The First 91 Theaters To Show THE HOBBIT at 48 FPS

Regal Cinemas is the first theater chain in the US to announce that they will be screening Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the new high-definition digital projection format of 48-frames-per-second. This will also be the general public’s first chance to see a film in this format and decide if it lives up to the hype that the likes of Jackson and James Cameron have been giving to the process.

For the unfamiliar, the 48 frames-per-second rate of photographing and projecting a film is double the century long-time industry standard of 24 frames-per-second. The increased frame rate will presumably allow for a sharper, more natural-looking picture that would be free of flicker and the motion blur that can sometimes be detected in the current format.

According to Regal’s website, the film will still be available to screen in 2D, standard project rate 3D and Imax formats at various locations as well.

Please note that this is just the first theater chain to announce their higher frame rate locations. Don’t despair if there isn’t a location close to you on the list below. More thaters are sure to follow.

The theaters are –

Tikahntnu Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX, Anchorage, AK
McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, North Little Rock, AR
Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX, Alhambra, CA
Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX, Aliso Viejo, CA
Bakersfield Stadium 14, Bakersfield, CA
Brea Stadium East 12, Brea, CA
Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX, Dublin, CA
Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX, El Cajon, CA
Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX, Fairfield, CA
Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, Foothill Ranch, CA
Fresno Stadoum 22 & IMAX, Fresno, CA
Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX, Irvine CA
Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX, Long Beach, CA
LA Live Stadium 14, Los Angles, CA
Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX, Ontario, CA
Laguna Village 12, Sacramento, CA
Natomas MArketplace Stadium 16, Sacramento, CA
San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX, San Bernardino, CA
Horton Plaza 14, San Diego, CA
Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & RPX, San Diego, CA
San Marcos Stadium 18, San MArcos, CA
Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX, Santa Clarita, CA
Southgate Stadium 20 & IMAX, South Gate, CA
Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX, Temecula, CA
West Covina Stadium 18, West Covina, CA
Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, Denver, CO
Continental Stadium 10 & RPX, Denver, Co
Gallery Place Stadium 14, Washington, DC
Peoples Plaza Stadium 17, Newark, DE
Brandywine Town Center 16, Wilmington, DE
Belltower Stadium 20, FT Myers, FL
Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14, Gainesville, FL
The Loop Stadium 16 & RPX, Kissimmee, FL
Kendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX, Miami, FL
South Beach Stadium 18, Miami Beach, FL
Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX, Orlando, FL
Park Palace Stadium 16 & RPX, Pinellas Park, FL
Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX, Sunrise, FL
Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX, ATlanta, GA
Augsta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX, Augsta, GA
Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, Buford, GA
Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, Chamblee, GA
Town Center Stadium 16 & RPX, Kennesaw, GA
Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Honolulu, HI
Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, Boston, MA
Independence Mall 14, Kingston, MA
Westview STadium 16 & IMAX, Fredrick, MD
Salisbury Stadium 16 & RPX, Salisbury, MD
Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX, Silver Spring, MD
Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX, Asheville, NC
Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22, Charlotte, NC
Mayfaire Stadium 16 & IMAX, Wilmington, NC
Fox Run Stadium 15 & RPX, Newington, NH
Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX, Las Vegas, NV
Colonie Center Stadium 13, Albany, NY
Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX, Albany, NY
Court Street Stadium 12 & RPX, Brooklyn, NY
Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX, Brooklyn, NY
Clifton Park Stadium 19 & RPX, Clifton Park, NY
Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, Deer Park, NY
Atlas Park Stadium 8, Glendale, NY
Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14, Long Island City, NY
New Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX, New Rochelle, NY
E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX, New York, NY
Staten Island Stadium 16 & RPX, Staten Island, NY
Westbury Stadium 12 & IMAX, Westbury, NY
Fairfield Commons Stadium 20, Beavercreek, OH
Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX, Tigard, OR
King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX, King of Prussia, PA
Riverview Plaza Stadium 17, Philadelphia, PA
Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX, Warrington, PA
Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX, Green Ville, SC
Charles Towne Square Stadium 18, North Charleston, SC
Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX, Knoxville, TN
Amarillo Star Stadium 14 & IMAX, Amarillo, TX
Gateway Stadium 16 & IMAX, Austin, TX
Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX, Houston, TX
Houston Marq’e Stadium 23 & IMAX, Houston, TX
Live Oak Stadium 18 & RPX, Live Oak, TX
Alamo Quarry Stadium 16, San Antonio, TX
Cielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX, San Antonio, TX
Huebner Oaks Stadium 14 & RPX, San Antonio, TX
Potomac Yard Stadium 16, Alexandria, VA
Kingstowne Stadium 16, Alexandria, VA
Manassas Stadium 14 & IMAX, Manassas, VA
Valley View Grande Stadium 16, Roanoke, VA
Everett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett, WA
Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood, WA
The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton WA

About Rich Drees 6800 Articles
A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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November 5, 2012 4:15 pm

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