Next Up On Movie Theaters' List To Remain Relevant: 3D Movies

from the well,-it's-a-start dept

It is beginning to look like movie theater owners are finally (finally!) coming to terms with the fact that they can't just sit back and whine about home theaters. Instead, they need to actually compete and offer a better experience, not easily replicated at home. In the last month, we've seen a few different stories suggesting that theater owners at least understand part of this. As we've noted, they're investing in IMAX screens and building luxury theaters. The latest is that they're trying to do a lot more 3D movies where the overall experience is enhanced by seeing it in a big theater. These are all steps in the right direction, and things that need to be done, but it would be nice if they fixed the core problems first: making the theaters comfortable, clean and mostly free from distraction. Also, it appears that all of these stories focus on how the theater owners are looking to increase prices for these "new" types of movie experiences. Considering how overpriced some folks already think movies are, theater owners might want to be careful about how much extra they're charging, or no one will come check out these innovations in the first place.

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    Znith, 16 Apr 2008 @ 4:36am

    Re: 3D isn't going to help theaters

    Twinrova have you ever went to see a 3D moving in a theater? It's not red/cyan anymore. The polorized glasses are just like wearing sunglasses.. I'm sure you've worn those before, they aren't specialized equipment.

    There is no eyestrain viewing stereoscopic 3D in a theater, if that was a fact then they movie makers would not be considering these options, this includes the big guys like Disney.

    Yes there are a certain few that cannot view 3D that is why there are theaters that show the same exact movies without the 3D on non-DLP projectors.

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