Any way to tell if a movie is shown in dts at your local cinema?

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  1. Keir H

    Keir H Second Unit

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    AMC 30 here in Houston use to show the dts intro on some featured movies..I see that the movie posters have the dts logo...so how does one tell if there is no intro that dts is the decoding method used by the theater? The last one I remember was The Matrix and it was awesome in dts as was LW 4! ANother question, how many out there have seen a THX movie at an properly setup theater lately and which movie was it? Thoughts??
     
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    It's mostly an issue of theaters wearing out their THX/DTS/DD trailers and/or just not bothering to splice them on. Our theater lists the sound format on the little sign outside the theater telling what's playing in there.
     
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    Go through the theater, typically they only have one kind of decoder in each, write it down, call them up and ask the theater # it's in.
     
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    The only way you can tell for sure is from the projection booth. I used to be a projectionist and I remember times when either a film advertised as SDDS got bumped to a mono house with the SDDS trailer still attached or a stereo film in a stereo house played in mono because the projector wasn't set up properly.
     
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    Honestly... In this age of Super-plexes... Most if not all house have some form of digital...

    Could be DTS / Dolby Digital / or SDDS....

    Does it really matter WHICH format it is as long as it is presented in DIGITAL?

    Dugger
     
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    Thanks guys for the replies...I figure most are DD being part of some sort of contract or something. I just know from the few dts movies I have seen are fresh on my mind as standing out very well....went to see Nemo at a top notch theater (Edwards, I-10) and it seemed as if the sounds was either too compressed or the volume not turned up enough..where as seeing James Bond latest there made me wince when Q showed James the ring the first time! I dunno..maybe most dont care too much about those things but I am an avid dts lover and would love to know where to find a feature film that has it for sure....
     

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