BIGGER THAN YOUR IMAGINATION!
The IMAX Experience® is as unique and powerful as the technology behind it. Images of immense size and striking clarity.
Sound so clear and deep you can feel it.
Giant screens that immerse you in new worlds.
And specially designed theatres that transport you there.
Only IMAX® state-of-the-art technology creates The IMAX Experience®.
The word IMAX is short for "Image Maximum".
IMAX film is ten times larger than normal film. Normal movie film is the size of a stamp, while the IMAX film is the size of a postcard.
The size of IMAX film is so large that one 40-minute film is approximately 3 miles long or 15,840 feet!
A single 500-foot roll of IMAX film, which is just enough to capture just 90 seconds of action, weighs five pounds.
IMAX film is strong enough to pull a truck.
An IMAX 3D camera weighs 240 lbs.
The IMAX projector weighs 2,500 lbs. and is the size of a small car.
An IMAX bulb has 15,000 watts of power and is so powerful that it can be viewed from the moon with the naked eye.
If you were to put a big log directly in front of an IMAX projector, it would spontaneously combust!
IMAX uses 15-perforation, 70mm film to shoot and project images of incredible sharpness. The 15/70 frame is 10 times larger than the 35mm used in regular theatres and three times larger than standard 70mm film used in classic Hollywood epics. This makes it the largest commercial film ever invented.
SCREEN SIZE VS. OTHER SCREENS
and IMAX 3D giant flat screens soar up to eight stories high
and are designed to encompass your peripheral vision. These
screens are painted silver to maximize the amount of light
reflected back to the audience. Half the size of a football
field and large enough to show a whale life-size, IMAX screens
fully immerse you in the scene.
The IMAX camera is an integral part of The IMAX Experience. They have been to outer space, explored the ocean floor, summited Mt. Everest and traveled the globe. The IMAX camera is specifically designed to shoot 15 perforation, 70 mm film (15/70) - the world's largest film format. Weighing between 42 and 100 pounds, these cameras are extremely versatile and can be used in virtually any environment.
IMAX uncompressed digital, wrap-around sound is simply unsurpassed in depth and clarity. Our proprietary six-channel, Proportional Point SourceTM Loudspeaker system delivers exacting volume and quality at every seat throughout the theatre. From a small drop of rain to a massive clap of thunder, you'll hear every shade and subtlety, regardless of where you are sitting
3D IMAX Technology