Next Generation Movie Experience Arriving at Wanda Cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan
First Dolby Cinema Title is “WarCraft” from Legendary Pictures
Dalian / San Francisco, June 23, 2016 — Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced the first theatres with Dolby Cinema in Asia at Wanda cinemas in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
“We are transforming the movie experience in China with Wanda,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business, Dolby Laboratories. “With its powerful image and sound technologies and unique design, there’s no better place to see a movie than in a Dolby Cinema. We look forward to captivating audiences in China who seek the very best quality in entertainment, and bringing Dolby Cinema to more cities with Wanda Cinema Line.”
On June 23rd, the grand opening of Asia’s first Dolby Cinema sites at Wanda Cinema Line was held at Wanda Cinema’s Dalian Kaide Heping Square site, attended by more than 350 guests including filmmakers, media, movie enthusiasts, and Warcraft fans.
“Wanda Cinema Line, as a leader and advocate of the latest cinema technologies in Asia and even around the world, is committed to providing premium moviegoing experiences and services to our audiences,,” said John Zeng, President, Wanda Cinema Line. “Dolby Cinema is a complete experience. We are glad that, as the largest exhibitor in Asia, we can be the first to bring this experience to audiences.”
In January 2016, Wanda Cinema Line and Dolby announced an agreement to open 100 Dolby Cinema locations in China over the next five years. The first four Dolby Cinema sites are now in operation, and Wanda Cinema Line plans to expand the number of operating Dolby Cinema sites in China to ten by December 2016. Additional cities slated for Dolby Cinema include Beijing and Chengdu.
Legendary/Universal Pictures’ Warcraft is the first Dolby Cinema™ movie title released in China. In addition, Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory (China release date: June 17, 2016), Twentieth Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence (China release date: June 24, 2016), Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadow