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Mike Olpin
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From: Spring Valley, CA
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 - posted July 24, 2004 10:53 PM      Profile for Mike Olpin   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Olpin         Edit/Delete Post 
Currently playing Catwoman. I have no further info. Does anyone live near by, and can they give us a report?

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Jeff Arellano
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 - posted July 25, 2004 08:17 AM      Profile for Jeff Arellano   Email Jeff Arellano         Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, I'm sure its doing great business with Catwomen. [Roll Eyes]
(Sorry to offend anyone who may have liked this film)

I found this IMAX a little odd to be actually in another building and not connected to the theatre.

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Chris Utley
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 - posted July 25, 2004 10:11 AM      Profile for Chris Utley   Author's Homepage   Email Chris Utley         Edit/Delete Post 
I woulda got the IMAX/Giant Screen print of Spidey 2 that was released this past Friday (7/23/04).

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Mike Olpin
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 - posted July 25, 2004 02:49 PM      Profile for Mike Olpin   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Olpin         Edit/Delete Post 
The new spidey prints are 15/70 (Imax) only. So former imax turned giant screens probably couldnt play it unless they installed a different brand of 15/70.

I'll try and ask around to see what formats the "Giant Screen" supports. My guess is 35mm, 5/70, and perhaps even 8/70.

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Dan Suomi
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 - posted September 29, 2004 05:15 PM      Profile for Dan Suomi   Email Dan Suomi         Edit/Delete Post 
Celebration! Cinema in Lansing Michigan has their old IMAX projectors

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Tom Mundell
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 - posted September 30, 2004 07:59 AM      Profile for Tom Mundell   Author's Homepage   Email Tom Mundell         Edit/Delete Post 
How much effort (if any) is usually put into converting the Imax auditoriums into a giant screens? Is a new screen put in, or just parts of the old Imax screen covered up (does it become a common width or common height screen?) I'd imagine some parts of the sound system can be left alone such as the speakers and amplifiers, though the Imax top front channel can probably be removed. Since the auditorium doesn't need to be quite as high, is the ceiling lowered at all or just left alone? and of course, new projection equipment...

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Adam Martin
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 - posted September 30, 2004 12:48 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
The screen and all sound and projection equipment are normally the property of Imax and are removed when a theater terminates an equipment lease.

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