I could not find any other newsgroup to post this. I have not been to a
movie theater in years, and just went to a movie last week. While I was
there I got to wondering if they still use films to show those movies,
or is it digital these days? Does anyone know? Just curious!
Thanks in advance
theres a black dot that automatically orders the projector system to
change as reels of film come to a end. the black dot looks a little
like a tear drop. its fast but visible on the screen.
as far as i know its not on digital versions of movies
Absence of cueing isn't really a good indicator. The local 18 screen big
box movie still uses film and the trailers, announcements, whatever and
the movie are all spliced into one giant reel. The projectors are
controlled by a system that also controls the lights etc.
On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:36:57 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
Thanks for that link. I wanted to google it, but was not sure what to
search for. That is an interesting link. I suspect what I saw was on
film because the theater is old, in a small rural town, and I know they
dont get real much business. Heck, there were at most 25 people in
there on a weekend.
I also noticed what appeared to be a couple scratches or "blips" near
the end of the movie, which is what got me wondering what format the
movie was on. While those "blips" were noticable for a few seconds,
I've seen much worse on home VHS tapes. Even new ones.
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