That is not correct, read Roger Eberts review of Star Wars. He touches on the subject of how it was recorded digitally, but transferred to film for the theater which he saw it in. And talks about how the special affects looked fuzzy. He wants to go again and see it on a DLP screen, which there is only ONE in the Chicago area.
It doesn't matter if you don't like his reviews ( I personally don't), but he gives a pretty good review of the experience and what it would take to enhance it (watching it on a DLP screen would do the trick)
The AMC South Barrington no longer has a DLP projector. But Boeing Digital Cinema has installed 4 additional ones, including the McClurg Court downtown. Vickie and I will be there for the midnight show Wednesday night.
It seems like a breathtakingly stupid idea to get rid of AMC's only DLP projector in Chicago. But AMC recently bought another chain, General Cinema. I'm not sure if General Cinema had any digital projectors, but AMC moved several DLP projectors to different locations.
AMC South Barrington 30 (Moved to a different AMC)
It probably makes a lot of sense from AMC's perspective. Maybe they are going to replace it with a one of the new Kodak dILA-based units. But not to worry - there are three new DLP systems in the Chicago area:
Crown Village Crossings 18
7000 Carpenter Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Tel: 847-444-FILM #637
Loews Streets of Woodfield
601 N. Martingale Street, #105
Woodfield, Illinois 60173
Loews McClurg Court
330 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
The McClurg Court is Vickie and my favorite theater in Chicago, and we will be there for the recently announced Wednesday midnight show. We'll be near the front of the line.
Although an accurate count is hard to come by, there are apparently about 20 screens in America showing "Episode II" via digital projector, and about 3,000 showing it on film.
Hard to come by? Lucasfilm is not returning Roger Ebert's calls? It's not as if there aren't a couple of dozen people who know the answer waiting in line outside of the McClurg Court theater 4 blocks from the Sun-Times building. Or the crew from Boeing Digital installing the projector. Or any of the newsgroup posts...
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