August 25, 2011
The Goldstream News-Gazette looks at how digital prints have changed the life of a projectionist.
As with changing from film to digital photography, those invested in film technology resisted, Robinson said, but after years of refinements, digital movie quality is good or better than 35 mm.
“There’s no deterioration, no shaky lateral movement,” he said. “Clarity is always perfect and no one is moving lenses (on projectors).
(photo by Edward Hill/News staff)
August 17, 2011
Coming soon to a theater near you, you’ll have a chance to purchase a permanent set of 3-D glasses at a variety of price points. Even though this type of films has been gaining steam, are they popular enough to warrant this demand?
Read more at Digital Trends.
August 16, 2011
In this piece, the writer looks back at the summer of movies and whats on the horizon. He also delves into how different technologies have fared.
July 25, 2011
June 30, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A new service called MoviePass wants to become the Netflix of theatrical moviegoing. For $50 per month, moviegoers can see any movie they want (from participating theaters) whenever and however often they like.
What’s the catch? The service, which uses your iPhone or Android to reserve tickets, is currently only available at select San Francisco theaters. (There is still a $3 upcharge for 3-D movies, though.) For more information, check out Entertainment Weekly’s profile or visit MoviePass' website. My vote? If they expand to Los Angeles, they can have my Ulysses S. Grant.
UPDATE: Studios and theaters — especially AMC — are angry, according to The Wrap. Stay tuned …
June 24, 2011
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA — Christie is expanding its presence in Canada as Cineplex Entertainment will be installing 900 new digital projectors throughout their circuit, making them their exclusive provider. With coverage like this, Christie is quickly becoming the go to company for digital conversion.
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June 20, 2011
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May 27, 2011
It’s been reported that AMC, National Amusements and Regal Cinema chains are leaving 3D projector lenses on for 2D movies. This means that the projected image is polarized and far dimmer than it should be. The 3 chains are mum but an insider, speaking on condition of anonymity, says it’s “unspoken” corporate policy.
Delving deeper, a possible reason for this is it’s too much work after each film to accurately swap lenses but also because a certain security feature could be disabled; DRM (or Digital Rights Management) that is the bane of privacy issues to most internet users.