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Tired of standing in line to see the latest blockbuster? Not so thrilled about paying a fortune for a giant tub of buttery popcorn? Wishing for a way that you could enjoy the latest movies without having to endure the loud conversations and ringing cell phones at your local cinema?

Well, you may be able to solve your problems, if Prima Cinema is successful. According to a Wall Street Journal article, the new company hopes to have a system that will stream first-run movies to your home screen. Now, before you go out and order new slippers to wear for opening night, understand that there is a cost involved. The home system is expected to cost about $20,000. Oh, and each movie screening will cost an additional $500. That’s a lot of popcorn!

The company has financial backing from Best Buy and Universal Pictures, and hopes to start installations later next year. Clearly, this is not the solution for the average movie fan, but it could find its niche among the very wealthy who are looking for new, exclusive technologies.

Posted by Alfred Poor, December 14, 2010 5:00 AM

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About Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.