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The Fight for 35mm goes, well, digital

Roger Ebert has signed the petition, how about you?


An employee of the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, USA has started an online petition to persuade the film industry to stick with 35mm for the sake of her cinema and her love of celluloid.  With 2,159 signatures from around the world, it's quite clear that 35mm has a special place in many film-goers hearts.

[The New Beverly Cinema is] a repertory double feature house that opened in 1978. We screen films from every decade of cinema - from silents to foreign, independents, art house to contemporary. Films that make-up the glorious history of the art, that should be viewed as they were meant to be - in a theater with fellow film lovers, projected from film.

We only show films on 35mm.

I firmly believe that when you go out to the cinema, the film should be shown in 35mm... The New Beverly Cinema tries our hardest to be a timeless establishment that represents the best that the art of cinema has to offer. We want to remain a haven where true film lovers can watch a film as it was meant to be seen.

Here at Cinematica we are divided on the topic.  While digital provides a clear, crisp image without missing or damaged frames, there is a real satisfaction in seeing the flicker of celluloid and the pop of the soundtrack.

Will you sign the petition?  Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page or via Twitter (@CinematicaCast).

SEE THE PETITION AND FULL ARTICLE AT FIGHT FOR 35MM


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