Our first digital title was David Lean's Brief Encounter in 2005. We now have over 600 classic and contemporary films available for digital cinema.
So what is true digital cinema? It’s not Blu-ray or DVD projection, true digital cinema is the projection of a film encoded and encrypted to DCI 2K or 4K standard. If you'd like to read more, we've got articles in our latest section about the digital titles we've released.
Classic films benefit considerably from the new digital technology. New restorations mean that films can be seen exactly as their makers intended. In most cases, the clarity and definition in the picture is way beyond that of even the best 35mm print. In addition, the latest in sound developments mean we can present films with newly restored soundtracks and 5.1 stereo. Read more about the work which went into the restoration of The African Queen and Taxi Driver.
All the films presented in our digital cinema collection are in DCI compliant 2K format. Some titles are also available in the even higher resolution 4K format. So far this list includes The Bridge on the River Kwai, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Guns of Navarone, A Star is Born, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Lawrence of Arabia. More titles are being made available in 4K throughout 2013. See all available 4K titles.