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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.

Midnight screenings at IMAX

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by Natasha D
Publish date
11 May 2011
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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:


IMAX visitors in costume Harry Potter fans dressed in costume for the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010.
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Harry Potter fans 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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IMAX Melbourne tops global box office

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by Natasha D
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10 May 2011
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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 Young elephants playing in Born to be Wild 3D.
Source: IMAX
 

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

  1. Melbourne
  2. Montreal OP
  3. 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!

young Orang-utan A young Orang-utan in Born to be Wild 3D.
Source: IMAX
 

You can find out more about Born to be Wild 3D or buy tickets on the IMAX website.

Changing film at IMAX

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by Kate C
Publish date
20 March 2011
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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.

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