Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I Came, I Saw, I Asked for a Refund and Left

As my girlfriend and I went to catch up on "Bridge to Terabithia"—which I didn't review—tonight, we went to the Gateway Megaplex to use a gift certificate. But once we were in the theater, we noticed how crappy, color-challenged and pixel-laden the trailers looked. Yes, we had mistakenly gone to see a digitally projected screening, and it looked horrible. I had assumed that the screening would be up to par with the digital projections at Cannes and Sundance, which aren't close to as good as film but at least have some definition. If this cheap-ass shit is what they're talking about when they say all the theaters will go digital in a decade, this is a sad day indeed.

What did my girlfriend and I do? We got out of our seats, went to the theater and demanded our money back. Then we went to the Century 16 and saw it on film. I suggest all other fans of quality cinema experiences do the same.


Unknown said...

It is as good as watching a DVD isn't it?

Janean said...

Don't forget to mention that the cashier proudly told us that almost all the Larry H Miller theaters will be digital in a couple of months. Larry H. Miller is a soccer hating cinema killer.