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Old 06-23-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Kicking it off with the new Transformers movie.


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I'm going on Thursday with a friend of mine but now I have to see if he wants to see this on the Imax screen. Once you see something on an Imax screen it's hard to go back to the regular one.

Edited for awesomeness...I'm breaking this baby in 8:30 on Thursday evening.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:14 AM
 
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IMAX is great but if the film isn't shot specifically for IMAX I don't think it is worth the extra money to see it. There is one at Stonecrest also.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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IMAX is great but if the film isn't shot specifically for IMAX I don't think it is worth the extra money to see it. There is one at Stonecrest also.

This one, like The Dark Knight, was shot and digitally remastered specifically for Imax with a slightly longer running time than the regular version (looks to be a few minutes longer). Otherwise I agree, it wouldn't be worth the extra money.

Even when the image doesn't fill the entire screen like the other parts of The Dark Knight it's still enormous. When it does, with that sound system, it's staggering.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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Transformers 2 IMAX Cut Slightly Longer! - ComingSoon.net



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The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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I saw the new Star Trek movie at the Stonecrest IMAX. The viewing experience was good, but I wouldn't really say it was worth the extra money. These multiplex theaters aren't true IMAX, like you'd see at a giant domed theater like at Discovery Place. It's a bigger screen, the image doesn't jitter like standard projectors, and the sound system was nearly painful for the Transformers coming attraction. But it didn't have the same immersive experience as a true IMAX setup, and I think they are diluting the IMAX brand name with these pseudo-IMAX multiplex screens.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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I saw the new Star Trek movie at the Stonecrest IMAX. The viewing experience was good, but I wouldn't really say it was worth the extra money. These multiplex theaters aren't true IMAX, like you'd see at a giant domed theater like at Discovery Place. It's a bigger screen, the image doesn't jitter like standard projectors, and the sound system was nearly painful for the Transformers coming attraction. But it didn't have the same immersive experience as a true IMAX setup, and I think they are diluting the IMAX brand name with these pseudo-IMAX multiplex screens.

I doubt the 33 market push by IMAX and AMC will dilute the name at all. If anything, so long as it's done right, it should enhance the brand name.

Domes are great imax experiences but they're not true to a regular motion picture IMAX experience (a dome as opposed to the slight bend of a "normal" IMAX screen). When I saw The Dark Knight at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, that was an IMAX experience. You can absolutely recreate that in a multiplex, just like the one on Union Square in Times Square (located within a 13 screen mulitplex).

Now Star Trek I wouldn't see on an IMAX screen knowing it wasn't shot and mastered specifically for IMAX. That's throwing money away. For a movie like this one with the tagline "The IMAX Experience", sequences shot with specialized IMAX cameras, sound mastered for IMAX' geometrically positioned speakers, image mastered for an IMAX screen, it becomes worth the 14 dollars to see it.

The Dark Knight was jaw dropping on an IMAX screen. If Transformers 2, or any other "IMAX Experience" movie comes close to TDK, Concord Mills will eventually have a winner on it's hands. If it's done right it's like going from a 50 inch television screen to a portable.

Give a movie with that "IMAX Experience" tagline a shot. Stay far away from the domes, go to the screens with the slight bend. I'll bet you have a change of mind.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Personally, the dome screen uptown makes me ill. Happens every time I go there.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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Ya, TDK was awesome on IMAX. I saw it at the Smithsonian out at Dulles Airport which has one of the giant IMAX screens. I guess I will have to see Transformers at Stonecrest. It is on at 3:15 am tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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I recently watched the latest "Night At the Museum at Stonecrest iMax and was very disappointed(at iMax). The screen is a bit bigger and the sound is louder(too loud), definitely not worth the extra price of admission.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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I see so few movies in the theatre, I make I see it on a good screen. I am just happy this is sort of good news, vs. eh news, market news, someone doing something bad news.
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