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The Shire

Nov 9 2012, 7:05pm

Post #1 of 10 (536 views)
IMAX 3D - HFR? Can't Post

Hi there -- does anyone know if the versions showing in IMAX 3D are going to be projected at 48 FPS? I cannot seem to find that information anywhere . . .

Tol Eressea

Nov 9 2012, 7:16pm

Post #2 of 10 (336 views)
Here is the release on HFR 3D from Warner Bros. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Tol Eressea

Nov 9 2012, 7:18pm

Post #3 of 10 (320 views)
If the IMAX has a digital projector then it's possible. [In reply to] Can't Post

As far as i know, the "true" IMAX 70mm film projectors cant show HFR. You gotta ask the theater. Wink

Tol Eressea

Nov 9 2012, 7:18pm

Post #4 of 10 (302 views)
And yes to your question... [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is a link from Fandango that shows IMAX HFR 3D as an option.


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(This post was edited by Owain on Nov 9 2012, 7:19pm)

The Shire

Nov 9 2012, 7:28pm

Post #5 of 10 (284 views)
Alright -- Thank You [In reply to] Can't Post

O.K. It would appear then that HFR IMAX is the rarest of the formats -- I am unable to even find a theater in Manhattan showing it in that format. Evidently I purchased a ticket for IMAX 3D, but not HFR. I suppose I'll just go again the following day and see a HFR version on a regular sized screen (it's like not I wasn't going to see it multiple times anyway -- although it is slightly disappointing my first viewing won't be in 48 FPS . . .)


Nov 9 2012, 9:50pm

Post #6 of 10 (226 views)
I was worried about this [In reply to] Can't Post

so I got HFR 3D, I'm pretty sure the same theatre, where I see all my imax films in LA, has HFR IMAX 3D, but I'll make that a priority for my second viewing when I know for certain.

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Nov 10 2012, 8:55pm

Post #7 of 10 (149 views)
I got HFR 3D for the midnight showing [In reply to] Can't Post

...and now I'm afraid if I love HFR, I'm going to be disappointed by any subsequent showing in less. My wife and I are intending to see the movie in every format combination possible while it's in theaters if all factors (including cash) work in our favor.

Pipe Dream

Nov 10 2012, 9:45pm

Post #8 of 10 (148 views)
This is the IMAX 3D HFR listing from...you guessed it! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Registered User

Nov 10 2012, 9:47pm

Post #9 of 10 (157 views)
What you suggest is true of my local theater, anyway [In reply to] Can't Post

This is at least true of the only genuine IMAX theater in NYC (AMC Lincoln Square). All of their other screens are showing the film in HFR 3D, but not their IMAX theater.

There are several fake IMAX theaters in the city selling what they call IMAX HFR 3D.

(This post was edited by anuhealani on Nov 10 2012, 9:54pm)

Registered User

Nov 10 2012, 9:52pm

Post #10 of 10 (178 views)
"IMAX" 3D HFR on 34th St. [In reply to] Can't Post

The AMC on 34th St. is selling what they call IMAX 3D HFR, just be advised that it's not true IMAX you're seeing at that location.

AMC Lincoln Square is the only real IMAX theater in NYC, and they can't show HFR on that screen--I called them to make sure.


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