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Theatre 20 is being prepped to receive a Digital Projector with REAL-D. The silver screen is being hung today and the projector should be installed in the next week or two.
Yeah but I think its more like the studios are putting pressure on the chains to make the switch, that article said Dickinson only has to pay 10 or 15 percent of the cost, and after that they get subsidized “virtual prints” for a while. To be honest without the studios I doubt there would be hardly any adoption of digital, movie theatre chains are pretty cheap.
Dickinson had a huge megaplex in Kansas City, the SouthGlen, after they sold it to Goodrich it turned into the SouthQuality. It was a REALLY nice theatre, its now a 24 Hour Fitness. I just cant picture turning something like a theatre into a gym.
“Weâ€™re being told that a 3-D presentation of the next Super Bowl is a possibility. I want 3-D sports, 3-D operas. â€¦ I want 3-D preachers on Sunday morning. I want that preacher to reach out and grab me.â€
John Hartley has such a way with words…
Yes, I’m an employee. I haven’t heard much about West End Pointe 8, which probably means it’s doing fine. I really don’t know much about operations in or around Kansas City or Junction City, so I have no info for you.
Sounds like you worked for the chain at a great time, the chain is a much different animal these days, and I don’t especially mean that in a good way. I’m pretty sure they don’t know the meaning of the word “RENOVATION.”
The Chenal 9 in Little Rock is doing well. They had a lot of trouble getting the UA in North Little Rock up and running again, I don’t think they knew what they were getting themselves into. I think the IMAX idea for the Northrock 14 in Wichita is great, especially given Dickinson’s fierce battle with Warren in that market having an IMAX screen would bring something to the game that Warren can’t.
I also heard word that the digital role out is to begin in January and hopefully be done by the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2009.
From what I’ve heard, after the success of the Gateway 12 IMAX in Arizona they added a sixth one onto the deal and shortly after bought the Springfield. I also know that Springfield 8 is extremely busy, they make almost as much as the Starworld 20 in Tulsa which is the biggest money maker in the chain.
3004 Seats :)