“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is about to hit thousands of theaters nationwide Dec. 16. Maybe you’ve heard of that?
What you might not know is that a very, very few select movie houses will be presenting it in a way that will make it a transformative, life-altering event even to film geeks who are not hardcore Star Wars addicts. (Yes, they do exist.)
In a mere dozen theaters coast to coast, the proud flagship of the Disney empire will be presented in such a fashion that cinephiles will be reminded of why earlier generations fell in love with movies in the first place.
A big-screen format that shows how immersive moving pictures can be when they’re not viewed on laptops or even on ultra high-definition or 4K home TVs. That can make you feel the shifting desert sands of Tatooine or the windy snows of desolate, icy Hoth in a new dimension of sharp, richly defined images and crisp, immersive sound.
There are just 12 U.S. theatres approved to exhibit “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in bigger, better, breathtaking 70mm celluloid film projection. A mere handful of venues offering the sort of rare and specialized panoramic sweep that inspires diehard filmlovers to fuel up for multi-hour interstate road trips.
Including the IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo, 12000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley. Tickets are available online at http://www.imax.com/imax-minnesota-zoo-oo .