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IMAX vs everything

i am going to the IMAX at liverpool one, in the gallery, £22.50 a ticket and you have to be 18, was just wondering has anybody had experience with imax or gallery seats and what are they like compared to normal cinemas, and i decent home cinema (large speakers)

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IMAX is the best cinema experience I've ever been to, if implemented properly.

Theoretically, the screen is larger than your field of vision, giving you that immersive experience. The problem is, some of the supposed "IMAX screens" are merely normal cinema screens, only larger, but do not cover your field of vision.

I don't know how the Liverpool one is.

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Just booked tickets today to go and see Prometheus at the BFI at Waterloo in June, so I'll know better then...

 

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professorhat wrote:

Just booked tickets today to go and see Prometheus at the BFI at Waterloo in June, so I'll know better then...

 

That's a very nice IMAX. I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience.  Smile

Although bear in mind that Prometheus has been shot with 3D cameras (not IMAX cameras) & then digitally remastered in IMAX format. I do not know if there's a difference as compared to films shot with an IMAX camera (like some scenes in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises).

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Thanks for the info, I didn't realise that.

To be be honest, one of the big reasons for going (as well as to see Prometheus of course) was to check out the cinema as I need to find a suitable venue for The Dark Knight Rises...  :grin:

 

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professorhat wrote:

Thanks for the info, I didn't realise that.

To be be honest, one of the big reasons for going (as well as to see Prometheus of course) was to check out the cinema as I need to find a suitable venue for The Dark Knight Rises...  :grin:

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If I had a choice, I would watch it at the BFI.  Smile

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professorhat wrote:

Thanks for the info, I didn't realise that.

To be be honest, one of the big reasons for going (as well as to see Prometheus of course) was to check out the cinema as I need to find a suitable venue for The Dark Knight Rises...  :grin:

 

I  didn't know much about IMAX before joining this forum but this sounds like a great idea for both of these movies. Anyone one know of any decent ones closer to northampton

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IMAX_venues

The Birmingham one is now closed.

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Any others?

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I don't think there are anymore IMAX venues. That list is pretty much up to date. The Sheffield one opened only a few weeks ago, & it's on the list.

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Has anybody experience of the D-box system.Going to see Avengers tomorrow at MK with the kids and wondered if it was worth it

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bigboss wrote:

I don't think there are anymore IMAX venues. That list is pretty much up to date. The Sheffield one opened only a few weeks ago, & it's on the list.

Thanks... London it is then

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Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

Has anybody experience of the D-box system.Going to see Avengers tomorrow at MK with the kids and wondered if it was worth it

I heard about it in the US, but didn't know it has come to the UK! My friends loved it. Do report back! 

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bigboss wrote:

Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

Has anybody experience of the D-box system.Going to see Avengers tomorrow at MK with the kids and wondered if it was worth it

I heard about it in the US, but didn't know it has come to the UK! My friends loved it. Do report back! 

The M Keynes one has it (I only found out when I was going to book online).However after consulting with said kids whether they wanted to do it or not,by the time I went back online it was fully booked for the time slot we wanted so I won't be able to review just yet.
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RE: IMAX vs everything

Prometheus has been shot using the RED Epic, a camera that has 5K resolution, so it should look rather wonderful on an IMAX screen.

Judging by 2m32s, 1080p version of the trailer, the contrast and detail levels are extraordinary.

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I saw Tron Legacy at the Cardiff Bay IMAX.  It looked, and more importantly sounded incredible.  I'll definately be going there for Prometheus and Dark Knight Rises.

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