Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Over the last few years, there has been a boom in the filming and screening of 3D pictures. With movies like Beowulf, Avatar, and a multitude of Disney/ Pixar films making use of the latest cinema technology, many cinema chains have introduced three-dimensional films into their show reels. But for a 3D cinema experience beyond your local theatre, it’s really worth checking out IMAX Cinemas, located within the Melbourne Museum complex in Carlton.
Boasting a massive screen of 32 metres x 23 metres (the third largest in the world), as well as an awesome digital surround sound system, IMAX really outdoes its competitors when featuring the latest in 3D cinematography. Not only do they play the most recent 3D feature films, but they also showcase a range of educational documentaries for school groups and the average cinema attendee. The theatre, which opened in 1998, uses special technology to allow viewers to see every pixel in extreme detail, so as not to lose any of the clarity of the film- one of only two cinemas in Australia that has the ability to do this. This allows visitors to IMAX to experience the highest quality in 3D film viewing, and nowhere is this more apparent than when you see one of their movies.
I watched an ocean-themed documentary when I visited the complex and it was incredible to see just how much detail jumped out at you from the screen. At one point, I’m sure I stretched out my hand to see if the dolphins were really as close to me as they appeared! This cinema is well-worth visiting if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual holiday attraction, and with many different films available to watch, there’s sure to be something to catch your interest.