Qualcomm's joint venture with Technicolor, Technicolor Digital Cinema, is digitally distributing US Christmas release Ocean's Eleven.
The system uses Qualcomm's ABSolute image compression technology which was specifically developed for cinema exhibition.
At least 19 US cinemas are expected to show the film in the digital format, including some that have already used the Texas Instruments DLP (Digital Light Processing) exhibition system.
The film, a Warner Bros release, stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. It is a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack caper starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr about a heist on a Las Vegas casino.
Ocean's Eleven opens in the UK in February 2002.