3D screens reach out to Cayman

Moviegoers who like films that
really jump out at them will be able to watch 3D movies locally from this
weekend.

Three of Hollywood Theater’s six
screens will be capable of showing 3D movies. The cinema, located in Camana
Bay, will be showing two 3D titles from Friday – dance movie Step Up 3D and
Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, starring Milla Jovovich.

Other 3D features scheduled to be
shown this year are Harry Potter 7, Part 1; Megamind; and Legend of the
Guardians.

Screens with ReadD 3D projection
capabilities are being installed, but the cinema remains open while the work is
under way, according to Erin Anderson, vice president of marketing at Hollywood
Theaters.

“Operations will be slightly
limited but the complex will be open during the digital conversion,” she said.

The cost of tickets for 3D movies
will be higher than others, and the cinema will charge $1 per each pair of 3D
glasses. Customers are allowed to keep the glasses to use for future 3D presentations.

“There will be a premium associated
with each 3D ticket, which will be assessed at the point of purchase,” Ms
Anderson said.

She added: “Hollywood Theaters is
thrilled to bring such an exciting and desired format to Camana Bay and to
Grand Cayman. The desire for 3D films has grown exponentially over the last few
years.

“Hollywood Theaters’ ability to
provide an arena for these films to exist in, while delivering on a
best-in-class experience to our guests, is exciting.”

The new screens will be able to
show both 3D and non-3D movies.

The 3D movies will be presented in
NEC 2K digital projection, combining NEC’s single-projector 3D lens system and
digital sound with RealD 3D technology.

“Being on the forefront of the
latest digital cinema technology allows us to provide audiences the highest
quality entertainment available,” said Clyde Cornell, chief operating officer
for Hollywood Theaters.

He added: “RealD 3D technology
gives our patrons in the Camana Bay and Grand Cayman communities the
opportunity to view motion pictures as never before, combining the highest
levels of resolution, contrast and image quality to produce precise, life-like
images in vibrant colours.”

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Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D will be one of the first 3D movies shown on Hollywood Theaters’ new 3D screens.
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