Culver City, CA (January 31, 2014)—Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with both Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Barco to mix The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in both the Auro 11.1 system and the Dolby Atmos cinema sound system.
The studio has converted its William Holden Theater to support both technologies for mixing. The studio teamed with both Dolby and Barco to install a 56-speaker system and related equipment that is capable of mixing and playing both formats. The resulting facility also features 4K digital projection and 3D capabilities.
Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Barco and Dolby, both to convert the William Holden Theater and to incorporate these innovative technologies into The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We are always looking for ways to offer greater definition and further enhance the movie-going experience. These technologies are one more way that we offer consumers a richer and unique theatrical experience.”
Paul Massey and David Giammarco will be creating both the Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1 mixes. In a statement, they said, “We are thrilled to have these groundbreaking formats available for audiences viewing The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both Atmos and Auro will allow us the creative freedom to fully immerse the audience with ‘3D’ sound as Marc Webb’s vision of Spider-Man’s world unfolds. Every member of the audience will experience what it’s like to be Spider-Man swinging from building to building above a busy New York street.”
The picture—starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx—will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.
Sony Pictures Entertainment