Next Saturday, 11 May, Germany&s first cinema hall equipped with Dolby Cinema will open in Munich. Hall 1 of the Mathäser Palast Kinos am Stachus has 300 seats and offers a 100 m² (15.7 × 6.6 meters) screen as well as sound from 51 loudspeakers distributed around the hall with a total sound power of 20,000 watts. The two films "Avengers: Endgame" and "Pokémon: Master Detective Pikachu" will be shown.
The two Dolby Vision (picture) and Dolby Atmos (sound) technologies developed and patented by Dolby are combined. Dolby Vision displays HDR content using two powerful 4K 6P Christie laser projectors. It can display 2D video (at up to 120 fps in 2D/3D) as well as 4K (at up to 48 fps in 2D and 3D) with a contrast ratio of up to 5,000:1 as well as extended color space and color gamut - with values far above those of traditional cinemas. Dolby Atmos offers surround sound that is finely controlled by audio objects and also comes from above.
Already in 2015 had the first Dolby Vision cinema in Europe premiere in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Over 100 Hollywood films have now been graded using Dolby Cinema projectors, providing the content that exploits the new possibilities.