Saturday, July 9, 2011

IMAX Movie Theater In Singapore

Many may not know yet, since May 2011, Singapore has an IMAX® Digital Theatre System.  IMAX Corporation and Shaw Theatres Pte Ltd have inked the paper last year to install a digital IMAX(R) theatre system at the Shaw’s premier location, Lido Cineplex. This first and currently only IMAX’s Digital Theatre System of Singapore.[1] It is installed in Shaw’s Lido Theatres during its 7 months long make-over. Lido Theatres are on Orchard Road, at the intersecting corner of Orchard Road and Scotts Road and a few minutes’ walk away from Orchard Road MRT Station.

What is IMAX? IMAX is a motion film format developed by a Canadian company with the same name. It is usually used for special venue film presentations like Omni Theatre IMAX Dome Screen In Singapore. As of March 31, 2011 there were 528 IMAX theatres (408 commercial / 120 institutional) operating in 46 countries.

Currently if you want to watch Transformers: Dark of the Moon with IMAX 3D technology (IMAX 3D is not the same as normal digital 3D), you can go there. Try to purchase tickets from internet since when I checked today for the movie all tickets for Sunday and all the evening tickets for Monday and Tuesday were sold out. Price per ticket for an IMAX experience of fighting robots is naturally expensive; it is 19 Singapore Dollars per ticket. Also “Cars 2”, which is coming soon, will be featured in IMAX theatre.

Transformers: Dark Side of the moon can bw watched IMAX 3D in Singapore.

Update (April 2012):
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the first Imax Screen at Orchard Road, 200,000 people visited the theatre to watch blockbusters such as Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol, Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 within 11 months of opening, Shaw introduced the second Imax screen of Singapore earlier than planned at JCube shopping mall in Jurong East

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