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post #61 of 65 Old 02-19-2010, 05:48 PM
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I found out for another forum member where there is a 320 in Seattle.
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Wow Sony is slowly penetrating the market. How do you tell what theaters have this projector. Id like to go check it out.

Regal Greece Ridge has one according to the list. I'm assuming it's the one they are using to play Avatar in 3D.
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I found out for another forum member where there is a 320 in Seattle.

I really appreciate the information too.

If anybody in the Seattle area is crazy enough to do it, they can check out Avatar in 3D with a Sony R320 and in a Digital IMAX setup in the same theater complex basically back to back. At least for this weekend, something like going to the 6 pm showing at Thornton Place (just south of Northgate) in theater 9 then leaving at some point and switching over to the 7 pm showing in the IMAX theater would do it. Of course, there is the cost of both tickets if doing this legitimately (and to get the appropriate glasses for each). But with both tickets a person should be able to go back and forth for a little while to compare if they really wanted to.

If anybody really wants to see the new Celine Dion release, that looks like it is playing on the R320 at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. I don't think I would want to see the whole thing, but I might go for a little while if I have time. I'm not sure how that was shot though. If it is a 4K master from film or 4K digital then I would get more interested.

I went to the 6 pm showing of Avatar today in that theater with the new Sony and watched the previews and the first 40 minutes of so of the movie. I was mostly checking it out to see if I should try to get a group of friends to go and it was nice enough that I think I will. The theater had more floor lighting that I would like, but it wasn't horrible. I don't want to overestimate my ability to compare images from over a month apart, but the images did look good to me. I sat in the 5th row back, which was very close. The screen looked like it was 2.35:1 and I counted 18 seats wide in the front row. In the 5th row the image was as wide as the glasses at the bottom for me, with the glasses just a little wider above that. I didn't see any pixels, but I thought that the image might not have been as sharp as when I had seen the movie before, although that was from much further back. I had sat this close for a non-3D movie with the older Sony 4K before and I discovered that the perforations in the screen were visible even though the pixels weren't. This time I didn't see any. I figure that being a silver screen it might not have been perforated.

I saw no ghosting even when I tilted my head either way. Just before I left I moved back to 3 rows or so beyond the aisle they have after the 6th row. From here I thought the images looked incredible. By this point the movie was in the jungle. Hard to say if it looked better than the last 2 times I saw Avatar in an Xtreme Theater in San Francisco over a month ago and in Digital IMAX on opening night (so about 2 months ago), but my gut impression would be yes.

I tried moving to the very back row of the theater and it didn't seem like that improved the image quality from the 9th row or so. Things just looked a long ways away then.

I'll probably go back. I'm crazy enough to buy tickets to both the Sony R320 showing and the Digital IMAX showing and watch both back-to-back (with about an hour overlap), but not sure if my friends are.

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Here is the rollout for Los Angeles:

No problem, in LA there are a bunch of the Sony 3D rigs. Just about every Regal site has at least one. Here are some of the Regal sites that we did so I know that the systems are installed and running…

Cerritos-10: Screen-3
12761 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos, CA 90701

Visalia Stadium-10: Screen-1
120 South Bridge Street
Visalia, CA 93279

Parkway Plaza-18: Screen-11
405 Parkway Plaza
El Cajon, CA 92020

Civic Center-16: Screen-9
2751 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063

La Hambra-16: Screen-8
1351 West Imperial Highway
La Hambra , CA 90631

Galaxy Los Cerritos-11: Screen-3
435 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos, CA 90703

Arroyo Grande: Screen-2
1160 West Branch Street
Arroyo Grande , CA 93420

Aliso Viejo Stadium-20: Screen-10
26701 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Metro Pointe Stadium-12: Screen-7
901 South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Brea Stadium-22 East: Screen-6
155 West Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821-4929

West Covina Stadium-18: Screen-9
1200 Lakes Drive
West Covina, CA 91790-3036

San Marcos Stadium-18: Screen-5
1180 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92069-4009

Ontario Mountain Village-14: Screen-6
1575 North Mountain Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762

Corona Crossings-18: Screen-11
2650 Tuscany Street
Corona, CA 92881

La Verne Stadium-12: Screen-1
1950 East Foothill Boulevard
La Verne, CA 91750

Kaleidoscope Stadium-10: Screen-6
27741 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Marketplace Stadium-10: Screen-4
13782 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602

Temecula Stadium-15: Screen-8
40750 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591-6002

Canyon Country Stadium-10: Screen-1
18800 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91351-3772

Valencia Stadium-12: Screen-1
24435 Town Center Drive
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4591

Alhambra Renaissance-14: Screen-14
1 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801-3514

La Canada-8: Screen-4
1919 Verdugo Boulevard
La Canada , CA 91011

Escondido-16: Screen-16
350 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025


There very well may be more screens installed now at some of these sites. Simply call the theatre and ask the manager which screens have the Sony/Real-D 3D system.
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Thanks Peter. Just to be clear, are those all R320 setups? My understanding has been that they were doing 3D with the older R220 setups also.

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