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Mark Lensenmayer
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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will open July 13.

From the IMAX website:

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, from Warner Bros. Pictures, will be digitally converted into An IMAX 3D Experience®. Using proprietary 2D to 3D conversion technology, the finale of the movie (approximately 20 minutes) will be converted into IMAX® 3D.

The movie is based on the best-selling J.K. Rowling book and is the fifth installment of the successful Harry Potter film series.

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE will be distributed exclusively by Warner Bros. Pictures.


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Mark J. Marshall
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Damnit Warner Brothers...

Does ANYONE doubt that the next two Harry Potters will be released in IMAX and/or 3D? How about FILMING them in 3D????

[Mad]

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Sam King
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Great, the final 20 minutes. So we will be handing out the glasses when they enter and that gives the kids a good 2 hours to break them while they wait to put them on. Ya know the glasses are about 80 bucks a piece.

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Mark J. Marshall
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You'll use the regular IMAX glasses for this show? The IMAX theater in King of Prussia PA used regular 45/135 linear polarizers for Superman and handed out the cheap theme park throw away glasses.

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Adam Martin
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WHY? Partial 3D is LAME. I did not go see Superman Returns in Imax because of this and I will not go see HP in Imax because of this. Shit or get off the 3D pot, WB.

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Sam King
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We used the nice glasses for Superman, but that didn't have kids. Maybe we will order some cheap ones for HP.

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Brian Michael Weidemann
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The partial 3D is more affordable, obviously, than full 3D. It's enough to get the gimmick. Two-and-a-half hours of 3D would be tiring for any viewer. Besides, the time it would take to convert the entire film, I imagine, would make day-and-date awfully improbable.

I'm all for FILMING in 3D ... maybe even IMAX 3D, but that's not likely to happen.

I'm not looking forward to all that black slug again ... and I doubt DKP is either!

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Richard Hamilton
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What happens to all that "black slug"? I need some black leader for some theaters. just curious

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Matt Fields
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The final act of the book contains a "battle royale" of a dozen or so wizards, and a couple of wizarding duels (Voldemort vs. Dumbledore, Harry vs. Bellatrix).

These scenes would translate well into 3D, whereas most of the rest of the plot wouldn't.

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Michael Coate
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Here's a tentative list of where the IMAX version of "Harry Potter" will play. The info is based on data gathered prior to the announcement of the 3-D thing, so it remains to be seen if the bookings will change as a result. Obviously, updates will follow as necessary.

The IMAX DMR Engagements Of "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix"

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UNITED STATES

ALABAMA
Birmingham: McWayne Center IMAX

ARIZONA
Phoenix: AMC Deer Valley 30 IMAX

CALIFORNIA
Cathedral City: North American Desert IMAX
Dublin: Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
Fresno: Regal Edwards Fresno Stadium 21 & IMAX
Irvine: Regal Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX
Los Angeles: National Amusements The Bridge: Cinema de Lux IMAX
Ontario: Regal Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX
San Diego: Regal Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
San Francisco: AMC Loews Metreon IMAX
Universal City: AMC Loews Universal Citywalk IMAX

COLORADO
Colorado Springs: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Carefree Circle
Denver: Regal UA Colorado Center 9 & IMAX

CONNECTICUT
Manchester: National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills IMAX

FLORIDA
Orlando: Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
St. Augustine: World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX
St. Petersburg: Muvico Baywalk 20 IMAX
Tampa: Regal Channelside Cinemas & IMAX
West Palm Beach: Muvico Parisian 20 IMAX

GEORGIA
Buford: Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX

IDAHO
Boise: Regal Edwards Boise Stadium 21 & IMAX

ILLINOIS
Batavia: Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago: Navy Pier IMAX
Lincolnshire: Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX
Woodridge: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

INDIANA
Evansville: Showplace Cinemas East 18 IMAX
Indianapolis: Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 IMAX
Portage: Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX

IOWA
Cedar Rapids: McLeod/Busse IMAX Dome
Davenport: Putnam Museum IMAX
Des Moines: SCI Blank IMAX Dome

KANSAS
Olathe: AMC Studio 30 IMAX

KENTUCKY
Louisville: National Amusements Cinema de Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX

LOUISIANA
Covington: O’Neil Holiday Square Cinema 12 & IMAX

MASSACHUSETTS
Natick: Comcast IMAX Theater at Jordan’s Furniture
Reading: Comcast IMAX Theater at Jordan’s Furniture

MICHIGAN
Dearborn: Henry Ford IMAX
Grand Rapids: Loeks Celebration! IMAX Grand Rapids North
Lansing: Loeks Celebration! IMAX Lansing
Sterling Heights: AMC Forum 30 IMAX
Ypsilanti: National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor IMAX

MINNESOTA
Apple Valley: Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
St. Michael: CineMagic Metropolitan IMAX

MISSOURI
Sappington: Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

NEVADA
Las Vegas: Brendan Theatres and IMAX at the Palms

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hooksett: Zyacorp Cinemagic Hooksett IMAX

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City: IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

NEW YORK
Gates: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
New Rochelle: Regal New Roc City 18 & IMAX
New York: AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX
West Nyack: IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains: National Amusements City Center 15: Cinema de Lux IMAX
Williamsville: Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX

NORTH CAROLINA
Raleigh: Exploris IMAX

OHIO
Columbus: AMC Easton Town Center 30 IMAX
Springdale: National Amusements Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux IMAX

OKLAHOMA
Tulsa: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

OREGON
Tigard: Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX

PENNSYLVANIA
King of Prussia: Regal UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Tarentum: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

TENNESSEE
Nashville: Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX

TEXAS
Colleyville: Metro Cinema IMAX + Indigo Grille
Dallas: Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
Houston: Regal Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX
San Antonio: Santikos Palladium 19 IMAX

UTAH
Sandy: Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons

VIRGINIA
Hampton: Virginia Air & Space Center IMAX

WASHINGTON
Seattle: Pacific Science Center Boeing & Eames IMAX
Spokane: Riverfront Park IMAX

WISCONSIN
Fitchburg: Star Cinemas IMAX

CANADA

ALBERTA
Calgary: Cineplex Paramount Chinook IMAX
Edmonton: Cineplex SilverCity West Edmonton Mall IMAX

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Langley: Cineplex Colossus Langley IMAX
Richmond: Cineplex SilverCity Riverport IMAX

NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax: Empire IMAX

ONTARIO
Mississauga: Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX
Ottawa: Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX
Toronto: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Vaughan: Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX

QUEBEC
Montreal: Cineplex Paramount Montreal IMAX
Quebec: IMAX des Galleries de la Capitale


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Scott Jentsch
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I'll be avoiding Harry Potter in 3D as well, at least for the first viewing. I just don't get how people think that 3D is the future...

I'd be more inclined to see it (out of professional curiousity) if it were more convenient to Milwaukee, but I hiked out to Madison for Superman Returns and was disappointed in the end result.

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Mark Strube
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quote: Scott Jentsch
I hiked out to Madison for Superman Returns and was disappointed in the end result.
Did you happen to notice a missing low-end in the audio?

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Ramon Lamarca Marques
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quote: Scott Jentsch
I just don't get how people think that 3D is the future...
Proper stereoscopic photography is very interesting. I have seen two films on the same afternoon with dual prints well projected in 35mm and it is not tyring. I am surprised that they have not decided to blow-up any of the 50s classics like House of Wax for Imax presentation, the 3-D work is already done, they only need to do the blow-up and the ratio is very similar to the IMAX screen. Does anyone know if there has been any attempt to re-release any of the 3-D 50s classics in IMAX?

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John Wilson
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Only if they want to lose a lot of money.

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Ramon Lamarca Marques
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quote: John Wilson
Only if they want to lose a lot of money.

I do not know how much would cost to blow up House of Wax. Kiss Me Kate always does very well when it is shown it London at the NFT in 3-D. Maybe they could circulate the print around the world. Inferno is a great film in 3-D, but then I do not know how it would look so magnified. I would be curious to see Dial M for Murder the IMAX 3-D experience [Smile]

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