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IMAX Officially Bails on VR Business

After investing in virtual reality experiences, IMAX has officially decided to cut its losses. In an SEC filing yesterday, the company revealed it’ll shutter its remaining three VR theatres—including its flagship location in Los Angeles—in early 2019 and write off “certain VR content investments.” Read More >>

Unrestored 2001: A Space Odyssey Heads to IMAX in November

A new and yet also old version of Kubrick's dazzling 2001 is set to show on the London Science Museum's IMAX cinema screen this November, with the event proudly using a new version of the film made from the original 70mm negatives and therefore free from any modern restoration or digital retouching. Read More >>

Marvel’s Inhumans IMAX Experience Surprised the Hell Out of Me

Though the Inhumans have been a mainstay of Marvel’s comics for decades, their journey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been fraught with (understandable) uncertainty. Think about it: How do you even ground the Inhumans’ epic, larger-than-life story in a “realistic” world like the MCU? Read More >>

IMAX VR on the Way to Manchester Cinema Hotspot

The odd concept of VR IMAX is about to land in the UK, thanks to a deal between the IMAX people and the ODEON and UCI Cinema chain to launch a public IMAX VR experience playground in Manchester's Printworks multiplex. Read More >>

You Might Throw Up After Taking the World’s First IMAX Spin Class

The one thing you can’t buy to help you with your fitness routine is motivation. But IMAX thinks it can get your butt off the sofa with a new cycling class that takes place in front of one its massive and immersive movie screens. Read More >>

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Only Two UK Cinemas Are Showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in All its Glory

Have you already bought your tickets to see The Force Awakens, even though no one's reviewed it and it might be rubbish? Oh dear. In fact, double oh dear, because unless you're seeing it in laser-projected IMAX format, you won't be seeing it best. Read More >>

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Book Your Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cinema Tickets Now! IMAX Woes as Websites Crash

It’s just gone 9am on a Monday, and the cyber-world’s already gone into meltdown. That’s because the first tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are on sale! How on earth do you not know already!? Get your life together. The latest entry in the ridiculously popular franchise hits the silver screen in exactly two months, and the movie-makers seem intent on hyping everyone into early graves. Read More >>

One Week Living With LG’s Curved Ultrawide 21:9 Monitor

An IMAX screen...for your desk? That's the promise of the latest wave of massive, curved, ultrawide ever-so-slightly-obnoxious-but-we-love-you monitors that PC peripheral makers are pushing. I've been playing with LG's 34UC97 for the last week-and-a-bit (damn you MWC, pulling me away from this beautiful, staggeringly expensive thing), and thought I'd share some of the points I've noticed that those considering shelling out for a similar monitor may want to be aware of. Read More >>

IMAX’s New Laser Projectors Make Me Wish I Lived in a Cinema

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 cinema. 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 movie remastered and projected using the new technology. Read More >>

How to Get an IMAX Screen Installed in Your House

If your one-time cutting-edge 32" Samsung HDTV is no longer cutting is as the focal point of your living space's entertainment zone, it might be time to upgrade. Just £1.8m could get you the home cinema setup of everyone's dreams. Read More >>

Behind the Scenes at One of the World’s Best IMAX Theatres

Since 1994, as far as movie theatres 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." Read More >>

The Best Reason to See Interstellar: It’s Part of a Dying Breed of Film

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 it's fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm. Read More >>

A New Obscene Superyacht is Getting its Own Private IMAX Screen

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 cinema below deck. And when it's not being used to show movies, the Nemo Room, as it's being called, will display live underwater images from cameras on the yacht mounted below the water line. Read More >>

Why Seeing Interstellar in 70mm Might Just be Worth the Effort

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 cinemas. 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. Read More >>

IMAX Cameras Called in to Pump Up Star Wars: Episode VII

Some key scenes of Star Wars: Episode VII are being shot in IMAX resolution, despite previous claims the director would be favouring 35mm film. Confirmation came in a tweet by the production company handling the movie, which included the above pic of an IMAX camera along with the hashtag #bestformatever. Perhaps the film will be subtitled The Format Wars. [Twitter via The Verge] Read More >>