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Paul Carey
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With the roll out of Beowulf i'm just curious if anyone knows how many sites in the UK are enabled for 3D? Anyone have any ideas?

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Dick Vaughan
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There are 30 Cineworld sites that have been upgraded specifically for Beowulf. I think there were about 10-12 Real D sites operational before then. Don't know if Odeon / Vue have added any.

Of course the best way to see Beowulf 3D is in IMAX at Bradford, Manchester,Glasgow and London BFI:D

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Caleb Johnstone-Cowan
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Where Beowulf 3D is showing in the UK.

Guess that every Real D screen will show the film.

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Michael Brown
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All I know is that it is going to be confusing for the general public. For example I work at a site where we are just running 35mm prints, I'm waiting for us to get complaints from customers about the film not being in 3-D.

A site down the road from us is running one print and one Christie DLP (which I assume is 2-D).

quote: Caleb Johnstone-Cowan
Guess that every Real D screen will show the film.
Odeon Manchester has both IMAX and Real-D, 'Beowulf' in the IMAX and 'Nightmare Before Christmas' playing in the Real-D.

I'm surprised that they only have the IMAX screen running 'Beowulf', I would of guessed they might have a 35mm print running as well to serve all the business they are going to have for that film..

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David Graham Rose
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Greetings All

The Odeon's playing Beerwolf in 3D are Braehead, Wimbledon, Hatfield, Southampton, Norwich, Blackpool, Leicester, Guildford, Tunbridge Wells. Also Showcase Stockton on Tees and Walsall.

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Pete Naples
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The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury has been Dolby 3D equipped since the tail end of summer 2008.

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Pete Naples
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And in further breaking news I read that Odeon has equipped 19 sites in the UK with 3D, in time for 'Bolt'.

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James Falloon
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Copied and pasted from Here

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UK Odeon cinemas to get true 3D projection
By Nate Lanxon on 11 February 2009, 4:47pm

It seems that, if the world's not going crazy about Twitter, it's going crazy about 3D movies. But not the wretched intestinal-discharge type of 3D movie that usually involves some American mammal, a pop-star voice actor and a despicably disposable plot, but actual 3D, with 3D glasses and actors that fly out of the cinema screen and everything.

The UK's Odeon chain is installing 3D projectors in many of its cinemas. These new projectors will deliver 3D images at a resolution of 2K (2,048x1,080 pixels).

To put that in context, that's roughly twice the resolution of a movie on a Blu-ray disc, but only half the resolution of what can be achieved by many modern digital cinemas, which project at 4K (4,096x2,160 pixels).

Currently, it's mostly animated features that are produced in 3D, and so it may come as no surprise that two of the movies you can expect to start watching in 3D are Disney's new Bolt picture and the similarly uninspiring DreamWorks production Monsters vs Aliens.

The rollout began in January of this year and will be completed by March, when 30 Odeon cinemas will be 3D-ready. Odeon cinemas to get 3D include those in Derby, Bath, Belfast, Brighton, Cardiff, Manchester, Swansea, Preston and Huddersfield.


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Justin Gorka
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Agree with your comments on this one. Cineworld are doing a rather large scale out (70+ screens from now until April. All will be 3-D capable!

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Justin Gorka
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Cineworld are now on target to finish it's digital install within the next week or so. They've also found time to give a training up-date to those staff involved. Pretty impressive as the roll out was only publicised a couple of months ago!

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Pete Naples
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Indies are starting to ride the 3D gravytrain.

Eye cinema at Galway in Ireland, Eclipse at Downpatrick, Northern Ireland and Zeffirllis By The Park in Ambleside, UK are among the most recent converts.

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Brian Guckian
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This thread is about the UK, not Ireland! [Wink]

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Pete Naples
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Two out of thsoe three are in the UK [beer]

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Bernard Tonks
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http://www.wottoneph.co.uk/index.html

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