MOVIES: Special screenings — Cannery hosts live 3-D basketball broadcast

Movie theaters aren’t just for movies anymore, with concerts (from the Metropolitan Opera to the Black Eyed Peas), town halls and other live programming turning up at digital theaters.

And on Monday, sports tops the big-screen menu once again, as Galaxy Theatres’ Cannery (inside the Cannery casino-hotel, 2121 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas) will present a live 3-D broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Championship game. (At press time, we don’t know which teams are playing, but Saturday’s Final Four match-ups — West Virginia vs. Duke and Michigan State vs. Butler — will determine the championship opponents.)

The Cannery’s all-digital theaters are equipped with Cinedigm CineLive technology, enabling them to show the games in 3-D.

"This advanced technology will give basketball fans a viewing experience matched only by being at the actual game itself — a great value considering the difference in ticket price," according to Galaxy president Rafe Cohen. (Not to mention that the Cannery is a lot closer than the game’s Indianapolis arena.)

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Monday, with the game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person; and, in addition to popcorn, soda and other traditional concessions, beer will be available for purchase to patrons 21 and over.

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