Date: 11th October 2000

Ehibitors Put Tech Upgrades On Hold

Strapped theater owners are no longer able to afford the equipment to keep pace with home entertainment systems, a Dolby Labs exec told the ShowEast convention in Orlando Tuesday.

As reported by today's (Tuesday) Hollywood Reporter, Ioan Allen, who also heads the SMPTE committee on digital cinema, observed that the current "economic environment" is often tempting movie chains to compromise on technical enhancements and delay the conversion to digital exhibition.

Source: Studio Briefing