See The Hobbit in stunning 48 frames per second!


Traditionally major feature films have been shot and presented at 24 frames per second. This means that in the camera the little frames of film celluloid pass the sensor of the camera at this rate. The same thing occurs with the projector in the theater when those printed frames pass the projector’s bulb and appear on the screen. Nowadays most movie theater projectors are digital, but the concept remains the same.

Recently major filmmakers have adopted the technology to shoot films at a higher frame rate of 48 frames per second making motion much smoother and visuals much crisper. One of the first adopters of the 48fps cinema is Peter Jackson, best known for his directing of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and now his newest film shot at 48fps and 3D- “The Hobbit”.

Reviews have been mixed on the higher frame rate experience in theaters, but Jackson swears by it. He defended his claims to Entertainment Weekly a few months ago after a preview at CinemaCon stating, “Nobody is going to stop. The technology is going to keep evolving.” Jackson says the 48fps view is an entirely new experience that will take people some time getting used to just as it did for people to adjust to the idea of motion pictures originally.

Because the technology to project digital cinema at 48fps is so new and not quite as widely adapted as it should be with audiences, very few theaters have the technological capabilities to project “The Hobbit” as it is meant to be seen. Austin’s own Moviehouse & Eatery is one of the few in central Texas to host “The Hobbit” as it intended to be experienced. That means we are showing it at 48 frames per second in 3D on our largest three story Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) screen.

See “The Hobbit” the way Peter Jackson and his crew want it to be seen on the silver screen. See it at one of the few theaters with the technological capability to project 48 frames per second in 3D. See it at the only theater that offers the premium experience that the Moviehouse & Eatery does. See “The Hobbit” at the Moviehouse & Eatery on Friday, December 14th!

Get your tickets here!