Odeon/UCI to expand digital and 3D cinemas across Europe

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odeon-logo.gifIn case you hadn’t realised by now, analogue media is on its way out across the board, which is why Odeon and UCI Cinemas has announced that it plans to increase the number of DCI-compliant digital cinemas to 111 locations out of 200 across Europe.

As part of this upgrade, the number of 3D digital screens will be tripled, with a proud statistic that over 70% of Odeon/UCI cinemagoers will be within half-an-hour’s drive of a 3D screen. All digital cinemas will be kitted out with 2k digital projectors and servers.

A number of 3D-ready movies will be released next year, including Fox’s Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and James Cameron’s Avatar, Paramount’s Monsters vs Aliens 3D, and six major titles from Walt Disney.

UK Odeon cinemas getting the upgrade are Aylesbury, Bath, Belfast, Bridgend, Brighton, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Dunfermline, Epsom, Huddersfield, Kettering, Kilmarnock, Liverpool ONE, Maidstone, Silverlink, Trafford Centre, Uxbridge, Warrington, Mansfield, Taunton, Swansea, Stoke, Port Solent, Dudley, Preston and Rochdale.

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Andy Merrett