At last - cinemas get 3D glasses especially for kids

17 June 2010

571 In a move that’s so blindingly obvious that it’s incredible that it hasn’t happened before now, kid-sized 3D glasses are to be rolled out to cinemas in time for the release of Toy Story 3 in the United States of A this weekend. Sheesh - they'll be bringing out raisin taps next!

Most of the child-friendly movie blockbusters of the past 12 months have been screened in 3D but until now, no one seemed to give a toss about how comfortable the viewing kids actually were in their monster-sized spectaculacles (it means ‘big glasses’).

Joseph Peixoto is the president of RealD, who make the fun-goggles, and he said:  "Kid-sized RealD 3D glasses are made to the same high-quality standards as adult size RealD glasses, with each individually packaged in sealed bags, ensuring they are clean and fresh for every moviegoer.''

Which is an enormous boon (and we’re always on the look out for enormous boons), as recent research has shown that some of the reusable 3D glasses that are doled out in the modern picture houses contain  “bacteria that can cause conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, or even sepsis or pneumonia.” You might as well dip your eyes in a cow’s toilet – probably.

As yet, there has been no announcement regarding the arrival of kid-sized glasses in the UK, but as sure as eggs is eggs, they’ll be here sooner rather than later. But until they are, there’ll be no Toy Story 3 for us and our little chums – we’ll be taking them to the cow toilet eye-bath instead.

TOPICS:   Technology   Cool Stuff

7 comments

  • Koworld
    Ahh man, the opportunity to post a picture of chubby Michael Elphick in motorcycle leathers and you blew it. I can't even look at you right now BitterWallet.
  • Paul
    What about some for people that wear glasses, well pissed me off in Alice in Wonderland trying to balance the 3D specs over my normal specs :(
  • Nobby
    > He added: "Kid-sized RealD 3D glasses are made to the same high-quality standards as adult size RealD glasses, with each individually packaged in sealed bags, ensuring they are clean and fresh for every moviegoer.'' So do they just bag the used ones and dole them out again, clean them before bagging them, or is this going to be a purchase of the glasses rather than a hire?
  • Umbongo C.
    next they'll be making films especially for kids
  • Codify
    Nobby - Last time I went to see a RealD movie they let you keep the glasses. Don't know what you are supposed to do with them, though, they are useless without the RealD cinema projection and won't work for normal 3DTV.
  • Dirk D.
    Fab.... so you can now watch my vinegar strokes in glorious 3D :) boogie nights in 3D 'comes' with free kleenex and glasses :oops:
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