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Galaxy Trucker on Android, Geometry Wars 3 on iOS and more.
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It will take a few years before the technology trickles down to home theatres, but at CinemaCon this year Dolby introduced a new surround sound system called Atmos that promises to create the illusion that sounds are coming from everywhere inside the theatre.
The Adler Planetarium just renovated the Grainger Sky Theater with a big honking screen. The display will mimic being in space with a 8000 by 8000 pixel screen that’s supposed to deliver “the largest single seamless digital image in the world”. For reference, typical movie screens ‘only’ spit out 2000 by 4000 pixel images.
In 1995, the AMC Grand opened in Dallas. It had 24 screens and it changed the movie theatre industry: It was the United States’ first megaplex. Sadly, the theatre will close on November 30. [Dallas News]
Here you see a movie ticket and kernel popcorn, as scaled to their price increase over the past 80 years. On your left, 1929. On your right, 2009. Needless to say, things have changed.