AMSTERDAM -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) announced today that its newest cinema server, the Dolby® Screen Server (DSS200), will be available for orders starting in early July 2009.

The DSS200 is the all-in-one platform to store, decode, and deliver pristine movies to the digital cinema projector. Based on Dolby's proven, existing FIPS-certified media block and DCI-compliant server, the DSS200 offers improved storage, serviceability, and interoperability. A storage subsystem moves feature content around the network effortlessly. Flexible serial automation and closed captions support automation and access needs, and the ability to perform software updates remotely makes updates simple.

Integrated Dolby Theatre Management System (TMS) software, version 4.1 provides a complete, easy-to-use interface for building, scheduling, and monitoring shows locally or remotely, and open Web services allow third-party integrators complete control.

The system will be on display in booth 161 at Cinema Expo 2009.

"The new DSS200 provides high performance and is a comprehensive, flexible product to accommodate the evolving digital cinema environment," said Page Haun, Senior Director of Cinema Marketing, Dolby Laboratories.

"Megaplex has found the new DSS200 extremely easy to use with rock-solid hardware and powerful management tools that ensure Dolby will continue to have the best server on the market," said Mike Renlund, Digital Cinema Specialist, Megaplex Theatres. "The simplified design of the DSS200 allows for easy replacement of drives, fans, and other components. Combined with the latest Dolby system 4.1 software, this makes the DSS200 the most robust and usable server I have ever seen."

The DSS200 combines all of the key capabilities of the Dolby Media Block from the previous generation Dolby Show Player (DSP100) and Dolby Show Store (DSS100) plus a range of new features.

New features and key capabilities of the DSS200 include:

* Increased storage: Can store up to ten feature-length movies.
* Simplified design: The unit slides out from the rack on rails, and the top lifts up for easy access to the hardware inside.
* Removable drive bay: Easily accepts industry-standard content hard drives.
* A/V outputs: Connects link-encrypted image data to the digital cinema projector and audio data to the cinema's sound processor, such as a Dolby CP750 or CP650, or a Dolby DMA8Plus Digital Media Adapter paired with another Dolby sound processor model.
* Integrated Dolby TMS software: Provides a complete, easy-to-use interface for building, scheduling, and monitoring shows locally or remotely.

New features and key capabilities of the Dolby TMS software, v.4.1 include:

* Remote upgrades and Closed Caption: The playback system supports SMPTE draft-standard Closed Caption protocols, and the entire system can be upgraded remotely via the exhibitor's digital cinema network.
* Dolby Web services: Allows interoperability with third-party control systems.
* TMS synchronization: Enables TMS synchronization with local Screen Server changes, even while disconnected, and fully automatic synchronization of show and schedule databases when adding or replacing a Screen Server on an existing network.
* Networking capabilities: Gives theatre personnel and network operations centers (NOCs) comprehensive central control over all presentations-for a single screen, a large multiplex, or a system integrator's entire network.
* Multi-screen capabilities: As an integral part of a networked Dolby Digital Cinema system, Dolby TMS software enables network control of up to three Dolby Screen Servers without any additional equipment.
* Central control: Enables central network control of all the Dolby Screen Servers in a multiplex when deployed with a Dolby Show Library.
* Operational simplicity: From ingesting content and moving it, even while playing, to drag-and-drop show assembly, Dolby TMS software features operational simplicity, at-a-glance monitoring, and comprehensive remote control.

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Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced today that tickets are on sale now for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in Digital 3D. Regal Entertainment Group will offer this Digital 3D presentation at 234 locations across the country utilizing RealD 3D cinema systems. The movie opens Wednesday, July 1.

"You can catch all of your favorite prehistoric friends on the big screen and this time in 3D. Regal Entertainment Group is proud to showcase Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D at more than 200 locations across the country," stated Dick Westerling, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group. "All of the Ice Age characters great and small are back together again in a visually stunning 3D presentation that appeals to the whole family."

In Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the Saber-toothed Tiger wonders if he's growing too "soft" hanging with his pals and Sid the Sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has been rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril.

Regal Entertainment Group utilizes RealD® 3D projection systems to provide true-to-life 3D. RealD is a new generation of digital 3D, giving moviegoers a stunningly realistic movie experience that engages the imagination, activates the senses and invites the audience not only to watch a film, but also step inside the story. Audience members will utilize comfortable, lightweight glasses to view the film's 3D effects. These glasses can be taken home as souvenirs of the movie or recycled as guests exit the presentation.

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Wootton Bassett-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) installed Dolby® 3D Digital Cinema in its prestigious London headquarters' showpiece theatre at 195 Piccadilly.

The Princess Anne Theatre sits at the heart of the BAFTA headquarters building. The state-of-the-art cinema equipped with premium digital projection facilities seats more than 220 people and plays host to many leading industry events.

"BAFTA is committed to embracing the ever-changing world of film and with the dramatic growth we are seeing in digital 3D features, it is vital that BAFTA offer a premium experience for its 3D screenings," said Keith Fawcett, Head of Technical Services, BAFTA. "We chose the Dolby 3D system because it produces the most fantastic 3D images without having to change our screen or degrade our 2D presentations. Also, with Dolby's reusable 3D glasses, BAFTA continues its mission to be environmentally friendly."

The Princess Anne Theatre projection room at BAFTA already boasts a selection of Dolby digital cinema equipment, including a Dolby Digital Cinema server and Dolby Show Library, Dolby DMA8Plus Digital Media Adapter, and Dolby CP650 Cinema Processor. The addition of Dolby 3D Digital Cinema brings a stunning and realistic extra dimension to the 3D content shown in the theatre.

"We have been proud to be involved with the work of BAFTA for many years," said Julian Pinn, Manager, Business Development, Dolby Laboratories, "and the choice by the Academy to add Dolby 3D Digital Cinema to their already excellent facilities reinforces their commitment to providing the very best screening and presentation facilities at 195 Piccadilly."

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CYPRESS, CA - Christie, the world leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to introduce the new Christie Solaria(tm) series digital cinema projectors, based on Texas Instruments' (TI) (NYSE: TXN) industry-preferred and proven DLP Cinema technology. The five new products in the series offer a wide range of resolution and brightness levels for exhibitors who require projection from the smallest to the largest screens. The new product line includes the Christie CP2210, Christie CP2220 and the Christie CP2230 - all available at 2K and 4K-ready; as well as Christie's premium 4K projectors for screens up to 100 feet: the Christie CP4220 and the Christie CP4230, delivering an unprecedented 30,000 lumens of brightness.

All projectors in the Christie Solaria series utilize Texas Instruments' next generation electronics which are designed to meet the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) requirements. Each of the five projectors feature a new modular architecture for improved serviceability and ease of maintenance, an optional integrated media block, and incorporate Christie's Brilliant3DTM technology for the most realistic and brightest 3D presentations. Additionally, due to the ability to deliver higher brightness with lower power lamps, all current and next generation Christie projectors offer up to 25% lower cost of operation than competing technologies.

"The successful implementation of more than 7,000 installations around the world has provided us with a unique wealth of knowledge and experience. We've achieved 99.999% reliability and have presented more than 10 million digital screenings; however, when we look beyond the numbers, our most critical learning has come from our exhibitor partners," said Jack Kline, president and chief operating officer, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.

Kline continued, "As we move into the second decade of digital cinema projection, we recognize the need for our exhibitor partners to have an even wider choice of projectors to address the dynamic market landscape. Our current product line will continue to meet both exhibition and studios' immediate demand for both 2D and 3D presentations -and in 2010 and beyond, our Solaria series will meet our customers expanded needs for choice in brightness, resolution and cost of operation. Based on the knowledge gained from our current worldwide installed base, we estimate that 80% of all screens will be 2K and the balance will be 4K for larger screens."

The Christie CP2210, Christie CP2220 and the Christie CP2230 will be available in the first half of 2010. The Christie CP4220 and CP4230 will be available in the second half of 2010. Exhibitors interested in learning more about Christie's full product line are invited to contact their Christie account manager.

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DALLAS - Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP Cinema® announced plans today to incorporate enhanced 4K technology as an extension of the next generation electronics platform for DLP Cinema projectors. Texas Instruments is recognized as the cinema technology provider offering solutions with low operating costs, and its inclusion of another resolution gives exhibitors worldwide the widest variety of options to fit their needs and screen sizes. TI will continue to innovate on and further the development of its DLP Cinema 2K chips which are indisputably the industry standard with nearly 11,000 installations globally.

Texas Instruments will deliver the enhanced DLP Cinema 4K chip to its licensees, Barco, Christie Digital and NEC which will extend the breadth of products to exhibitors to over 12 projector models. All projectors with the next generation DLP Cinema electronics platform, regardless of the resolution, will have the leading attributes for which DLP Cinema products are known, including precise DCI compliant colors, superior contrast ratios and light output necessary to illuminate the largest auditoriums. The solutions provide the capability to light up theatre screens as big as 100 feet and 3D screens as big as 75 feet, which has been a challenge for competing technologies.

Cinemark's chief executive officer Alan Stock said, "Based on our decade of experience with DLP Cinema technology, its unmatched reliability has made it our exclusive platform of choice for 4K deployments. With no limitations on resolution, DLP Cinema allows Cinemark to truly deliver the highest-quality image to our customers."

"Texas Instruments is proud of its contributions to the cinema industry and is absolutely committed to further innovation through DLP Cinema," said Kent Novak, senior vice president and general manager of DLP Products. "DLP Cinema remains dedicated to its customers, and through shipping millions of units we are able to provide a significantly lower cost structure in comparison with our competitors."

Previously announced at ShoWest 2009, the next generation DLP Cinema electronics platform combines the three boards needed to produce images into a single board. The result is a lower cost solution to DLP Cinema's three OEM licensees. The next generation DLP Cinema platform works seamlessly with over eight server solutions and multiple 3D platforms.

DLP Cinema projection technology is installed in nearly 11,000 screens on every continent except Antarctica. Today there are over 4,300 worldwide screens that offer digital 3D with the use of every pixel array in the frame for the brightest picture unlike other technologies in the industry. Since last year's introduction, IMAX® digital projection systems powered by DLP Cinema projectors have reached a total of 83 locations worldwide.

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