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.
July 25, 2012
South Korean company CJ Group is at the front of the lines in creating a 4-D movie experience. While popular in their home country, CJ is testing out their system in the U.S. which feature moving seats and effects such as fog and scents.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
July 22, 2012
July 10, 2012
Patrons with hearing impairments may have an easier time going to the movies soon. Sony is rolling out subtitle glasses that will give the user the option to change the size of the letters that will appear seamlessly on the screen. They anticipate a rollout in England first but America should be soon after.
Read more in Digital Trends.