Technology at the service of the 7th art

In 1917, under the influence of Ricciotto Canudo and after the publication of his manifesto on the 7th art, cinema obtained its letters of nobility. Initially seen as a technical feat, it has always been intimately linked with technological evolution. First, there were black and white pictures, then, the technicolour process allowed the projection of the first coloured one. Just as the invention of Vitaphone opened the way to sound films.


3D in the cinema aims at transmiting images that seem to "come out of the screen" and turn around us as if we could touch the projected objects. The image in 3 dimensions seeks to give us the illusion of depth perception. Indeed, our two eyes never perceive the same image, it is the brain that superimposes them to produce this illusion.

In cinema, the principle of a 3D image is to deceive our brain, to give it the illusion of being able to dissociate the perception of two images to constitute a relief. The images seen in 3 dimensions are filmed with two different cameras, set at the same distance apart as human eyes. For a person to see the projected image correctly, several different techniques can be used and put in place.

The system chosen by the multiplex Cinés Palace uses two removable boxes, affixed to the glass through which the light from the projector passes. These boxes send laser beams that are synchronized by the viewers’ glasses. Thus, all 8 projection rooms at the multiplex Cinés Palace are able to play 3D movies.


The 4K format is synonymous with a better quality image for a more immersive experience, leveraging the emotion transmitted to the viewer, including a resolution 4 times larger than the 2K.


More and more studios are now using 4K during filming, hence the need for cinemas to have the appropriate equipment to render the best images. When it reopened in rue Saint-Michel, the multiplex Cinés Palace was equipped with a screen adapted for this resolution to allow you to experience a total immersion.