TCL's Chinese Theatre IMAX Getting 70mm Projector for 'Interstellar'
One of the best big screens in the entire world is the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX located in Hollywood, California. Formerly known as the world famous Chinese Theatre, this iconic movie palace was renovated and upgraded last year after the Chinese company TCL bought the cinema. It sounds like this is pretty much the perfect place to see Christopher Nolan's Interstellar on IMAX in November, and good news - they're going all out. Our friends at SlashFilm report that the IMAX screen will be outfitted with a 15-perf 70mm film projection system just so that Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece can be experienced the right way. Oh yes.
IMAX is going out of their way to make it known that the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX will be retrofitted with a 70mm film projector. The Universal City IMAX also has a film projector, but doesn't have the same legacy.
"Normally, the theater uses an IMAX xenon dual digital projection system, but Nolan wants Interstellar projected on IMAX film wherever possible. IMAX officials have confirmed they’re doing this specifically for this film, in this important location."
For those hoping that this means film is still alive and well, this is just a one time special occasion (for Mr. Nolan, of course, who has always been a big supporter of IMAX and film). The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, which is now IMAX's flagship cinema in Los Angeles, will be one of the first to be upgraded to IMAX's laser projection sometime next year (in 2015). No matter the case at least movie fans in Los Angeles will be able to experience this extraordinary space exploration spectacle with some of the best projection at one of the finest theaters in the world. Prepare to be blown away. Nolan's Interstellar, with scenes filmed in IMAX, arrives in theaters everywhere on November 7th in just over a month. We'll see everyone at the cinema.