IMAX Melbourne Turns 20
IMAX Melbourne will re-release MacGillivray Freeman’s groundbreaking 1998 documentary film, EVEREST, on IMAX 1570 Film on May 22 to celebrate 20 years of immersive giant-screen movies.
“We’re so very proud – for 20 years – to have been able to offer Melburnians the world leading standard in on-screen image and immersive sound that is inherent in the IMAX brand. From the original mechanical large format 15 perforation 70mm film system (still in operation) through to the cutting edge next generation IMAX LASER digital projection system (the first Laser system installed in Australia), IMAX provides an unrivalled premium cinema experience. We’d like to sincerely thank all of our passionate fans and loyal customers for making IMAX Melbourne the cinema destination of choice,” said IMAX Melbourne General Manager Richard Morrison.
ABOUT IMAX MELBOURNE
Home to the world’s largest cinema screen, Melbourne’s IMAX is an independent, custom-built, single screen theatre located in the Melbourne Museum’s west wing. IMAX Melbourne screens giant-screen documentary films and Hollywood blockbusters in IMAX 2D and IMAX 3D. In 2015, IMAX Melbourne became the first theatre outside of North America and the fifth in the world to install the revolutionary IMAX 4K Laser projection system which now sits alongside the original IMAX 1570 Film projector. The screen measures 32 metres wide by 23 metres high and the epic IMAX sound system outputs 15,000 watts of digital surround sound. IMAX Melbourne is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, from 10am until late. Since opening in 1998, IMAX Melbourne Museum has attracted over 6.5 million visitors.
TOP GROSSING FILMS AT IMAX MELBOURNE
1. EVEREST (1998)
2. AVATAR (2009)
3. TITANIC 3D: GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS (2003)
4. SPACE STATION 3D (2002)
5. DEEP SEA 3D (2006)
6. EXTREME (1998)
7. ANTARCTICA (1991)
8. SHACKLETON’S ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE (2001)
9. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
10. MYSTERIES OF EGYPT (1998)
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