San Francisco, March 27, 2017—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Reel Cinemas, the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, today announced plans to open multiple Dolby Cinema locations across the Reel Cinemas portfolio in the Middle East. Dolby Cinema is a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to deliver the total cinema experience, making every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
“This marks another milestone for Dolby Cinema as we expand our global reach spanning across the United States, China, Europe, and now the Middle East,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “We look forward to working with Reel Cinemas to bring spectacular moviegoing experiences to audiences who seek out the best in entertainment.”
Among the first sites expected to open later this year are the Dubai Marina Mall and the flagship Reel Cinema location at The Dubai Mall.
“Reel Cinemas is committed to delivering the most revolutionary and state-of-the-art technologies for our guests; this collaboration with Dolby means that cinemagoers can feel fully captivated by the story unfolding on-screen,” said Adon Quinn, Senior Director, Reel Cinemas, a subsidiary of Emaar Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be the first cinema chain to bring the Dolby Cinema premium experience to moviegoers in the Middle East.”
Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision laser projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the movie’s world. The Dolby Vision laser projection system was co-developed with Christie®, which supplies, installs, and services all the projector systems, which can only be experienced at Dolby Cinema locations.
Dolby Cinema also includes Dolby Atmos sound technology, which moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. The combination of Dolby technologies with the design and comfort of the Dolby Cinema makes audiences feel closer to the onscreen action.