Dolby Comes to the Balboa

For some time now, the Balboa has been the only theater I regularly cover here with only mono sound, but that’s changing. The theater’s new Dolby sound system officially launches Friday with the opening there of the new Robin Hood.

According to the theater’s newsletter, Robin Hood will be screened in “Dolby Stereo.” I’m not sure why it isn’t Dolby Digital. Maybe it’s just a misprint.

Added 5/13: I received email from Gary Meyer. It is analog Dolby Stereo. The reason not to go digital was financial, but Gary feels that the sound quality is “amazing,” in large part because of the speakers from Berkeley’s Meyer Sound (no relationship).