Dunkirk: The IMAX® Experience
Laser IMAX® 2D | PG-13 | 106 min. | Action, Drama
Early Screening: Jan. 30, 2020
Screens Daily Jan. 31, 2020 - Feb. 06, 2020
Based on a true story, Dunkirk: The IMAX Experience, opens as hundreds of Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces in Dunkirk, France, during the Battle of France in World War II. Trapped on the beach with their backs against the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Director Christopher Nolan, known for The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, captured much of the film with high-resolution IMAX® cameras to give audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. Watch IMAX’s Dunkirk Behind The Frame featurette to find out more.
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Director Christopher Nolan captured the majority of Dunkirk using the highest-resolution cameras in the world.
Nolan designed the film specifically to be projected and viewed in the IMAX® format, and any portions of the film not captured with IMAX® cameras went through IMAX®'s proprietary image and sound enhancement process to deliver a superior movie-going experience.
The film is presented in an expanded aspect ratio exclusively in Laser IMAX® theaters. Sequences in the film expand vertically to fill the entire screen and show audiences up to 40 percent more of the image.
An IMAX® frame has upwards of 18,000 pixels of horizontal resolution. For comparison, a home HDTV has 1,920 pixels.
In theaters featuring IMAX® with Laser projection, like the Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre, the film's scenes expand up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio. Most films today are presented in CinemaScope with an aspect ratio of 2.40:1.
The Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre is the first and only Laser IMAX theater in Texas and features enhanced 12-channel immersive audio and luxury seating. Enjoy concessions such as specialty popcorn, assorted candies, and beverages, including sodas, bottled water, and juices.
Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.