Ahead of US pre-sales starting on Wednesday, the first cinema chain to announce their screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in its native 48fps format are Regal. There's a fair number of locations - not as many as I'd hoped, more than I'd feared. Let's just call it "a start" and see what the other chains can offer.
So, below is Regal's list of 91 locations where the film is going to be showing in HFR 3D - the branded name for higher frame rates in stereo. Below that is their FAQ sheet on the new format, as posted to their website.
I'm still awaiting confirmation of where the film will be playing at 48fps in the UK. On the upside, those in the UK looking to make a common-or-garden booking can do so at several venues.
Tikahntnu Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX, Anchorage, AKMcCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, North Little Rock, ARAlhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX, Alhambra, CAAliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX, Aliso Viejo, CABakersfield Stadium 14, Bakersfield, CABrea Stadium East 12, Brea, CAHacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX, Dublin, CAParkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX, El Cajon, CAFairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX, Fairfield, CAFoothill Towne Center Stadium 22, Foothill Ranch, CAFresno Stadoum 22 & IMAX, Fresno, CAIrvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX, Irvine CALong Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX, Long Beach, CALA Live Stadium 14, Los Angles, CAOntario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX, Ontario, CALaguna Village 12, Sacramento, CANatomas MArketplace Stadium 16, Sacramento, CASan Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX, San Bernardino, CAHorton Plaza 14, San Diego, CAMira Mesa Stadium 18 & RPX, San Diego, CASan Marcos Stadium 18, San MArcos, CAValencia Stadium 12 & IMAX, Santa Clarita, CASouthgate Stadium 20 & IMAX, South Gate, CATemecula Stadium 15 & IMAX, Temecula, CAWest Covina Stadium 18, West Covina, CAColorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, Denver, COContinental Stadium 10 & RPX, Denver, CoGallery Place Stadium 14, Washington, DCPeoples Plaza Stadium 17, Newark, DEBrandywine Town Center 16, Wilmington, DEBelltower Stadium 20, FT Myers, FLGainesville Cinema Stadium 14, Gainesville, FLThe Loop Stadium 16 & RPX, Kissimmee, FLKendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX, Miami, FLSouth Beach Stadium 18, Miami Beach, FLWaterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX, Orlando, FLPark Palace Stadium 16 & RPX, Pinellas Park, FLRoyal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX, Royal Palm Beach, FLSawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX, Sunrise, FLAtlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX, ATlanta, GAAugsta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX, Augsta, GAMall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, Buford, GAHollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, Chamblee, GATown Center Stadium 16 & RPX, Kennesaw, GADole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Honolulu, HIFenway Stadium 13 & RPX, Boston, MAIndependence Mall 14, Kingston, MAWestview STadium 16 & IMAX, Fredrick, MDSalisbury Stadium 16 & RPX, Salisbury, MDMajestic Stadium 20 & IMAX, Silver Spring, MDBiltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX, Asheville, NCStonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22, Charlotte, NCMayfaire Stadium 16 & IMAX, Wilmington, NCFox Run Stadium 15 & RPX, Newington, NHRed Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX, Las Vegas, NVColonie Center Stadium 13, Albany, NYCrossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX, Albany, NYCourt Street Stadium 12 & RPX, Brooklyn, NYSheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX, Brooklyn, NYClifton Park Stadium 19 & RPX, Clifton Park, NYDeer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, Deer Park, NYAtlas Park Stadium 8, Glendale, NYKaufman Astoria Stadium 14, Long Island City, NYNew Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX, New Rochelle, NYE-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX, New York, NYStaten Island Stadium 16 & RPX, Staten Island, NYWestbury Stadium 12 & IMAX, Westbury, NYFairfield Commons Stadium 20, Beavercreek, OHBridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX, Tigard, ORKing of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX, King of Prussia, PARiverview Plaza Stadium 17, Philadelphia, PAWarrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX, Warrington, PAHollywood Stadium 20 & RPX, Green Ville, SCCharles Towne Square Stadium 18, North Charleston, SCPinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX, Knoxville, TNAmarillo Star Stadium 14 & IMAX, Amarillo, TXGateway Stadium 16 & IMAX, Austin, TXGreenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX, Houston, TXHouston Marq'e Stadium 23 & IMAX, Houston, TXLive Oak Stadium 18 & RPX, Live Oak, TXAlamo Quarry Stadium 16, San Antonio, TXCielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX, San Antonio, TXHuebner Oaks Stadium 14 & RPX, San Antonio, TXPotomac Yard Stadium 16, Alexandria, VAKingstowne Stadium 16, Alexandria, VAManassas Stadium 14 & IMAX, Manassas, VAValley View Grande Stadium 16, Roanoke, VAEverett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett, WALakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood, WAThe Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton WA