The upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the film series, will be available as a Dolby Cinema experience. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos combines advanced image and sound technologies and is designed to make every visit a captivating cinematic event.
“Dolby has been deeply involved with Star Wars since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977,” said 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.”
“Dolby Cinema technology is an epic, premium way to go to the movies,” said 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 Cinema features the Dolby Vision projection system, which uses advanced optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced colour technology and a contrast ratio that exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today, the company claims.
Dolby Cinema also includes the Dolby sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, to add richness and depth. The sounds of music, people, and ambience flow all around the theatre in sync with the action, in order to create a more immersive experience.