With digital projection becoming the industry standard, getting to see a film print projected is becoming a very rare experience. Even IMAX has moved to digital projection with their new laser projection system arriving in 2015. While I understand why the industry has moved to digital projection, like many of you, I miss the texture and imperfections that only comes from watching a movie on film. Also, as much as digital can recreate a moment on screen, there is just something cold about the image, and while it’s suited for some movies, it hasn’t been as effective for others. It’s still got a long way to go to recreate the magic of film projection.
While IMAX had previously announced that Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar would be shown in the large screen format due to most of their theaters going digital, many have been wondering just how many theaters could project his movie on celluloid. According to Greg Foster, President of IMAX Entertainment, the number will be “somewhere around 50″ screens globally. Hit the jump for more.