What Is IMAX Cinema Screen?

IMAX is a proprietary system of high-resolution cameras, film formats, film projectors, and theaters known for having very large screens with a tall aspect ratio (approximately 1.43:1 & 1.90:1) and steep stadium seating.

What is the difference between standard and IMAX?

Screen sizes

Whereas normal theatres have plain and regular screen of limited pixel resolution. The screen size difference is so much that IMAX screens are six times larger than regular theatre screens.

Do you have to wear glasses for IMAX?

No glasses are required for the standard IMAX presentation (which is the RECOMMENDED way to watch movies, might I add!) This is the same movie, with enhanced sound and scope. It truly does add to the movie-viewing experience. Glasses are required for the IMAX 3D presentations, however.

Is watching a movie in IMAX worth it?

Digital IMAX is far less of an impressive experience, but it can still be worth it for a number of people, especially when viewing a movie in 3D. In the near future though, dual 4K laser IMAX should make the Digital IMAX experience a fair bit closer to the traditional, analog IMAX.

Are all IMAX screens the same size?

Not all IMAX screens are created equal. Wired talked to the CEO of IMAX and found that it’s true, not all IMAX screens are the same size. Traditionally, an IMAX screen was around 72-feet, but the company compromised in order to install more systems in more markets.

What’s so special about IMAX?

An Omnimax is an IMAX theatre that has a huge domed screen. They use a fish eye lens to shoot and then project the image on the entire dome. The only draw left to IMAX is the sound and how much of your field of vision the screen fills. The sound for IMAX is a maximum 6.1 channel surround sound.

Is Dolby cinema better than IMAX?

Dolby Cinema is hands down better than IMAX if only because of the laser light (better contrast) and 4K (vs Imax 2K). But Dolby Atmos is the most technologically advanced and best sounding, most accurate sound system in theaters today – period. Both Dolby and IMAX sound good.

Why is IMAX so expensive?

Making movies in IMAX format is expensive. The camera is more expensive. It uses three times as much film And has a separate soundtrack. On why IMAX movies feel better: They have 3 times more resolution than regular cinema.

Is IMAX better than 3d?

There are some subtle differences between IMAX 3D and normal 3D though both are basically the same. An IMAX screen is bigger and curved, so that the image really fills your field of vision. An IMAX screen is usually about 5 stories high! Digital 3D is on a regular sized movie screen.

Which is better IMAX or IMAX 3d?

Imax Digital 3D movies will cost more when compared to RealD 3D for several reasons. One of these reasons is that the Imax sound is far much better as opposed to the sound that is produced by the RealD 3D. The visual quality of IMAX 3D is also so much higher, bringing in an engaging experience while at the movie.

Does IMAX still use film?

It’s pretty easily achieved by digital cameras. Lower end Cinema cameras have optimized versions of this sensor, some higher end models may go up a little to the Super35 image size, but it’s still well below the size of a full-frame DSLR image sensor. IMAX is actually shot on 65mm film stock.

How much does IMAX cost?

The cost for first-run movies in the IMAX Theatre is $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under and passengers aged 55 and over. The cost for IMAX documentaries and Thrill Theatre is $5.50 per person.

Is IMAX 3d better than IMAX?

Not a huge fan either but IMAX 3D is miles better than RealD 3D. IMAX 3D with dual projection makes it viewable for me and it there isn’t the massive drop in luminosity like single projection 3D. Their new Laser IMAX 3D uses an entirely new type of 3D glasses that lets even more light pass thru.