Enzian Theater gets 4K projector

Photo courtesy of Enzian Theater.

From MeierMovies, December 6, 2023

Maitland’s Enzian Theater, Central Florida’s premier arthouse cinema, has replaced its old 2K projector with a new 4K one, sources confirmed today.

Long desired, the new laser projector will increase the resolution of the projected image from 2,000 pixels across (2,048 x 1,080, or 2.2 million pixels) to 4,000 pixels across (4,096 x 2,160, or 8.8 million pixels). The image will also be brighter, which is crucial in an environment like Enzian, which has lots of ambient light.

The projector was installed earlier this week, and the first 4K presentation will take place tomorrow evening with the theater’s first screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron, one of this year’s most highly acclaimed animated films.

The new projector will allow Enzian to more successfully compete with other area cinemas, many of which already have 4K projectors.

The old projector is being traded in to the company that sold Enzian its new projector. (There had been speculation that the old projector could potentially be used for a second, smaller theater, which would be situated in what is now the rear of the existing theater, but Enzian has not commented on those plans recently.)

The addition of the new projector does not affect the Enzian’s 35mm film projector, which will exist side-by-side with the new digital projector. That film projector is used for the theater’s Cult Classic Tuesday series, which is still presented twice a month exclusively in 35mm. That projector was also used recently for a special 35mm engagement of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

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