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Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be shown in High Frame Rate 3D in select IMAX® theatres

By IMAX auf Dezember 3, 2012

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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

New Jersey
AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX - New Brunswick  
AMC Garden State 16 & IMAX - Paramus   

New York
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


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