Dolby Cinema offers strong slate of titles into 2017

Dolby Laboratories has announced four new titles, adding to the growing slate of movies to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. The titles include Sony Pictures’ Passengers, due out December 21, 2016; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Live by Night, due out January 13, 2017; Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage, due out January 20, 2017; and Focus Features’ The Coldest City, due out July 28, 2017.

Dolby Cinema is a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.  These new titles, which will be available in more than 50 Dolby Cinema locations around the world, join a strong slate of already announced features across many genres including: Lionsgate’s La La Land, released on December 16, 2016; Legendary/ Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall, due out February 17, 2017; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, due out March 17, 2017; Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due out May 5, 2017; Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out May 26, 2017, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, due out June 2, 2017; and Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, due out June 16, 2017.

“The vivid image and immersive sound that only Dolby Cinema can offer is uniquely showcased in this diverse slate of highly anticipated titles leading into 2017,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “With Hollywood’s leading studios and creatives, Dolby will continue to deliver an assortment of titles to audiences around the world.”

Jennifer Lawrence (Aurora) and Chris Pratt (Jim) star in Passengers, an exciting action-thriller about two strangers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early.  Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the lives of the passengers on the greatest mass migration in human history.  Directed by Morten Tyldum.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, and Ori Marmur.  Written by Jon Spaihts.  Dolby Cinema will truly immerse audiences in the intimate story of Passengers, making them feel like they are on the spaceship, experiencing the emotions and feelings of Aurora and Jim on their epic adventure.

“When I first experienced Dolby Vision, I saw details the camera captured but had never been able to see before on screen, which is a game changer for me as a director,” said Ben Affleck. “Live by Night is shot and scored in a way that will truly be appreciated by the audience when experienced in Dolby Cinema with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound.”

An adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s 2012 crime novel of the same name, Warner Bros.’ Live by Night, directed adapted, and produced by and starring Academy Award winner Affleck, tells the story of Joe Coughlin, a WWI vet and self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent.  Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen.  Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love.  Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code.  Leaving the cold, Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage takes audiences on an adventure with extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel). Coming out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, Xander is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Focus Features’ The Coldest City, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy—and based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart—is a high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Theron portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (McAvoy), and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation. The movie is directed by David Leitch (John Wick) and written by Kurt Johnstad (300).

To date, 64 Dolby Cinema titles have been released or announced. Dolby Cinema enables richer and more detailed storytelling through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing, delivers 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 dramatically different viewing experience that presents strikingly vivid and realistic images, making viewers feel like they are inside the movie’s world. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the cinema, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth.

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