Browning said the difference between digital pictures and traditional pictures is the use of film, which can crack and break. With digital picture, the movie is shown through an external hard drive, he said.
Other changes include seating, with chairs that are able to rock.
Lori Waite, 91, of the Village of Colonie, said being able to rock in the seat was enjoyable.
"The whole thing looks beautiful," she said.
One thing that is not unique, however, will be the price of going to the cinema. Browning said after the three-day promotional event, normal ticket prices will be $10 per person, with discounts of $7 for matinee shows, senior citizens and children.
According to Browning, there is currently not a discount for students, "but that might be changed."
Johnson said that if it weren't for high prices of movie tickets, she would go to the movies more often, but that she got to bring the children to the movies was a "real treat."
To bring her two children, and two children she was watching that day, Johnson said it cost just $30.
The first official new movie showing at the theater was "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" at 12:01 a.m. this morning.""