Watch: How Does an IMAX Theater Get Upgraded?

     October 9, 2013


Thanks to an expansion of theaters and effusive praise from filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, IMAX has become one of the more popular ways to see movies over the last few years.  The theaters offer an intensely immersive moviegoing experience, with expanded screens and pristine (read: LOUD) sound quality.  Since IMAX theaters have been in heavy rotation since the 1990s, many have had to undergo upgrades in order to maintain the high quality presentation.  IMAX Melbourne has released a fascinating video that chronicles just what goes into upgrading an IMAX theater, and it’s a pretty cool watch.  The video also explains the difference between IMAX digital projection and 70mm film projection, the latter of which has become rather rare in recent years and will likely be rendered obsolete when IMAX introduces its laser projection technology.

Hit the jump to watch the video, and if you haven’t caught Gravity in IMAX 3D yet, I highly suggest you do so before it exits IMAX theaters. 



  • ItsNotaSchooner

    cool bts look at an imax theater!

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    The guy name is David booty

    • David Booty

      Tue story! :D

  • Chris “Limey Hack” Nolan

    Blimey squires, Imax is the way to go, right-o! It helped with my total pile of rancid garbaged entitled Da Dark Knight Rises. You see if da noises from da speakers are loud enough it will drown out your terrible dialogue, it will! Also if the explosions are big enough people will forget your story don’t make any sense and it’s full o’ cliches, they will.

    • Josh


    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC