IMAX opens at Silver City Friday

The IMAX film format allows movies to be shot or converted and screened at a greater size and resolution than conventional formats.

Movie-goers in need of a little more variety might be able to find it this weekend as Cineplex opens its 13th IMAX screen in Canada at SilverCity Victoria Cinemas Friday, Dec. 16.

“That’s the beauty of it. It’s choice for people” said Kyle Moffatt, director of communications for Cineplex. “They know that not every movie is released in the format, so it’s kind of a treat.”

The IMAX film format allows movies to be shot or converted and screened at a greater size and resolution than conventional formats. Feature length IMAX films cost of an additional $5 per movie ticket.

SilverCity will feature new releases on their IMAX screen about once per month, beginning with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocoll this week and continuing with Underworld Awakening in January, Mysterious Island in February and The Lorax and John Carter in March.

Planned summertime movies include Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises.

The screen is located within a renovated theatre at the existing 3130 Tillicum Rd. location.

“We’ve completely gutted the theatre, taken out the carpet the seats, the screen, the sound system and the projection system,” Moffatt said.

The theatre features two new projectors and a new sound system.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens today (Dec. 16) with showings at 11 a.m. and 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $16.99 or $14.50 for three to 13-year-old children.

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