I will argue that the QUALITY of the 3D of HUGO will help 3D , while all of the CONVERTED CRAP 3D has ruined the market...but thats just my opinion... watching Titanic and Star Wars 3D trailers made me want to vomit
its so poorly done and an egregious cash grab... I hope NOBODY goes.
As for your "small gang of attendees to the IMAX Theater" Theory... uh, they are all screaming teens... scores and scores and scores of them everyweekend. The place is like the ultimate nod to consumerism... I go simply
for the state of the art projectio, sound and stadium seating... there are SEVERAL IMAX screens in Portland and ALL SELL OUT over regular 3D all the time. I bet thats the case in a LOT of cities... (LA is not really a city. its more like a small country)
head out to the Valley, go to some multi plexes...
My point is that it appears IMAX branding (known for quality) results in a PREMIUM ticket... and there is no reason to doubt that the SAME argument could not be made for 4K projection over 2K projection with a simple marketing plan.
You dont agree... that is not surprising, we dont agree on much. I think of LA as TV land... and NY as a film town. But that doesnt mean Im correct. there is a perception outside of LA- that those working in LA are sell outs and make crap
and that real ART is made in NY.... again, not my opinion and not my urban myth... but the feeling exists. Especialyl when the KARTRASHIANS 0 an LA product... dominate every other headline.
BACK ON TOPIC
THE RED PROJECTOR - to most of us. is what we hope is GRADING QUALITY and more affordable than a Christie or Barco... if they can do that. They will sell a TON. Home use... thats more like 2015 - 2020 imho.