October 26, 2012
CHARLOTTE, MI — The second-generation owners of the Eaton Twin Theatres are preparing to make the expensive transition to digital projection. They hope to purchase a digital projector for its main floor auditorium but cannot afford a second digital projector for the smaller upstairs auditorium in the former balcony.
Further details are in the Lansing State Journal
October 12, 2012
SCHAUMBURG, IL — What’s being billed as Chicago’s first 5-D Cinema is rolling out at the Woodfield Mall later this cinema. PIX 5D Cinema will present 12-15 minute movie shorts that hit all the senses.
Read more in the Northwest Herald
October 8, 2012
September 20, 2012
James Cameron shared his views on why cinemas will survive in USA Today. He feels that new technology to make the theater experience more immerssive is the key to its success.
September 14, 2012
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Could a pulsating screen be the future for cinemas? Seoul-based collective Jonpasang debuted their Hyper-Matrix screen for an Expo last month that features thousands of moving cubes.
Read more along with pictures and video at Fast Company.
September 10, 2012
August 31, 2012
Researchers in South Korea are creating technology that could lead to 3-D without glasses. It could lead to a reduction in costs for projection but all the details haven’t been ironed out.
Read more at Wired.
August 16, 2012
The San Francisco Chronicle took inventory of the projection systems used in area theaters. With even neighborhood theaters being forced to convert to digital, they claim watching a 35mm film will soon be a rarity in their town.
July 30, 2012
July 27, 2012
A piece in the New York Times argues that we now watch movies similarly to how they were watched in the earliest days of film on kinetoscope. Despite the growing number of movie downloads, they celebrate the immersive experience of seeing a film on the big screen.