The movie lovers of Trivandrum can soon get the movie experience in IMAX. Kerala’s first IMAX theatre will soon be opened in the state capital. The theatre is coming up at Taurus – Centrum Mall the project taken up by Taurus Investment Holdings at Techno Park in Kazhakkoottam.
There will 11 screens in the mall and one will be using IMAX technology. The world’s fourth largest cinema exhibitor, cinepolis is bringing IMAX to Thiruvananthapuram and an agreement was signed recently. IMAX has 1,400 screens around the world.
IMAX is the short form of ‘image maximum’ and as the name indicates, the films will be shown on a huge screen. The technology was developed by IMAX Corporation, a Canadian company. IMAX movies will be shot and displayed on a bigger scale and resolution than ordinary films.
In India, IMAX is setting up nine new screens. With this, the number of IMAX theatres in the country will move to 40. A major part of IMAX’s revenue is from outside USA and India ranks fourth in the list.
IMAX films can be made only using a special camera and specialized technology. Moreover, theatres should also be equipped with suitable projectors. IMAX technology has been patented in the USA and cannot be developed by anyone else. Most of the films made utilizing this technology were helmed by leading Hollywood producers.
Size of IMAX screens depends on the area of the multiplex. They range from 47 x 24 feet to 74 x 46 feet. They will spread from the floor to the roof and from wall to wall. There will be a slight curve to the screen, enabling all viewers to experience the same visuals. The sound system will be based on laser technology.