(Gary Meyer finishes his nostalgic journey through the many ways moviemakers and theater owners have tried to involve audiences beyond the story being told by movies. This week we visit several forms of interactive cinema from low tech to high tech—always creative, and plenty of fun. There are lots of bonuses after the article.
[Inspired by the multiple release formats for Interstellar, Gary Meyer started to think about the many ways creative filmmakers have tried to redefine the movie-going experience. What started as some thoughts has become a three part article. Read last week’s Part One here.
Polyvision, Cinerama, Todd-AO, Dimension 150, Emergo, Circle-Vision 360, Kino-Automat, Showscan–I have experienced all these attempts at immersive cinema and more. They were celluloid film-based formats before almost everything went to digital a few years ago. Continue reading →
From beginning to end I’ve now seen Interstellar four times: the 35mm and 70mm film, 4K digital and IMAX presentations. I saw it halfway through in 2K digital, and I may watch it all the way through in that format as well. I’m definitely going to see it in 70mm again. The 70mm standards at the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland take the cake, boasting outstanding presentation. Continue reading →