Laser-Illuminated Projection Around the World

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)

UNITED STATES

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 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)