AAFES announces movie upgrades
March 22, 2013
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Customers at the Schofield Barracks and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam base theaters will be seeing a brand new look for these two theaters.
Approximately $200,000 in upgrades include state-of-the-art digital projection with sound and also 3D viewing capabilities, according to Tom Matthew, AAFES food court manager.
The two AAFES theaters are undergoing their first movie system upgrades since 1971 when 35-millimeter projection was installed, Matthew said.
"It really falls into place with the new look," said Matthew. "We're trying to fit the mold of what customers' expectations are."
The two upgrades will also make the theaters more appealing and compatible with current movie selections.
Sgt. Smith theater received a $600,000 Department of the Army facelift, along with an additional $160,000 in renovations by the Exchange during 2011.
(Information pulled from Army and Air Force Exchange Service news releases.)