November 23, 2011
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
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.
October 7, 2011
CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago Tribune looks at the difficult decision small theaters face as they decide whether or not to make the digital conversion. While they won’t have a choice in a few years, the article poses the question that maybe it’s just not worth it in the long run.
September 20, 2011
Sure to please even the pickiest viewer, Sony is releasing a super high-def 4K projector. It might cost you $25K but it’ll get you 4 times the resolution of standard HD.
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.
Click “more” for the full press release.