Technology

  • March 30, 2012

    Bigger and louder: New cinemas strive for an enhanced movie experience

    Film Journal International has taken a look at recent advancements in cinema around. Selecting some of the most recent installations from projection to sound and screen, they aim to give a comprehensive look at the latest in technology.

  • March 23, 2012

    IMAX signs agreement with Cine Star Cinema to open first commercial IMAX® Theatres in Pakistan

    IMAX is broadening its reach around the world with the opening of three new screens in Pakistan next year. This will bring their total number of theaters in the Asia Pacific region to 303.

    Read the full story in MarketWatch.

  • March 20, 2012

    Sensory Friendly Films offers a safe movie haven

    A new program in select AMC theaters is making it easier for people with sensory issues to go to the movies. In more than 150 theaters across the country, AMC presents screenings with the sound down and lights up in order to making it more pleasant for those with autism.

    Read more in the Sioux City Journal.

  • March 19, 2012

    The upside for smartphones

    Instead of totally bashing them because of the onslaught of people calling/texting during movies, some chains are celebrating the advance in technology. New apps are helping patrons purchase tickets in advance, read reviews and even figure out the best time to take a bathroom break.

    Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

  • March 9, 2012

    As many as 20% of theaters to close due to digital conversion

    Indie Wire is saying 20% of U.S. theaters could close because they can’t afford to convert to digital. With the National Association of Theatre Owners pushing a “Convert or Die” mentality, are people aware of what’s about to happen? Do they care?

  • March 5, 2012

    Theater screen for sale

    A local AMC Theater upgraded one of their theater screens to an IMAX and gave a friend of mine the 38’ x 16’ theater screen that they took down. Here is a craigslist link to the information/pictures and my email is . Looking for around $750 for it. It weighs around 100 lbs so delivery is way too expensive…recommend pickup.

  • February 28, 2012

    Digital Film switch could signal end of historic movie theaters

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    BUFFALO, NY — With us quickly approaching a time when studios will supposedly stop making film prints available, the Huffington Post looks at the effects on historic theaters. They focus on local gems such as the Palace and the Riviera and their struggles in making the conversion.

    (Thanks to alknoblach for providing the photo.)

  • February 20, 2012

    Digital Film switch could signal end of historic movie theaters

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    BUFFALO, NY — With us quickly approaching a time when studios will supposedly stop making film prints available, the Huffington Post looks at the effects on historic theaters. They focus on local gems such as the Palace and the Riviera and their struggles in making the conversion.

    (Thanks to alknoblach for providing the photo.)

  • January 26, 2012

    Research shows 52% of screens in Europe converted to digital

    While single-screen operators are still lagging behind, European cinemas have accelerated in their digital conversion. According to a study, 52% have now made the jump and recently it hasn’t just been because of 3D.

    Read more in the Hollywood Reporter

  • January 17, 2012

    Ionia Theatre enters the digital era

    IONIA, MI — With a little help from the city, the Ionia Theatre is entering the digital era. They’ll soon be doing away with 35mm as they convert their two screens to digital projection. Eventually, they will do away altogether with sending/receiving films through mail.

    Read the full story in the Sentinel Standard.