Christopher Nolan taking a stand for traditional film | Toledo Free Press

October 17, 2014 2:42 PM

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Movie theater owners should love Christopher Nolan. When a film director’s resume includes a total box office gross of over $1.6 billion in domestic ticket sales alone — including one of the most successful movie trilogies of all time in his “Dark Knight” saga — one would imagine the people who deliver those films to the public would be prepared to do anything for him. Add in that his upcoming movie “Interstellar” is one of the most anticipated flicks of the fall season, and you’d expect that the people who run the theaters would do anything to have the chance to show the film a bit early.

Indeed, many of them are jumping through hoops to garner such a chance — though they are hoops placed by the director for a purpose. Nolan has long been an advocate for shooting and screening movies on good, old-fashioned film stock, the way Hollywood always did things until the digital conversion t...

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