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PopWrapped | Movies

The Hobbit: Which Version Will You Be Seeing In Theaters?

Brent Clark | PopWrapped Author

Brent Clark

Updated 11/15/2014 11:48pm
The Hobbit: Which Version Will You Be Seeing In Theaters? | Hobbit
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is slated to be released in theaters December 16th. But which version will you be seeing? As of today, November 15th, there are currently

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different options available to you. Our friends over at TheOneRing.net updated their Facebook page today with the list. Here they are:

-Film -Digital 2D -3D -IMAX 3D -IMAX HFR 3D -HFR 3D D-Box -HFR 3D -Trilogy 2D -Trilogy 3D -Trilogy IMAX 3D -Trilogy IMAX 3D + Battle of The Five Armies HFR

If you're like us at PopWrapped, your head is probably spinning after reading that list. HFR 3D D-Box? Trilogy IMAX 3D + BotFA HFR? Don't worry, I'll help you sort it out. Most of your options will depend on where you live. If you live in a small town that has yet to upgrade to Digital Film Projection, that's ok! You'll be viewing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on traditional film. The majority of theaters have upgraded to Digital Projection, which means the majority of you will have the opportunity to watch the film via Digital Projection. If your theater is offering HFR screenings, I would recommend asking if they have non-HFR showings available. I love to be immersed in Peter jackson's Middle-Earth; just not at 48fps (frames per second). HFR (High Frame Rate) was used by Peter Jackson for the first Hobbit movie, which shows the movie at 48fps rather than the traditional 24fps. There have been mixed opinions thus far regarding HFR. The 48fps gives the audience a life-like viewing experience, in other words, it looks like a daytime television soap-opera. Another issue is the film quality decreases by the increase in frame rates. I prefer to know that the Orcs are just in fact Orcs, and have no intention of stealing my popcorn. If you live in Utah and are near a Megaplex Theater, you may want to try out the D-Box option. I'm not sure words can completely capture what the D-Box system is, so here is a video from the creators of D-Box to better explain: http://youtu.be/iBbEaEUqtnY The last options are the Trilogy Screenings. This is where I will be on December 15th, at 1:00pm. The trilogy screenings, available at most theater chains in the United States, will show the first two Hobbits, followed by the epic conclusion. Here in Los Angeles, I will be seeing the Trilogy at my local Regal Movie Theatres with the following showtimes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 1:00pm, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 4:00pm, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 7:00pm. Showtimes may differ in your area. Here is the link to see The Hobbit Trilogy at participating AMC Theatres. So, Dear Readers, how will you be seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in theaters? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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