3D Sellout For Origin II

Greater Union cinemas has opened up more theatres to show State of Origin II in 3D tonight after the orginal venues sold out.

Greater Union cinemas has opened up more theatres to show State of Origin II in 3D tonight after the orginal venues sold out.

Amalgamated Holdings New South Wales Promotions Manager, Ben Rutherford, said new venues were added out of necessity. “We added new locations due to overwhelming demand,” he said. “These locations include Event Cinemas Bondi Junction and Macquarie in New South Wales and Birch Carroll and Coyle Maroochydore in Queensland.”

So far 3D technology has impressed most people, so what better way to give it a trial run that by watching one of the biggest sporting events on the Australian sports calendar on a huge screen?

The first four venues, George St and Campbelltown in New South Wales, as well as Chermside and Indooroopilly in Queensland, were sold out, and Rutherford is expecting the same from the five newly added cinemas.

A ticket costs $20 plus and extra dollar for the glasses. You will also have to stump up another buck for a booking fee if you reserve a seat online, and any food and beverages is extra, too.

Amalagamated Holdings has an exclusive partnership with the Nine Network and Harvey Norman, and it is the popularity of 3D that the likes of Harvey Norman will be banking on. Already there are claims by research company iSuppli that worldwide sales will grow by up 80 percent of the next five years, with Australia being one of the prime uptakers of new technology.

The cinema chain says it will also be showing State of Origin III, which will being shown on July 7.

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