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Chatham 14 Theaters Adds 3D Screen

By Wendell Hutson | April 9, 2013 6:48am

CHATHAM — The 1993 blockbuster movie "Jurassic Park" was re-released Friday in 3D.

And brand new equipment is allowing the Chatham 14 Theaters to show it.

"We are happy to be the first theaters in our community to offer this superior viewing experience, and this investment in new technology ensures that Chatham 14 will be an entertainment hub for the South Side for years to come," said Venisha White-Johnson, director of operations and community relations for the Chatham 14 Theaters.

The AMC Ford City 14 theaters, 7601 S. Cicero Ave., is the only other theater on the South Side showing the movie in 3D. The city's third South Side theater, Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., does not offer 3D.

"Jurassic Park" was released on April 5, the same day the Chatham 14 Theaters had its 3D screen installed. The theater plans to install three more 3D screens this year, said White-Johnson, who added that all 14 screens are now digital, too.

White-Johnson said tickets for 3D movies will cost an extra $2, but the price for all other movies would remain $9.54 for adults. To watch a 3D movie at the AMC Ford City 14 Theaters cost an extra $3.50. Regular ticket prices for adults are $10.50 there.

The new projectors at the Chatham 14 are now the "gold standard" in movie imagery, White Johnson said.

John Scaletta, vice president of F&F Management Inc., which operates the Chatham 14 Theaters, said the new screens display ultra-high resolution, with four times the pixels of the standard high-definition environments.

“We are happy to be able to show movies using Sony’s 4K system to our customers, because they deserve to see movies presented with the latest technology without having to travel outside of their own neighborhoods,” Scaletta said.