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Monday, April 23, 2007
Spiderman, bigger than God
The Portland metro area is finally getting a proper IMAX theater. The Regal Cinemas over at Bridgeport will roll out its new mega movie screen in a few weeks, just in time for Spiderman 3.
This is great news for those of us eager to catch blockbusters on a screen bigger than God. I've always wondered why higher-ups down at OMSI decided to go with a domed "OMNIIMAX" theater when the museum relocated to the eastside in the early '90s. While OMSI's IMAX typically shows only educational films, management has been known to allow in the occasional big-budget Hollywood movie. Not that I've ever taken them up on the offer. Watching a movie in the OMNIMAX dome is a painful experience. Spend two hours in there and you'll walk out with either motion sickness or a strained neck.
According to the Tribune article linked above, the cinemas will be showing Spiderman 3 "around the clock." Finally, a reason to go to Tigard at 2 AM. Woo ho?