Today’s Newsreel

posted by Patrick Crowley on May 24, 2005 at 6:55 am

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JodarMovieFan on May 25, 2005 at 2:11 pm

What specific venues have the new Dolby Digital Cinema system? Their website doesn’t say. Has anyone seen a movie with this new system? If so, how does it compare to DLP?

PeterApruzzese on May 25, 2005 at 3:13 pm

It is a DLP-based system. It’s Dolby’s all-in-one solution -hardware, software, automation – for “digital” presentations. It’s used at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan, if the article is correct.

Coate on May 25, 2005 at 4:32 pm

“What specific venues have the new Dolby Digital Cinema system?” (JodarMovieFan)

Daly City, CA: Century 20
Long Beach, CA: Regal Long Beach Stadium 26
Los Angeles, CA: Mann Village
Los Angeles, CA: Pacific Cinerama Dome
Meridian, ID: Hallett Majestic
New York, NY: Pavilion
New York, NY: Ziegfeld
Peoria, AZ: Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18
San Francisco, CA: Loews Metreon
San Jose, CA: Century 22
Yakima Valley, WA: Hallett Grand Cinemas Yakima Valley

Bath, UK: Kingsmead Leisure Centre
London, UK: Odeon Leicester Square
Paris, France: Gaumont Marignon
Swindon, UK: Greenbridge


For a list of Digital Cinema presentations of “Revenge Of The Sith,” click the following link. (The list is a work-in-progress, indcates some of the current-generation 2K presentations, and will be updated later in the week.)

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JodarMovieFan on May 25, 2005 at 5:29 pm

My understanding of DLP is that its a Texas Instruments system and Dolby Digital Cinema is a competing system that achieves the same objective, which is digital cinema projection. DDC, according to the article link, stores, decodes and projects at “higher data rates than other image decoders,” meaning Texas Instruments DLP system.

As far as the posted theater listing, a check of the Ziegfeld indicates it is Texas Instruments' DLP set up, not Dolby Digital Cinema. Not trying to be difficult, just trying to discern the differences.

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