Technology

  • 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.

  • NCR makes theater management easy

    SAN ANTONIO, TX — With a new partnership with Santikos Theatres, NCR Corp. is expanding its presence. The company recently launched its “Reel Time” program which helps theaters analyze their sales and marketing initiatives as well as improve services around theaters such as ticketing and ushering.

    If you’d like to hear more about what they have to offer, go to the report on this deal at Zacks.

  • December 13, 2011

    VOD rides to the rescue of Indie Film

    With more and more success stories, independent film distributors are realizing that there’s a robust market out there for VOD. Recent releases like “Margin Call” and “Melancholia” have made at least half of their revenue from the platform instead of relying solely on theaters initially.

    Read more at Reuters.

  • December 9, 2011

    Nashville braces for the digital conversion

    NASHVILLE, TN — Like so many other cities across the country, Nashville is preparing to say goodbye to traditional cinema presentation as we’ve known it. Nashville Scene looks at the last theaters in town who still project the old-fashioned way.

  • November 23, 2011

    Small-town movie theater goes digital

    HARMONY, MN — As reported in July, the Jem Theatre has been having some problems raising money for a digital conversion. Minnesota Today announced they were able to raise money for a used digital projection but still had to pay for the bulk of it on a loan.

    They’ll only be on the clear once they pay the money back and even then, they still need to continue building attendance. With so few people around the area period, the situation poses quite the challenge.

  • October 19, 2011

    R.I.P., the movie camera: 1888-2011

    With some major manufacturers ceasing production of film cameras, it seems like the last links to cinema presentation as we knew it are quickly disappearing. Salon looks back on how this day came to be and what this new era means for us.