This weekend will mark the first 3-D theatrical option in Juneau. Gross Alaska is bringing 3-D movies here as part of a total digital conversion that makes film reels — literally — a thing of the past.
Glacier Cinemas will debut the format. Digital projectors have replaced the old reel-to-reel ones. Brackets are rigged to move in front of the projectors, creating depth where the filmmakers intended, depth that special glasses accompanying the movies will provide.
“It does what the red and blue glasses did,” said Shane Solomon-Gross, Glacier Cinemas’ lead manager.