We’re one week away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many people already have their tickets and if you don’t, don’t worry, there are lots still available. It’s gonna be on nearly 4,000 screens domestically, but only a small number of those are in the ideal formats.
Surround sound and 4K TVs are great for watching movies at home, but there's still nothing like sitting in front of a gigantic screen in an IMAX theater. I recently got an exclusive first look at the company's next-generation digital laser projectors, and I walked away from the experience wanting to see every single…
According to reports, both the season five trailer for Game of Thrones and the last two episodes of season four will get a week-long run in IMAX theaters later this month. Yes, that means a jumbo-sized fight for The Wall. No, you shouldn't feel bad about doing an excited little involuntary clap right now.
Since 1994, as far as movie theaters go, the IMAX at Lincoln Center in New York City is the best there is. With films projected on an enormous 100-foot screen, any viewing experience there certainly fits the bill as "larger than life."
There's something exceptional about Interstellar that everyone should experience—it is a moviemaking "alignment of stars" akin to the perfect storm in music that lead to Woodstock. It's a film so extravagant in nature, it was projected in 70mm, a format equal to the scale of its fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm.
How's this for obscene. Yacht-maker Ken Freivokh Design is in the process of engineering a brand new 500-foot superyacht for a client that will boast the world's first floating private IMAX theater below deck. And when it's not being used to show movies, the Nemo Room, as it's being called, will display live…
With thousands of TV shows and movies available to stream at home, it takes more than just celebrities in a film to get people into theaters. You need to show them something spectacular, and for Christopher Nolan's latest film, Interstellar, that meant shooting more than an hour of the movie with a 70mm IMAX camera.
If you thought 3D movies were only a fad that has already come and gone for good, think again. IMAX cameras have been used to shoot 3D films and documentaries for decades now, including immersive content for theme park rides. And the company has just revealed a new fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital 3D camera that…
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a beautifully shot nature documentary that made me want to book a one-way flight to Madagascar.
It takes more than just overwhelmingly humongous visuals to create the immersive "IMAX Experience" that moviegoers have come to expect. The film's soundtrack plays an equally vital role. Here's an in-depth look at how IMAX engineers develop and deliver a sound big enough to match the on-screen action.
Seeing an IMAX movie is impressive, sure, but what's even more impressive is watching an IMAX theater get built. The world's largest no less. It's a feat.
1939's The Wizard of Oz is the standard bearer of cinema's Golden Age. The live action fantasy classic has become an integral part of the pop culture lexicon, endlessly parodied, referenced, and retold in everything from children's books to ultra-porn. And now it is coming back—to an even bigger silver screen.
The summer blockbusters are already hitting theaters, and if you're sane, you're going to go see them in an Imax theater. It's the big screen, only bigger, and more awesome. Now, you can take the IMAGE MAXIMUM experience home with you—provided you've got the guap to buy one of Imax's new pricey custom installs.
Starting this evening, Raiders of the Lost Ark returns to theaters for a brief week long engagement. But not just any theater. Doctor Jones is hitting the biggest screen possible—IMAX—as part of the promotion for the upcoming Indiana Jones trilogy release on Blu-ray.
At almost 97 feet tall and 117 feet wide, the screen at the Darling Harbour IMAX Theater in Sydney is the largest in the world. And after 16 years of service, it needed to be replaced.
How's this sound: A movie subscription that lets you watch unlimited movies in theaters for 50 bucks a month. It's like Netflix but for the real, real life. Would that be something you're interested in?
Because they have nothing better to do, Sharp went ahead and crammed 33,177,600 pixels into a prototype 85-inch display— a resolution of 7680x4320 with a pixel density of 103ppi—labeled it SUPER HI-VISION and called it a day.
Guess we know which country likes "larger than life" films the most. With IMAX opening 100 cinemas a year there over the next 2 - 3 years they'll be buying up a lot of pairs of 3D glasses. As of last year, there were 445 IMAX cinemas globally. [Variety]
It seems like 3D is everywhere. Movies, living rooms. Even real life is 3D! But how does it all work?
I can understand 3D porn movies at home, but IMAX 3D porn? Who wants to sit through two hours of explicit 60-foot tall 3D sex scenes, no matter how engrossing the plot could be? With other people around, I mean.