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Use this tag on questions regarding the IMAX format, including all variants like OMNIMAX, IMAX 3D and so on.

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How does Regal's RPX format compare with IMAX?

In my area, I have four ways of seeing the movie Justice League: regular 2D, IMAX 2D, RealD 3D, and RealD 3D with Regal Cinema's RPX format. My question is, how does Regal's RPX format compare with ...
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Why the apparent lack of IMAX 3D releases for Justice League?

I was looking at showtimes for the movie Justice League and was only able to find it in three formats: regular 2D, IMAX 2D, and RealD 3D. I couldn't seem to find any IMAX 3D showtimes, either in my ...
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IMAX ratio on 16:9 TVs

The film Sully was shot in part in IMAX or 1.90:1, but it was later cropped to 2.39:1 for Blu-ray. Would the IMAX ratio look funny on 16:9? I'm having trouble picturing it. I never have been good at ...
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Is 70mm really necessary? Wouldn't it work with 35mm too? [duplicate]

So I just came back from Dunkirk, seen in IMAX, 70mm version. I was digging around the internet with my question but only found religious answers (it's just better, can't describe it, you must see it)...
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Which is technically visually of higher quality - 70mm without IMAX or IMAX without 70mm?

In my local movie theater, I have three ways of seeing Christopher Nolan's movie Dunkirk: IMAX without 70mm, 70mm without IMAX, and regular. Obviously the regular option is inferior to the other two, ...
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IMAX and Aspect Ratio

I understand that in most standard 35mm film the choice of filming in either a 2.4:1 AR or a 1.85:1 AR is up to the director. With that being said, very recently there's been some IMAX commercials ...
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What type of Speakers does IMAX use?

I know that in 1988 they acquired a company named Sonics Associates. But all info on recent speakers setup I came across leads to a mixture of JBL and some other german-like brand I forgot it's name. ...
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Does IMAX have it's own type of 70mm film?

I was told the IMAX 70mm 15perf film is simply a regular 70mm film turned sideways. Is this true? According to the following image, it does not make any sense as the frame is that much larger than ...
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Is the scene with Romilly different between the IMAX and DVD/BluRay releases of Interstellar?

I originally saw the UK IMAX release of Interstellar and recently saw the BluRay version of it and, did I dream this: When Cooper et al. return from Millers planet (3 hours their time, 23 years ...
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Why are not all IMAX theaters domed?

I have been to the IMAX theater at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California and at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As I understood it, IMAX meant that a movie was filmed with ...
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Why is classic IMAX not digital?

These days everything is digital. I came to know that, real 70MM IMAX i.e (not LieIMAX) are shown using film stock instead of digital once. What's keeping them from producing the format in digital ...
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Do IMAX screens in America play non-IMAX movies?

In India, I am very sure non-IMAX movies are played in IMAX screens. I am not sure whether American IMAX screens plays them. My friend says they "should not" play non-IMAX movies in IMAX screens in ...
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IMAX DMR vs 35mm film

I am planning to watch Interstellar, but I'm wondering which version I should watch. It has been released on a wide variety of media, among them classic 35mm film and IMAX. So I'm not sure if I should ...