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When watching a movie (Dune 2) in an IMAX recently I noticed a static texture that remained as the image panned - what is that?

When watching Dune 2 recently (in the Odeon Greenwich, UK on the IMAX screen) there were several occasions where the image panned but there was some kind of screen/projector texture that became ...
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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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How are some scenes for movies shot especially for iPhone viewing?

In his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rami Malek discusses how certain scenes in No Time to Die (2021) were shot especially for the IMAX version. But he also mentioned that some are also shot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...