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[News] The Force Awakens to Take Over All North American IMAX Screens for a Month [message #299009] Thu, 27 August 2015 03:26 Go to next message
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The Force Awakens to Take Over
All North American IMAX Screens for a Month
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut on every IMAX
screen in North America

Everyone expects Star Wars: The Force Awakens to open
big, but no one expects it to be bigger than the
purveyors of the biggest screens on the planet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director J.J.
Abrams¹ December 18 release has booked EVERY IMAX
screen in North America for one full month. That¹s 375
to 400 screens all to itself, plus most of IMAX¹s
foreign screens as well.

The deal struck between Disney/Lucasfilm and IMAX is
similar to one struck four years ago with Warner Bros.
for The Hobbit trilogy, and will leave other
large-format-worthy epics like In the Heart of the Sea
and The Revenant stuck in regular multiplexes without
the IMAX boost. Abrams has also shot a full desert
chase sequence featuring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and
the iconic Millennium Falcon specifically with IMAX
cameras to give fans an extra perk to pay the premium
ticket price.

³Star Wars: Episode VII is the ultimate crossover movie
‹ it crosses over to everyone,² stated IMAX
Entertainment CEO Greg Foster.


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Re: [News] The Force Awakens to Take Over All North American IMAX Screens for a Month [message #304532 is a reply to message #299009] Mon, 09 November 2015 09:01 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: quadibloc

On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:24:49 AM UTC-6, Your Name wrote:

> According to The Hollywood Reporter, director J.J.
> Abrams' December 18 release has booked EVERY IMAX
> screen in North America for one full month. That's 375
> to 400 screens all to itself, plus most of IMAX's
> foreign screens as well.

Every IMAX screen? But some IMAX screens are in planetariums and places like
that instead of regular movie theatres. Not that planetariums couldn't stand to
make a little extra money to support their non-profit programs, but they may
not be set up to handle crowds, there may be problems with their status... or
even their security.

John Savard
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