Digital Pictures has two theatres, one in Sydney and one in South Melbourne.
South Melbourne Theatre
Created to accommodate 2D and 3D productions, the new theatre’s screen is silver on one side and white on the other and can rotate at the touch of a button.
The theatre is equipped with a 35mm film projector for work print screenings, a Lustre digital grading system and a Barco DP100 digital projector for Digital Intermediate grading. There is also a more generous and accommodating grading desk. The 32 seat theatre has one row of "gold class" recliner seats (four seats) and four rows of silver cinema seats.
For 3D work, the theater has both XpanD and RealD viewing systems and is fully DCI* compliant for Digital Cinema with playback from our Dolby server including 5.1 sound.
"We wanted to build a theatre that was both exciting for staff to work in and for clients to visit and I think we have achieved this", Penelope Felton, Head of Digital Film, Digital Pictures.
The first feature to utilise the new theatre space is Sanctum, Australia’s first 3D feature drama and now in post production. On the slate for 2010/11 is Killer Elite (Ambience Entertainment), The Eye of The Storm (Fred Schepisi), and The Cup (Simon Wincer).
DCI* Digital Cinema Initiatives — a joint venture between the major Hollywood studios to establish a specification for a standard digital cinema architecture.
The Sydney facility has a large DI theatre with a 5 metre screen and a Barco 2K projector and Baselight DI grading desk - the ultimate working environment for any feature or television project. The digital cinema boasts luxury cinema style reclining leather chairs and is equipped with a 7.1 surround sound system so clients can experience a full cinematic experience.