Tomorrowland stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Roberston. The film follows former boy genius Frank (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Roberston) on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of a curious place only known as “Tomorrowland”.
What’s even better? The film has been specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres. Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland will fill more of the IMAX screen at 1.9:1 aspect ratio. What this means is that the film will show up to 16% more of the on screen image. So if you’re watching a scene with say, a mountain in the background - the expanded aspect ratio will allow you to see 16% more of that mountain.
Wondering how we make that happen?
Aspect ratio is the technical term for the proportional relationship between an image’s width and height. Most films are presented in an aspect ratio called CinemaScope (2.40:1) which is why they appear very wide but not very high.
We provide filmmaker with the ability to use an expanded aspect ratio - allowing them to use more of the original image. Moviegoers are then able to experience 16% more of the image than standard cinemas.
In the end, watching a film with an expanded aspect ratio provides you with a full panoramic view that fills your peripheral vision more than any other cinematic experience. That’s why, when you watch an IMAX movie, you feel immersed in the movie. Tomorrowland will be playing in IMAX theatres May 22.
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