IMAX® with Laser

It is the magic and science of Cinema raised to the next level.

What is laser projection you ask? It’s only the biggest advancement in IMAX history ever. After years of research, development and a significant investment ($60 million at last count), IMAX Corporation introduced 4K laser projection, a quantum leap in cinema technology.

Think of IMAX Laser as a re-imagination of the movie-going experience, the new dual 4K laser-driven system (2D & 3D capable) is some 60% brighter in output than existing systems and features a significantly larger colour range, as well as the capacity to project at an aspect ratio that fills your field of vision (height of the image depending on the aspect ratio chosen by the film maker).

Simply put, what all of this means is, that when you attend a film at IMAX Victoria, you are going to have a movie-going experience like no other. An experience designed to transport the viewer to awesome worlds, where senses and emotions are engaged by the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid images accompanied by a whole new level of immersive audio.

The sound system for IMAX with Laser includes 6 additional channels with a sub-bass for a total of 12 channels of sound. Speakers will be installed in the ceiling, as well as additional side walls for even more enveloping sound.

From image, to sound, to comfort IMAX Victoria also plans to install a new seating package to be introduced with the new technology.

IMAX Victoria will be the first in BC to showcase this advanced cinema technology and we look forward to wowing you with an experience you won’t soon forget!

BRIGHTNESS: A laser light source provides substantially more brightness than a xenon bulb, and will allow IMAX to fill its largest screens with even sharper and more lifelike images. This is significant for 3D because 3D glasses dim the image. With IMAX’s laser, audiences are going to be able to experience full brightness in 2D and 3D.

CONTRAST: Contrast is the difference between the whitest white and the blackest black. Filmmakers love it, but it’s been a problem with existing digital projection systems. IMAX has always delivered the greatest contrast but now with laser IMAX is going to reach contrast levels substantially higher than ever before. Getting more contrast means more detail in the image, and a heightened level of realism that makes you forget you are watching a movie.

COLOUR: IMAX with laser will allow filmmakers to explore and expand their use of colours. This means a wider gamut of colours, and a more vivid, more lifelike image. Audiences will get to experience colours that exist in the real world but could never before be shown onscreen.

SOUND: IMAX’s next-generation sound system delivers even greater power and precision. The new system has been upgraded to 12 discrete channels plus a seriously beefy sub-bass. We’ve built on our existing system by adding new loudspeakers on the ceiling above the audience, as well as additional ones on the side. Whether you’re hearing a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpating force of a volcano or a rock concert or a thunderstorm – you’re going to have a new kind of visceral sound experience.

Upgrades occurring Feb 13 to Mar 3*

Following our Film Festival and upgrades we will reopen with America Wild: National Parks Adventure.

*Subject to change

Upgrades to IMAX Victoria Include:

      • Dual 4k laser projection system with new optical engine providing unparalleled 2D & 3D brightness
      • 12 channels of sound plus sub-bass for fully immersive audio experience
      • New state-of-the-art 3D glasses that optimize the laser system experience
      • New seating with the ability to choose your seat in advance online or in person and accent lighting to enhance the experience
      • Silver high gain 61 foot high, 85 foot wide screen
      • Enlarging of the projection port window and installing the highest quality optical glass available
      • Capability to show a wider selection of documentary and latest Hollywood features, at the highest possible quality

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