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Only 11 theaters in the US will be screening Star Wars with the 70mm scene

10.29.2015

Christopher Nolan has been a HUGE advocate of the 70mm format with THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and INTERSTELLAR featuring an extensive amount of screentime in IMAX. When it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be following suit by shooting a pivotal action scene the same way, I assumed that audiences would have just as much access. Seems that's not the case, friends.

Screencrush has the details regarding the format, and long story short, distribution of the 70mm prints is just not being made widely available. Some IMAX theaters are switching out their projectors for a laser projection system, and most theaters are opting out to display the film in the 3D IMAX "Experience" (Lie-max), rather than the 2D iteration. In fact, there's only 11 theaters in the country where you can catch the film in all of is 2D glory with the 70mm scene intact. Check out the list below.

Alabama

California

Florida

Indiana

Iowa

Missouri

Pennsylvania

Washington, DC

  • McWane Center IMAX Dome Theatre – Birmingham
  • IMAX, U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Huntsville
  • Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum – San Jose
  • Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation IMAX – Ft. Lauderdale
  • IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry – Tampa
  • IMAX, Indiana State Museum - Indianapolis
  • Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center of Iowa – Des Moines
  • Branson’s IMAX, Entertainment Complex – Branson
  • St. Louis Science Center OMNIMAX Theatre – St. Louis
  • Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute– Philadelphia
  • Boeing IMAX, Pacific Science Center – Seattle

Given that this is freakin' STAR WARS, I'm really amazed by the lack of support here. A true IMAX theater is really the only place to advantage of that format, and given the lengths Quentin Tarantino went to in order to ensure audiences could see his film this way, it makes me wonder why Disney couldn't pull out all the stops to do the same. In any case, here's hoping you're somewhere close to one of those theaters!

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015.

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Source: Screencrush

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10:29AM on 10/30/2015
Obviously pumped to see the film but this news bums me out. Especially since Nashville where I live has one of the best true IMAX's around.
Obviously pumped to see the film but this news bums me out. Especially since Nashville where I live has one of the best true IMAX's around.
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8:32AM on 10/30/2015

Typo

I was very excited when I read "Washington, DC", only to realize you meant Washington state...
I was very excited when I read "Washington, DC", only to realize you meant Washington state...
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7:52PM on 10/29/2015
Damn, and I already pre-ordered my ticket. Didn't even think about it being shown at the IMAX dome in DT San Jose. Of course, I am not entirely sure I would want to see a Star Wars movie in the dome. After experiencing Interstellar there, I think there is a limit to the amount of action that can be seen comfortably on that big a screen and in that personal a space. However, if Hateful 8 is being shown there, I'm definitely seeing that one at the dome.
Damn, and I already pre-ordered my ticket. Didn't even think about it being shown at the IMAX dome in DT San Jose. Of course, I am not entirely sure I would want to see a Star Wars movie in the dome. After experiencing Interstellar there, I think there is a limit to the amount of action that can be seen comfortably on that big a screen and in that personal a space. However, if Hateful 8 is being shown there, I'm definitely seeing that one at the dome.
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5:43PM on 10/29/2015

SUCH A WASTE...

It's such a waste showing 70mm at THE TECH DOME in SAN JOSE, CA, because it's a freakin' dome. The seats are set up like a planetarium and are super uncomfortable to watch a 2+ hour movie in, and the image is distorted (BECAUSE IT'S A FREAKIN' DOME!!!) - the top of the image is super narrow whereas the bottom is full wide. I accidentally saw Ep.2 there when they did their IMAX release, and I would strongly encourage everyone else to avoid this theater like the plague.
It's such a waste showing 70mm at THE TECH DOME in SAN JOSE, CA, because it's a freakin' dome. The seats are set up like a planetarium and are super uncomfortable to watch a 2+ hour movie in, and the image is distorted (BECAUSE IT'S A FREAKIN' DOME!!!) - the top of the image is super narrow whereas the bottom is full wide. I accidentally saw Ep.2 there when they did their IMAX release, and I would strongly encourage everyone else to avoid this theater like the plague.
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7:38PM on 10/29/2015
Thanks for the heads up. I'm in LA and was only toying with the idea of flying up to San Jose just to watch it in 2D, but I think I'm just gonna stay down here in So Cal and catch a matinee at my local, non-IMAX, non-3D cinema.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm in LA and was only toying with the idea of flying up to San Jose just to watch it in 2D, but I think I'm just gonna stay down here in So Cal and catch a matinee at my local, non-IMAX, non-3D cinema.
7:50PM on 10/29/2015
I don't know, I saw Interstellar there and it was a pretty incredible experience. Yes, it's a bit of a neck bender, but I didn't have any trouble with it during Interstellar and I had never experienced a movie like that before. Not sure something like Star Wars is a movie I want to be that personal with considering the amount of action that takes place, but even with it being a dome, it's still pretty incredible seeing a movie there.
I don't know, I saw Interstellar there and it was a pretty incredible experience. Yes, it's a bit of a neck bender, but I didn't have any trouble with it during Interstellar and I had never experienced a movie like that before. Not sure something like Star Wars is a movie I want to be that personal with considering the amount of action that takes place, but even with it being a dome, it's still pretty incredible seeing a movie there.
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