Posted by netheatre.com on April 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Cinemacon 2013
Cinemacon 2013 has started and there will be many new products introduced. The first product that I had a chance to get my hands onto is the new Christie Solaria One+. Once I get some specs I will post, but for now here is a picture.
Reminder News (CT)
Local drive-in theater goes digital
By Louisa Owen Sonstroem - ReminderNews
Mansfield - posted Mon., Apr. 2, 2012
When the Mansfield Drive-In movie theater opens for the season on April 5, its pictures will be clearer and brighter than ever before.
It is the first drive-in in New England to convert from the old 35mm film reels to a digital projection system. After installation was completed, Michael Jungden, owner of the theater since 1974, held a test run of the new equipment on March 24. A crowd of about 30 fellow drive-in owners attended.
Guests toured the grounds, gazing at the drive-in’s three 118-foot-wide screens, examining the corresponding projectors, and chatting in the snack bar. Shortly after dark, one screen lit up with a showing of Todd Graff’s “Joyful Noise” and some old-time intermission clips.
For Jungden, converting to digital was not a choice.
“In 2013, movies will not be available to movie theaters in a 35mm format,” Jungden said. “We figured if we had to [convert], we might as well be first.”
The digital projector technology has existed for about 10 years, but drive-ins have only begun implementing it in the last three years, according to ...