Dolby confirms 14 theaters for inaugural screening of Pixar's 'Brave' with Atmos audio

If you want to be among the first to experience Dolby's new Atmos surround sound experience, the company has released a list of 14 theaters that will have it up and running in time to show the first movie with the technology. Disney / Pixar's Brave hits the screens June 22nd and thanks to the Atmos setup is ready to direct sound to listener's ears from as many as 64 speaker feeds and 128 simultaneous inputs, combining with 3D visuals to increase viewer immersion. Not sold yet? Check out a few instructional videos about intelligent surround sound, and why 13.1 channels just wouldn't have been enough, plus of course, the list of all fourteen theaters.

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Disney•Pixar's Brave Showing in Dolby Atmos Nationwide

Patrons across the country to enjoy the most extraordinary cinema sound experience ever offered following World Premiere at the Dolby Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the names of select movie theatres nationwide that will screen Disney•Pixar's Brave in Dolby® Atmos™, the new audio platform that will change the experience of sound in entertainment. The World Premiere of Brave will take place at Hollywood's Dolby TheatreSM, using Dolby Atmos and Dolby 3D to transport the audience into the adventure, with a lifelike and immersive sensory cinema experience. Following the premiere, Dolby Atmos will continue to wow Brave audiences at select theatres beginning June 22.

"Dolby Atmos is our most revolutionary sound innovation in years, and the industry reaction has been overwhelming. We can't wait for the public to experience firsthand what producers, studio executives, and sound mixers have been raving about since we first demonstrated the technology in April," said Ramzi Haidamus, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dolby Laboratories. "It's fitting that Disney•Pixar, known for creating magical and immersive worlds, will be the first to introduce audiences to a film in the most magical and immersive sound format ever conceived."

The following theatres in the United States and Canada are slated to show Disney•Pixar's Brave in Dolby Atmos:

• AMC® BarryWoods 24 (Kansas City, MO)

• AMC Burbank 16 (Burbank, CA)

• AMC Century City 15 (Century City, CA)

• AMC Downtown Disney 24 (Lake Buena Vista, FL)

• AMC Garden State 16 (Paramus, NJ)

• AMC Van Ness 14 (San Francisco, CA)

• ArcLight Sherman Oaks (Sherman Oaks, CA)

• Brenden Theatres at the Palms (Las Vegas, NV)

• Century at Pacific Commons and XD (Fremont, CA)

• Cinemark® West Plano and XD (West Plano, TX)

• SilverCity-Yonge Eglington Cinemas (Cineplex) (Toronto, ON)

• Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 (Vancouver, WA)

• El Capitan Theatre (Hollywood, CA)

• Kerasotes ShowPlace™ ICON at Roosevelt Collection (Chicago, IL)

"We are so proud that Brave is the first-ever film to be released in Dolby Atmos," said Mark Andrews, director of Disney•Pixar's Brave. "It is sound technology at its very best. Dolby Atmos adds a new dimension to the Brave experience, bringing the story to life in a way that complements the film's animation and 3D presentation. It's an incredibly immersive experience that movie fans will not want to miss and will not soon forget."

About Dolby Atmos

The latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories, Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience with more natural, realistic cinema sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end solution that takes into account the entire content pipeline and brings together mixers, studios, and distributors to create dramatic improvements in the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform provides content creators with a new creative freedom to tell their stories and simplifies movie distribution with a single universal package to deliver to audiences the full impact of the artist's intent, regardless of theatre configuration.

To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos. To share an educational video on Dolby Atmos, visit https://vimeo.com/40699179; to see the Dolby Theatre sign-unveiling ceremony, visit http://vimeo.com/43909365.

The Dolby virtual press kit is available at dolby.com/news.

About Brave

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar's Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land-massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson), and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane)-unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish, and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources-including her mischievous triplet brothers-to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters, and signature Pixar humor. Opens on June 22, 2012, in 3D in select theatres. For more information about Brave, visit Disney.com/Brave, like us on Facebook, facebook.com/PixarBrave, and follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/disneypixar.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound in environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.

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