Charlotte Film Festival highlights actual 35mm film

posted by CSWalczak on September 24, 2009 at 7:45 am

In spite of all the buzz about digital projection, with many predicting the imminent demise of traditional film projection, this year’s Charlotte Film Festival will be deliberately emphasizing 35mm film to provide attendees with what this article in the Charlotte Observer calls “a different viewing experience:”

Let’s say that with emphasis: It’s showing films. Not digital entries that can be tossed up onto any screen, but 35mm pictures that have to be projected in traditional movie theaters.

Partnerships were the key to this quantum leap forward.

The film festival convinced EpiCentre Theaters and Regal’s Park Terrace Cinemas to provide a different viewing experience. The festival strengthened its bond with Queens University of Charlotte, which hosts eight workshops

Read more in the Charlotte Observer.

Comments (7)

nerwall16 on September 24, 2009 at 3:29 pm

35mm at a movie theater…intresting concept, honest who else is sick of digital 3d cause i am, and not even as a theater manager just as a movie lover

MPol on September 25, 2009 at 8:45 am

It’s about time!!

raysson on September 26, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Does anybody know that the Park Terrace is celebrating its 45th Anniversary? The theatre opened to the public in May of 1964,and it is the oldest running movie theatre in Charlotte. A great place to showcase independent and upcoming films. A grand place to see good flick.

jce13 on September 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Charlotte’s oldest operational movie theatre is the Manor, not the Park Terrace. The Manor has been showing movies since 1947.

ToledoClassicMovies on September 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

From a theatre operators point of view, here are the reasons to go digital:
1. Super sharp and clear projection.
2. NO expensive shipping of heavy film prints both ways
3. Excellent flexibility—any excellent quality video source can be run.
4. No shortage of digital prints for classics or indies, unlike film.
5. Many 35mm bookers can’t guarantee condition of older titles.

PeterApruzzese on September 29, 2009 at 6:25 am

Toledo –

How many classic films are available in D-Cinema format? Or even Blu-ray? DVD is certainly not acceptable for regular theatrical exhibition on anything over a 10-12 foot wide screen.

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