3D cinema coming to Dunedin

UPDATED

### ODT Online Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Public pressure may lead to 3D theatre in city
By Mark Price
Hoyts Cinemas Ltd is considering adding another dimension to Dunedin’s movie-going landscape. By March, if all goes well, Dunedin audiences could be watching movies in 3D, beginning with a new 3D version of Alice in Wonderland.

To gauge public support, Hoyts has launched a Facebook site with the aim of getting 15,000 members. Facebook Link: “Bring 3D to Dunedin!

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Related post and comments:
14.1.10 Dunedin must have 3D cinema!

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Where architecture and design are taking theatres…

### ted.com January 2010
Talks/TEDX
Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant “theatrical machine” that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.


TEDtalksDirector 26 January 2010 (filmed Oct 2009)

Joshua Prince-Ramus is best known as architect of the Seattle Central Library, already being hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary culture. Prince-Ramus was US Partner of Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture before founding his own firm, REX, in 2006.

“Joshua Prince-Ramus isn’t just creating buildings. In a field obsessed with celebrity, he’s putting the work – and his workers – first.”
-Fast Company

Post by Elizabeth Kerr

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3 responses to “3D cinema coming to Dunedin

  1. Jason

    Could we have a link to said Facebook group? :-)

    {done! see post -Eds}

  2. Elizabeth

    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

    Today via Facebook

    Hoyts Octagon

    Hoyts Octagon is proud to announce that we installed a 3D system over the weekend! We had such an overwhelming response both on Facebook and in-cinema that it has drastically sped up the process.

    This has taken a huge effort to do in such a short period of time, with the Hoyts Digital team working many 18 to 20 hour day…s, and frantic training with amazing technology. I do apologize for the lack of updates – there are so many things to go wrong we couldn’t promise anything!

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    1.3.10 at 9.52pm – Facebook page Bring 3D to Dunedin! has 8,250 members.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Tue, 2 Mar 2010
      At last: Dunedin joins world of 3-D cinema
      By Mark Price
      Dunedin yesterday joined the world of 3-D cinema. Using a new projector and screen installed at the weekend, Hoyts Octagon screened Avatar in 3-D at two showings. Hoyts Dunedin location manager Darryl McLeod said the cinema had kept the installation of 3-D equipment low key.
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