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November 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST

DTS to Deliver Next-Generation DTS:X Audio to Classic Cinemas

Illinois-based theatre chain to enhance the moviegoing experience at its historic venues

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) ("Xperi"), is pleased to announce a partnership with Classic Cinemas to install DTS:X® immersive audio technology across 16 screens at five Classic Cinemas locations.

DTS:X technology enables filmmakers to create richer soundscapes by moving sound objects in front of, behind, above and beside the audience, precisely where the mixer places them.

Installation of DTS:X-certified equipment has begun and will be completed by Spring 2018 at the following locations: Charlestowne 18 (St. Charles, Ill.), Cinema 12 (Carpentersville, Ill.), Lake Theatre (Oak Park, Ill.), North Riverside Luxury 6 (North Riverside, Ill.) and York Theatre (Elmhurst, Ill.).

"We are truly pleased to partner with Classic Cinemas and provide the DTS:X experience in their historic venues," said Bill Neighbors, GM, cinema, digital media and streaming solutions at DTS. "The flexibility of DTS:X allows Classic Cinemas the ability to offer their guests a premium experience that is true to the filmmakers' intent, while allowing for the historic preservation of their theatres."

"We appreciate and celebrate history as well as innovation, and our partnership with DTS demonstrates our passion," said Chris Johnson, CEO of Classic Cinemas. "Installing DTS:X-certified equipment in our auditoriums will deliver a premium experience to our guests in a cost-efficient way, thanks to the technology's inherent flexibility and most importantly, first-class sound."

Since its debut in August 2015, DTS:X has enjoyed worldwide adoption by major Hollywood motion picture studios, cinema owners and mixing stages. To date, more than 120 theatrical titles have been released and exhibited with a DTS:X soundtrack, more than 500 screens around the world have added DTS:X, and more than 60 world-class mixing stages in 17 countries have installed DTS:X production tools.

DTS:X cinema certification ensures that the presentation is true to the filmmakers' intent. Certification is achieved by complying with the DTS:X installation guidelines and installing DTS:X-approved equipment available from industry-leading server, sound rendering/processor companies and speaker manufacturers including GDC Technology, QSC, Adde Audio, DK Audio, Elipson, JBL, KCS, Klipsch and Meyer Sound.

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About DTS, Inc.

Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners' network-connected devices. For more information, please visit

About Xperi Corporation

Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi's solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please call +1 408-321-6000 or visit

About Classic Cinemas

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned business, run by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. It was started in 1978 with the operation of the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. In 2011, Classic Cinemas received the Landmark Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Stewardship. In 2012, all auditoriums were updated with enhanced 4K digital projection. The company today operates 14 theatres in 13 communities. For more information, please visit

Xperi, DTS, Invensas, FotoNation, Tessera and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.



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