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Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

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Can’t get enough ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark?’ Well, you’re about to get a lot more. To help promote the upcoming release of the Indiana Jones Blu-ray Box Set, we can confirm that Paramount will be re-releasing ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in IMAX theaters this September.

As it went through the restoration process for Blu-ray, Paramount and Steven Spielberg also worked with IMAX on reformatting ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ for 70mm. The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ will IMAX re-release will hit theaters starting on Friday, September 7th and run through until September 13th. (The ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ Blu-ray box set hits shelves on September 18th.)

The IMAX re-release is expected to include both traditional IMAX and the Digital IMAX Experience (i.e., Fake IMAX). In addition to the IMAX re-release, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ will screen in 70mm at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse from August 31st to September 6th.

An official press release is expected in the coming days with more information on exactly what theaters will be showing the IMAX re-release.

UPDATE: Steven Spielberg, who personally oversaw the IMAX conversion, says that no special effects or other visual elements of the film were changed and spoke to the New York Times about why he wanted to re-release ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in IMAX and said:

It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms. It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.

If you’re curious as to how a movie shot in 35mm gets reformatted to the 70mm IMAX format, Gizmodo has a good primer on how technicians achieve this.

We’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in 35mm on the big screen before but to be able to see it on the really big screen will be something no fan will want to pass up.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

I'm excited! I first saw "Raiders" when it first opened on a 70mm screen. I've seen it on the big screen many times since, but nothing really compared to that first experience. The last print that I saw was tinted pink due to age. It looked pretty bad but Indy did look purty.
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I just hope they show this at the State Museum or The Paramount in Austin other than the Drafthouse. As much as I love the Ritz location, its a small screen that has the 70mm projector. Ill be seeing this either way.
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I've seen Last Crusade in 70mm. Cannot wait to run this.
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oh that's why Paramount/LucasFilms has been a dick lately: They didn't provide the AFI Silver the advertised 'new 35mm print' they had hoped for, and Bow Tie Reston they projected a DVD copy of the film since no DCP was given to them.

The term reformatting seems to be a misnomer - I would assume the aspect ratio isn't being changed, but retaining it's full 2.35 image, but is getting uprezzed to IMAX quality and standards - no different than when the original films were mastered for their premier 70mm theatrical engagements. Personally I'm stoked on hearing the new 5.1 remix of the film... and on an IMAX sound system - wowzers!!

is the title the original 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' or the newer 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark'? (which I hate by the way).
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I think it's funny that all of this attention is being given to the first film while Doom and Crusade sit as extended special features to the first film. Weird.
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My local IMAX theater said Paramount and IMAX are indicating that it will only be available in Digital IMAX. I hope that's wrong.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

Also looks like Cinemark isn't being allowed to participate, as none of their theaters are listed on the IMAX site. AMC seems to be the major chain running this (and our local AMC IMAX sucks compared to our Cinemark one, so I may be skipping this).
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AMC is also advertising all four movie as a marathon on the 15th for 25 bucks.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

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Also looks like Cinemark isn't being allowed to participate, as none of their theaters are listed on the IMAX site. AMC seems to be the major chain running this (and our local AMC IMAX sucks compared to our Cinemark one, so I may be skipping this).
I would check with the theater or ticketing site just to be sure. I didn't notice the Regal Opry Mills theater on the IMAX site either, but it's showing up on Fandango. I purchased my ticket for Raiders this morning.
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Raiders is probably my favorite Action-Adventure movie and September 7th is also my birthday. Hmm....
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AMC is also advertising all three movie as a marathon on the 15th for 25 bucks.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

If this is shown at an IMAX near me I will be there. Love this film.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

It's looking more and more like this will only be digital. What the fuck, Spielberg?
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It's looking more and more like this will only be digital. What the fuck, Spielberg?
It should be more like, "What the fuck, Paramount?" Paramount has been notorious for trying to release all their IMAX films as digital-only.

However, I do agree that Spielberg has enough clout that he could dictate to release it in both 15/70 and digital IMAX a la Cameron and Titanic.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

And for a much better, far more deserving film.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

Poster:

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I miss young Harrison Ford.
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Yes, please.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

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It's looking more and more like this will only be digital. What the fuck, Spielberg?
Yep. The only IMAX showing this near me is a LIEmax. Really effing lame, as I was pretty damn excited to see this in 70mm.
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

So this wasn't shot for IMAX?
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX release in September

I live in Oklahoma so I assume there won't be a showing here but I would love to see this on the big screen.
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So this wasn't shot for IMAX?
uh.... no.
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Yep. The only IMAX showing this near me is a LIEmax. Really effing lame, as I was pretty damn excited to see this in 70mm.
Yup. All of the theaters showing this are the digital-only ones in my area.

Goddamn you Spielberg! I can't use MoviePass at a Regal you son of a bitch!
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question: I could have sworn I saw a 35mm print a number of years back with the expanded title: 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' - ?? It's possible I'm having a senior moment but I'd like someone to confirm that I'm not going totally cuckoo that Paramount DID strike some 35mm prints with said title.

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Yup. All of the theaters showing this are the digital-only ones in my area.

Goddamn you Spielberg! I can't use MoviePass at a Regal you son of a bitch!
and this is the director that didn't allow any digital DCP's of 'Crystal Skull' to be created/distributed theatrically - sign of the times I guess.

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