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I wonder how many DC rooms will get Sicario 2 next week. I can't see it uprooting JW2 in many locations.
Yeah, that won't happen. Also, like its predecessor, Sicario 2 isn't getting a theatrical Dolby Vision grade (Dolby Atmos only) so the benefits of putting it into Dolby Cinema are limited. Will have to wait until its UHD home release to see the HDR grade.
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Got confirmation from a buddy in Jacksonville, FL @chadsmith013 that AMC Regency 24 on the East side of Jax will be getting a Dolby Cinema!

This location will be the second in the Jax area. There is another in Orange Park on the South West side.

And, hopefully AMC will bring back the list of locations that are open and coming soon on their website.
The AMC Regency 24 Dolby is up and running. First movie unfortunately is Mamma Mia. Hopefully it gets switched out with Mission Impossible this week so I can go check it out. A few Yelp pics show it uses blue LED compared to red with backlit speakers in the Orange Park Dolby.

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I went to the Empire 25 Dolby Cinema in NYC for the first time in a while last week to see Mamma Mia 2 - much less charming than the first but looked great in Dolby Vision - and saw that the dual light streams were now on vertically stacked on each other rather than horizontally side by side. Every other Dolby Cinema I've visited, including the Empire 25 in the past, had the dual images streaming side-by-side. Did Christie roll out a new version of the Dolby projectors?

Also, screen 1 aka the Loews screen at AMC Lincoln Square in NYC is being turned into a Dolby Cinema. I had previously posted that it was just getting new seats but the construction barriers outside the theatre have Dolby Cinema logos on them. I'm really curious to know if they are going to shrink the screen. Apart from the IMAX screen at the same multiplex, Screen 1 is the largest screen in the city but I wonder if the Dolby projectors can properly light a screen of that size. After seeing some underwhelming Dolby Vision movies on the large Dolby screen at the AMC Neshaminy that looked significantly brighter and better on smaller Dolby Cinema screens, I think the Christie dual projectors struggle a bit with screens beyond a certain size. It would be a real shame if Screen 1 was shrunk; that room is regularly used for NYC premieres and was still equipped with 35mm and 70mm film projectors. Hopefully AMC retains that capacity during the renovation.
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Does anyone know where the best seat is in AMC Empire 25 imax? I haven't been there for a while. I forgot how large the imax was.




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I went to the Empire 25 Dolby Cinema in NYC for the first time in a while last week to
see Mamma Mia 2 - much less charming than the first but looked great in Dolby Vision - and saw that the dual light streams were now on vertically stacked on each other rather than horizontally side by side. Every other Dolby Cinema I've visited, including the Empire 25 in the past, had the dual images streaming side-by-side. Did Christie roll out a new version of the Dolby projectors?

Also, screen 1 aka the Loews screen at AMC Lincoln Square in NYC is being turned into a Dolby Cinema. I had previously posted that it was just getting new seats but the construction barriers outside the theatre have Dolby Cinema logos on them. I'm really curious to know if they are going to shrink the screen. Apart from the IMAX screen at the same multiplex, Screen 1 is the largest screen in the city but I wonder if the Dolby projectors can properly light a screen of that size. After seeing some underwhelming Dolby Vision movies on the large Dolby screen at the AMC Neshaminy that looked significantly brighter and better on smaller Dolby Cinema screens, I think the Christie dual projectors struggle a bit with screens beyond a certain size. It would be a real shame if Screen 1 was shrunk; that room is regularly used for NYC premieres and was still equipped with 35mm and 70mm film projectors. Hopefully AMC retains that capacity during the renovation.
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Does anyone know where the best seat is in AMC Empire 25 imax? I haven't been there for a while. I forgot how large the imax was.
Here's the seat map of the Empire 25 IMAX. I'd go with the wisdom of the crowd, the most popular row seems to be K, which is the one in front of the row with the wheelchair seats.

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The AMC Regency 24 Dolby is up and running. First movie unfortunately is Mamma Mia. Hopefully it gets switched out with Mission Impossible this week so I can go check it out. A few Yelp pics show it uses blue LED compared to red with backlit speakers in the Orange Park Dolby.

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I went to the new Regency Dolby last night. I saw Crazy Rich Asians, which is not graded in Atmos+Vision. I went anyway because I have A-List and just wanted to check out the new screen. There are no lights on the speakers like there are in the red versions, such as Orange Park. And the blue footlights bleed onto the screen just like the red ones. So at either theater, you cannot get a pure black image. You just have to live with it; learn to ignore it.
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I went to the new Regency Dolby last night. I saw Crazy Rich Asians, which is not graded in Atmos+Vision. I went anyway because I have A-List and just wanted to check out the new screen. There are no lights on the speakers like there are in the red versions, such as Orange Park. And the blue footlights bleed onto the screen just like the red ones. So at either theater, you cannot get a pure black image. You just have to live with it; learn to ignore it.

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And for European forum members, the first Dolby Cinemas have been announced for the UK and Germany. Odeon, which is owned by AMC, will be opening seven locations in the UK while Kinopolis will open Germany's first Dolby Cinema at the Mathäser Palast in Munich. Links to Dolby press releases below:

Dolby and Odeon Cinemas Group, an AMC Entertainment Company, to Bring First Dolby Cinema to the UK

Dolby and Kinopolis to Bring First Dolby Cinema to Germany


From that deal with Odeon, the first UK Dolby Cinema is opening at Christmas: https://twitter.com/ODEONCinemas/sta...02277418102785
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Dolby Cinema Leicester Square is officially open:

https://www.odeon.co.uk/dolbycinema/
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We finally have Emagine EMAX here in Hartland Michigan, saw Aquaman Friday night. Great movie, wow they sure run the spl hot and loud in it.












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Does anyone know if the Dolby Cinema screen at the AMC South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, CA is in the scope aspect ratio?
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We now have two Dolby Cinemas in Connecticut. One in Danbury at the AMC Danbury 16, and another in Plainville at the AMC Plainville 20.


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Finally!!! They finally put in a Dolby Cinema in our Brentwood, CA AMC!!! Now I have the choice of (fake) IMAX or Dolby Cinema without having to drive 90 miles!!! Saw Endgame there and it was AWESOME, except for being extremely cold inside. We weren't prepared to be that cold inside. Everything else was superb.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or if anyone is still paying attention to this thread but here goes.

Has anyone in the NYC seen Godzilla: King of Monsters in a Dolby Cinema? How did it look to you? I'm asking because my gf and I saw it at the 34th Street location and I was not impressed.

A little backstory - my gf and I usually go to the AMC Empire theater at 42nd Street as out Dolby Cinema of choice. Recently we had to see Endgame at the Harlem location because of ticket/seat availability. The screen quality was bad. You know that part in the intro reel where they tout the black levels of the screen, do a split screen comparison of 'normal' and 'Dolby Cinema' black levels followed by a dark screen with the message "Yes, the projector is still on" ? That always impressed me at the Empire location because the screen was inky black. Like a giant OLED tv. But at the Harlem theater, there were what appeared to be light bleed on certain areas of the screen - like how the old LCD tvs looked.
We encountered something similar at 34th street for Godzilla. While the black levels were better than the Harlem theater, it still did not achieve the inky levels of the Empire location. Plus, it seems that there were these small, barely perceptible ground level lights that were on and pointing at the screen and those may have contributed to the disappointing black levels.


Anyway, my main issue is that I was not impressed by the visuals during the movie. I don't know if it was a creative decision, but everything looked a bit 'soft'. Facial closeups were not as sharp and detailed as I expected. There were many instances of bright colors and explosions but they did not 'pop' and the contrast during dark scenes made everything seem kind of dull. I was under the impression that Dolby projections are in 4K and my previous experiences at the Empire location did not disappoint, but now at Harlem and 34th St...meh.
So now I'm wondering..was it just the movie itself or is the 34th St theater - and the one in Harlem - a victim of poor upkeep.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or if anyone is still paying attention to this thread but here goes.

Has anyone in the NYC seen Godzilla: King of Monsters in a Dolby Cinema? How did it look to you? I'm asking because my gf and I saw it at the 34th Street location and I was not impressed.
I think what you saw with Godzilla might just be how the picture looks. I saw Godzilla at another Dolby Cinema location and it doesn't have a lot of strong contrast or inky blacks. Its palette is very grey and its visual effects are muddy and not sharp. I think what you saw is most likely the result of an indifferent Dolby Vision grade.

However, a faulty presentation at 34th Street can't be ruled out. I discovered recently that 34th Street was running their Dolby projector in single lens mode - meaning the paying customers were getting a non-HDR digital show - during the run of both Dark Phoenix and Men In Black International. Godzilla was booked in the Dolby Cinema immediately before Dark Phoenix so it's possible the projector was broken during the run of Godzilla as well. Did you happen to look back up at the projector booth during the show and see double images shining on the glass in front of the projector? That's the easiest way to tell if both lens are working.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get theatre management to realize they need to call in Christie tech support to fix the problem. I reported the problem with the Dolby projector at 34th street after Dark Phoenix and over a week later, it still wasn't fixed, apparently because the manager I spoke to never bothered to escalate it. I've had similar struggles reporting the same problem at the Harlem location. The Dolby projectors are wonderful but lens sync failures seem to be a common issue that can go unnoticed and un-corrected for weeks.

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