South Koreans call them ScreenX theaters, a new filming and projection technology that shows movies as 270-degree panoramas. The weird part: instead of using a curved IMAX-like screen, they use the walls of the movie theater. I anticipate those walls to be covered with explosive vomit, as people get motion sickness and epileptic fits.
In South Korea, a new type of movie screen is being rolled out. Make that, screens.
The tech is called "ScreenX," and it gives a panoramic 270-degree view by also projecting on the cinema's walls. This is different from panoramic projection developed in the U.S., which uses curved screens.
AFP reports that in the next year, over thirty South Korean movie houses will get ScreenX.
I'm not entirely convinced this will improve the viewing experience (they need to get rid of those wall lights), but I would be up for seeing how it handles video games. Not entirely convinced that would improve gaming either, but hey, I'm more than willing to give it a try.
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