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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.
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 Columbia 14 & IMAX – Columbia
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