The UK's second Odeon Dolby Cinema opens in spring

The UK's second Odeon Dolby Cinema opens in spring

Odeon has announced it is opening the UK’s second Dolby Cinema screen in spring. 

The Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park will be based within The Springs retail and leisure park in Leeds, and will join the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square (which reopened in December) as the only Dolby Cinema screens in the UK.

The new cinema will feature 971 Luxe reclining seats over ten screens.

The Dolby Cinema screen will comprise Dolby's proprietary Christie dual 4K laser projection system, Dolby Atmos speaker configuration and 263 Luxe recliners, so naturally it'll be smaller in scale than the 800-seat, 400-speaker auditorium in the flagship London screen.

Another one of those ten screens will feature a Odeon iSense screen taller than three-storey building, curved to enhance light reflection, also with 4K projection and Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Senior director of Dolby Cinema Europe Julian Stanford said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our Dolby Cinema footprint in the UK by launching at Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park, a new attraction which will give the local community an opportunity to experience the unparalleled cinema magic that a Dolby Cinema delivers."

The partnership between Dolby and Odeon Cinemas Group will see another five Dolby Cinema sites open across the UK "over the next several years".

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.