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Early Registration Extended to Dec 23 for 2nd Annual Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium

Evanston, IL, USA — Museum cinema integrator D3D Cinema will team with Moody Gardens and Barco to host an exclusive preview of new digital projection technology, providing a glimpse into the future of the movie going experience. The event will take place January 9-10, 2012 on the 80-foot wide screen of Moody Garden’s giant screen 3D theater in Galveston,TX.

Barco says the event will feature a series of noteworthy milestones in the digital cinema revolution, including the first demonstration of their laser light engine on a giant screen, the first demonstration of true DLP 4K resolution 3D on a giant screen, the first 4K 3D comparison of 48 frames-per-second and 60 frames-per-second content, the first giant 3D 500 mbps comparison, nearly double the current cinema bit rate standard, and the introduction of the recently announced Auro-3D 11.1 surround sound system.

“Barco and our technology partners continue to raise the bar and redefine the forefront of cinema technology innovation,” says Don Kempf, president of D3D. “We are confident that this event will demonstrate to the museum and giant screen communities that the future of experiential digital 3D cinema is now. Last year’s first Moody Digital Symposium was a truly groundbreaking event, enabling our industry to move past talk and theory for the first time. This year we intend to further the digital 3D revolution with another provocative display.”

Art Mercurio, vice president of technology at D3D Cinema says, “As a 3D system integrator, we’re particularly excited about the light levels that lasers can achieve. As they do with all of their technology, Barco has approached the laser lamp house design to be fully modular so that all of their current 4K projectors may be upgraded simply and easily. And no more xenon lamp costs.”

“We’re fully committed to providing the highest quality solutions for giant screen theaters,” says Todd Hoddick, vice president of Barco’s entertainment division in North America. “D3D is helping to guide this industry in an electrifying direction and we’re pleased to be helping them lead the way.”

For more information on the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium and registration, visit:

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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