Broadway shows, more opera and ballet coming to digitally-equipped theaters

posted by CSWalczak on May 4, 2011 at 7:45 am

NEW YORK, NY — The range of presentations being made available to digitally-equipped movie theaters in rapidly increasing. In addition to well-established offerings such the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series and rock concert events, the options now include Broadway shows. The currently running Broadway musical “Memphis” will showing soon in about six hundred theaters as will “The Importance of Being Earnest” with undoubtedly more shows to follow. There is more in this story from Reuters.

In addition, more opera and ballet presentations are being made available by companies such as Emerging Pictures, which announced its offerings for 2011-12 here.

Another reflection of this trend is evident in the emergence of a new theater operator which calls itself Digiplex Destinations, which has acquired two theaters and intends on further expansion. Perhaps the day is coming when we shall no longer go to the movies, the cinema, or to a theater, but to a DEC – digital entertainment center. There is a story about Digiplex here.

Comments (2)

CapnRob on May 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This is the one place where 3D could be fun. I would mount a static camera center of the audience and record audio to replicate a binaural recording. I saw it done at Disneyland when they had the “Honey, I Blew Up The Audience”. It works great when the audience is normal size.

CapnRob on May 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Sorry. That should have read “Honey, I Shrunk The Audience”. No big deal but I love correcting people and thought I’d try it out on myself.

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