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Part Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shot In IMAX, Why Aren’t Theaters Showing It That Way?

SC: IIn July of 2014, the official Twitter account for Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams’ production company tweeted a shot of an IMAX camera preparing to film a scene in 70mm for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This was part of a planned showstopper chase sequence where Rey, Finn, and BB-8 find themselves at the controls of the Millennium Falcon as they evade a group of TIE fighters. The hashtag accompanying the tweet noted IMAX was the #bestformatever. But, if you want to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens and that special IMAX sequence, in the “best format ever,” you may be out of luck. Only 18 theaters in the United States and Canada are actually projecting The Force Awakens in 70mm IMAX, less than 1% of the total theater count.

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Soldierone724d ago

I hate when they do this in a way because you can tell the scenes its used and the regular versions. The imax ones extend all the way, while black bars are put on the normal scenes.

WizzroSupreme722d ago

I think it's understood that Star Wars is gonna be best in IMAX.

OJSoFunky722d ago

I've got my IMAX ticket booked for the 17th! So excited!!!!!!!!!