NORWALK - The IMAX is coming to Norwalk.Starting March 30, the AMC Theatres in Norwalk will begin showing select films on the IMAX 3D screen. IMAX combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and "customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience," according to a press release. To maximize the field of view in its modified auditorium, AMC replaced a screen with a larger, slightly curved and specially treated IMAX screen positioned closer to the audience. IMAX's digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAX's proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contract. The images on screen are complemented by IMAX's latest sound system, which features its loudspeaker technology and uncompressed digital sound. The sound system has 10 times more dynamic range, cuts down on distortion and provides a sound quality that feels more immersive, especially with the added acoustic paneling that absorbs sound and removes echo. The IMAX auditorium opens March 30 with "Wrath of the Titans." The movie has been digitally re-mastered into IMAX's format. "The new IMAX theatre maximizes the experience for guests so they feel as if they are IN the movie they are watching," theater officials said. Upcoming IMAX releases include "To The Arctic 3D" (April 20), "The Avengers" (May 4), "Darks Shadows" (May 11), "Men in Black 3" (May 25), "The Amazing Spider Man" (July 3), "The Dark Knight Rises" (July 20), "Skyfall" (Nov. 9), "Gravity" (Nov. 21) and "The Hobbit" (Dec. 14).
********** Published: March 22, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 49