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Thursday, April 27, 2006

First screens with digital-only projection booths ... More on the NAB Digital CInema Summit

- I'm surprised to see that Dolby Labs is still adding screens to its digital cinema roll-out...the conventional wisdom was that they probably wouldn't build on the 84 screens they deployed in the US for last year's `Chicken Little' in 3-D. But a release issued yesterday says they're doing another 20 screens with Utah-based MEGAPLEX...including one new multiplex in South Jordan that will have only digital projectors in seven of its projection booths. That's a big deal, because this is one of the first signs that theater owners are confident that there will be enough digital content coming from studios to skip the film projector.

- EDN has a nice write-up of last weekend's Digital Cinema Summit at NAB.


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