According to MSNBC, RealD Cinema will ship smaller sized 3D glasses for children 8 and younger in time for the release of Toy Story 3 in 3D on June 18th.
An excellent idea but I wish they would create sturdier Real D glasses one could purchase and perhaps get a $1 off the up-charge when used. I remember when the first Real D movie (the awful Chicken Little) came out and they made green framed glasses to resemble those warn by the title character. I thought it was a shame when U2 3-D came out they didn’t do awesome Bono 3-D shades for the experience (I’d pay for a pimp pair of Real D glasses).
I suspect the only reason this couldn’t work is because theaters use different systems, while the majority of those I’ve been to use Real D, there’s a few others out there that might polarize differently.
When you pay an upcharge for a 3D movie, it is NOT for the glasses. It is for the technology that they used to get the 3D in the theatre. But it is true about the child sized 3d Glasses for the Real D 3D versions of any movie right now. They are cute little things!
After Toy Story 3d, other 3d movies include Despicable Me, which looks funny, and Cats and Dogs 2, which looks like crap.
Toy Story 3d didn’t open at Wilcox theaters here becouse they lack the 3d technology to support such films. What I have learn independent cinema operators struggling to compete with the chains. I can tell you on Saturday afternoon Wilcox can’t fill in the seats. I figure u don’t have 3d film like Toystory nor Alice in Wonderland the audience will not come that simple.