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Topic # 106523 25-Jul-2012 18:13 Send private message

Just wondering, do they show the normal imax stuff or just the hollywood garbage blown up?

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  Reply # 661940 25-Jul-2012 18:33 Send private message

Last time I saw an Imax doco was in the 90s (in the US). But then, The Dark Knight Rises looks amazing on Imax! More immersive than any 3D movie IMO

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  Reply # 661999 25-Jul-2012 20:11 Send private message

It's not really an IMAX theatre. It used to be, but it turned out not to be financially viable. Now they use the screen to show movies at jumbo size using a more conventional projector.

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  Reply # 662024 25-Jul-2012 21:04

The Dark Knight Rises is being shown in IMAX format (well, 72 minutes of it at least).

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  Reply # 662180 26-Jul-2012 08:50 Send private message

KevinL: The Dark Knight Rises is being shown in IMAX format (well, 72 minutes of it at least).


Is that real Imax with the 70mm horizontal projection or Digital Imax??




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  Reply # 662181 26-Jul-2012 08:50 Send private message

KevinL: The Dark Knight Rises is being shown in IMAX format (well, 72 minutes of it at least).

Is that why the aspect ratio changed back & forth?

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  Reply # 662195 26-Jul-2012 09:30 Send private message

Yeah I saw an earlier Batman on the Imax screen in Auckland and they did that, ~ switched aspect ratios for the Imax filmed sections.  It was very cool on the big screen.

I believe the Bluray does something similar, swaps from 2.35 ish to 1.78 for those sections.



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  Reply # 662522 26-Jul-2012 17:39 Send private message

Jarno: It's not really an IMAX theatre. It used to be, but it turned out not to be financially viable. Now they use the screen to show movies at jumbo size using a more conventional projector.



That was the case sseveral years ago. I believe that the imax features remained, and they still use them for imax movies. Apparently when there's nothing going, imax is just used as a megascreen which I believe is just 35mm blown up. Pity, becuase they could be showing really good imax documentaries.

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  Reply # 662524 26-Jul-2012 17:49

old3eyes:
KevinL: The Dark Knight Rises is being shown in IMAX format (well, 72 minutes of it at least).


Is that real Imax with the 70mm horizontal projection or Digital Imax??


According to IMAX and Wikipedia, they have a 15/70mm/3D film projector.

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