Joe Taylor Posted January 10, 2010 Share Posted January 10, 2010 Yesterday I paid $17.00 for a ticket to see AVATAR 3-D in IMAX. The moment I entered the theatre I instantly realized that I was not looking at a true IMAX screen and recognized the rest of the theatre as just another multiplex. When I looked up in the projection booth I saw two digital-projectors that said IMAX but I knew I was not going to see a 15-perf 70mm feature. My heart sort of sank but I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Just before the trailers rolled the Voice of God that they've always started IMAX films (and used to get my blood pumping because I KNEW THEN I and my fellow audience were about to experience something spectacular) this voice told how we were about to see the "biggest movie playing on the biggest screen in THAT theatre-- 50' by 30'!!!" But I knew that this voice telling us a big fat lie. It looked like the took out the first row of seat and stretched the screen down to the floor give it another 4 or 5'. I knew that I and everybody else around me just got ripped off. This afternoon I went and saw "The White Ribbon" at another theatre that advertises as having an IMAX theatre. After the film I walked in this "IMAX" theatre and saw the same thing-- basically another multiplex that removed the front row and slapped some IMAX stickers around. So I don't get it. How are digital IMAX 3D projectors any different than a good high-quality theatre using a digital 3D? I did not see any difference in quality. None. Unless I know for a fact that an IMAX theatre is projecting on true film in 10 or 15 perf 70mm I WILL NEVER be suckered into another show that is advertised as IMAX. How can they sell themselves out like this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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