Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NBA All Star Game Weekend Goes For The 3! Live 3D Broadcast to 80 Theaters...

**SAME DAY UPDATE: Readers were asking about the exact theater locations involved so I have appended the list - check it out at the end of the post!

Jim here. This is a slam dunk guys - seeing the top specialists in the game during the NBA All Star Game Skills Challenges live in 3D! The events include:

- Haeir Shooting Stars – 2008 champion Team San Antonio: David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Becky Hammon
- Playstation Skills Challenge – 2008 champion Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams
Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout – 2008 champion Toronto Raptors forward Jason Kapono
- Sprite Slam Dunk – 2008 champion Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard

Basketball is one of the few sports where a skills challenge can be as exciting as the actual all star game itself - remember Jordan swooping down from the foul line? Or Spud Webb taking an elevator to the rim? Classic memories and it will only get better in Live 3D on the big screen. Count. Me. In.

This isn't the first time the NBA has been involved with 3D - they used 3DHD for the 2007 All Star Game and also for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Further my friend Mark Cuban delivered the world's first live 3DHD event to a movie theater for 500 fans.

The Saturday night events will be broadcast live in 3DHD to 80 theaters on 160 digital screens using Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures, Showcase and UltraStar Cinema locations, and will serve fans in 35 states across the country.

The skills challenges are being brought to you through the NBA and the technology of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. and Turner Sports/TNT.

One interesting side note: CORALINE opens in wide release on February 6th in 3D theaters. If the movie opens as large as some predict, the theaters may have reservations about opening a Saturday night slot up. Hey, for one night - it's worth it to see a live 3D sporting event!


Atlanta, GA Carmike Carmike Conyers Crossroads 16
Austin, TX Galaxy Theatres Galaxy Highland 10
Baton Rouge Rave Rave Mall of Louisiana 15
Billings Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 10-Billings
Birmingham, AL Rave RMP Patton Creek 15
Buffalo Carmike Carmike 8-Olean
Champaign-Springfield Carmike Beverly Center 18
Charleston, SC Carmike James Island 8
Charleston-Huntington Marquee Cinemas Marquee Southridge 12
Charlotte, NC Carmike Carmike 14
Charlottesville Carmike Carmike 6-Charlottesville
Chattanooga Rave East Ridge 18
Chicago, IL Carmike Carmike Market Square 10
Cincinnati, OH Rave RMP West Chester 18
Cleveland / Akron Atlas Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16
Colorado Springs Carmike Chapel Hills 15
Columbus, GA Carmike Carmike 15
Columbus, OH Rave RMP Polaris 18
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Rave RMP Ridgmar 13
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Rave RMP North East Mall 18
Denver, CO Carmike Carmike 10
Des Moines-Ames Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 16-Johnston
Detroit MJR MJR Sterling Heights Marketplace 20
Detroit MJR MJR Brighton Town Square 20
Detroit, MI Emagine Emagine Entertainment Novi
Detroit, MI MJR Southgate 20
El Paso Carmike Carmike 16-El Paso
Evansville, IN Showplace East 18 Evansville
Fresno- Visalia Galaxy Theatres Galaxy 10-Tulare
Grand Rapids et al, MI Celebration Cinemas Celebration! Cinemas Grand Rapids - North
Greensboro-H. Point-W. Salem Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 12-Winston-Salem
Greenville-N. Bern-Washngtn Carmike Carmike 16-Jacksonville
Greenvll-Spart-Ashevll-And Carmike Carmike 10-Asheville
Harligen-Brownsville-McAllen Carmike Carmike 20
Houston, TX Rave RMP Yorktown 15
Hunstville Rave Valley Bend 18
Indianapolis, IN Rave RMP Metropolis 18
Jacksonville, Brunswick Carmike Carmike Amelia Island 7
Kansas City Carmike Carmike University 8-Warrensburg
Knoxville Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 16-Knoxville
Lansing NCG NCG Lansing Eastwood
Las Vegas Galaxy Theatres Galaxy Cannery 16
Las Vegas Rave Rave Town Square 18
Little Rock-Pine Bluff Rave Rave Colonel Glenn 18
Los Angeles UltraStar UltraStar Apple Valley 14
Memphis Carmike Carmike 9-Dyersburg
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Carmike Carmike Oakdale 20
Missoula Carmike Carmike 10-Missoula
Mobile-Pensacola Carmike Wynnsong 16
Mobile-Pensacola Rave Rave Bayou 15
Montgomery Rave Rave Festival Plaza 16
Nashville, TN Carmike Thoroughbred 20
Nashville, TN NCG Gallatin Cinemas
New York, NY AccessIT Pavillion Digital Showcase Theatre
New York, NY Marquee Cinemas Orchard Cinema 10
Oklahoma City Carmike Carmike 10-Stillwater
Orlando et al, FL Rave RMP Avenue 16
Peoria-Bloomington Rave Grand Prairie 18
Philadelphia, PA Rave RMP Promenade 16
Phoenix UltraStar UltraStar Surprise Pointe 14
Pittsburgh Carmike Carmike 10-Pittsburgh
Raleigh-Durham Carmike Carmike Market Fair 15
Raleigh-Durham Marquee Cinemas Marquee Wakefield 12
Reno Galaxy Theatres Galaxy Fandango 10
Roanoke-Lynchburg Carmike Carmike 10
Sacramnto-Stktn-Modesto Galaxy Theatres Galaxy 12-Riverbank
Salt Lake City Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 12-Provo
San Diego UltraStar Del Mar Highlands 8
San Diego UltraStar Mission Valley 7 (San Diego, CA)
San Francisco et al, CA Cinema West Boulevard Cinemas 12
San Francisco-Oak-San Jose Cinema West Cinema West 13-Livermore
San Francisco-Oak-San Jose Cinema West Cinema West Contra Costa 8
Savannah Carmike Carmike Wynnsong 11-Savannah
Seattle-Tacoma Galaxy Theatres Galaxy Uptown 10
Tampa-St. Pete et al, FL Carmike Carmike Royal Palm 20
Topeka, KS Carmike Seth Childs 12
Tri Cities, TN-VA Carmike Johnson City 14
Tyler-Longview (Lfkn&Ncgd) Carmike Carmike 14-Tyler
Utica Marquee Cinemas Marquee Orchard 14-New Hartford
Washington, DC Marquee Cinemas Marquee Southpoint 9
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce Rave Rave Port St. Lucie 14

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