I love IMAX. While 3D is great for select movies, the one constant way to get transported into a movie is by watching it in IMAX. Nothing at home can replicate the experience of seeing a movie in the large screen format and it’s why more and more filmmakers are using IMAX cameras to shoot their movies. However, the one negative about IMAX and movies in general is that once a movie leaves the theater, it’s next to impossible to see the film again in a large screen format.
I’m aiming to change that.
Over the past few months I’ve been working with IMAX to launch a yearlong screening series that will focus on both classic and new IMAX films. The goal is to show a film every month with a filmmaker Q&A and, when possible, do a meet and greet after the screening for attendees. I want to make these events cool and special. However, since I know most of you won’t be able to attend these screenings, I’m happy to announce we will be filming the Q&As and offering them online so you can share in the experience at home. I’m so excited about this series and can’t wait to get started.
“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Collider on a new IMAX screening series,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We share Collider’s readers’ passion for movies and this series will offer them a unique opportunity to revisit some of the most iconic and classic IMAX films of all time, as well as give them an exclusive look at some of our biggest upcoming titles.”
Which brings me to our first screening.
To launch this series we’re going to show The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 at IMAX headquarters in Los Angeles on December 9th at 7pm with director Francis Lawrence doing a Q&A after the screening. In addition to the Q&A, Lawrence will do a meet and greet with everyone that attends for people to take pictures or sign autographs.
One of the reasons we can do this meet and greet is the theater we’re doing the screening in is very intimate. Trust me when I say if you win tickets you’re going to be very happy and sitting very close to the action.
And like I said, this is only the beginning. I know what we are doing in January and it’s going to be Marvelous.
So you’re probably wondering how you can attend. To win free tickets to our The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 IMAX screening follow the instructions below. We’re going to email winners on Monday early afternoon.
Finally, one last thing, please only enter for tickets if you live in the Los Angeles area and can attend the event on December 9th. We have such a limited supply of tickets that I want to make sure everyone who enters can really go.