As I've written and said many times, Dolby Cinema is the finest moviegoing experience available today. But no matter how much I write and talk about it, nothing compares with experiencing it for yourself. So I maintain a list of these venues so you can see if there's one near you.

Dolby Cinemas combine Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos immersive sound. In its commercial incarnation, Dolby Vision uses two laser-illuminated projectors firing onto the screen. This system can reproduce true HDR images with essentially perfect blacks and a peak luminance of 31 foot-lamberts (106 nits), and movies graded in Dolby Vision can look better than anything I've ever seen in a commercial cinema or home theater. By contrast, a conventional lamp-based digital cinema has a peak luminance of 14 fL (48 nits) and a black that is more rightly called dark—or even not-so-dark—gray. Dolby Atmos creates a hemispherical soundfield with speakers all around and overhead, which is much more immersive than conventional surround sound.

As of this writing, the number of Dolby Cinemas has grown to 65 in the US—all within AMC multiplexes thanks to an exclusive deal with Dolby—with five in Europe and 16 in China, with more slated to come online soon. If you live near any of the operational locations that is playing a Dolby Vision-graded movie, I strongly recommend that you see it there rather than a conventional theater. Unfortunately, not all movies shown in Dolby Cinemas are graded in HDR; for a list of titles that are, click here . Also, not all Dolby Cinema locations play Dolby Vision-graded movies during their theatrical run; that's up to each exhibitor. For example, some choose not to compete with other nearby venues; this seems to be a particular problem in Texas. Be sure to check with the theater to verify that the Dolby Cinema auditorium is showing a Dolby Vision-graded version of the movie before heading out.

Ticket prices for Dolby Cinema are typically a few bucks more than conventional theaters, but in my opinion, it's well worth the extra cost to see the best projected image available anywhere. If there's one near you, I encourage you to check it out!



Glendale, AMC Westgate 20
Mesa, AMC Mesa Grand 24
Phoenix, AMC Desert Ridge 18


Arcadia, AMC Santa Anita 16
Burbank, AMC Burbank 16
City of Industry, AMC Puente Hills 20
Hollywood, El Capitan Theatre *
Los Angeles, AMC Century City 15
National City, AMC Plaza Bonita 14
Newark, AMC NewPark 12
Norwalk, AMC Norwalk 20
Ontario, AMC Ontario Mills 30
Orange, AMC Orange 30
Rancho Cucamonga, AMC Victoria Gardens 12
Redondo Beach, AMC South Bay Galleria 16
Riverside, AMC Tyler Galleria 16
San Diego, AMC Mission Valley 20
San Francisco, AMC Metreon 16
San Joe, AMC Eastridge 15
Torrance, AMC Del Amo 18
Woodland Hills, AMC Promenade 16

*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.


Aurora, AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16
Broomfield, AMC Flatiron Crossing 14
Highlands Ranch, AMC Highlands Ranch 24
Westminster, AMC Westminster Promenade 24


Altamonte Springs, AMC Altamonte Mall 18
Aventura, AMC Aventura 24
Brandon, AMC The Regency 20
Lake Buena Vista, AMC Disney Springs 24
Oldsmar, AMC Woodlands Square 20
Orange Park, AMC Orange Park 24
Pembroke Pines, AMC Pembroke Lakes 9
South Miami, AMC Sunset Place 24
Tallahassee, AMC Tallahassee 20
Tampa, AMC Veterans 24


Atlanta, AMC North Point Mall 12
Lawrenceville, AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18
Morrow, AMC Southlake 24


Crestwood, AMC Loews Crestwood 18
Chicago, AMC River East 21
Naperville, AMC Showplace Naperville 16
Oak Brook, AMC Oakbrook Center 12
Skokie, AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18
South Barrington, AMC South Barrington 30
Vernon Hills, AMC Hawthorn 12


Indianapolis, AMC Castletown Square 14


Kansas City, AMC Town Center 20


Newport, AMC Newport on the Levee 20


Baton Rouge, AMC Baton Rouge 16
Metairie, AMC Clearview Palace 12
New Orleans, AMC Elmwood Palace 20


Baltimore, AMC Loews White Marsh 16
Columbia, AMC Columbia 14


Danvers, AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20
Dorchester, AMC South Bay Center 12


Clinton Township, AMC Star Gratiot 21


Edina, AMC Southdale 16
Roseville, AMC Rosedale 14


Kansas City, AMC BarryWoods 24
Wichita, Northrock 14


Las Vegas, AMC Town Square 18

New Jersey

Clifton, AMC Clifton Commons 16
Eatontown, AMC Monmouth Mall 15
Paramus, AMC Garden State 16
Rockaway, AMC Rockaway 16

New York

New York City, AMC Empire 25
Port Chester, AMC Loews Port Chester 14

North Carolina

Charlotte, AMC Concord Mills 24


Columbus, AMC Easton Town Center 30
West Chester, AMC West Chester 18


Oklahoma City, AMC Quail Springs Mall 24


Bensalem, AMC Neshaminy 24


Addison, AMC Village on the Parkway 9
Arlington, AMC The Parks at Arlington 18
Austin, AMC Barton Creek Square 14
Dallas, AMC NorthPark 15
Garland, AMC Firewheel 18
Grapevine, AMC Grapevine Mills 30
Houston, AMC Deerbrook 24
Houston, AMC Gulf Pointe 30
Houston, AMC Willowbrook 24
Katy, AMC Katy Mills 20
Mesquite, AMC Mesquite 30
Sugar Land, AMC First Colony 24


Alexandria, AMC Hoffman Center 22
Hampton, AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24
McLean, AMC Tysons Corner 16
Woodbridge, AMC Potomac Mills 18


Lynnwood, AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
Spokane, AMC River Park Square 20
Woodinville, AMC Loews Woodinville 12

Washington, DC

AMC Loews Georgetown 14



Linz, Cineplexx Linz
Salzburg, Cineplexx Salzburg Airport


Beijing Fengtai, Wanda Cinema Line
Changchun Saide, Wanda Cinema Line
Changsha Huachuang, Wanda Cinema Line
Chengdu Qingyang, Wanda Cinema Line
Chengdu Shuangliu, Wanda Cinema Line
Chongqing Nanping, Wanda Cinema Line
Dalian Ao’na, Wanda Cinema Line
Jinan Shimao, Wanda Cinema Line
Kunming Shimao, Wanda Cinema Line
Nanchang Shimao, Wanda Cinema Line
Nanjing TaiYangCheng, Wanda Cinema Line
Tangshan Guoji, Sparkle Roll/Jackie Chan Cinema
Wuhan Jianghan, Wanda Cinema Line
Wukesong Beijing, Sparkle Roll/Jackie Chan Cinema
Xiamen Jiageng, Huiya Bros
Yinchuan Hualian, Sparkle Roll/BHG


Eindhoven, Vue Eindhoven
Hilversum, Vue Hilversum


Barcelona, Cinesa La Maquinista