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An Hour Of IMAX In Dark Knight Rises?
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23 April 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Wall Street Journal

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An Hour Of IMAX In Dark Knight Rises?

As an aside in a (very interesting) article on the increasing importance of IMAX screens to big summer movies, the Wall Street Journal mentions that The Dark Knight Rises will contain "more than one hour's worth" of full IMAX footage. You may now collectively lose your mind with excitement.

As you'll remember, The Dark Knight used full IMAX for its action scenes, like the opening bank heist and the spectacular truck flip. If the IMAX here is focused on the action scenes as well, does that mean that there will be half as much action again? Quite possibly - hence this being quite a salivary snippet of news.

The Dark Knight Rises is out, of course, on July 20. As if you don't have it circled on your calendar already.


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L: doubtlesswonder 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. sp; Nope, they are different, have a look at this thread....   www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3289620 More

Posted by Discodez at 14:34 on 24 April 2012 | Report This Post

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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. More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 19:57 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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L: pog There is an IMAX in Antrim, at the Junction One complex near the airport, this is where I'll be seeing it sp; Omnimaxx in Antrim Junction one is a BIG screen  - not IMAX though.   They should re-open the IMAX in Belfast - its lying Idle FFS More

Posted by NeilIsKing at 16:17 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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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. More

Posted by Discodez at 15:36 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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L: Discodez L: loonytoon1982 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 w More

Posted by Dpp1978 at 15:29 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX Near Birmingham?
L: Jaded_Parrot L: Discodez L: 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 IMA More

Posted by Discodez at 14:59 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX Near Birmingham?
L: Discodez L: 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 More

Posted by Jaded_Parrot at 14:48 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

IMAX Near Birmingham?
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? More

Posted by devo18uk at 13:50 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX Near Birmingham?
L: 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? sp; 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 wil More

Posted by Discodez at 13:43 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

IMAX Near Birmingham?
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? More

Posted by devo18uk at 13:16 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Hummana-hummana-numma ...
@ 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 light More

Posted by Beckymonster at 13:13 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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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 More

Posted by pog at 12:32 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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L: loonytoon1982 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. sp; 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 no More

Posted by Discodez at 12:04 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: But who will show it?
L: LadyFrampton BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE! sp; 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. More

Posted by Discodez at 11:58 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

Hummana-hummana-numma ...
... badair-badair-badair ... Beep! Beep! Mind lost? Check! More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:15 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

BFI IMAX will show it
It's on their coming soon page and opens on 20th July - http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_imax/coming_soon/th e_dark_knight_rises_the_imax_experience More

Posted by boomstick79 at 10:56 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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. More

Posted by loonytoon1982 at 10:55 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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. More

Posted by loonytoon1982 at 10:51 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

But who will show it?
BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE! More

Posted by LadyFrampton at 10:50 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

But who will show it?
BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE! More

Posted by LadyFrampton at 10:50 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

But who will show it?
BFI IMAX can't because they can't project digital IMAX films, they say. HELP US, EMPIRE! More

Posted by LadyFrampton at 10:49 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

As an IMAX rookie...
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? More

Posted by Woodland Bear at 10:46 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

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