Apparently, not even all the theaters equipped to handle the higher frame rate will be getting the movie at 48fps.
When 'The Hobbit' was first shown earlier this year, it didn't go over so well. The 48fps speed was unnatural, and those that watched it said that the increased frame rate made effects stand out as fake and gave the movie a TV show like feeling. Apparently, that's become less of a problem.
According to Variety, the movie is looking a lot better now that post-production has started. We've got high hopes for the new style, but depending on where you live, this may be a non-issue.
"The high frame-rate (HFR) version will go out to only select locations, perhaps not even into all major cities," said a source with knowledge of Warner's release plans. "The studio still wants to protect the format by going into a limited release for the HFR version, hoping to test the marketplace and expand the HFR release for the second and third installments."
Source: Topless Robot