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3D movies come to Cherokee

Monday, September 10, 2012

There's something new for movie lovers at the American 3 Theater in Cherokee. The Theater has recently installed a new movie screen in its Number 3 theater which will enable 3D movies to be shown right here in Cherokee.

Earlier this year ,American 3 Theater Manager Linda McLaren oversaw the conversion to an all- digital system that is now in all three movie theaters at the American. The 35MM projectors are now gone, and a new age of movie experience is now here.

The American 3 Theater in Cherokee will now offer eye-popping 3D movies, starting Friday, Sept. 14, with the popular children's movie "Finding Nemo." Photo by Mike Leckband
"We have been digital most of the summer, " said McLaren, "and we now have one 3D screen. We had to wait because there was a back order of screens due to the fact that so many theaters are switching over right now," she explained.

McLaren is ecstatic about the new digital system. "I don't have to worry over scratched prints anymore," she said, "and I can send a movie to any of the projectors that I want. It's sort of like Science Fiction."

Cherokee American 3 Theater Manager Linda McLaren stands next to one of the three new digital movie projectors that allow both 2D and 3D movies to be shown. The Number 3 Theater also has a new screen and the first 3D movie will start there on Friday. Photo by Mike Leckband
Many may remember that movies were once shown on a silver screen, but in actuality white screens have dominated the movie houses in recent years. That is all changing now, as the new silver screens produce vivid colors and have thousands of little holes to help the 3D screen produce the illusion of depth.

Currently, the new screen can play both 3D films and 2D films but the older white screens can't play 3D movies. McLaren stated that all three theaters will eventually have the new screens.

This Friday, the American Theater will kick-off its first 3D film, with the popular Disney/Pixar movie,"Finding Nemo". Start times are 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., each evening, and 2 p.m. for the Saturday and Sunday Matinees. So movie goers need to get ready for the characters to jump off the screen and to enjoy the breathtaking colors in this new and exciting technology.

Ticket prices for all 3D movies will be a little higher, $7 for child (12 and under) and $9 for adult, and McLaren reminds movie goers that 3D Matinee prices will be $7 for both age groups. All 2D prices will remain the same, at $4 for children (12 and under) and $6 for adults, and $4 for weekend Matinees.

For advance tickets and show times , go to www.fridleytheater.com or call 225-2345 for more information.

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