Originally Posted by kbfern
I relented in teh end and decided to give it a go, I am posting here what I posted earlier today on the avforum site if you are interested.
Well just got back and what can I say!!!! I was well pleased, better than I thought it may have been considering it was on one of Cineworlds smaller screens.
It was a 2.40pm showing and there was me and one other guy in the cinema (approx 150 seater I would think) he sat about 6 seats from me on the same row (4th row from the front) the pillock was coughing spluttering and sniffing virtually all the way through the movie (twit or rather the four letter version).
Anyway the sound was in 3.1 (or sounded like it was) and was pretty good throughout, decent bass where necessary, gunshots etc had plenty of punch.
I was sitting pretty close to the screen with the image almost filling my field of vision, I did notice there was a drop off in brightness to the final right hand quarter of the screen as I was sitting effectively 5ft off from centre screen as the seats were in two blocks and I was sitting in the furthest right seat in the left hand block.
I could also detect some screen hotspotting and screen texture which may have been better had I sat a couple of rows further back and sat in the isle rather than on a seat.
I saw the trailers for Batman and Spiderman prior to Jaws and as I had not been to a commercial cinema in about 2 years thought the image quality certainly has moved on recently as prior to this I felt my 100" 1080p screen at home was as good as the cinema was a couple of years back.
Then Jaws came on and Oh my!! it was certainly the best I have even seen Jaws before, I can't remember how good it was back in 1975 picture quality wise but this must have been far better. As the movie progressed though I have to say it was a bit variable.Some sections were truly stunning and almost as good as the trailers for Batman etc but generally the quality was more than acceptable for a restored 37yr old film.
There were more than a few occasions though where the quality dipped to the just about ok but thankfully it was not that often and did not spoil my enjoyment of the movie.
Overall it was definitely worth going but as I have now seen it in all it's glory I won't be rushing out to get it at full BD launch price I shall wait and pick it up later when there is a few quid off.
Anyone sitting on the fence as I was get out and see it now as you may never get the chance to see it on general release again.