By IMAX on December 03, 2012
Advancements in technology are continually opening up new ways for us to experience movies. At IMAX, we’re committed to working with filmmakers to support and help deliver their creative vision to audiences across the globe.
In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson has pushed the boundaries of new filmmaking techniques by capturing the movie in high frame rate (HFR) 3D – marking the first use of this method in a major motion picture release. In addition to the IMAX® and IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will also be shown using a higher frame rate in select IMAX® theatres.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.
Check out the list below for IMAX theatres that will be playing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D. For a full list of nearby theatres playing The Hobbit, click here.
List of IMAX theatres that will feature HFR 3D for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
*All playdates are pending. Please check exhibitor website for more information.
Regal Tikahtnu Commons Stadium 16 & IMAX - Anchorage
Scotiabank Chinook & IMAX - Calgary
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX - Aliso Viejo
AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX - Burbank
AMC Century City 15 & IMAX - Century City
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX - San Diego
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX - Dublin
AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX - Santa Clara
AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX - Del Amo
AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX – Denver
Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX - Wilmington
AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX – Aventura
AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX - Altamonte Springs
Muvico Parisian & IMAX - West Palm Beach
AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 & IMAX - Cumming
AMC South Barrington 30 & IMAX - South Barrington
AMC Studio 30 & IMAX - Olathe
AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX – Columbia
AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX - New Brunswick
AMC Garden State 16 & IMAX - Paramus
AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX - New York
Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX - Las Vegas
Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park & IMAX - Mississauga
Empire Empress Walk 10 Cinemas & IMAX - North York
Empire Theatres Kingston & IMAX - Kingston
Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX – Tigard
UA King Of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX - King Of Prussia
Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 & IMAX - Greenfield Park
Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 & IMAX - Montreal
Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX - Knoxville
AMC Northpark 15 & IMAX – Dallas
Santikos Palladium IMAX - San Antonio
Megaplex 17 & IMAX, Jordan Commons - Sandy
AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX – Alexandria
AMC Tysons Corner 16 & IMAX - McLean
IMAX Lincoln Square Cinemas - Bellevue
CineplexX Donau Plex IMAX Vienna - Vienna, AT
Hoyts Carousel & IMAX - Perth, AU
Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, BR
Cinema Pathe Quai d'Ivry & IMAX - Paris, FR
UA i-Square & IMAX - Hong Kong, CH
United Cinemas Canal City 13 - Fukuoka, JP
109 Cinemas Kawasaki & IMAX – Kawasaki, JP
109 Cinemas Nagoya & IMAX - Nagoya, JP
United Cinemas Sapporo Factory & IMAX - Saporro, JP
109 Cinemas Shonan & IMAX – Shonan, JP
United Cinemas Toshimaen & IMAX – Tokyo, JP
CGV Sangam & IMAX - Seoul, KR
CGV Wangsimni IMAX – Seoul, KR
Pathe Arena & IMAX – Amsterdam, NL
Shaw Theatres Lido & IMAX - Singapore-Orchard Road, SG
Vieshow Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX – Banqiao, TW
Cineworld Dublin & IMAX - Dublin, IR
ODEON Manchester & IMAX – Manchester, UK
Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, UK
Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX - Sheffield, UK
ODEON Swiss Cottage & IMAX - London, UK
Cinepolis Universidad & IMAX - Mexico City
By IMAX on November 30, 2012
We’re counting down the days until The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in IMAX® theatres and things just got more exciting for IMAX fans!
If you attend an IMAX midnight showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey you can receive an exclusive collector’s series of four character prints (while supplies last). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy of films adapted from the enduringly popular masterpiece, The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien.
Buy your IMAX ticket today for a midnight showing at participating theatres and walk away with all four character prints below:
By IMAX on November 19, 2012
Together with our exhibitor partner PVR Ltd., the leading entertainment company in India, we are excited to announce that the very first digital IMAX® theatre has arrived in South India. Moviegoers will now be able to experience the world’s best and most immersive moviegoing experience by visiting the new IMAX theatre at the PVR Forum, Bangalore.
By IMAX on November 16, 2012
We’re honored that our very own Andrew Cripps, IMAX’s President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was selected by the Moscow Film School to participate in their “Master Class” program. The “Master Class” program offers film students the opportunity to meet with leading directors, producers and industry experts to learn first-hand the ins-and-outs of the cinema world.
By IMAX on November 15, 2012
IMAX is excited to announce that we have extended our long-running partnership with Warner Bros. and plan to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX® theatres over the next three years.
Each year Warner Bros. brings moviegoers everywhere many of the most anticipated movie-event titles emerging from Hollywood and we’re proud to present them with unparalleled image and sound quality through The IMAX Experience®.
Take a look at some of the Warner Bros. titles that will be released in IMAX theatres: