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IMAX offers the most immersive movie experience in the world. Home to the world’s third largest screen, IMAX Melbourne Museum has become one of the world’s leading IMAX theatres, attracting over four million visitors to date.
Natasha works in public relations for IMAX Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building.
In September we're showing a stunning documentary about the Islamic pilgrimage called Hajj that we're certain will prove fascinating for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
In 1325, Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta set out from Tangier to journey to Mecca, the historical and cultural centre for Islam, in what would become the first Hajj. The documentary recreates his perilous journey, and also shows the contemporary Hajj, which today attracts more than three million Muslims from all over the world every year.
The film marks the first and only time an IMAX camera has captured an aerial view of the Hajj from a helicopter hovering 200 feet above Mecca, and the first time an IMAX team has been admitted into the most sacred sanctuary of Islam - the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
We gave four Melbourne Muslims a sneak preview and spoke to them afterwards to hear what they thought.
Watch this video with a transcript
Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta opens at IMAX on 3 September 2011.
This guest post is by Natasha, who works in public relations for IMAX Melbourne.
The team at IMAX Melbourne Museum can’t believe what a jam-packed few months of blockbuster new releases we have coming up, with three big films all opening soon. To celebrate, IMAX Melbourne Museum will open these films with special midnight screenings as follows:
Harry Potter fans dressed in costume for the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010.
Source: Museum Victoria
Costumed fans at the midnight screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
Source: Museum Victoria
Midnight screenings at IMAX are always a lot of fun with heaps of activities and prizes given to the best dressed.
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This guest post comes from Natasha who works in public relations for IMAX Melbourne.
IMAX Melbourne Museum is astounded by the amazing response we’ve had from Melbourne viewers for the release of Born to be Wild 3D, which opened on 8 April.
Young elephants playing in Born to be Wild 3D.
This gorgeous film about the amazing people who take care for orphaned baby orang-utans in Borneo and elephants in Kenya, has been so well received by a local audience that IMAX Melbourne has topped the global box office for April.
Born to be Wild: Global Top 3
- Montreal OP
- Washington DC
We don’t know if it was the beautiful baby orang-utans, the sweet baby elephants or the amazing support we have received for this film from WWF-Australia, Zoos Victoria, the Herald Sun, The Circle, Peregrine Adventures, Mix 101.1 and World Expeditions... but IMAX Melbourne is delighted and humbled by this huge response!
A young Orang-utan in Born to be Wild 3D.
You can find out more about Born to be Wild 3D or buy tickets on the IMAX website.
So you've bought your ticket and popcorn, picked up your 3D glasses and chosen your seat at IMAX Melbourne. For you, it's a time to sit back and relax. However, in the projection booth at the back of the cinema, it's a highly-skilled dash to prepare the next film for screening.
David Booty, Senior Technical Advisor for IMAX Melbourne Museum, might be the projectionist setting up your film. He's been in the IMAX business since 1988 and sometimes has just seven minutes between shows to change over the huge reels of IMAX film. In this video he tells us about the unique projection system while he's rushing around to set up the next show.