Movie Tickets to Watch 'The Hobbit' in 48FPS Will Not Cost Extra
Briefly: The era of high frame rates (HFR) is nearly upon us. Setting a precedent, movie theaters will not be charging more for 48FPS HFR showings of The Hobbit. Variety reports that "exhibitors have agreed not to charge more" for HFR, which is a huge sigh of relief. We're already charged a premium for 3D (and IMAX), thankfully they're not going to pile on more. "But with 3D already costing on average $3-$5 more than a 2D ticket, [Warner Bros] did not advocate for a higher ticket price, and [theaters] agreed." Though they remind us, while they won't be charging more for Hobbit now, "someday, they might." It was revealed a few weeks ago that The Hobbit shown at 48FPS will be getting a limited release in December. Stay tuned for updates.