How film projection got so complicated — and how it can make or break your movie experience

When you walk into a movie theater, you probably don’t think much about what’s going on in the projection booth.

You picked the theater because it was conveniently located, or because it was showing the movie you wanted to see at the time you wanted to see it, or perhaps because it had oversize comfortable seating. You went because you wanted to see a movie — a story told in sound and pictures — not a demonstration of projector technology.

But a movie shown in a theater isn’t just a movie. It’s a presentation.

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Published at March 07, 2017

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