similar to the idea of Star Trek TOS "The Menagerie" being in cinemas in 2007
for two nights would you be willing to pay to see "Encounter at Farpoint" (pilot) in cinemas after a HD restoration with new visual effects?
CBS Home Entertainment could guage fan interest in a TNG-R by doing a limited engagement cinema screening of 2 or 3 days which the tickets would help pay for a TNG-R of the best episodes for a Blu-ray release.
Which would you rather see in the cinema if you had a choice of only these two
episodes for TNG-R:
"Encounter at Farpoint" (pilot)
"The Best of Both Worlds" (part 1&2)
Honestly I think it'd be a bad way to gauge interest. What they'd be trying to gauge is the casual fan's interest. I know for sure that if they did this every theater would sell out with hardcore fans, but that wouldn't tell you how well ratings or sales for the blurays would do. They screen movies at comic conventions all the time to thunderous applause that do horribly in the theaters, take Mallrats for instance.