San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan 13, 2014
Industry leader Caribbean Cinemas is once again proving their commitment to cinema excellence by installing the Dolby Atmos® sound format in six of their CXC premium theaters throughout the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. With the help of Bardan Cinema, Caribbean Cinemas has already completed installation of 3 Dolby Atmos auditoriums this year in Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Repuplic, with an additional 3 throughout the islands slated for completion in 2015.
"We are pleased to partner with Dolby Atmos and Bardan Cinema to elevate movie sound quality to the highest possible level for our valued patrons," commented Robert Carrady, President of Caribbean Cinemas. "We chose Dolby Atmos sound technology because of its superior immersive sound quality and appreciate the added prestige of having the industries preeminent leader in sound technology join us in providing the most engaging sound experience in our premium cinema screens."
"Throughout the digital evolution of the Latin American cinema industry, Caribbean Cinemas has consistently demonstrated a bold innovative spirit and an unwavering dedication to remain at the forefront of entertainment technologies," comments Daniel Benitez, CTO of Bardan Cinema. "It has long been our pleasure to serve them as they provide their customers with the newest and most exciting in cinema, and we are happy to add the ultimate in immersive sound experiences to that list: Dolby Atmos with Kilpsch speakers."
About Caribbean Cinemas:
Caribbean Cinemas was founded in 1969 in Puerto Rico and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the Caribbean Islands, operating 56 theaters with a total of 454 screens, including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Aruba, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Croix. Over 18 million people visit our theaters annually. Our goal is to provide the best entertainment in the best environment by always incorporating the latest trends and innovations available in the theater industry. We've learned that state-of-the-art facilities, new buildings, remodeled facilities and new technology are drivers for attendance.
Bardan Cinema has been a leader full service integrator for Latin America and the Caribbean for three generations. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base ranging from independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan specializes in providing total solutions to cinema exhibitors. They provide a wide gamut of services, from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. They have established a new Global Network Operations Center in Miami, Florida (D-Cinema NOC), offering a comprehensive 24/7 monitoring and remote support platform, assuring exhibitors the optimal equipment performance and minimal downtime.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos makes it easy for filmmakers to place or move specific sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, including overhead. As a result, audiences feel as if they are inside the film, not merely watching it.
Introduced in April 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, 11 Academy Award® winning directors, and 23 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. More than 900 Dolby Atmos screens have been installed or committed to in more than 40 countries with more than 250 exhibitor partners. More than 200 films from 17 different countries have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Atmos sound since the first film debuted in June 2012.
Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society. As the inventors of the only object-based audio format used in the cinema today, Dolby is working closely with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in driving adoption of standards for object-based audio.
For the latest list of Dolby Atmos titles, visit dolby.com/atmosmovies. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.