February 11, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
Get out of the way, Dwight Howard’s about to dunk in your face.
Or so it will seem at least. The reigning NBA slam dunk champion will be showing off his ridiculous skills to some viewers in 3D during this Saturday night’s live TNT-broadcast NBA All-Star festivities.
Turner Sports partnered with the NBA and Cinedigm Digital Cinema to give us the latest 3D movie theater broadcast of a high-profile sporting event, with its All-Star broadcast on Saturday, February 14. We saw college and pro football get some 3D treatment recently during a Thursday night Chargers-Raiders game and the BCS championship between Florida and Oklahoma.
The slam dunk, 3-point shootout and skills competitions will be part of the 3D All-Star festivities from Phoenix that will be shown in 80 theaters, on up to 160 screens featuring Cinedigm Digital Cinema. Such theaters include: Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures, Showcase and UltraStar Cinema locations.
Head to Cinedigm’s website and type in your zip code to see if there’s a theater near you (unfortunately being in Massachusetts I found out I’d have to drive to Brooklyn for the nearest one).
Hopefully your Valentine might be an NBA fan and wouldn’t mind dinner and a trip to the movie theater for this event, since we know you’re not going to give her any truly crummy gifts.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.