Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in theatres December 18, will be available as a Dolby Cinema experience. The film will be presented in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at Dolby Cinema locations around the world, including Dolby Cinema at JT Hilversum and JT Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

“Dolby Cinema technology is an epic, premium way to go to the movies,” says J.J. Abrams, the writer, producer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “I am honoured to be a part of the continuation of the Star Wars saga and can’t wait for people to see The Force Awakens through the power of the Dolby experience.”

Dolby has been deeply involved with Star Wars since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977,” adds Kevin Yeaman, president and CEO, Dolby Laboratories.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most highly anticipated movies ever, and we are excited to continue our legacy of delivering the most advanced filmmaking and playback capabilities to bring Star Wars audiences an experience that only Dolby Cinema can offer.”

What is Dolby Cinema?

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.

Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced colour technology and a contrast ratio that reportedly far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today.

The result said to be a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers ‘strikingly vivid and realistic images.’ Naturally, Dolby Cinema also includes Dolby sound technology Dolby Atmos.

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