Last Friday, July 21, was a big day for movie theaters all over as endless swarms of people ran to catch the opening of Barbie and Oppenheimer (with Barbenheimer core fully taking over NYC) but any movie buff would agree that experiencing a Christopher Nolan film on IMAX 70mm film is an absolute must–just ask the director!
“Oppenheimer’s story is one of the biggest stories imaginable. Our film tries to take you into his experience, and IMAX for me is a portal into a level of emotion that you can’t get from other formats,” stated Christopher Nolan in an interview. “[IMAX] allows you to fully immerse yourself in the story.”
However, only 19 theaters in the country are able to accommodate such films–and, lucky for us, NYC is home to one of them!
IMAX theaters allow sequences shot with IMAX film cameras to expand vertically and fill the entire screen. Using 15 perf / 70mm film, scenes are able to expand up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio, which helps audiences to feel fully immersed in the movie like never before.
Here’s where to find Oppenheimer in 70mm IMAX in NYC:
- AMC Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX – 1998 Broadway
If you’re going to watch Oppenheimer, experiencing the film the way Christopher Nolan intended is an absolute must, so don’t miss your chance to do so!
P.S. tickets for these special screenings are only available for a limited time and are bound to sell out, so don’t sleep on this!