FRIDAY FEATURE: 5 Swashbuckling Facts About ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ in IMAX
May 26, 2017

Hey IMAX fans! Welcome back to Friday Feature, where for this week’s post, ‘X’ really does mark the spot as we spotlight the adventure and thrills of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in IMAX. 

Make sure you check out the blockbuster franchise’s newest installment — Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — in IMAX. Purchase your tickets HERE.

Without further ado, let’s get on to the list:

1.Sophomore Sailing in IMAX: While Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales marks the fifth overall installment in the worldwide blockbuster franchise, the film actually is only the second Pirates outing to receive an IMAX release after 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

2.Bigger Picture: Continuing a recent trend of films featuring IMAX DNA — with either expanded aspect ratios, 3D frame breaks and/or the use of IMAX cameras, all exclusive to IMAX — Dead Men Tell No Tales, in its entirety, is specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres, meaning fans will actually see up to 26% more image in IMAX than standard theatres. Fun fact: Only in IMAX will you get to see ALL of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ego!

3.O Captain, My Captain: Speaking of the infamous captain and the iconic actor who originated the role, Johnny Depp, Dead Men Tell No Tales marks the ninth film featuring the actor to receive an IMAX release, including the aforementioned Stranger Tides, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, both Alice in Wonderland live-action films, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

4.Magical Streaming: Earlier this month, Disney hosted a live-stream Q & A with the cast and filmmakers at Disneyland Paris where, incidentally, IMAX has a theatre on site. Fun fact: IMAX also has a theatre in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and Parks. Check out the live stream below.

5.Pirates First-Timers, Nay IMAX: While stars Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario are newcomers to the Pirates franchise, both have appeared previously in an IMAX release; the former starred in Gods of Egypt and Maleficent, while Scodelario has a prominent role in the Maze Runner film series.

—     By Andrew Stewart, Manager, Corporate Communications