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Thursday, May 03, 2007

digital conversion

Well, the first of my must see movies for the summer, Spiderman 3, is opening tomorrow. My friends and i aren't the midnight crowd (not usually), so we won't seeing the movie tonight.We always watch Stargate on Friday nights, so that means we'll be seeing it Sat.
Anyway...

The point of this post is to tell you that i am finally going to make good on my threats to never pay to see a movie on film again.

I've spend far too much time this afternoon calling around to local theaters, but i finally have the list of which theaters have made the move to digital projectors:

Carmike Rivergate 8 - Yes
Bell Forge 10 (Hockory Hollow)- Yes
Wynnsong 10 (Rivergate) - Yes
Wynnsong 16 (Murfreesboro) - Yes
Green Hills 16 - No
Opry Mills - No
Hollywood 27 - No
Thoroughbred 20 - No
What is really odd about this list: All the old theaters have gone digital, while all of the "nice" new theaters are still showing film. (The girl at Opry Mills try to tell me that IMAX was digital...it is 70mm film for those that don't know). I guess this makes sense for two reasons: 1) those theaters are losing audience to the newer stadium-seating theaters so they need a 'gimmick' and 2) they are older and were due for upgrades, so they get the new stuff.

Either way, i plan on frequenting these places from here on out. Outside of focus, there shouldn't be any issues with picture or sound at these places again. (gum on the seats and sticky floors may be another issue all together)

2 comments:

jc said...

you can add Thoroughbred (sp) in Cool Springs to the digital list. Saw 2 movies there recently (Transformers & Bourne Ultimatum) and noticed they have a DLP sticker up in the ticket booth window. They also mention something about "digital expierence" during the preview warm ups.

jc said...

also Carmike Bellevue 8, which is about 1 mile from my new place ;o)