I dont think this is true. Aren't most 1st world nations already heavily digital in theatres now? Sony just recently signed a deal with Kodak for 450 MILLION feet of film, for 2 years of production. One studio, half a billion feet of film. Surely a huge amount of that is for filming the movies, no?
No - mostly for projecting the films.
The orders would have been much larger in previous years.
Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Money is pouring into China and India at massive rates. The cost of conversion to new technology is not a problem for them and they probably welcome it as it makes them feel even more modern.
"Nobody" seems to care that electronically projected movies look horrid compared to film. Apparently most people throughout the world have little regard for quality, choosing convenience and cost first every time.
Small cinema or big cinema , they must make play the movie and older equipment will pour from usa to china , may be this is china reason to open 9 theaters everyday.
I dont think chinese people would prefer to watch horrible mp4 , they have every kind of LCD DVD players at home and they would not invest to see a Hollywood star on blurred screen. Cinema is quality , they have excellent hong kong cinema experience in that 45 years time and they would not switch to horrible screening . They are not fool. The better the screening quality , more customers will come to films.
Money is pouring to Europe from USA because cıstomers have more Money to buy goods. Every year more money invested to Europe than invested to China. I think they want to keep Paris streets clean and cafes open for American Soldiers.