Posted by Norman Fong, January 22nd, 2010
3D movies like Toy Story 3 are doing well at the box office. Many movies are available in some theaters in 3D and look great. You will pay extra ($3 locally) for the privilege and be handed a pair of 3D glasses that only work in theaters. They had a recycling box outside but we saw many people keep their glasses. About 70% of theaters have these boxes. The boxes are sent to a recycling center, where the 3D glasses are cleaned, checked for quality, and then individually repackaged.
3D Glasses have not other Purpose
Considering these glass only work for RealD 3D movies, people are just adding to their junk piles. You will not get a discount for bringing these glasses into a different 3D movie. Most people bring them home and let them gather dust. These glasses also do not work as sunglasses. Future 3D HDTV’s use 3D glasses with active shutter technology that have batteries inside.