Meyer Sound and the Telluride Film Festival have announced a decade-long partnership agreement which outlines a fourfold expansion of theatres equipped with 100% Meyer Sound cinema systems.
For the 2018 edition of the festival, held over Labor Day weekend, the Galaxy Theatre joined the flagship Werner Herzog Theatre as a second venue to offer complete, premium Meyer Sound systems. In addition, the Palm Theatre and the Nugget Theatre will be fully furnished with Meyer Sound systems in the coming years as part of the continuing collaboration.
“Even though many of our theatres are temporary venues for film, we are committed to offering our audience a world-class experience,” comments Telluride Film Festival Executive Director Julie Huntsinger. “By partnering with Meyer Sound, we can be assured of benefiting not only from the world’s finest cinema loudspeakers but also the on-site technical expertise to make sure each system is fine-tuned for optimum performance in its acoustical environment.”
For each festival run, Telluride’s middle school gymnasium is transformed into a first-class cinema with special acoustical treatments and finishing design touches inspired by pioneering French filmmaker Georges Meliés. The Meyer Sound cinema audio system comprises Acheron 100 coupled with Meyer Sound Acheron LF systems for the screen channels, Meyer Sound HMS-12 surround loudspeakers and Meyer Sound X-800C subwoofers for the LFE channels. Processing for drive and optimization is — appropriately — supplied by a Meyer Sound GALAXY 816 network platform. For film introductions and panel discussions, the venue has a separate PA system with UPQ-1P loudspeakers and a 750-LFC low-frequency control element.
“Telluride continues to gain wider recognition as one of the world’s leading showcases of new and noteworthy cinema,” said Miles Rogers, Meyer Sound’s business development manager, cinema and content creation markets. “Great films deserve sound to match, and we’re proud to be playing an important role in making sure every film’s sound is heard exactly as its creators intended.”
The Galaxy joins the Werner Herzog Theatre, where the Meyer Sound complement is anchored by the same trio of Meyer Sound Acheron screen loudspeaker systems plus 22 Meyer Sound HMS-12 cinema surrounds, 10 Meyer Sound X-800C subwoofers and 3 Meyer Sound Galileo 616 processors.
Slated for a complete Meyer Sound upgrade in the coming years are the Nugget Theatre, a smaller year-round venue housed in the historic First National Bank building, and the Michael D. Palm Theatre, a 587-seat performing arts venue located on the campus of Telluride High School. The Palm Theatre already is equipped with a compact Meyer Sound line array system which is used regularly for the venue’s wide range of live music performances and community events.