This weekend when I saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on IMAX on a true eight-story tall screen I saw The Force Awakens trailer and it was jaw-dropping. The shots of the Falcon flying through the Super Star Destroyer filling the screen rocked the senses, and cemented that IMAX was the only way to see The Force Awakens. And now it’s confirmed that the movie will see a true 70MM IMAX release if you’re lucky enough to live near a real IMAX theater.
MakingStarWars.net has some details on the 70MM IMAX release:
- The theaters that house a â€œtrueâ€ eight story tall IMAX screen will present the film in actual 70MM film reel; presenting the 70MM shot scenes in its full screen glory.
- There will be two 70MM prints running through the IMAX projector to have the film play in IMAX 3D; rest assured itâ€™s not the gimmick post converted 3D. Itâ€™s what IMAX was founded on, showcasing the best and most immersive 3D ever.
- The 70MM IMAX presentation will not play at the â€œgimmickâ€ shrunk IMAX theaters. Those will showcase the standard Digital IMAX converted format.
Wondering if your local IMAX is a real IMAX or a LIEMAX? There’s a Google Map setup to show where the true IMAX theaters are, since those will be the only ones to see the 70MM version of The Force Awakens this December.