Roger Ebert on The Boston Globe’s article that many theaters are lazily using 3D lenses on 2D pictures, resulting in images that are too dark. It comes with this advice:

  • The title of the movie listed by the theater will have a “D” after it if it is being shown on a digital projector

  • If you are in a D movie, look at the projector window when seated. If you see two stacked beams of light it is a Sony projector with the 3D lens still on.

  • A single beam of light means no 3D lens, or a different make of projector that doesn’t have the issue

  • If you see the two beams, then get up and go complain. You paid good money to see the movie, so make a fuss until they either give you back that money or remove the lens. Seeing as that’s an involved and time-consuming process, expect a refund.


The Dying of the Light