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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

 

Mad (I)MAX

That new IMAX theater at Bridgeport? So totally not worth the extra $ for a ticket. Totally? Totally. Consider the evidence:


  • A recent screening of Spider-Man 3 didn't fill the whole screen while a trailer for the new Harry Potter movie beforehand did. A "floor to ceiling" screen? Sure, but a floor to ceiling picture? Hardly.


  • Despite opening a mere week ago, there's already what appears to be a large, cylindrical hole at the top of the screen.


  • Despite the height, the width of the screen is roughly the size of the cinemas' other screens. The large screens in Lloyd Cinemas' and the Tigard Cinemas' main theaters are probably significantly wider.


  • Due to the square shape, the overall experience feels more like watching an over-sized conventional TV screen instead of a movie screen.


  • Totally not worth it. Totally.

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