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An Hour Of IMAX In Dark Knight Rises? - 23/4/2012 10:46:26 AM   
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As an IMAX rookie... - 23/4/2012 10:46:26 AM   
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Be kind here - this article is the first news I had that IMAX-shown films weren't 100% filmed to that standard - but what does this mean for the showing itself? Is there a visible difference between the two qualities? Is it anything like the LOTR trilogy being shown (where it only fills 1/3 of the screen) flicking over to full size?

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But who will show it? - 23/4/2012 10:49:53 AM   
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BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE!

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But who will show it? - 23/4/2012 10:50:00 AM   
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BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE!

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But who will show it? - 23/4/2012 10:50:57 AM   
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BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE!

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- 23/4/2012 10:51:30 AM   
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I'm sure the action scenes would be fantastic either way but considering on conventional screens this will be cropped it feels like being cheated out of the same movie. Unfortunately there are no IMAX cinemas anywhere in Ireland (North or South) so unless I leave the country there's no possible way to experience it.

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- 23/4/2012 10:55:31 AM   
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I'm sure the action scenes would be fantastic either way but considering on conventional screens this will be cropped it feels like being cheated out of the same movie. Unfortunately there are no IMAX cinemas anywhere in Ireland (North or South) so unless I leave the country there's no possible way to experience it.

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BFI IMAX will show it - 23/4/2012 10:56:37 AM   
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It's on their coming soon page and opens on 20th July -
http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_imax/coming_soon/the_dark_knight_rises_the_imax_experience


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Hummana-hummana-numma ... - 23/4/2012 11:15:43 AM   
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RE: But who will show it? - 23/4/2012 11:58:51 AM   
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BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE!


It's not been filmed in digital IMAX though, it's full IMAX 70 so when shown at the BFI it will be in all it's ma-hoo-sive screen glory.

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RE: - 23/4/2012 12:04:02 PM   
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I'm sure the action scenes would be fantastic either way but considering on conventional screens this will be cropped it feels like being cheated out of the same movie. Unfortunately there are no IMAX cinemas anywhere in Ireland (North or South) so unless I leave the country there's no possible way to experience it.


I think I'm right in saying that the Dark Knight was shot using IMAX 70mm and Normal 35mm film, so the action sequences aren't cropped when shown in normal cinemas, they just have an extra dimension in IMAX. (although I'm prepared to be corrected on this if I'm incorrect).

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RE: - 23/4/2012 12:32:16 PM   
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There is an IMAX in Antrim, at the Junction One complex near the airport, this is where I'll be seeing it

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RE: Hummana-hummana-numma ... - 23/4/2012 1:13:50 PM   
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@ Ladyframton and loonytoon1982

Yes, BFI IMAX can (and will) show TDKR - they were one of four 'proper' IMAXes* (as in can show 70mm film) in the UK to show the 'extended' trailer before MI:GP over the Chrimbo break too.

I would recommend keeping an eye on the BFI twitter or their e-mails because when the tickets *do* go on sale (and I speak as someone who was happy to plunk cash down after seeing the 'extended trailer!) they will move like a very, very fast thing.

On a lighter note - that day has been booked off work and I have every intent of seeing it on that Friday. Oh yes indeed!

*If anyone wants to know where the others are - Glasgow, Bradford and I think Manchester is another?


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IMAX Near Birmingham? - 23/4/2012 1:16:55 PM   
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Since the IMAX in Birmingham is no longer at Millennium Point due to the licence not being renewed, where is the nearest IMAX where I can see this. I know Millennium Point still has the mahusive screen, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll be able to show IMAX films in their full glory?

Anyone know an answer to this?

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RE: IMAX Near Birmingham? - 23/4/2012 1:43:15 PM   
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Since the IMAX in Birmingham is no longer at Millennium Point due to the licence not being renewed, where is the nearest IMAX where I can see this. I know Millennium Point still has the mahusive screen, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll be able to show IMAX films in their full glory?

Anyone know an answer to this?


Manchester is the nearest proper IMAX to Birmingham. The Millenium Point giant screen no longer shows full IMAX (I'm baffled as to what it will actually do other than being a big screen).

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IMAX Near Birmingham? - 23/4/2012 1:50:51 PM   
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Since the IMAX in Birmingham is no longer at Millennium Point due to the licence not being renewed, where is the nearest IMAX where I can see this. I know Millennium Point still has the mahusive screen, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll be able to show IMAX films in their full glory?

Anyone know an answer to this?

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RE: IMAX Near Birmingham? - 23/4/2012 2:48:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: devo18uk

Since the IMAX in Birmingham is no longer at Millennium Point due to the licence not being renewed, where is the nearest IMAX where I can see this. I know Millennium Point still has the mahusive screen, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll be able to show IMAX films in their full glory?

Anyone know an answer to this?


Manchester is the nearest proper IMAX to Birmingham. The Millenium Point giant screen no longer shows full IMAX (I'm baffled as to what it will actually do other than being a big screen).


Annoying isnt it!!! Wanted to see the Avengers at the IMAX!

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RE: IMAX Near Birmingham? - 23/4/2012 2:59:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Discodez

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ORIGINAL: devo18uk

Since the IMAX in Birmingham is no longer at Millennium Point due to the licence not being renewed, where is the nearest IMAX where I can see this. I know Millennium Point still has the mahusive screen, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll be able to show IMAX films in their full glory?

Anyone know an answer to this?


Manchester is the nearest proper IMAX to Birmingham. The Millenium Point giant screen no longer shows full IMAX (I'm baffled as to what it will actually do other than being a big screen).


Annoying isnt it!!! Wanted to see the Avengers at the IMAX!



Tell me about it... If the managers couldn't make an IMAX profitable why do they think an inferior product will suddenly start making them a profit?!?

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RE: RE: - 23/4/2012 3:29:00 PM   
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I'm sure the action scenes would be fantastic either way but considering on conventional screens this will be cropped it feels like being cheated out of the same movie. Unfortunately there are no IMAX cinemas anywhere in Ireland (North or South) so unless I leave the country there's no possible way to experience it.


I think I'm right in saying that the Dark Knight was shot using IMAX 70mm and Normal 35mm film, so the action sequences aren't cropped when shown in normal cinemas, they just have an extra dimension in IMAX. (although I'm prepared to be corrected on this if I'm incorrect).


An IMAX negative is 70mm film run horizontally at 15 perferations per frame. It has a picture area of 70.4mm x 52.6mm: giving it an aspect ratio of about 1.33:1 (almost the same as the Academy ratio or 4:3 TVs).

The non IMAX parts were shot using 35mm film with anamorphic lenses. It has a negative area about of 22mm x 18.5mm, but the lenses used for both shooting and projecting have a 2x horizontal squeeze/unsqueeze. This means while the negative's aspect ratio is about 1.2:1, the projected ratio is nearly 2.4:1.

Obviously there will have to be some cropping somewhere. What they did with Dark Knight, and have done with all part IMAX releases since, is take the most important slice of the IMAX frame and crop anything above and below. So the standard release prints will be 2.4:1 all the way through.

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RE: RE: - 23/4/2012 3:36:10 PM   
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So that's how they do it!

I always wondered why when watching IMAX scenes on a TV that the image seems to look narrower (despite the fact the negative it is in fact wider)... Now I know.

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RE: RE: - 23/4/2012 4:17:00 PM   
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There is an IMAX in Antrim, at the Junction One complex near the airport, this is where I'll be seeing it


Omnimaxx in Antrim Junction one is a BIG screen  - not IMAX though.

They should re-open the IMAX in Belfast - its lying Idle FFS


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RE: RE: - 23/4/2012 7:57:10 PM   
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Are the Cineworld IMAXes not proper ones, then? Because the Cineworld at Sheffield has an IMAX and I was planning on seeing this there instead of trailing all the way to Bradford.

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RE: RE: - 24/4/2012 2:34:48 PM   
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Are the Cineworld IMAXes not proper ones, then? Because the Cineworld at Sheffield has an IMAX and I was planning on seeing this there instead of trailing all the way to Bradford.


Nope, they are different, have a look at this thread....

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3289620

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