NEWS: Dolby Cinema launches in UK with Odeon

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      Hopefully Dolby Cinema don't insist on only having 3d showings like IMAX seem to do in the UK.
       
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      Hopefully this will push my local Vue's to upgrade their projectors. Bored of the grey blacks, rgb shift and overall lack of punch.
       
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      I was sure the '2nd' screen at MK1 was already Dolby

      Hmmmmmm....
       
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      What I want to know is, will they have subtitled showings? No use to me if they don't.
       
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      Screen 1 (the isense screen) at MK1 has Dolby Atmos, but isn't a Dolby Cinema. Having said that, it was the best experience I've had in a commercial cinema, outside of the BFI IMAX :D
       
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      Can't wait to never see this come to Omniplex's in Ireland.

      At least we have their overpriced and underwhelming "MAXX" (I wonder what that's ripping off!) service.
       
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      Unfortunately, right now in Germany, the only place to see a Film in Atmos in English is Kino 7 in the Cinestar Original in the Sony Centre Berlin. There are plenty of English language screenings of Films around the Country, 2D, 3D & Imax, so easy to go see an OV Movie (Original Version = Original Language) so definitely nothing to complain about :), There are also plenty of Atmos equipped screens, but except for this one they are kept exclusively for the German Version Screenings, so even if Dolby Cinema came here, I think it would be the same deal.
       
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      You`d think that, but at the weekend I saw Jurassic World Fallen Kingdon in the Showcase Xplus in Bluewater £16 a ticket..some guy next to me was on his phone every 5 minutes.
      very impressed with Atmos, I must say. HDR I know from my C7 OLED is already amazing.

      Some people :(
       
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      You forgot Birmingham. The Broadway Plaza location has just finished the conversion to Luxe. It had a iSense screen with Atmos so hopefully it will get the Dolby treatment.
       
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      The BFI IMAX isn’t actually an Odeon - Odeon just handle the ticketing for them as the BFI engine couldn’t handle rush bookings (like when Star Wars goes on sale)

      There’s a reciprocal agreement where there’s some minor branding around the place, but it’s still a BFI cinema
       
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      Great news but no date no location in the uk. That could mean years to wait.
       
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      True. But 16 pounds is close to standard Odeon prices in South and Central London. BFI prices for new movies are considerably higher mate.

      P.S. Contrast and overall picture quality on OLED is amazing. Best picture quality there is according to almost every review ever written.
      But for proper HDR you still need LED. That's also amazing :).
       
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      Yeah I've only recently realised that IMAX and Dolby are competing companies. I thought IMAX was just licensed tech that could be used with anything. It seems obvious now that with their own proprietary sound tech this could not be the case.
       
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      I don't mean to be difficult, but if it were your money, and you could initially only afford (probably via credit) 7 new cinemas with premium ticket pricing, would you put them in rural locations, small towns, or (moderately) prosperous and populous cities?
       
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      Actually, £16 is higher than the average for ODEON cinemas inside M25.
      Lowest is South Woodford (£11.25 to book online) and the highest is Haymarket LUXE & Putney LUXE that are both £16.75

      Taking the BFI IMAX (not really ODEON) and Leicester Square (shut) out of the equation, the average is £13.55

      Having said that, I'm not including the £1 or £2 premium that's added to blockbuster prices.
       
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      I'll try and get some info as to which of the LUXE sites already have the Dolby Atmos installed.
       
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      What are those, student prices? Putney is £20.75 and Kingston is £16.75 if I remember rightly, Fulham Vue £6.... Even the Dolby Atmos cinema in Barnes is only £16 and that’s recliners all round.

      BFI IMAX Waterloo is the most expensive of the bunch at £22.75 or 25.75 for the nicer seats.

      Pretty sure the idea behind the Luxe cinemas is to boost profits at cinemas with lower viewing numbers but honestly the blue glowing lights under the seats were a terrible idea and I’m not sure they really needed to be electrically reclined :laugh:.
       
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      This ^^^
       
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      Indeed, it's £16.50 for a standard seat, £18.50 for something more comfy.

      Source - ODEON website
       
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      ODEON Putney Prices

      My understanding is that the LUXE upgrades were to facilitate the Atmos installations, future-proof a number of issues and (moreover) make ODEON an easier choice in the face of stiff competition.

      I'm sure the blue lights can be remedied if there are enough complaints!
       
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      Recently saw Solo at the AMC at Disney Springs in Orlando. Was very impressed with both picture and sound. Large reclining seats too. :)

      Guess if they are doing major cities it will be either Cardiff or Birmingham for me. We have the Cheltenham IMAX near by which is big but not that big in terms of other Lie-Max screens I understand.
       
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      its called High Dynamic Range, not High Dynamic Brightness ;)

      I`m glad I`m not in London, those prices are much more than I`d be happy paying!
       
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      Just had another look, seems pricing goes down a bit over time, I wouldn't go on opening week because it's too busy but even 3 weeks later it was £20.75 for the Avengers film, presumably price reductions as numbers drop off so it's a bit more fluid.

      EDIT: Had another peruse, and it seems it is priced based on which screen it's on; Screen 1: £18.75, Screen 2: 20.75, Screen 3: 16.75. Watched Avengers in 2D on screen 2 so don't think 3D factors, guess each on is smaller than the next, which is an improvement as I remember watching something in the Leicester Square Odeon many years ago on a screen not much bigger than a HT projector and having to pay full price!

      Definitely no Dolby Atmos in them though, the one in Barnes is the only one in the area with it, as to the lights I think it's there for 'health & safety".
       
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      Guessing there will be at best 1 in Scotland.
      Our cinema in St Andrews is a disgrace, yes nice old building but picture and audio is a joke. I actually travel to Dundee as it’s so poor.
      Come on Dolby think of all those rich golfers you could cash in on (I’m skint by the way - just happen to live there :))
       
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      HDB lol
      I agree about the prices, but having a true IMAX cinema close by does make me feel a lot better lol. Plus you can get 10% discount at any Odeon including BFI if you become a member. I won't spring for Unlimited though.
       
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      On the contrary, there are THREE sites in Scotland with Dolby Atmos.

      ODEON East Kilbride, ODEON Edinburgh West and ODEON Glasgow Quay.

      Given the fact that there are only 5 in the whole of England (3 of which are in London), I think our Caledonian friends are doing very well!
       
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      Only 5 odeon's with atmos, or only 5 cinemas with atmos in England? I can think of more than 5...
       
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      Apologies, I was focusing on the previous posters reference to the news article relating to Dolby & ODEON getting together.
       
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      They look very nice, but is this not about full Dolby vision cinema, while the others have atmos availability, so not the full fat experience?
       
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      Rarely go to the cinema but unless they ban that stinking nacho cheese **** it is rarely a pleasant experience. Add to that our last visit was to see the new Jurassic World film which had in the audience a woman with her 4-6 MONTH old child. Cry, leave the cinema, come back in, cry, leave, back in etc etc.

      Watching on my old plasma TV at home is a more enjoyable experience, or the rare time we can go to the cinema when its quiet.
       

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