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Giveaway: IMAX and Funko Pop! Want to Give You the Best Star Wars: The Last Jedi Experience Ever

Some of you might already have your tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi next week, but whether you do or don't, I'm sure you wouldn't mind getting your hands on this super-sweet prize pack, courtesy of IMAX and Funko Pop, who want to provide you with the best Last Jedi experience possible!

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IMAX Is Phasing Out 3D Movies Because People Just Don’t Want Them

Modern 3D movies are pretty impressive, with the equipment moving beyond tinted lenses to technology that made it a more seamless experience—including completely glasses-free tech like Nintendo's 3DS—but it's still struggled to find a purpose in the movie industry beyond a neat gimmick. Now that the novelty has worn off, it seems like moviegoers are fine with plain old 3D, and IMAX is following suit.

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Giveaway: See Beauty and the Beast in IMAX!

Be our guest.

We're giving away tickets to see Beauty and the Beast in IMAX.

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Things We Saw Today: Rogue One‘s IMAX Display Is Full of Secret Messages

The display for Rogue One in IMAX has a whole lot of text on it, and while some of the text appears to be gibberish, some of it is in Aurebesh, so there are actual translations available from fans.

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Gather Your Galleons: Harry Potter Movies Returning to IMAX to Celebrate Fantastic Beasts Release

It's a good time to be a Harry Potter fan.

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Harry Potter Fans! Get Your Cosplays & Questions Ready for the Fantastic Beasts Global Fan Events

Whether or not you're excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it's always fun to meet other Harry Potter fans, so that's as good a reason as any to get psyched for this upcoming international event organized by the Fantastic Beasts team. This global fan event will take place on October 13th, simultaneously in 18 IMAX theatres around the world. It might even be in a city near you!

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Some Movie Called The Force Awakens Made $57 Million Last Night, Is on Track to Break Jurassic World‘s Record

Stay on target.

Have you guys heard of The Force Awakens? Turns out, it made a record-breaking $57 million yesterday in the U.S.. Whoa! Sounds like a big deal!

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Force Awakens American Screenings to Actually Start December 17th

According to some sleuthing done by /Film, Sacramento’s Esquire IMAX theater has confirmed that screenings will start at 7 p.m. on December 17th, the day before the film's release date.

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Mad IMAX: Watch Fury Road On The Biggest Screens Available

We've been having a Fury Road-centric week here, given that the film just came out on DVD and Blu-Ray and then received a "Best Film of the Year" nod from the International Federation of Film Critics ... and now we hear it's getting re-released domestically in IMAX theaters on September 11.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Take Over IMAX For an Entire Month

A month's worth of repeat viewings, popcorn, sodas... and IMAX fees. Oof.

Grab your tents and your oversized camping chairs, folks: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on its way. What's more, they've just announced that it's going to be taking over IMAX screens for an entire month.

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Things We Saw Today: Batman v Superman Has Never Looked as Adorable as It Does in a Funko Two-Pack!

You can't brood if you don't have a mouth to frown with! HA!

In more SDCC Exclusive news, Funko will be bringing this awesome(ly adorable) Batman v Superman two-pack with them to Comic-Con!

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Amanda Peet Trash Talks Game of Thrones While Husband David Benioff Trolls Fans for IMAX

I had forgotten Amanda Peet was married to one of the co-creators of HBO's Game of Thrones but as she reminded us on Conan, she also gave a personal story about when he first told her the idea. And she thought it was awful.

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Now That’s a Big Wall: Game of Thrones is Coming to IMAX This Month

The nothing Jon Snow knows is even larger than previously believed.

It's a long wait to season five of Game of Thrones, but HBO is offering a way for fans to tide themselves over. Well, fans who live close enough to about 150 IMAX theater locations.

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Go Get Amazed by Interstellar’s Traveling Oculus Rift Experience. I Sure Was.

Outer space should definitely be first on your list of places you'd like to go with VR.

Interstellar doesn't hit theaters until early November, but IMAX and Oculus Rift have teamed up to bring space to a few movie theaters across the country. We tried it, and if you're near one of the locations they'll visit, it's well worth it both for an Oculus Rift demo and the sensation of actually traveling to outer space.

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Confirmed: Star Wars: Episode VII Is Partially Filming In IMAX, Plus Gets A Relaunch

All the fancy things! gets a relaunch in anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Also hit the jump for details on IMAX usage for the new film.

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New Catching Fire Featurette Gives a Blink-And-You’ll-Miss-It Look at the Arena [VIDEO]

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Sure, this new Catching Fire featurette is basically an advertisement for IMAX ("Jennifer Lawrence! Hey, Jen! Sit in this chair and say you're a fan of IMAX!"), but it's still pretty neat and has a little bit of new footage, as well. But wait, there's more! New Entertainment Weekly covers featuring Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Finnick are behind the jump.

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The Wizard of Oz Is The Oldest Film Ever To Be Converted To 3D [VIDEO]

What It Says On the Tin

As much as I don't care for post-conversion 3D or IMAX in general, I will definitely be seeing The Wizard of Oz when it's re-released September 20th. Of course I'd go and see it just as quickly if it were being showed in it's original format but after watching this video showing the process of how it's all done, I'm looking forward to seeing the results. (via Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Want To See Star Trek Into Darkness 2 Days Before Everyone Else? There’s An App For That.

Make It So

While many Star Trek fans were anxiously awaiting midnight tickets to go on sale for Into Darkness, a new opportunity will let you see the film two full days ahead of its May 17 release date. 

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Star Trek 2 Will Be in 3D and IMAX, and There Might Be a Third Movie, Says Damon Lindelof

To Boldly Go

So, Damon Lindelof has been in the news a lot these days, discussing Prometheus and signing on to fix Marc Forster's World War Z. But now, he's talking about the movie that's a little less controversial and higher up on the excitement level -- Star Trek 2. And what he's saying now over at will probably get us all even more psyched for this highly-anticipated sequel: it's been shot in 3D and IMAX. Not just for the extra dollars at the box office, but because tests done on scenes from the first movie just looked so darn cool that it turned everyone at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on to the gimmick. So, that good, huh? We'll see about that -- and see if it'll warrant a third movie.

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Theater Executives Seriously Discuss Allowing Cell Phone Use During Movies

Today in things that make us scream incoherently

We've brought you stories before about texting in movie theaters and musical venues but now, some major theater executives have put their hat into the ring. The boxing analogy fits here, you see, because these executives are considering allowing cell phone use in theaters and a lot of moviegoers are not happy about it. 

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