No 3D TV? Watch the final World Cup matches in 3D movie theaters

Though Hollywood studios and consumer electronics manufacturers are pushing 3D home entertainment as the next big thing, opportunities to catch live events on 3D TVs are still very rare for people who haven't already taken the plunge and bought a new 3D-capable TV.

And even for those people, it requires a DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, or AT&T U-Verse subscription with supportive 3D programming, and there have still only been a handful of events broadcast in 3D.

But the World Cup is a serious affair for many, and it presents an opportunity to open eyes to the possibilities of live TV in three dimensions. So in 30 locations across the U.S. and Canada, soccer fans eager to catch the main World Cup matches in 3D will be able to see them in movie theaters on 50-foot high screens.

In 15 U.S. cities on July 6th, 7th, 10th, and 11th, FIFA and NCM Fathom events will be telecasting the final four World Cup 2010 games. These events are slightly stacked in favor of the West coast, but participating cities are spread across the country. They will take place in the following locations:

Regal - Long Beach 26 with IMAX - Long Beach, CA
Cinemark - Bel Mar 16 - Lakewood, CO
Cinemark - Cinemark Paradise 24 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
AMC - Sunset Place 24 with IMAX - Miami, FL
AMC - River East 21 - Chicago, IL
Cinemark - Century 16 Deer Park - Deer Park, IL
Regal - Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX - Lincolnshire, IL
AMC - Olathe Studio 30 with IMAX - Olathe, KS
AMC - Garden State 16 with IMAX - Paramus, NJ
Cinemark - Cinemark 24 (The Legacy) - Plano, TX
AMC - Huebner Oaks 24 - San Antonio, TX
Cinemark - Cinemark 18 Webster - Webster, TX
Cinemark - Century Theatres Federal Way 16 - Federal Way, WA
AMC - Southcenter 16 with IMAX - Seattle, WA
Regal - Thornton Place with IMAX - Seattle, WA

Additionally, 15 Cinedigm certified digital theaters will be showing the final championship world cup match in different regions of the U.S. and Canada, fleshing out the map of available outlets a little more.

The participating theaters in Cinedigm's 3D World Cup program are:

Surprise Pointe 14- Surprise, AZ
Rave Los Angeles 18- Los Angeles, CA
Chula Vista 10- Chula Vista, CA
Village Walk 15- Pico Rivera, CA
Galaxy 10-Tulare- Tulare, CA
Royal Palm 20- Bradenton, FL
Orchard Cinema 10- Toms River, NJ
Telshor 12-Las Cruces, NM
Town Square 18- Las Vegas, NV
Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre-Brooklyn, NY
Chelsea- New York, NY
Empress Walk 10 Cinemas- North York, ON
Highland 10- Austin, TX
Carmike 20- Edinburg, TX
Carmike 14- Tyler, TX
Fairfax Corner 14- Fairfax, VA

The final match takes place on July 11th at 2:30pm EDT, and ticket availability for these events varies by location.

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