Linnanmäki Outdoor Cinema

Yesterday I went to Linnanmäki (amusement park in Helsinki, Finland). They had a free outdoor movie and of course I wanted to see how it was. I had big hopes for this one after seeing KinoKivinokka (Finland), Kino Engel Kesäkino (Finland), Helsinki Festival Movie Picnic (Finland), Espoo Ciné (Finland), Katusekino (Estonia) and Sala Montjuïc (Catalonia, Spain).

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Area for this movie happening was great.

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…But unfortunately Linnanmäki had set up a LED billboard for a screen. And this kind of screens are not made for movie watching! Led screens like this have really terrible pixel density. So the image looked like, you know… 8 bit video games or bad VHS tape. Big bright and colorful pixels. Sure it was interesting, but I do not think any movie director would like people to watch their movies like this.

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So I really could not stand the image for more than 15 minutes. Even if I sat in the last row. So I took some photos and left. I hope next year they will use proper film or digital projector for this event if they decide to do it again.

Thanks anyway Lintsi! Free outdoor movies are always welcome.


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