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#215820 - 07/21/08 01:06 PM Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one?
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Since there is a chunk of the new Batman movie filmed in full IMAX, I have been told that I "HAVE" to see it at an IMAX theater. Most of the movie is regular wide screen, but then during some of the more dramatic action scenes, it switches to full IMAX mode and is just "WAY AWESOME" according to one review I read.

Here is the problem. In Des Moines, we have an IMAX, but it is one of the IMAX "domes" and not the traditional 5-story tall screen with extreme stadium seating. How well are the "domes" for watching longer movies (The Dark Knight is 2.5 hours long)? I would hate to go there and then end up disappointed because of the extreme curvature of the screen for the non-IMAX filmed part.

Anyone? (I am sure/hoping that Craig/spiffnme will respond too)


Edited by nickbuol (07/21/08 01:10 PM)
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#215828 - 07/21/08 01:44 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: nickbuol]
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I wouldn't recommend seeing The Dark Knight in a dome theatre. I just checked and was surprised that it is indeed playing in dome theatres. It simply wasn't shot for that format. How far away is the next closest traditional IMAX theatre?
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#215850 - 07/21/08 04:44 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: spiffnme]
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Thanks for the heads up.

That is what I was wondering. It looks like the closest is either 160 miles east of the Des Moines, Iowa area in Davenport, Iowa, or 135 miles west in Omaha, Nebraska. The Davenport one shows that it will be playing The Dark Knight, but I'd need to call to get times, and the Omaha one doesn't even show that it will be having anything but IMAX movies showing.

Not sure that I can convince my wife to drive with me 5 hours there and back to watch a movie especially since I would have to go to the 9PM show and wouldn't get home until around 2AM and have to be up for work at 6AM...

Bummer...
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#215852 - 07/21/08 04:46 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: nickbuol]
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Don't forget to add the gas money in to the price of a ticket when determining whether it's worth your time and money.
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#215855 - 07/21/08 05:28 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: pmbuko]
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Thanks.

Let me see if there's a spot in marketing for you Peter...

I'd suggest making a full day of it. Find some other things there you could do spend the day in the city and catch the movie in the evening.






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#215856 - 07/21/08 05:28 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: spiffnme]
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Also remember the babysitter.
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#215857 - 07/21/08 05:29 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: Ken.C]
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Debbie Downer much?
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#215859 - 07/21/08 05:32 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: spiffnme]
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Just yanking your chain.
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#215860 - 07/21/08 05:45 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: Ken.C]
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If you take a day off work, don't forget to factor in lost wages.
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#215866 - 07/21/08 06:44 PM Re: Feature Films at IMAX. Anyone seen one? [Re: medic8r]
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Opportunity cost. Let's not underestimate all the ways in which you can enrich your life, or the world, with that ticket, gas, and babysitter money.

For only 99¢ a day, you can make a real difference in the life of this child.

* cue Ken Burns-style pan & zoom of a picture of an emaciated African child *
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