I don't thinks it's got anything to with that, quite simply there isn't enough revenue in it, and at the end of the day that is what corporations care about not matter what we do.
I think they are purposely killing 3D.They should have waited to bring out 4K until they could get it to do 3D. I don't care about slightly higher resolution if I'm losing 3D- this whole mishandling of 3D by the industry has got to be the biggest screw-up in its entire history!
The tech is ready to go for TVs apparently:Step 4 never going to happen--way too expensive and fraught with eye parallax issues for a big audience--for personal projectors would require a very specific expensive screen. There will headset 3D VR, though, but not much for large audiences, my guess, except very specialized theater setups. Money does rule in the US, anyway. It might surprise us to see that foreign countries keep up the current 3D with glasses trend for much longer than the US does.
In my area, I've never seen that. All the kids and adults keep their 3D glasses on. Although they are also paying $12 to $19 per person. Depending on the time in the 3D IMAX theater.The last 3D movie I went to at the theater had lots of kids in it, and guess what, I would say half the kids had their glasses off after 15 minutes, while parents had them on. They still laughed and enjoyed the movie, but it told me more than I needed to know about where 3D was going to end up. Kids just didn't see the need for 3D, or the misaligned images bothered them, and blurry images were okay with them. I can't imagine what was going on in their brains, but I could see it was the parents who wanted it without regard to what effect it had on the kids.
I'm going to the theater more than I have in years now. Since the theaters near me now do reserve seating for the IMAX and Dolby theaters, I'm able to get there ten or 15 minutes after previews start. And it's extremely rare for me to run into any noisy people or people looking at their phones.I've never seen a 3D film in a theater. I just don't go to theaters for movies anymore. Too many noisy and rude people and phone screens lighting up, etc. I like to really lose myself in any movie I watch, and am constantly being yanked out of immersion by the hordes of bozos around me.
Oh, and get off my lawn!
That's cool. Sounds like you have some nice options in your area.I'm going to the theater more than I have in years now. Since the theaters near me now do reserve seating for the IMAX and Dolby theaters, I'm able to get there ten or 15 minutes after previews start. And it's extremely rare for me to run into any noisy people or people looking at their phones.
I only wish that the AMC theaters near me with the DOlby cinemas did 3D also. They only do 2D. There are a couple of Regal theaters in the area with Dolby Cinemas in 3D that my Brother goes to, but I stick with the AMC theaters since it costs me less with their rewards program. Plus those Regal locations alternate 2D and 3D showings, further limiting when you can see them
They should blame the movies and not the 3d process. Funny I recall no mention of this when Rogue One came out last Christmas.Just saw this article - IMAX Is Moving Away From 3-D: ‘Consumers Have Shown a Strong Preference’: http://www.thewrap.com/imax-moving-away-3d-consumers-shown-strong-preference/
Just saw this article - IMAX Is Moving Away From 3-D: ‘Consumers Have Shown a Strong Preference’: http://www.thewrap.com/imax-moving-away-3d-consumers-shown-strong-preference/
My wife and I saw one 2D movie in IMAX and decided it wasn't worth the surcharge of $4/ticket. Seeing things in 3D IMAX is even a greater surcharge. Real 3D is what we like and we do pay the surcharge.
I have been choosing IMAX 3D over DOlby Vision 2D at the AMC theaters here. But typically if it's just in 2D, I will choose the Dolby Cinema over IMAX. So I guess I won't be seeing as many movies in the IMAX theaters if they cut out 3D.
The article says “Blade Runner 2049” will be shown in 2-D exclusively at IMAX theaters when it opens in October. I definitely won't be seeing Blade Runner 2049 in IMAX then.
I'm curious, real IMAX or the watered down IMAX that's just a slightly bigger screen in an otherwise normal theater?My wife and I saw one 2D movie in IMAX and decided it wasn't worth the surcharge of $4/ticket.