Watch: How IMAX Theaters Get Upgraded to Keep Up with the Times
With technological advances happening faster than the businesses that use them can keep up, it takes quite an effort to upgrade and get with the times. In the case of IMAX theaters around the world, they have to be maintained and updated in order to keep the high quality theater experience running smoothly. For those who have ever wondered how a movie theater, especially a giant one like an IMAX theater. Well, one of the IMAX screens in Melbourne, Australia posted a behind-the-scenes featurette showing the hard work that goes into upgrading the theater. It's pretty nerdy and technical, but it's worth checking out. Watch below!
Here's this look at upgrading an IMAX theater, brought to our attention by Collider:
There's also an explanation as to the difference between IMAX digital projection and 70mm film projection. The latter has become more and more scarce as theaters around the world change to the cheaper digital format. Of course, the digital projection is still gorgeous, but the 70mm film projection is unparalleled and truly stunning. As more movies hit the IMAX screen, the experience of the big big screen has been cheapened a little bit, but we're always keen on letting fans know just what films are worth spending the extra cash on. Right now everyone should see Gravity in IMAX 3D to really immerse yourself in the film.