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DMcCunney
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re: The view looks grim from Digital Hollywood
DMcCunney   2/8/2013 2:13:17 AM
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@Gert22306: "From what I've read, the movie studios are subsidizing the shift to digital cinema." They may in the case of big chains. If you are a smaller independent, you are likely SOL. I just saw an online note that a respected independent theater in Boston was doing a Kickstarter campaign to get the funding to convert. They're a "rep house" who tends to show foreign films, classics and the like, and are looking at a future where they won't be able to get film prints, and if they can't show digital, they're gone. They play a vital part in getting films before a discerning public, but *don't* generate the kind of revenue that would make it a studio's while to subsidize them. I can think of a couple of theaters near me in NYC that are likely in the same position. It will bite the filmmakers too at some point - how many pictures get limited release on less than 100 screens because the studio doubts it will be a breakthrough film, but hopes the limited release will build word of mouth that might lead to wider release and popularity? It's precisely the theaters that tend to get those limited releases that may not be able to afford the costs of switching.

DrQuine
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DrQuine   2/8/2013 3:19:35 AM
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Perhaps's Bert22306's original comment contains the solution: projection. Rather than pending a fortune on the display unit, make a good projector and enlarge the image as much as you wish.

NimrodO0l1
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re: The view looks grim from Digital Hollywood
NimrodO0l1   2/9/2013 1:05:10 AM
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Digital book, of course :-)

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