Four and a half stories tall and six and a half stories wide, or
44-by-66 feet (13.4-by-20.1 meters).
film with 15 perforations. It is the largest film-frame size in
The IMAX® film is ten times as large as 35mm film, and three
times as large as standard 70mm with five perforations.
The projector system weighs 3,900 pounds
(1,769 kilograms) nearly two tons (1.77 metric tons). The
system is designed and built by IMAX® Corporation, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada. The projector handles 330 feet (100 meters) of
film per minute. This is roughly similar to an average adult walking
pace, or about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of film per 40-minute show!
The film moves at twenty-four frames per second and moves horizontally
rather than vertically. The film is wound on magnesium reels that
are four feet in diameter.
The IMAX® six-channel high-fidelity motion-picture sound
system with sub-bass is manufactured by Sonics Associates, Inc.
Fifty-eight speakers surround viewers. The sound is produced at
a low frequency, which can literally make shirtsleeves vibrate.
Soundtracks for IMAX® productions are produced separately from
the film and are played from a computer hard drive.
The seating platform is angled 25 degrees to the floor. Heads
of viewers are level with knees of spectators one row back. Everyone
has an unobstructed view of the screen. The image fills both horizontal
and vertical peripheral vision. The image expands vertically and
The IMAX Theater is wheelchair accessible. In addition, the IMAX
Theater offers Rear Window closed captioning, Descriptive
Narrative, and sound amplification. For more information on
accessibility, see our Access
Seating Capacity: 441