The INSIDER Summary:
- “Dunkirk” will be released in six different formats.
- The format you see it in will be dictated a lot by where you live.
- Only certain locations will play the film in 70mm IMAX, 70mm, and IMAX with Laser.
- Director Christopher Nolan filmed most of the film on 70mm and IMAX film. We recommend seeing it in 70mm or 70mm IMAX to get the most bang for your buck.
- INSIDER has listed the locations for those formats.
“Dunkirk,” the latest movie from Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception”) is in theaters July 21, and there will be six different ways you can view the movie.
None of the ways will be in 3D — Nolan’s not a big fan of the format and has said he has never met anyone who likes it. Nolan’s a big proponent of IMAX and traditional film. He shot “Dunkirk” on both 70mm and IMAX film.
You’ll be able to see the film on IMAX 70mm film, IMAX with Laser, IMAX Xenon, traditional 70mm, 35mm, and DCP, which translates to a standard digital cinema packaging.
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) July 4, 2017
How should you see it?
You’re getting the best bang for your buck if you see the film in 70mm IMAX. While “Dunkirk” will appear in 125 70mm theaters, the widest release in that format in 25 years, it won’t be available everywhere. (In comparison, Nolan’s “Interstellar” played in 50 IMAX theaters capable of showing 70mm film.)
We’ve outlined the theaters that will be playing the film in 70mm, 70mm IMAX, and IMAX Laser below.
31 theaters in 16 states and Canada will show “Dunkirk” in 70mm IMAX. These are true IMAX screens. INSIDER hasn’t seen the movie yet, but this is the way I saw “Interstellar” and was blown away by the scenes shot in IMAX. Nolan shot about 75% of “Dunkirk” with IMAX film cameras, so despite a more expensive ticket, you know you’re at least getting what you paid for.
If you live in California or New York, here’s where you can see it in 70mm IMAX.
Dublin: Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
Irvine: Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX
Ontario: Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX
Sacramento: Esquire IMAX Theatre
San Francisco: AMC Metreon 16 & IMAX
San Jose: Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum
Universal City: AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 & IMAX
New York City
AMC Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
Average ticket price in NY: $25.29
More theaters are playing the film in this format. Nolanfans.com found a full list of theaters showing “Dunkirk” in 70mm hidden on the film’s website.
If you’re in California or New York, here’s where you can see it:
Burbank: AMC Burbank 16
Daly City: Century Daly City
Hollywood: ArcLight Hollywood
La Jolla: ArcLight 14
La Mesa: Grossmont Center 10
Long Beach: Regal Long Beach Stadium
Los Angeles: Cinemark 18
Los Angeles: Landmark 12
Palm Springs: Sagewood Camelot
Sacramento: Tower Theatre
San Diego: AMC Mission Valley
San Francisco: Cinemark San Francisco Center
San Jose: Century Oakridge
Santa Clara: AMC Mercado
Sherman Oaks: ArcLight Sherman Oaks
Torrance: AMC Del Amo 18
Union City: Cinemark Union City 25
Brooklyn: Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn
Farmingdale: Farmingdale 14
New Rochelle: Regal New Roc City
New York City: City Cinemas East 86th St.
New York City: Cinema 1,2,3
New York City: Village East 7
New York City: Regal E-Walk Stadium
Average ticket price in NY: $15-$20
You can see the full list of theaters playing the film in 70mm here.
IMAX with Laser
Nine theaters are playing “Dunkirk” in the US and Canada. You’d have to really make a trip if you want to see it in this format. IMAX Laser theaters are supposed to show even brighter, clearer, and more sharper images on screen.
TCL Chinese Theatres IMAX – Hollywood
Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theater – Reading
Boeing IMAX, Pacific Science Center
Scotiabank Toronto & IMAX
Average ticket price in CA: $20
INSIDER has reached out to IMAX about the number of theaters showing the film in IMAX Xenon.
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