Dolby equips BAFTA with 3D

Chris Forrester

The London home of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has one of the best-equipped speciality cinemas in the city - as you would expect. It now has 3D capability.
Dolby Labs has installed its Dolby 3D Digital Cinema kit at BAFTA's prestigious London, headquarters' showpiece theatre at 195 Piccadilly. Named after Princess Anne, the cinema already 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 at 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."