Some posts in the Asian film thread got me thinking about some of my favorite experiences with sound and movies.
Dolby Atmos is used for over 45 films this year, compared with 12 last year. I remember last year seeing Brave at El Capitan, because that was one of the few places with Dolby Atmos, and because Brave was the first film released in Atmos.
Likewise, a friend and I once stood in line to see Days of Thunder opening day at the National in Westwood. That was the first film released with digital audio, and the National had a huge screen and the best sound in town. It's not a great movie, but it was a lot of fun and, yes, the sound was well worth it.
I also had to catch Saving Private Ryan at the National. Great mix on a great system resulted in unbelievable sound imaging. You could even track the paths of individual bullets as they whizzed past your head in the opening moments. This was an unforgettable movie experience that should be made easier by Atmos, though I've yet to experience its Atmos equal yet.