Remember_Me wrote:Before that was Avatar in IMAX 3-D at Star. Which I walked out of 30 minutes in because it looked and sounded so awful. I was so disappointed.
The last movie I saw in the theater also was Avatar in IMAX 3D. Not a big fan of the movie, but everything looked and sounded just as it was supposed to.
Remember_Me wrote:Please tell me there's other people out there who think the theater is becoming obsolete?
Nope, you're all alone.
Seriously though, although I agree with your girlfriend when she says you're weird and just being picky, I don't think you're alone in that a lot of people don't go out to theaters as much anymore.
I have some complaints directed towards Marcus Theatres...
First off, I was never a fan of Marcus always giving priority to Point over East when it came to things like expansion (IMAX) and technical upgrades (3D).
Yes yes I know the Ultrascreen is of relative size to IMAX-Mpx, but part of an IMAX is paying for use of the IMAX brand and you cannot screen them on an "Ultrascreen".
Another complaint would be Marcus seemingly putting their Madison plans for Tradewinds Business Center and the replacement for Eastgate on the slowtrack.
Wasn't happy that they chose Sun Prairie over Madison, and wasn't happy that the Eastgate replacement will likely take precedent over Tradewinds. I'd like Tradewinds to be state-of-the-art, but somehow I feel like it's going to be no-frills, at least when compared to the Eastgate replacement.
They also planned a downtown Milwaukee location, but I don't think that's gotten off the ground yet either.
They broke the bank on their flagship Marcus Majestic in Brookfield, and are probably somewhat reluctant to build new theaters just yet.
Marcus is not the leader of the pack when it comes to 3D cinema in Madison or Milwaukee. In Madison there's the AMC IMAX 3D in Fitchburg (as of 2009 the AMC in Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa also has an IMAX), and in Milwaukee (Glendale) the IPic Theatres at Bayshore Town Center have Xpand 3D, which many 3D enthusiasts consider to be superior to both Real-D and Dolby 3D.
Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer to give my money to locally owned & operated Marcus, but when looking for the best 3D experience, Marcus is lagging behind the competition.
I'd like to see Madison get at least one screen with Xpand 3D, and D-Box motion seating come to Madison/Milwaukee.
Lastly, aside from movie prices these days, would be that theaters don't seem to crank things up to 11 like they used to.
I remember seeing Terminator 2 and Backdraft at a Cineplex Odeon in suburban Minneapolis back when they came out and they'd crank it. I want to feel
the explosions. Multi-plex's these days pussy out.