like... what is IMAX exactly? 70mm, I thought... and yet, there are no 70mm IMAX theaters in Boston. I can see it in IMAX, I can see it 70mm (not IMAX), or just 'regular' ol' 35mm on a normal screen.
I usually pay up for IMAX when it's an option. I'm interested in checking out different formats but don't typically have that chance (I don't go to arthouse theaters where they might show something in a unique format; I'm pretty lame, to be honest)... in fact, the only new wide release I can recall that offered a different format than either regular or IMAX were those high frame rate Hobbit films (MEH)... not sure if they were 70mm or something else.
so my first question is... isn't the point of IMAX that it's 70mm? do some film releases 'cheat' and put a movie that wasn't filmed in 70mm in an IMAX theater? why would there be an IMAX theater that *doesn't* have the capacity to show movies in true 70mm? (like, I live 15 mins walk away from the biggest movie theater in Boston; it has an IMAX... but not that capability?)
ok, those were 3 questions. but with the above options (second paragraph, last sentence), what should I go for? would seeing it in IMAX be inferior to a 70mm experience in a 'regular' theater? am I going to be able to discern the difference of any of it (aside from a bigger screen)? probably not...
well, I'll see it one way or the other. but I wish this was a little more clear to me. I suspect I've been wasting my $$ seeing IMAX releases all these years, but I sorta always splurge to go to the movies just because I enjoy doing it, so it's not a huge deal. but the main thing that weirds me out is that not all IMAX theaters around the country are showing it in IMAX 70mm.... or are even capable of doing so?