13
Mar
12

film projectors disappearing

replaced by hard drives [movie city news]

what really pushed theaters toward digital was the resurgence of cutting-edge 3D, which required theaters to have digital projectors to show hits like “Avatar” and “How to Train Your Dragon” in glorious 3D — for an extra $3 or $4 per ticket to boot. Once theaters saw the high-quality digital images and learned how easy the digital films were to use, the revolution was on.

Since January 2010 — the month after “Avatar” opened — the number of movie screens using digital in North America nearly tripled from 8,000 to 23,000. Petrick predicts film will be phased out entirely from commercial theaters in two to five years.

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