NewsArts & Culture / December 13, 2016

State Museum's IMAX Theater One Of Few Places To See New Star Wars On Film

Only 15 theaters in the country have the projector to run film, and the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum is one of them.Indiana State Museum, movies, IMAX, Star Wars2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
State Museum's IMAX Theater One Of Few Places To See New Star Wars On Film

This image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in a scene from, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP

Fans of the "Star Wars" series can experience the latest installment in that saga on film this week. 

Craig Mince, manager of the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum downtown, says "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" introduces new characters and story lines from the "Star Wars" universe. 

"From a universe standpoint, from building this cinematic universe, this film is kind of the big test," Mince says. "To see if that storyline or multiple storylines can exist in that universe, like Disney has done with the Marvel franchise or the Avengers and all those guys.”

The showing in Indianapolis is on film , not digital.  Mince says only 15 theaters in the country have the projector to run film, and the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum is one of them.

"A lot of theaters when they switched to digital they were like, well we don’t really need a film projector, and I stood in front of it and chained my self to it like a protestor with a tree,  so we were able to retain it," Mince says. "We installed a rail system so we can move the other projectors out of the way and slide other ones in place.”

Mince says "Star Wars" fans are in for an unforgettable experience. 

"I know digital looks fantastic and its crisp and its clear, but its hard to compete with film -- with celluloid. It's organic. It's beautiful. It's like a work of art.  And in that IMAX realm its 10 times bigger than normal, traditional film used to be."

The IMAX will be showing the new film for 78 hours straight starting on Dec 15. Tickets are limited and available online at imaxindy.com

 

 

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