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RE: Iron Man 3 showing in IMAX 3D but not IMAX 2D? - 6/5/2013 5:12:58 PM   
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Actually I am for balancing (hence the smilies when I commented) but a fair balance for the 2D as well which is not happening with the big movies at the moment with 3D taking an distinct unfair preference in screen times, prevalence of screening and quality of screens over 2D.


[image]OK, I cant really comment on 3D taking an unfair advantage on screen quality[/image], I mean I dont know how any one can? Is there info out there to suggest cinema chains are relegating 2D showings to inferior quality screens? That seems like an unfair claim, as I dont see how you can bac it up. Likewise screen timings, how do you back up the claim that chains are timing 2D screenings at more inconvenient times for the GA - because as I look through schedules at various Cineworld cinema's there is not much difference in timings for 2D vs 3D, they're all showing regularly throughout the day?

I just took a random look at 12 Cineworld Cinemas and their schedules for movies showing in both 2D and 3D tomorrow, there are only three films utilising 3D - IM3, The Croods and All Stars. There were 12 IMAX showings of IM3 in 3 cinemas, 4 in each. The other 9 cinemas did not have IMAX screens. There were then 96 showings of IM3 in standard 3D, with 76 in 2D. In 4 cinemas 2D showings outnumbered 3D. The Croods had 10 3D showings vs 23 2D and in every cinema the number of 2D outnumbered 3D. All Stars has 13 3D showings vs 25 2D. I mean, it looks like a fair balance to me just looking at schedules tomorrow at a small selection. So to say there is an unfair balance in favour of 3D, is, I don't think very fair. IM3's primary presentation method is 3D, so it's stands to reason there are more showings in that format, but nowhere is there a lack of 2D choice in the schedules I can see/be arsed to look at. I am sure a similar pattern will emerge for Star Trek and MoS, 2D will be very much available to those who wish to view them, likewise, 3D will be available for those that choose too.


All I can go on is the two local theatres upgraded the main screens which have the best screens and the best seating to 3D capable. Those with lesser screens are the ones which 2D are shown on when there are big releases.


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RE: Iron Man 3 showing in IMAX 3D but not IMAX 2D? - 7/5/2013 1:15:41 PM   
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All I can go on is the two local theatres upgraded the main screens which have the best screens and the best seating to 3D capable. Those with lesser screens are the ones which 2D are shown on when there are big releases.


I've had the same experience. My local Cineworld has two big screens with decent seating and six smaller screens with crap seating.
I see a fair proportion of the big blockbusters at the cinema - invariably in glorious 2D - and I've been in one of those big screens a grand total of once in the last twelve months.



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RE: Iron Man 3 showing in IMAX 3D but not IMAX 2D? - 9/5/2013 1:58:47 PM   
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Having waited a while wanting to see this, I'm really annoyed that none of the IMAX available cinemas near me are showing this in 2D. I've made my mind up about it and I can't stand 3D so it's especially annoying that there's no choice if you want to see it in IMAX. I also don't think it's cynical to suggest that it smacks of profiteering, by not offering the choice to people who would usually opt for 2D but want to see it in IMAX so accept the compromise. I hope this doesn't become a trend, but I've seen on pre-bookings for Star Trek Into Darkness that it looks like that will be showing only in IMAX 3D. It's just infuriating that people who don't want any distracting, headache inducing trickery are forced to either watch it in a medium (if even that) they don't like or not watch it all it in IMAX.


Iron Man 3 has awesome 3D, the movie in 3D Imax is highly recommended

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