What is Dolby Atmos, and why do we pay extra for it?
“[It] transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism.” That’s how Dolby puts its modern surround sound tech, Dolby Atmos. Snip off the buzzwords, and that description is actually accurate.
In a nutshell, Dolby Atmos adds depth to the sound quality in movies. But to understand or appreciate the improvements made by this tech, it’s crucial to learn how Dolby does their magic.
The way that Atmos works is simple. By using more speakers and subwoofers, Dolby can essentially extract layers of the mix and assign where or which speaker that bit of audio should be projected. This is why recent movies can blast sound overhead, perfect for when space crafts loom over the sky, like in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In the Philippines, we’re lucky to have a breadth of theaters that embrace this kind of sound tech. Of course, not all theaters support it, but if you want to watch films in Dolby Atmos (as you should), you’ll find this list valuable.
I’ve included in the list cinemas that support other Dolby surround sound technologies, such as Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1.
See you at the movies!
List of Dolby/Dolby Atmos cinemas in Metro Manila
Ayala Circuit Lane Ayala Malls Circuit Lane, Hippodromo Street Makati Metro Manilla Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1
Rockwell Cinemas Santolan Town Plaza Santolan Town Plaza, 276 Col. Bonny Serrano Ave, San Juan Manila Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1
Century City Mall Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave Corner Salamanca Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City Manila 1210 Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1
Gateway Cineplex 10 Araneta Center Gateway Mall, Araneta Center Quezon City 810 Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby 3D
Megaworld Lucky Chinatown Manila Reina Regente Street Manila 1006 Binondo Dolby 3D
Robinsons Ermita Level 4, Robinsons Ermita, Pedro Gil Manila Metro Manila 1000 Pedro Gil Dolby 3D
Ayala Trinoma North Triangle Depot Level M4 Trinoma Quezon City Metro Manila 1200 Edsa Cor. No. 1200 Dolby 3D
Ayala Glorietta 4F Glorietta 4 Makati City Metro Manila 1228 Ayala Center Mall Dolby 3D
Ayala Greenbelt 3 Greenbelt Building Ayala Center Makati City 1228 Dolby 3D
Greenhills Promenade San Juan Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City Manila 1500 Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby 3D
Rockwell Cinemas Power Plant Mall Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive Corner Estrella Street, Makati City Manila 1200 Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1
Ayala Market Market Market Market, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City Metro Manila 1634 Fort Bonifacio Dolby 3D