SAN FRANCISCO & BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that the premium Dolby Cinema™ experience is coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong. The cinema site topped China’s box office and attendance rankings from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, it was the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China.
Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema experience for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
“China is the movie industry’s fastest-growing market, which brings a tremendous opportunity for Dolby Cinema to expand its presence and offer the best moviegoing experience possible,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Jackie Chan Cinema’s presence in Beijing is unmatched, and we are excited to deliver its dedicated patrons movies in a way never experienced before.”
“We are very excited to be able to offer the Dolby Cinema premium experience at our best location in China,” said Lin Han, Vice President, Jackie Chan Cinema. “Dolby Cinema delivers a unique moviegoing experience with dramatic, lifelike imaging and realistic, moving audio that will inspire movie lovers in China. We believe it will become a major attraction of our cinema and draw audiences to come back again and again.”
“As an actor, filmmaker, and movie fan, I have enjoyed seeing the value Dolby brings to the cinema industry, in particular its revolutionary Dolby Atmos sound, which was used in my films CZ12 and Police Story 2013,” said Jackie Chan, the internationally acclaimed actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. “Dolby Cinema with Dolby Atmos sound and revolutionary visual experience with the Dolby Vision laser projection and inspired design is something I have been eagerly anticipating coming to China.”
Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision 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 the viewers feel like they are in the movie’s world.
Dolby Cinema also includes the 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 will make audiences feel closer to the onscreen action than ever before.
About Jackie Chan Cinema
Jackie Chan Cinema currently has 37 sites in China, covering the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Nanjing, Shenyang, Xi’an, and Hefei. With its spacious and contemporary design and people-focused service, Jackie Chan Cinema leverages quality content and equipment to establish a five-star cinema, offering the perfect moviegoing experience for filmmakers and audiences alike. In 2015, Jackie Chan Cinema set its focus on China’s tier-1, tier-2 and tier-3 cities, introducing advanced playback technologies and high-quality hardware equipment to craft the ultimate experience and enhance its brand reputation. The cinema chain has now attracted more than 20 million visits with box office totals surpassing RMB 680 million. By the end of 2017, the Jackie Chan Cinema is expected to open approximately 100 sites in China, becoming a leading brand in China’s cinema industry.
Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong site has 17 screens, including 14 standard screens, one 590-seat screen, and two VIP screens. With a construction area of 15,000 square meters, these 17 screens accommodate approximately 3,500 seats. Since its official opening in 2010, the cinema site has attracted more than one million moviegoers within six months. It set a domestic audience record in 2013. In 2014, it became the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China with attendance of up to 2.7 million. As China’s largest Jackie Chan-themed cinema, elements of the action superstar can be seen across the cinema, including 3D displays of Chan’s classic movie scenes, props, posters, and statues. Every screen in the cinema is equipped with above five-star standard acoustic and audio equipment, with spacious, luxurious aero seats that offer more leg room. The cinema hopes to provide its audiences with the most comfortable world-class experience, delivering a captivating cinematic event complete with dramatic visuals and unprecedented sound.
About Dolby Cinema
Dolby Cinema, recipient of the 2015 Red Dot Award for product design, delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Dolby Cinema includes award-winning technologies Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision is a state-of-the-art authoring and playback imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive onscreen. In 2015, the Dolby Vision laser projector received an engineering excellence award from the Hollywood Post Alliance. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them. Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society.
When these technologies are combined with the sophisticated Dolby Cinema design, everything comes together to pull moviegoers more deeply into the story and transform their visit into an event. In just over a year, more than 200 Dolby Cinema sites have been installed or committed to across the globe, with 24 titles released or announced.
For more information, please visit the Dolby Cinema web page.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
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