At a packed house Wednesday morning, theater owners slipped on special glasses and checked out trailers for upcoming 3-D films including Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf," from Paramount-Warner Bros.; New Line's "Journey 3-D"; and Summit Entertainment's "Fly Me to the Moon." Also unspooled: an extended clip from "U2 3D," shot during the band's Vertigo Tour.
Disney -- a pioneer in the new 3-D movement -- announced it will release 3-D concert film "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" in theaters for one week only, Feb. 1-7, in the U.S. and Canada.
3-D presentation at ShowEast, Real D announced that it has inked its largest international deal to date, pacting with pan-European cinema exhib Odeon/UCI to install up to 500 3-D digital screens over the next two years across Europe.
Imax also announced a new digital projection system will virtually eliminate the need for film prints, increasing the number of movies shown on Imax screens by making it much easier for studios to deliver their product. The roll out of three digital prototype systems in the second quarter of next year and a full roll out will begin in the second half of the third quarter.