Golden Village immerses audiences in Singapore’s history

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Golden Village immerses audiences in Singapore’s history

SINGAPORE: Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound setup is being introduced to moviegoers in Singapore with the arrival of Jack Neo’s full-length feature film, Long, Long Time Ago at the Golden Village Suntec City Theater. The Barco format adds two additional layers of sound to existing 5.1 surround setups to increase the sense of audio realism. The movie, which features an ensemble of local veteran artists including Aileen Tan, Mark Lee, Wang Lei and Suhaimi Yusof, is set between 1965 and the early 1970s. It tells the history of Singapore’s growth as a nation through the story of protagonist Zhao Di, as her family journeys through the years from their humble village to a modern HDB flat.

‘I have always wanted my audiences to fully experience the various sounds in my films as audio is an important part of any film, just like the images. With the collaboration with Barco and Auro Technologies, my audiences can truly experience the audio landscape in my movies in the immersive way I have intended,’ said Mr Neo.

‘It’s great to get the opportunity to support this unique cinematic experience with Auro 11.1 in Singapore,’ commented Wilfred Van Baelen, CEO and founder of Auro Technolgies. ‘I’m convinced that moviegoers will be thrilled by the experience and feel part of the history of Singapore.’

‘Visualisation has grown tremendously in recent years, while the evolution of audio technology has been much more gradual,’ added Sebastian Fong, project manager at Golden Village. ‘That’s why Auro 11.1 by Barco is such a monumental revolution in the history of cinema. When it is known that 50 per cent of the moviegoing experience relies on pitch-perfect audio, you understand why we’re so proud to be the first cinema operator to launch Auro 11.1 in Singapore.’

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