IMAX Corporation today announced that Paramount Pictures' and Warner Bros. Pictures' release of writer-director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar will receive the widest-ever IMAX release globally. The film begins its global launch at select IMAX theatres in North America on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and will eventually screen at more than 760 IMAX® theatres during its worldwide run, including approximately 370 domestic and 390 international IMAX locations.
Said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment:
"We've been gearing up for the IMAX release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar for several months now, and we couldn't be more excited to break down the doors in record-setting fashion. This is truly going to be a cinematic event, and IMAX is committed to giving the film a widest possible audience."
Approximately 50 IMAX locations worldwide will present Interstellar in IMAX 70-millimeter film. To help celebrate the film release of Interstellar, Paramount Pictures is releasing the movie to 42 domestic IMAX film-based locations on Nov. 5, two days ahead of its nationwide launch. The international IMAX roll-out of Interstellar will begin on Nov. 6 and will also include a China release in approximately 170 IMAX theatres on Nov. 12.
Continuing the legacy begun by IMAX trailblazer Christopher Nolan and his use of the 15 perf 65mm IMAX cameras in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, more than an hour of Interstellar was shot using IMAX cameras. Exclusively in IMAX theatres, these sequences will expand to fill the entire screen and will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and provide audiences with a truly cinematic and immersive experience.
Sequences of Interstellar shot in 35mm film have been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.