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Dolby Announces European Cinema Market Expansion at CineEurope 2018

Includes plans for the first Dolby Cinema sites in the UK and Germany

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2018 -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) returns to CineEurope 2018 (Expo Hall, Suite B) at the Centre de Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) to showcase global expansion momentum for Dolby Cinema and its full spectrum of industry-leading solutions, including newly available products to deliver end-to-end audio, imaging, accessibility, and post-production technology for the cinema industry.

As Dolby Cinema continues to expand globally, Dolby has entered into an agreement for the first deployment of Dolby Cinema in the UK with Odeon Cinemas Group. The rollout will see seven Dolby Cinema sites open nationwide over the next several years. Additionally, Odeon Cinemas Group has confirmed that Dolby servers, processors, and speakers will be utilized for all of its European entities going forward.

Dolby has also entered into an agreement with Kinopolis to bring the first-ever Dolby Cinema to Germany. The site is expected to open later in 2018 at the Mathäser Palast in Munich.

In addition, Dolby will be expanding its Dolby Cinema portfolio in France with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé in Marseille at La Joliette, later this year.

“Dolby Cinema delivers a best-in-class, unforgettable entertainment experience,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Now, as we map our expansion in the United Kingdom and Germany, we’re bringing the total cinema experience to even more movie-going fans across Europe.”

The European expansion plans add to the over 100 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations in the United States, as well as over 150 Dolby Cinema sites open globally. Jinyi Cinemas, one of the largest cinema circuits in China, recently announced plans to open 20 Dolby Cinema locations in China in the following four years, while Shochiku Multiplex Theatres entered into an agreement for the first deployments of Dolby Cinema in Japan.

Dolby Cinema Products on Display at CineEurope 2018

Dolby Atmos has become the preferred choice for next generation sound in the cinema and has been embraced by major studios, directors, and exhibitors around the world. Currently, more than 4,000 Dolby Atmos enabled cinema screens have been installed or committed to globally, and over 1,000 features released or announced in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Cinema, which features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, has more than 380 Dolby Cinema sites installed or committed to across the globe with more than 165 titles released or announced, to date.

Dolby is demonstrating the latest in SLS cinema surround speakers, screen channel modules, line arrays, and subwoofers. Additionally, Dolby is displaying the MA480AS high-power two-way loudspeakers. These provide pan, tilt, and rotation capabilities for larger cinemas and auditoriums, provides an asymmetrical dispersion pattern for more uniform coverage in all seating locations across the auditorium, and are housed in a spherical-shaped molded enclosure that enables quick installation and easy three-axis aiming for fulfilling Dolby Atmos aiming configurations.

Dolby offers a full range of audio, imaging, accessibility, and content management solutions designed to give audiences the most spectacular, fully immersive cinema experience available to date. Our Dolby Integrated Media Server IMS3000 coupled with our Dolby Multichannel Amplifier and SLS Speaker Series offer a complete, integrated solution from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos, regardless of the size of an auditorium. Dolby's cinema solutions will be showcased at CineEurope in Expo Hall, Suite B.

Upcoming Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision Titles for Dolby Cinema

  • Pixar, Incredibles 2, June 15, 2018
  • Universal Pictures, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, June 22, 2018
  • Marvel Studios, Ant-Man and the Wasp, July 6, 2018
  • Universal Pictures, Skyscraper, July 13, 2018
  • Sony Pictures, The Equalizer 2, July 20, 2018
  • Universal Pictures, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, July 20, 2018
  • Paramount, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, July 26, 2018
  • Warner Bros., The Meg, August 10, 2018
  • Sony Pictures, Alpha, August 17, 2018
  • Focus Features, BlacKkKlansman, August 10, 2018
  • Warner Bros., The Nun, September 7, 2018
  • Twentieth Century Fox, The Predator, September 14, 2018
  • Sony Pictures, Venom, October 5, 2018
  • Warner Bros., A Star is Born, October 5, 2018
  • Universal Pictures, First Man, October 12, 2018
  • Warner Bros., Mowgli, October 19, 2018
  • Paramount, Overlord, October 26, 2018
  • Disney, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, November 2, 2018
  • Twentieth Century Fox, Bohemian Rhapsody, November 2, 2018
  • Warner Bros., Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, November 16, 2018
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2, November 21, 2018
  • Focus Features, Mary Queen of Scots, December 7, 2018
  • Sony Pictures, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, December 14, 2018
  • Twentieth Century Fox, Alita: Battle Angel, December 21, 2018
  • Warner Bros., Aquaman, December 21, 2018
  • Disney, Mary Poppins Returns, December 25, 2018
  • Twentieth Century Fox, Dark Phoenix, February 14, 2019
  • Marvel Studios, Captain Marvel, March 8, 2019
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dumbo (Live Action), March 29, 2019
  • Marvel Studios, Avengers 4, May 3, 2019
  • Disney, Aladdin, May 24, 2019
  • Pixar, Toy Story 4, June 21, 2019
  • Disney, The Lion King (Live Action), July 19, 2019
  • Twentieth Century Fox, The New Mutants, August 2, 2019
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen 2, November 27, 2019
  • Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Episode IX, December 20, 2019

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