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.
June 19, 2012
June 13, 2012
CHICAGO, IL — Theaters around the world have been struggling to make the jump to digital. The Patio Theater in Portage Park has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a digital projector — which is a necessity for their business to continue.
Check out their Kickstarter site along with some great pictures.
(Thanks to senorsock for providing the photo.)
May 29, 2012
May 15, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NV — One of the biggest developments to arise from CinemaCon the other week was a discussion over theaters potentially receiving films on satellite. A Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition of major studios and theater chains are testing it out and expect to start rolling it out next year.
Read more at Fox Business.
May 10, 2012
THOMASTON, GA — The Ritz Theatre has had its ups and downs since opening in 1928. With the upcoming end of film distribution though, it’s unclear if this will be its final act.
Read more about this and frequently asked questions about digital in the Thomaston Times.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
May 1, 2012
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — Some theater owners have a bigger sense of humor than others about the “convert or die” mantra that has been passed down to them about converting to digital. The Grand Theater staged a “Farewell to Film” event the other week where they literally carried out the final film reels used at a screening and loaded them into a hearse.
Read more in the Morning Call.
(Thanks to HowardBHaas for providing the photo.)