Consolidated Theaters launching Titan XC big screen experiences

posted by CSWalczak on June 4, 2010 at 4:39 am

HONOLULU, HI — Consolidated Theaters, which operates theaters under several names including Consolidated, Angelika Film Centers, and City Cinemas, is joining the list of the other theater chains in installing its own proprietary big screens. The First Titan XC screen has been installed in a renovated auditorium of the company’s Ward Stadium 16. The screen measures 66 feet by 35 feet. The auditorium also boasts Dolby 7.1 surround sound and an Xpand-D 3D projection system.

One of the theater’s largest auditoriums was completely redesigned to create a world-class, theater atmosphere. Consolidated Theatres' new Titan Extreme Cinema will feature:

Huge Screen: A newly-installed wall-to-wall screen, stretching more than 66 feet wide and 35 feet tall in Titan XC will be the largest commercial movie screen in the state of Hawai'i.

Read the full story in theHonolulu Advertiser.

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Comments (6)

terrywade
terrywade on June 4, 2010 at 5:49 am

66 feet is nothing big these days. Just another way get more money from the public with a X name on it. In the old days many theatres before the chop ups came had very large wide screens and you didn’t have to pay extra! Maybe some of the big money chains will start taking down the walls at some small shoebox theatres and make one big curved 90 foot screen.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on June 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Amen brother! Amen!!!

vic1964
vic1964 on June 4, 2010 at 7:34 am

Funny how they will throw so much money at this digital junk but nothing for the 70mm cause or skilled projectionists who could make 35mm shine!?

pbubny
pbubny on June 5, 2010 at 3:01 am

And look at the proportions on this screen: 66 x 35. That’s about 1.85 to 1. In other words, with ‘scope movies you’ll lose about 8 feet of screen height due to top-down masking. Same old same old.

John Fink
John Fink on June 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

Agreed – unless they can increase the throw of image to enlarge it, then what’s the point? And I’m not sure if these giant screens have masking. Again, this is a frustrating, stupid gimmick instead of theaters actually building a new large screen. It’s nothing new – I always laughed when there was no new IMAX product at Showcase Buckland Hills (near Hartford, CT) and they would show a 35MM film in the IMAX auditorium (an auditorium modified with a wall to ceiling screen) – the 35MM image would be the same and with such a small screen (Buckland didn’t have any monstrous theaters) the quality was great, without the extra ticket price.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 19, 2010 at 6:35 am

Follow-up story about the screen’s debut: View link

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