June 10th marks the 100th Anniversary of the first documented public showing of a 3D Film. It took place in New York City’s Times Square at the Astor Theatre, which was located where the The Marriott Marquis Hotel is now.
The held event was FREE but attendees were encouraged to consider making a donation in a page created in Indiegogo for the said celebration.
Special guests and screenings included Robert Furmanek, founder of the 3D Film Archives and ‘One Night in Hell’ featuring music by Brian May of the rock band Queen. Surprises included 3D clips from Pat Metheny and Joe Satriani courtesy of Pierre & Francois Lamoureux and Cinemusica; ‘Atmosphere’ and ‘Aurora Borealis’, an award winning 3D Spectacular of the Northern Lights filmed by Ikuo Nakamura and a demo from Denny Daniel of The Museum of Interesting Things. Bill Beck (The Laser Guy) from BARCO Projectors and co-founder of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association was also there and showcased the latest Laser Projector technology and how it will create the most immersive theatrical 3D film experience yet.