiron Crossing 14

Florida

Altamonte Springs, AMC Altamonte Mall 18
Aventura, AMC Aventura 24 (coming soon)
Orange Park, AMC Orange Park 24
Tallahassee, AMC Tallahassee 20

Georgia

Atlanta, AMC North Point Mall 12
Morrow, AMC Southlake 24

Illinois

Crestwood, AMC Loews Crestwood 18
Oak Brook, AMC Oakbrook Center 12
South Barrington, AMC South Barrington 30 (coming soon)
Vernon Hills, AMC Hawthorn 12

Kansas

Kansas City, AMC Town Center 20

Louisiana

New Orleans, AMC Elmwood Palace 20 (coming soon)

Missouri

Kansas City, AMC BarryWoods 24

Nevada

Las Vegas, AMC Town Square 18

New Jersey

Paramus, AMC Garden State 16

New York

New York, AMC Empire 25

Ohio

West Chester, AMC West Chester 18

Texas

Addison, AMC Village on the Parkway 9
Dallas, AMC NorthPark 15
Houston, AMC Deerbrook 24
Houston, AMC Willowbrook 24

Virginia

Hampton, AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24
McLean, AMC Tysons Corner 16

Washington

Lynnwood, AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16 (coming soon)
Spokane, AMC River Park Square 20

Washington, DC

AMC Loews Georgetown 14

INTERNATIONAL

Austria

Linz, Cineplexx Linz
Salzburg, Cineplexx Salzburg Airport

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
Hollywood, CA, TCL Chinese Theatres Imax
Los Angeles, CA, AMC Universal CityWalk 19 Imax
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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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.
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Seems to me that theaters have to improve the user experience beyond what they can get at home.


Dark pictures with crappy black levels and headache inducing judder, plus faux 3D that adds nothing to the experience, except maybe nausea and migraines. Oh, did I mention crappy sound at ear-bleeding levels. And a box of crappy popcorn and watered down soda at a cost greater than the ticket.


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Dark pictures with crappy black levels and headache inducing judder, plus faux 3D that adds nothing to the experience, except maybe nausea and migraines. Oh, did I mention crappy sound at ear-bleeding levels. And a box of crappy popcorn and watered down soda at a cost greater than the ticket.
I don't know about the other things, but crappy sound has seriously detracted from the cinema experience for me.
Either you wear earplugs and get save levels but it's difficult to understand the dialogue,
or don't wear earplug to understand dialogue and get treated with ear-bleeding levels.
And many movies have awful sound mixes at any volume level (looking at you, Christopher Nolan!)

I love the idea of RGB HDR laser projection, but I'd rather have it at home.
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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.
A very good question that is being debated in regulatory bodies around the world. In Europe, for example, lasers that are used as lamps in projectors are regulated like lamps, while in the US, they are regulated like laser beams in clubs. I think laser illumination in projectors is not nearly as dangerous to the eyes as laser beams in clubs; for one thing, the laser light from a projector is much more diffuse than laser beams in clubs and at concerts. Of course, I wouldn't stand up in the front row and look directly into any cinema projector, laser or lamp; that's a lot of light in either case!
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According livescience the damage happens when the focused light is too strong or last to long and heats the part of the retina that contains pigment, or color. When laser light is brief or weak it could create a small after-image.
http://www.livescience.com/21707-lasers-eye-damage.html

As i remember it there were laser pointers pen eye damaging related stories which gave laser a bad reputation. And isn't laser potentially more dangerous that any other sort of light?

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Scott:
When do you think this kind of technology will find it's way back into consumer projectors? And in what format? Because of the direct light risk you mentioned above. Maybe Rear Projection, akin to the Mitsubishi's defunct DLP Laser Vue?
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... And isn't laser potentially more dangerous that any other sort of light?
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The light produced by a laser isn't inherently dangerous, it's just regular light. The danger comes when you focus that light like a laser does.

That isn't what's happening here though - a projector (or two like what are installed at the Chinese) is spreading that light across a HUGE area. You'd have to do some calculations to determine what the power is when it's distributed across the screen, which I don't know how to do. It gets even more complicated because I'm not sure there's any information on how different colors are displayed via these laser projectors (my guess is it's probably a fairly standard RGB mix, based on what prices those wavelengths can be found at) and what the power is for each color.

Without more specific knowledge there's no easy way (at least for me) to say whether or not it's dangerous.

My main question is: are you even able to stand up in the path of the projector?

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Here's a reference for the type of projection designed for IMAX theaters

The regulation of laser projection as of two years ago was treated the same as lasers in clubs or concerts, but may now be changed, otherwise if would require rechecking extensively before every show. I doubt that they do that, so they probably got a variance from the FDA or the law changed.

Obviously you don't want to stare into a laser beam. I'm sure someone at some point will climb and do it, but...
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I don't think with any of these projectors you are ever getting actual laser light outside of the projector. The laser is just the light source, similar to bulbs on other projectors. By the time the light comes out of the projector it has been through several mirrors and diffusing in order to take the light and make it a picture.

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And many movies have awful sound mixes at any volume level (looking at you, Christopher Nolan!)
I have to keep repeating this all the time. If you found either The Dark Knight Rises or Interstellar to have sound issues, it is purely your theaters fault. For both, I went to a Regal Cinema and the sound was perfect, I could understand all dialogue just fine. I find Regal has a decent consistency across their chain (they even improved the sound and projection when they took over the local Rave theater, which previously had cheap 2k and sound cranked way past proper levels). Then for each, I saw them a second time, at a different theater and I could not understand a word that was said. So, obviously it is not the mix, it is the theater having improper sound.
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Would this qualify?

How a bout this Epson Laser Projector, or am I missing something here?
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Broken Arrow, OK, Broken Arrow Warren, Grand Infinity Auditoriums (2); (Barco 4K, Dolby Atmos)
you might want to change that OK into UK.
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On top of LIPA's, Laser Illuminated Projector Association, objectives list is ''to be a single industry voice in rationalizing laser regulations.''
http://lipainfo.org/about-lipa/primary-objectives/
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I think it is wrong to start calling these projector for laser. It is equal to call lcd-tv LED-TV.

It is only the lightsource.

I will start to get excited when real laser projectors, if ever, gets ready for cinemas.

I saw Avengers at a brand new Imax cinema in Copenhagen - Denmark, the picture was flat with poor black level and poor motion-handling.

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you might want to change that OK into UK.
I don't think so; it's Broken Arrow Oklahoma...the postal code of Oklahoma is OK.
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I think it is wrong to start calling these projector for laser. It is equal to call lcd-tv LED-TV.

It is only the lightsource.
That's why I refer to them as laser-illuminated projectors.
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How a bout this Epson Laser Projector, or am I missing something here?
This does not qualify as a cinema projector; it's for home theater. It's a laser-illuminated projector, but a hybrid design with blue lasers and a yellow phosphor wheel, and the yellow light is split into red and green.

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I *WANT* one of those!!

I probably would not look directly into it though.

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As i remember it there were laser pointers pen eye damaging related stories which gave laser a bad reputation. And isn't laser potentially more dangerous that any other sort of light?

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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: the upcoming Dolby Cinema locations with Dolby Vision high dynamic-range LIP, currently operating 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)

Atlanta, GA, AMC North Point Mall 12 (5/22/15)
Burbank, CA, AMC Burbank 16 (5/22/15)
Hollywood, CA, El Capitan Theatre (5/22/15)
Houston, TX, AMC Deerbrook 24 (5/22/15)
Houston, TX, AMC Willowbrook 24 (6/19/15)
Kansas City, MO, AMC BarryWoods 24 (5/22/15)
Kansas City, KS, AMC Town Center 20 (6/19/15)
Los Angeles, CA, AMC Century City 15 (6/19/15)
New York, NY, AMC Empire 25 (6/19/15)

Imax (Barco/Imax LIP, 12.1 Immersive Sound)

Chantilly, VA, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center Airbus Imax
Hollywood, CA, TCL Chinese Theatres Imax
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)
Eindhoven, Netherlands, JT Eindhoven (Dual Christie 4K; upgrade to Dolby Vision HDR planned for summer 2015)
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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Fortunate to live in an area getting the christie/dolby vision setup. Can't wait to check it out.

Just curious, does anyone in the industry know how much one of those projectors cost?
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Santikos Palladium IMAX, Barco 6P laser projectors, in San Antonio, TX Santikos Casablanca Theatre still under construction, by years end will feature 12 screens in their AVX format, that is 80 foot wide screens, ATMOS and a host of other offerings with Barco 6P Laser projectors. Santikos Palladium AVX -West Houston and Santikos Silverado IMAX - Tomball, TX are scheduled to be upgraded to laser projection by late July, or sooner if the projectors get here. http://www.santikos.com/

Galveston's Moody Gardens, http://www.moodygardens.com/ that was the showdown for Barco and Christie laser projectors also a industry showing of some of the first laser projectors a year or so ago, has installed 2 Christie 6P laser projectors in it's formally worlds largest IMAX screen, that is now called the MG 3D Theater, and also the world's first laser projector put in service. The MG 3D Theater shows normally 30-40 minute education films. I was invited to see Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of the late Jacques Cousteau, we all remember his captivating series on TV, private and advanced screening of Secret Ocean 3D filmed by himself and marine biologist Holly Lohuis. The brightness and quality of the 3D was, for lack or a better word, the best i have ever seen. It was filmed in 4K and HFR. Moody Gardens also has a 4D special FX theater, that the board is in talks to upgrade to laser projection as well. I can see the kids in there now, that would be the experience.

It is a ever growing list. It is getting by the notion of "Laser" that is the hard sale part, but once they see what laser projection is, it's i want, i want, i want.

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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I *WANT* one of those!!

I probably would not look directly into it though.
Well if you do look, don't look long. It's like looking at the Sun or other bright light source, you walk away seeing stars. The light emitted by the laser is either aimed at a prism or a color wheel, before hitting multiple mirrors and prisms before reaching the lens and lastly the screen, so they are safe, getting into the projected light beam will not disintegrate eyes or body parts like a phaser will.

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Any in Australia?
The LG IMAX Theatre Sydney. If that helps you out any.

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Fortunate to live in an area getting the christie/dolby vision setup. Can't wait to check it out.

Just curious, does anyone in the industry know how much one of those projectors cost?
Commercial cinema applications from Barco and Christie start off at $400K+ minus the lens or anything else. Even if you had the cash, getting one right now is out of the question, however Digital Projection and a few others are selling laser projectors from the $40K up price range with a short to no waiting list or other requirements.

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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On top of LIPA's, Laser Illuminated Projector Association, objectives list is ''to be a single industry voice in rationalizing laser regulations.''
http://lipainfo.org/about-lipa/primary-objectives/
"LIPA will not impede current product sales or current product shipments, focusing efforts on communicating the benefits of lasers and realistic project timelines".

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Seems to me that theaters have to improve the user experience beyond what they can get at home.


Dark pictures with crappy black levels and headache inducing judder, plus faux 3D that adds nothing to the experience, except maybe nausea and migraines. Oh, did I mention crappy sound at ear-bleeding levels. And a box of crappy popcorn and watered down soda at a cost greater than the ticket.


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I usually avoid the topic but, i have had far worse experiences in someones "Home Theater" than i have ever had at a public cinema. Everyone knows the price of popcorn and drink is what makes the cinema money, not the picture they are showing, as i always say, don't like it, don't buy it. Ticket sales go back to the distributors, studios and production companies, the cinemas don't get much more that a fourth of a penny on the dollar for the first 4 or 5 weeks for movies like Avengers:Age of Ultron.

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Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Good info on laser projection.



And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Commercial cinema applications from Barco and Christie start off at $400K+ minus the lens or anything else. Even if you had the cash, getting one right now is out of the question, however Digital Projection and a few others are selling laser projectors from the $40K up price range with a short to no waiting list or other requirements.
Right on. No way I could even consider owning one, but was interested in the logistics of how theaters can justify the upgrade. Thanks for the info. That's mind blowing.
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