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The Base Theater aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has received a new digital projection system. The new equipment provides 3-D viewing as well as better sound and image quality than it's preceding system.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackeline Perez Rivera

3-D, digital movies available at base theater

11 Oct 2012 | Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Base Theater unveiled new changes to its facility, dramatically improving its customer’s movie-going experience with a new digital projection system.

“In (Marine Corps Community Services), especially here at the theater, we always want to improve our facilities, equipment and events for our patrons,” said Charlie Miller, the manager of the main theater as well as the Midway Park Theater aboard the base.

The new projection system provides a 3-D movie watching experience as well as digital projection.

“Digital is the way of the future,” said Miller. “It’s a necessity.
35-millimeter film is going to be a thing of the past.”

Miller said 35-millimeter film came in various reels and was pieced together into larger reels for movie watching. Later it had to be put back into smaller reels to return to distributors. In addition to the efficiency of the new digital system, Miller said the sound and image quality drastically improved.

“We improved the experience our customers have in the theater with the digital and 3-D equipment we installed,” said Miller.

With the new experience come new prices. Patrons 13 years old and older pay $4 for a digital movie and $5 for 3-D, patrons’ ages 3 to 12 pay $3 for a digital movie and $4 for 3-D while patrons 2 years old and under are free.

“People were initially unhappy with the price increase,” said Miller.
“But after they saw the quality of the show they came out with a smile on their face.”

Miller encourages the community aboard the base to experience the new theater upgrades for themselves.

“We have friendly customer service, we keep the theater very clean, and we have the old theater balcony experience,” said Miller. “Come by, enjoy the features here and judge for yourselves.”

The Midway Park Movie Theater is expected to re-open sometime this fall and will also feature digital and 3-D movies.

For more information about the base theater visit or call 910-449-9344.