Dolby Next-Generation 3D Glasses delivers cost savings to exhibitors and improved comfort to moviegoers

Dolby today announced the availability of its next-generation Dolby 3D glasses. Designed with Dolby’s 3D technical know-how, the expertise of a leading eyewear design company, and 3M’s new multilayer optical film lenses, the glasses are compatible with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema systems currently installed. Dolby has partnered with 3M to develop a new multilayer optical film lens that greatly reduces the weight of the glasses, increasing comfort while providing the excellent optical performance moviegoers expect from Dolby 3D. The nylon frame of new Dolby 3D glass features wide side temples and a shelf along the top edge of the frames, which help prevent extraneous light from entering the glasses, reducing internal lens reflections.

The new Dolby frames fit comfortably over 98 percent of prescription glasses and are well-suited to youth and adults. The new 3M lenses of the frame are scratch resistant and include an antireflective coating. Since they are reusable, the per-ticket cost of Dolby 3D glasses can be well below the cost of disposable 3D glasses. The new glasses are available at a list price of $12.00 or lower when purchased with a Dolby 3D bundle.