500+ Digital 3-D Engagements For Disney’s “Meet The Robinsons”
On March 30, Disney will be releasing their latest animated movie, “Meet The Robinsons,” in more than 500 U.S. & Canadian theatres equipped for 3-D Digital Cinema presentation. (The movie is also being released in 2-D Digital Cinema and, of course, 35mm.)
D-Cinema systems (with 3-D capability) have been installed in hundreds of theaters over the last few weeks allowing “Meet The Robinsons” to be seen in over four times the number of venues as did Disney’s previous 3-D release, last fall’s re-issue of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Here is a link to FromScriptToDVD.com’s list of theatres that will be showing “Meet The Robinsons” in digital 3-D.
Some observations from compiling the data…
—– 500+ domestic theatres (nearly 700 when factoring multiple installations in a venue and international installations). A year ago there were fewer than 100.
—– Over 30 exhibitors now have at least one screen in their circuit equipped for D-Cinema (+ Real D) presentation
—– Medium and fairly-large markets getting their first taste of D-Cinema:
Oklahoma City, OK
St. Louis, MO
—– Decent-sized markets curiously without any D-Cinema theatres:
New Orleans, LA
—– Many of the theatres showing “Meet The Robinsons” in digital 3-D have a page on this website. However, the majority of them probably would not be characterized by most of us as a “Cinema Treasure.” The lone exceptions, arguably, would be the Ziegfeld in New York and El Capitan in Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, most of the venues involved are of the recently-constructed, stadium-seating, 15+ screen variety…not that there’s anything wrong with that. :–)
For those of you who go out this weekend and see “Meet The Robinsons,” please consider sharing your thoughts and observations of the movie as well as the presentation.