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BLADE RUNNER and DR. STRANGELOVE were both projected in 4K on Landmark’s Sony system.
sorry, correction, I had forgotten that it was two initially and a third screen was added. In it’s current configuration, the space is now just one auditorium with raked seating. Too bad, no films are being presented for this year’s Filmfest at the Greenberg.
Question: was it the release of SCHINDLER’S LIST that the Avalon’s sound system got converted to DTS? As I recall I remember seeing it opening weekend and the studio got the theatre not to sell concessions, due to the thematic and serious nature of the film.
The Avalon also saw the brief and only installation of Sony Dynamic Digital Sound for the release of the director’s cut of DAS BOOT in 1997.
The Tenley theatre had a 70mm system when LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Frank Oz remake) opened in December of 1986. Question: was the theatre always set up with three auditoriums? or was it just one theatre initially?
are the Bond films being shown in 4K DLP since they were mastered that way – I know the Ziegfeld has a NEC system, but wasn’t sure if it was outfitted as such to playback 4K.
so NEC units can playback 4K files – correct? From the literature I’ve seen on the systems that’s my understanding.
it’s no different than recent films getting DMR’d for IMAX, most of those films are 35mm to begin with and the masters then converted to IMAX specs, the audiomix might differ, but it’s the same process when films in the past received 70mm engagements that were'nt shot in 70mm.
well … ?!? don’t leave us hanging here ???
The Uptown theatre in DC has it’s poster up as a ‘coming soon’ feature. (horray!)
I think it is, I’ve never asked, but I assume it is, since Landmark and Sony did work out a deal to install Sony 4K systems to select Landmark theatres. ‘Bubble’ looked great in DP when it played awhile back. I don’t know if you know this, but one Sony 4K system is at the National Geographic auditorium – I’ve seen film there but not a DP feature – I missed it, but I assume Sony/Columbia might have given the Geo a harddisc drive of ‘Night at the Museum’ for the DC sneak peak.
I read awhile back, an article on 4K and Fox had transferred a 70mm print of ‘The Sound of Music’ to digital and the 4K presentation pretty much mirrored/replicated 70mm spot on – 2K doesn’t have the resolution of 4K or 70mm/Imax for that matter. Feret – it’s just a rumour at this point about IJ4, it’s mentioned over at in70mm.com, it’d be pretty cool though if say a dozen 70mm prints could be created and distributed to the top film markets that have theatres that still have 70mm projectors – DC’s is pretty much a lock, it’s the Uptown.
I will miss you cigarette burns and grain…. ;)
did you hear, Spielberg and Lucas Films is rumoured to premier the latest Indiana Jones film at Cannes in 70mm… oh if they could rekick that trend back up, then screw DLP…. resurrect 70mm!!!!!!
just a reminder to all that the Avalon is doing a campaign called the Avalon Legacy Campaign
“The campaign is a community effort to raise $2 million for the historic theater. This campaign will fund renovations and help secure the future of the independently owned and operated theater. We will also be celebrating the theater’s 85th year in operation, and the 5th anniversary of the reopening of the theater as a nonprofit community film center.”
money raised would be allocated to the following proposals/plans:
For the Animated shorts showcase in February – Peter and the Wolf (the Best Animated short winner) looked utterly amazing – the digital projection image looked 3D, to the point where I literally wanted to reach in and touch the characters.
For the record, their digital system is on Screen 1.
I have to admit I haven’t been to the Arclight or Seattle Cinerama but I would assume their screens are similiar in curve – right, and they’ve done DLP – right? Since there are home theatre DP systems than can replicate curved screen presentations without distortion, I would assume similiar commercial lenses exist for theatres this size – right? To reiterize what I said in my Sept. 10 2007 post, NEC’s system is the most ideal and CAN playback 4K content – 2K this side might diplay flaws.
re: 10,0000 BC – I saw it just to see it in DLP (at Gallery Place) and which highly benefitted from crystal clear digital picture.
Given the news that AMC would begin the slow rollout of DLP'ing all it’s screens – I would assume the Uptown can and might be upgraded (if AMC doesn’t go with it’s rumoured plan on not keeping the theatre after it’s lease expires) – can a screen this large and degree of screen curvature prove problematic – the only incentive of DLP is that the projector darkness that some films have had in the past might be corrected, likewise color contrast and brightness will be more consistent.
for the record, NEC servers can also playback 4K
since they probably won’t be using Sony 4K’s systems' let’s hope AMC, Regal and Cinemark are smart enough to purchase servers like Doremi’s that can playback future 4K features. To ignore 4K technology is counterintuitive.
I thought James Cameron struck some 70mm/DTS prints of TITANIC
word is that Steven Spielberg/Paramount will NOT release ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ in DLP but in 35mm only – interesting buck the trend release – how bout going true old school and striking a few 70mm blow up prints for the key select city markets ;)
But Bill did the guy who saw ‘El Cid’ say it was a 35mm print or a DLP projection – the latter was presented as such for the AFI/Silver Theatre showing which proved to be disasterous.
from a couple of online friends that did go to the ‘El Cid’ screening, a number of people left in utter disgust – supposedly this is the beginning of a AFI/Weinstein film showcase – if they can’t provide actual film and not hard drive masters – they are going to have similiar problems down the line.
Did anyone attend the January 28 presentation of ‘El Cid’ – I gather it wasn’t in the Dome. Was this a 35mm print or HiDef Digital projection – the latter was shown the same night at the AFI’s Silver Theatre – and it was from what I read a terrible presentation.
Did anyone go to January 28th screening of ‘El Cid’ I heard from a couple of people it was one of the worst screenings due to several factors – however the Weinstein company distributed this film in tape or hard drive form – the entire left side of the screen was fuzzy. I’ve seen digital projection a couple of times on the main screen – ‘Sharkwater’ and ‘Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream’ (Silverdocs) and they were excellent – here, for ‘El Cid’ it sounded like it was an utter travesty.
I’ll believe it when I see it. Regal just installed a Digital 3D system at Gallery Place (for Beowulf) and they’ve only shown 3D features – nothing in standard DLP – what a joke… I still have to trek out over to Cinema De Lux to see other DLP ‘films’. National Amusement’s installed DLP units on the cineplex' largest screens and they’ve (generally) looked great. ‘Golden Compass’ though flickered throughout the entire feature. Regal needs to outfit their largest screens in the Washington DC area – Rockville’s small screen is a severly lacklustre. I’m still waiting for Landmark Bethesda to install a Sony 4K LCoS system at it’s cash cow location, there’s no reason why the newer Baltimore theatre can feature a digital system and not for Bethesda.