Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Becomes a 932 Seat IMAX Auditorium

Congratulations to the historic Gruaman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on their recent upgrade to become the single largest IMAX auditorium in the world!

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

From the official TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre website:

With the blessing of both the Los Angeles Historical Theatre Foundation and Hollywood’s Historic Resources Group, the TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has partnered with IMAX Corporation to introduce the single largest IMAX® auditorium in the world.  The new theatre seats 932 people, and hosts the third largest commercial movie screen in North America, joining an exclusive class of theatres along with the Metrodome IMAX® theatre in San Francisco and Lincoln SquareIMAX® theatre in New York City.

On 20 September 2013, we will unveil our new screen to the public with showings of Wizard of Oz, an iconic American film which originally premiered at our historic theatre on 15 August 1939, revitalized with the unparalleled technologies of The IMAX Experience®.  Click here for tickets to TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to celebrate this monumental occasion with us!

The IMAX® showing is the first time “The Wizard of Oz” will be played on this bigscreen format. IMAX Corporation oversaw the remastering of the film’s image and soundtrack.  Warner Bros. worked with Prime Focus on the 3D conversion, scanning the film’s original Technicolor camera negative in high-resolution 8K before transforming the 2D image frame-by-frame into 3D based on distances from the viewer’s vantage point.

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