Sure there are a lot of different 3D systems out there: IMAX, REALD, Technicolor, MasterImage, XpanD. But the one that seems to be gaining in popularity is Infitec, known popularly in the States through its digital cinema licensee Dolby. The technology was explained in an earlier post here and in the following video:
Because the Infitec wheel is installed within the projector housing, unlike other systems, and the glasses are expensive, mandating every guest return them, Dolby 3D theaters are much harder to come by than those with other systems.
However, the technology is catching on, having recently been applied to the new revamp of Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Tours and soon to Universal’s Spider-man and Transformers attractions.
But there’s an even cooler way to experience what I and many others consider to be the best 3D system around – under the stars. In December, the Galaxy Drive-In in Ennis, Texas, 45 minutes south of Dallas, retrofitted two of their five screens with Dolby 3D.
If you happen to be in the area this weekend, why not stop by. On one screen, you can catch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in a double feature with Green Lantern, both in 3D, while the other 3D screen will be showing Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 3D with Super 8 in 2D.
For more information, visit their website at www.galaxydriveintheatre.com.