Does anyone know if this is going to be in 2D or 3D?
Mercifully, DKR will be 2D; Christopher Nolan refused to make it in 3D, preferring to use as much iMax footage (ie, 70mm) as possible, which, allegedly, will translate into at least 60 mins of the overall running time.
What he said ^.
Forgive the gatecrash, but there are different resolutions of imax out there aren't there? Can anyone give me a quick imax 101?
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Genuine Imax footage, using an Imax Camera, is shot on 70mm film - clickety
But several feature films have had their 35mm or 4K (ie, shot on a digital camera such as the Red Epic) footage upscaled for screening in Imax cinemas, but the resolution is obviously not kosher Imax.
If you watch The Dark Knight Blu-ray, you can spot the use of Imax 70mm: it's when the image suddenly expands from letterbox to fill the whole screen - eg, during the rooftop/bank heist scenes.
Thanks, yes I know what you mean about TDK.
Nolan was very particular, I belive, about only certain Imax screens getting the prologue a few months back, that's mostly what I was driving at...
Thanks heavens for that! Can you book tickets yet?
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Just found this. But does it matter?
I won't see it in Imax unless I go to Bristol or London but I might make the effort. I'll probably see it multiple times.
Yes it does matter. More than an hour of The Dark Knight rises has been shot on true 70mm IMAX. So what you will watch on a normal screen will be a "downscaled" image.
I always check if the film has been shot on a true 70mm IMAX camera before deciding if it's worth watching on IMAX or not. Prometheus & Spiderman have been shot in RED Epic 5K camera, not IMAX. Even Avengers wasn't a true IMAX film. With these films, the resolution suffers when stretched to fill an IMAX screen.
Just booked the best seats for Sunday 22nd July in IMAX Manchester
Remember that seats will fill up very fast, & if you want the best seats, book now, or wait for a few weeks after release.
I really must get round to reading the article I linked to all the way through.
I heard the Imax site collapsed under the weight of it all yesterday. The nearest to me are London and Bristol I think, and I'd have to check them oout from a mobility and seating point of view so I'm not sure I'll bother.
There are aparently no midnight screenings in the UK, which I was looking forward to doing for the first time. The reasoning - that we would then have the film just too much earlier than the US, makes little sense to me, as some places will have it a week before them I think. So, if true, nice one Warners.
Do the films you refered to actually look elongated on Imax screens? What do you think of the smaller Imax screens?
I really need to read that article as I'm speaking with very little knowledge indeed.
Yes you can book a ticket from today...
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First (non Imax) showing at my local Cineworld, according to their website? July 27th. Amazing.
Finally managed to get through this evening during the England game - virtually all decent seats have gone already. We're about halfway back towards the side of the cinema on the 28th!
If you do want tickets at Waterloo, you need to get in asap!
Is Imax Bristol a pukka Imax - ie, on a par with Waterloo?
I can't find anything saying they're showing it, though I can't definitively say they're not. I kind of get the impression they may just do educational stuff, but that sounds odd to me too...
Might sound like a silly question but in an IMAX are good seats closer to the front, back or middle? Tried to book seats yesterday and all showings on friday are book as well as saturday an most of sunday.
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