Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Last Digital Picture Transition Show is On.

Well, it's been anticipated for some time, but Rainbow Cinema London is now starting its transition to digital projection while the Hyland Cinema is still fundraising for similar expensive and short lived equipment.

As I noted before, I am not fan of this kind of change that primarily benefits the film companies who are saving a bundle in film processing and physical distribution, but they have the cinemas over a barrel.  So, I only hope they will not be upping ticket prices for what amounts to glorified digital projection TV. 

 For the Hyland, I just hope they can keep going at all since they don't have access to the chain discounts for such equipment.  Maybe the ease of getting more obscure films quicker and cheaper might work in its favour, but it's a longer shot than they deserve.