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Dan Spaulding
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 - posted November 03, 2010 02:57 PM      Profile for Dan Spaulding   Email Dan Spaulding         Edit/Delete Post 
My understanding is if the theater is digital they can show 3D in it. So any of the 6 screens should be able to have 3D. 1 more sign of support for the Oak Tree is they have added late night shows during the weekdays. Up until last week they were not listing any shows after 8pm like the Uptown & Factoria currently do except on Fri & Sat. They also have there $5 AM Cinema shows starting before noon on Fri now

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Mark Campbell
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I wonder if that is a move to get better bookings. What would any distributor pick the Oak Tree over the Regal if the Regal offers 2 evening shows on weeknights vs. Oak Tree's old policy of 1 show.

Regarding the 3D - don't they need silver screens in all auditoriums then? Or is that only for certain 3D....

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David Pulido
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No, once a projector is set...its set. The projectors cost too much to convert a multi-or-megaplex to all digital overnight. My theater is getting them in waves before the company makes every screen in all theaters digital in 2012.

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John J. Fink
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Depending on the system (it looks like Real D is the dominate player) 3-D requires a silver screen. I know little about this but I believe it depends on how the image is polarized, the Dolby digital system doesn't. I think from there it would be moving the 3-D polarizer from house to house - but I assume that changes depending on the system (I think Master Image allows for it, it may be more complicated with other systems).

Today I saw a pretty crappy digital projection at Cineplex Niagara Square mostly because they didn't remove the Real D polarizer from the last show, it's passable for trailers but over an hour and a half film the color reproduction was distracting and off.

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Dan Roben
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Mark, don't forget that four of the six theaters have more seating than the largest Thornton Place house. Even the the two small houses have more seating than many of the screens at Thornton. Also, at least for now, tickets are a dollar cheaper at the Oak Tree. Finally, maybe it's because the Oak Tree is a better theater, (at least, I think so, even with the uncomfortable seats).

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Dave Felthous
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A belated reply about the Oak Tree.

No, 3-D can't be moved about the building. It requires silver screens, for one thing. It doesn't seem likely that AMC installed six silvers, especially since, so far anyway, their only 3-Ds have been move-overs from Regal.

As long as 3-D films are also in the IMAX format, which Regal has, the Oak Tree won't get the new ones. AMC wouldn't be allowed to put in IMAX because it's in the same booking zone as Regal.

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Mark Campbell
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So the Oak Tree received the 3D installations on screens #1 and #6 (the outer theatres). #1 is the smallest of the big 3 and #6 is the medium one on the far left toward the market. (I posted a lot of pictures of #6 pre-digital on Cinematour). Over the holidays they had Yogi Bear (still playing) and Gullivers Travels and first run 3D. Not exactly Tron Legacy from a booking standpoint. Ironically as a second-tier cinema to the Oak Tree's booking are very similar to the Chinese and Chinese 6 in Hollywood (which is suffering because of the Arclight).

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