Worldwide adoption of Texas Instruments’ DLP Cinema technology reached 82,364 screens by Apr 1, of which 43,615 were 3D-enabled, the company announced on the opening day of CinemaCon on Monday [15].

DLP Cinema executives noted IMAX screens powered by DLP Cinema digital screens reached 564 worldwide – 308 in North America and 256 internationally.

“We have been at the core of the digital cinema movement ever since the first theatres adopted DLP Cinema technology nearly 15 years ago, and have championed its innovation and values throughout,” said Dave Duncan, manager of DLP Cinema and professional display for Texas Instruments. “Although we are thrilled as more exhibitors and theatregoers enjoy the benefits of digital with each showing, it’s all the groundbreaking possibilities still to come that are the most exciting.”

In March AMC Theatres introduced the world’s first commercial cinema showing of laser projection courtesy of a DLP Cinema-powered prototype projector from Christie that enabled current release G.I. Joe: Retaliation [pictured] to be viewed in 3D at the high brightness levels normally seen in 2D showings.