Allan Reinikka

New era of cinema hits Rocky

FIONA Connor and the girls may have looked groovy in these new trendy glasses but they weren't trying to make a fashion statement at the cinema.

They were the first to put on the stylish specs which will become a common trend as of next week when a whole new era of 3D technology hits Birch Carroll and Coyle Rockhampton.

When Fiona, 42, and her relatives travelled to the city from Wycarbah, about 40km west of Rockhampton for their monthly movie fix on Tuesday, they were excited to hear the exciting visual news.

“I would love to see an old black and white Alfred Hitchcock thriller like The Birds come to life as a 3D film,” Fiona said.

All the ladies said they would be the first to travel into the city to watch their favourite actors jump out of the screen during the 3D experience.

Kylie Burgess, general manager of Birch Carroll and Coyle Rockhampton said it was a whole new era of 3D technology with the first of the 3D movies hitting the big screen next Thursday.

“We are releasing so many cool movies for kids and adults with the first being a 3D version of The Final Destination and G-Force,” Ms Burgess said.

“It's so exciting and this new form of 3D technology is a first for Rockhampton,” she said.

Ms Burgess said on Monday new silver screens would be installed in cinemas six and three and the new 3D technology which is being rolled out across regional Queensland at the moment was all digital.

And gone are the days of the old school colourful cardboard 3D glasses; the new specs are fashionable and Fiona loves them.

“They are very groovy looking,” she said.

Later in the month movie-goers will be able to check out the cartoon comedy Up 3D and on November 5, A Christmas Carol 3D will be released followed by Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3D later that month.

Next year Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 will come to life as 3D movies as well as the magical fairytale of Alice in Wonderland.

And for all those mad about Shrek, the big green ogre and Princess Fiona will also make an appearance in the world of 3D.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for The Bully's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3D movie promotion.

3D movies

Upcoming 3D movies you can check out in Rockhampton:

• Oct 22: The Final Destination 3D (MA15+) and G-Force 3D (PG)

• Oct 29: UP 3D (PG)

• Nov 5: A Christmas Carol 3D

• Nov 26: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3D

• Dec 17: Avatar 3D

2010 releases


• Jan 21: Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D

• March 4: Alice In Wonderland 3D

• June 17: Shrek Forever After 3D

• June 24: Toy Story 3 3D


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