20 Feb 2015

Oscar-nominated movies mixed in Auro 11.1

2015 Oscar Nominations graphic
When you hear the incredibly lifelike sound of Louis Zamperini’s B-24 Liberator whizzing by in Unbroken, or the sharp crack of a manual bolt-action .300 Win Mag rifle in American Sniper, you can thank the expert studio sound mixers and Barco Auro 11.1, the immersive audio system used to mix the films. As movie aficionados eagerly anticipate this year’s Academy Awards, we congratulate the Sound Mixing nominees of Unbroken (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and David Lee) and American Sniper (John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin) and wish them luck this Sunday!
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18 Nov 2014

PVR Cinemas bring ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ to New Delhi

PVR Cinemas Delhi - Picture 1
Fans of impressive images and astonishing acoustics in India’s capital can rejoice: the first completed installation of ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ in New Delhi is a fact. The place to be? The PVR multiplex in the Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden; one of the busiest places in town. The installation also marks the first installation of the Auro 11.1 technology in the North of the country.
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31 Oct 2014

Our Halloween treat: John Wick playing in immersive sound

John Wick mixed in Auro 11.1 immersive sound
There are many fun ways to spend your Halloween weekend: you can go trick-or-treating, dress up for a costume party or carve pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns but why not go out for a movie instead? Last week, Lionsgate’s latest action thriller ‘John Wick’ hit the theaters and is currently playing in the Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound format.
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26 Sep 2014

This is why we love Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Last Monday, 22 September, pop star Lady Gaga and jazz legend Tony Bennett staged a unique gig at the Brussels Grande Place plaza to mark the release of their ‘Cheek to Cheek’ jazz record. The link with Barco? We have the honor of bringing this one-off performance to Barco Escape theaters in early 2015!
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05 Sep 2014

Barco Escape immersive theater experience debuts on Samsung Gear VR

Barco Escape
Imagine looking around during key movie scenes and actually seeing what it would feel like to view the story all around you. That's what moviegoers will experience when they witness Barco's new Escape ultra-wide, multi-screen movie format on the Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus device. "Barco Escape is all about the future of the immersive cinema experience, so what better way to showcase it than to introduce it along with Oculus and Samsung on their latest Samsung Gear VR headset," comments Ted Schilowitz, CinemaVangelist for Barco and 20th Century Fox's resident futurist.
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04 Sep 2014

Pop-up theaters create “anytime, anywhere” cinema

Bandwidth Pop-Up Theater
“Pop-up” theaters are popping up everywhere, providing a great option for temporary cinemas as well as indoor/outdoor movie venues in school gyms, public parks and even underserved locales in the water or up on a roof! These theaters in-a-box bring cinema to the people wherever they are, offering a portable, first-class viewing experience according to the folks at Bandwidth Digital Releasing, Inc., who used a Barco 4K digital cinema projector to screen movies in Canada for the Adam Beach Film Institute, a national charitable organization created to provide greater opportunity for Aboriginal people in front of and behind the camera.
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18 Jun 2014

Arts Alliance Media's Screenwriter TMS now supports Barco Alchemy

Barco Alchemy board
The Screenwriter Theater Management System (TMS) from Arts Alliance Media (AAM) – a leader in digital cinema software – is the first TMS to support the new Barco Alchemy integrated cinema media processor. This feature will be available to all current and future Screenwriter users, allowing them to easily integrate projection systems equipped with the Barco Alchemy technology into their circuits. Support for Barco Alchemy adds to the support Screenwriter already provides to equipment from different vendors even within the same cinema, allowing exhibitors to seamlessly manage all screens and content in their complex from one central point.
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10 Jun 2014

Metro Cinema does the past justice by choosing Auro 11.1 by Barco

3D sound
Gentlemen in suits and bowl hats, women in delightful dresses, a unique art deco interior… no wonder the Metro Cinema was, for a long time, the most distinguished, red-carpet theater in Mumbai. Focusing on offering its contemporary audiences an unmatched movie going experience as well, current owner BIG cinemas recently installed the unique ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ technology. Because, after all, movies today are so much more than just moving images.
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20 May 2014

Maheshwari Theatre treats Bangalore (India) to larger-than-life cinema experience with ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’

3D sound
A 1,000-seat theater, complete with a luxurious interior, a prestigious balcony and a world-class, ultra-bright Barco projection system; as if all this wasn’t enough to ensure a memorable movie-night, the Maheshwari Theatre recently installed the ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ immersive sound technology. On 20 May, journalists and VIPs from Bangalore’s entertainment industry were invited to experience the sound platform’s unique, true-to-life sound reproduction features during a press conference. After Manasa Theatre in July 2013, Maheshwari Theatre is the second complex in Bangalore to give its sound system the Auro 11.1 by Barco-upgrade.
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15 May 2014

Spider-Man and Auro 11.1 by Barco save the day at Miramar Cinemas (Taiwan)

Miramar Cinemas
When the world’s most agile superhero returns, you ought to be prepared. For Miramar Cinemas in Taipei, the release of Hollywood blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2 conveniently coincided with the commissioning of Taiwan’s first Auro 11.1 by Barco speaker lay-out. On Wednesday 23 April last, journalists and other stakeholders were invited for a festive press conference, and immersed—both aurally and visually—in the thrilling story of Peter Parker and Electro.
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