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.
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."
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.