How big is an IMAX screen?

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about the size of a football field.

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What does IMAX mean?

IMAX is a film corporation that distributes 15/70 mm films, which are larger than the movies distributed at your local theatre. This allows the films to be projected at a much larger level than that of a regular theatre. Usually, an IMAX theatre fills the almost the entire wall with the screen, instead of just a fraction of the wall. An IMAX Dome theatre is where you sit in the middle, and the picture is projected all around you.The bulb that is used to project the movie is also unlike that of a standard movie theatre. The projection bulb is a super bright Xenon Bulb which is 15,000 watts.

Does Imax mean 3-d?

No, there are many other formats that you can watch movies, where it is in 3D.Another AnswerIMAX 3D is 70mm film with a different aspect ratio than is used on standard screens that show 35mm film.The IMAX 3D Experience is much larger, much more engaging, physically, than 3D on other screens, mostly because of its dramatically larger size relative to your eyes.The IMAX 3D glasses frame the screen in such a way that you have only black peripheral vision, engaging your brain more completely through your eyes than mental and emotional engagement available when viewing a standard screen.

Is monsters vs aliens better in real d 3d or IMAX 3d?

It doesn't really matter but Imax has better audio quality? __________________________________________________________________ It will depend whether or not the IMAX movie is an actual IMAX movie, projected from horizontal 70mm film, or just a 35mm or digital projection blown up to the IMAX screen size. Most of the IMAX 3D blockbuster movies you see (Harry Potter, Tron etc.) are not shot with IMAX cameras. Some movies, such as The Dark Knight, mix scenes shot with IMAX cameras with 35mm cameras. The larger film stock (4 times the size of a standard film frame) allows much greater detail, and will look better as a 3D movie as well. The sound is digital disc playback, and usually has the same quality as other 35mm movies. When IMAX was first introduced, it had much better sound quality than other movies houses, but now most theaters have the same quality sound.

Where is the nearest imax cinema to peterborough?

The closest IMAX cinema to Peterborough, Ontario is in Whitby, ON. The second closest IMAX cinema to Peterborough, ON is in Toronto, ON.

Where do they make the 3D IMAX movies?

They make Imax movies all over the world.A conventional film uses 35mm film for projection whereas an IMAX film uses 70mm film for projection. This gives a greater clarity and resolution for the picture, enabling the size of the projection to be larger. The larger film size requires larger cameras, projectors, screens and viewing rooms which ups the cost of IMAX quite a chunk over conventional film.A 3D film requires two cameras, twice as much film, two projectors and viewing glasses in order to create the illusion of three dimensions. Two cameras take slightly different images of the same shot, just as each of your eyes sees a slightly different image to produce depth perception. On playback, the images are simultaneously projected together from slightly different angles on the same screen. The left lens from your viewing glasses is polarized differently from the right so that each eye receives only one image from the screen, fooling your brain into seeing 3D.Wanna have some fun? Look at a 3D film that is out-of-synch -- where one projector is three or four frames ahead of the other. After about ten minutes, you'll get pretty sick to your stomach.Another answerOnce you photograph your IMAX production, you need to process the film (IMAX recommends a lab in Hollywood, probably because not many labs can work with this film because it's so wide) and turn it into a releasable movie. IMAX recommends using their own postproduction shop, which is in Santa Monica, CA.IMAX's website is kinda fun if you're a geek. They tell you about renting their cameras (when it lands on your loading dock it's in sixteen crates), they've got a book to tell you how to make good IMAX movies.Another AnswerIMAX is a motion picture film format and projection standard created by Canada's IMAX Corporation. The Company's activities include the design, leasing, marketing, maintenance and operation of IMAX film and digital theatre systems as well as the development, production, post production and distribution of IMAX motion pictures.[1]IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. A standard IMAX screen is 22 m × 16.1 m (72 ft × 53 ft), but can vary. IMAX theatres are described as either classic design (purpose-built structures designed to house an IMAX theatre) or multiplex design (existing multiplex auditoriums that have been retrofitted with IMAX technology). IMAX screens in classic design locations range in size from 51' x 37' to 117' x 96' and IMAX screens in multiplex design locations range in size from 47' x 24' to 74' x 46'.[2] The world's largest cinema screen and IMAX screen is in the LG IMAX theatre in Sydney, New South Wales. It is approximately 8 stories high, with dimensions of 35.73 m × 29.42 m (117.2 ft × 96.5 ft) and covers an area of more than 1,015 m2 (10,930 sq ft).[3]IMAX is the most widely used system for special-venue film presentations. As of December 2009[update], there were more than 400 IMAX theatres in over 40 countries.[4] Imax Corporation has released four projector types that use its 15-perforation, 70mm film format: GT (Grand Theatre), GT 3D (dual rotor), SR (Small Rotor), and MPX, which was designed to be retrofitted in existing multiplex theatres.[5] In July 2008, the company introduced a digital projection system, which it has not given a distinct name or brand, designed for multiplex theaters with screens no wider than 21.3 m (70 ft).All IMAX projectors except the standard GT system can project 3D images.Most IMAX theatres have flat, rectangular screens, but IMAX Dome theaters, formerly branded as OMNIMAX, use a GT projector with a fisheye lens to project an image on a tilted hemispheric dome screen.Technical aspectsThe intent of IMAX is to dramatically increase the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame. To achieve this, 65 mm film stock is run horizontally through the cameras. While traditional 65 mm film has an image area that is 48.5 mm × 22.1 mm (1.91 in × 0.87 in) (for Todd-AO), in IMAX the image is 69.6 mm × 48.5 mm (2.74 in × 1.91 in) tall. In order to expose at standard film speed of 24 frames per second, three times as much film needs to move through the camera each second.

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How big is the imax screen in the minnesota zoo?

A standard IMAX screen is 22 × 16.1 m (72 × 52.8 ft), but can be larger.

Is the IMAX screen curved?


Difference between imax dome and imax flat sceen?

An IMAX dome screen will surround a visitor in the picture, while a flat screen is typically like a large version of a normal movie screen. Note that IMAX 3-D can only be shown on IMAX flat screens, not domed screens because the image will be distorted on domed screens.

IMAX better than bluray?

When projected, as the size of the screen increases, the Blue-Ray quality decreases. IMAX was made for large scale theaters anyway, so it would be better to show IMAX on a large screen.

What are the hours of the imax screen cleaner?

whenever they want to.

Who is sloganeer for Think Big?


Are all IMAX theatres the same?

There are two different types of IMAX Theatres, IMAX domed theatres and IMAX flat-screened theatres. IMAX domed theatres have the image on a domed shaped screen in a generally circular room so that the image is projected in front, above, and to the left and right of you. IMAX flat screened theatres are like a larger version of a standard movie screen. IMAX flat screens have the capability to show 3D movies, unlike domes screened theatres.

What is an IMAX 3D movie?

A 3-D IMAX film is just like any other 3-D movie except that it is on a huge screen. The screen is so big that it completely occupies the front of the theater. You put on a pair of 3-D glasses, and watch the movie as if it was in real life, or the third dimension.

Is it better to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on imax?

Personally, I'd recommend seeing it in a normal theater first, and if you want to see it a second time, go imax then. The first time I saw the 5th movie I saw it in imax, but regretted it because the screen was so big I couldn't see the whole picture.

Where is the biggest movie screen in the world?

The screen is 97 feet high by 117 feet wide and it takes a 15,000 watt projector to fill the screen with action.

How big is the imax?

it is the size of 3 dubble decker buses?

Who uses the advertising slogan think big?

Imax theatres