In celebration of the holiday season and the IMAX® 3D re-release
of Warner Bros.
’ modern classic
The Polar Express, opening today in select IMAX theatres®
for a special engagement, I thought it would be fun to point out
six surprising factoids you may not know about the film in
The Polar Express— the first foray into motion-capture
animation for acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis based on the
classic children’s book — has been released in IMAX every year
since its initial theatrical launch in 2004.
2. This year marks the widest IMAX
footprint the film will receive since 2004.
3. For the first time ever,
The Polar Expresswill be released in IMAX digital
presentation and IMAX with Laser.
The Polar Expresswas followed five years later by the IMAX
release of Zemeckis’ second mo-cap classic holiday adaptation —
A Christmas Carol(2009).
5. On the institutional front, the IMAX
Theatre at the Marbles Children’s Museum in Raleigh, N.C., has
The Polar Expressevery year since 2004. In celebration of
this yearly tradition, the Marbles IMAX offers hot chocolate and
pajama parties with readings of the original tale.
6. Also, the Maritime Aquarium in
Norwalk, Conn., invites families to attend special morning
The Polar Expressin their pajamas complete with cookies
and hot chocolate. Families are also invited to take part in
special holiday crafts and pictures with Santa Claus.
There you have ‘em!
Make sure you aren’t left out in the cold with this
heart-warming holiday classic in IMAX. Be sure to check with
tickets and show times.
See you at the movies and happy holidays from IMAX!