Cinemas Worried They Don't Have Enough 3D Screens For 2010's Movie Onslaught

In case it didn't get drummed into you nearly enough, 2010 is going to be about 3DTV. According to the WSJ, Hollywood studios are seeing the "Avatar effect" which is making them rush out 3D films extra-fast.

We already know some of the big 3D titles that'll be hitting this year, but apparently over 20 will be fighting each other off to be screened in the 10 per cent of 3D-compatible cinemas in the US.

Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans and How To Train Your Dragon will all be released before April, with Despicable Me and Toy Story 3 in July and Harry Potter, Megamind and Tangled in November. Cinema chains are quickly adding as many 3D screens as they can squeeze under their roofs, but there's an obvious strain that could result in ticket prices increasing to compensate for all the massive overheads. [WSJ]