From the very beginning, the Chinese Theatre has striven to give the public a good show. Part of this experience includes the projection room. From the silent era to IMAX®, the Chinese has played host to the entire range of motion picture technologies. This heritage is so illustrious, that a history of projection and sound reproduction systems just had to be compiled. We welcome readers to help flesh out this history, as it, while fascinating, is a most elusive subject.
PART ONE:

The Silent Era: 1927-1928

Early Sound Systems: 1928-1933
The Golden Age: 1933-1949

PART TWO:

The Early Widescreen Era 1950-1953
CinemaScope: 1953-1958
Cinemiracle: 1958
70mm: 1961-1998

PART THREE:

Sensurround: 1974
The Dolby Systems: 1977-Present
Digital Sound: 1992-Present

PART FOUR:

Digital Projection: 1994-Present
IMAX® Projection and Sound: 2013-Present
Digital Projection: 1994-Present
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IMAX®  Projection and Sound: 2013-Present
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