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Should I see Dunkirk in Laser Imax or 70mm standard?

I have a choice to see Dunkirk at the Boeing Imax or the Cinerama in Seattle. One is Laser Imax (4k screen with 1.43:1 aspect ratio, larger screen) the other is 70mm standard (roughly 12.5k with a 2.20:1 aspect ratio, still very large screen though not as large). With the Laser Imax I'll be getting to see extra image on the top and bottom of the screen. With the 70mm I'll be seeing the film in a much higher resolution.

Any chance somebody's seen it in both formats?
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I have a choice to see Dunkirk at the Boeing Imax or the Cinerama in Seattle. One is Laser Imax (4k screen with 1.43:1 aspect ratio, larger screen) the other is 70mm standard (roughly 12.5k with a 2.20:1 aspect ratio, still very large screen though not as large). With the Laser Imax I'll be getting to see extra image on the top and bottom of the screen. With the 70mm I'll be seeing the film in a much higher resolution.

Any chance somebody's seen it in both formats?


At some point the resolution becomes irrelevant.

I would see it in 70mm first, because that's how Christopher Nolan intended it to be seen and shot. The production is different. Then the movie gets digitally transfered to IMAX format.


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So you don't think the enlarged aspect ratio is necessary for a first time viewer? Quite a bit is chopped when going from 1.43:1 to 2.20:1. I was just curious if the extra screen space on the top and bottom is more immersive than the filmic quality of 70mm.
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So you don't think the enlarged aspect ratio is necessary for a first time viewer? Quite a bit is chopped when going from 1.43:1 to 2.20:1. I was just curious if the extra screen space on the top and bottom is more immersive than the filmic quality of 70mm.
I do!

I would see it in on the largest screen with the correct 1.43 aspect ratio.

Enjoy!
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I do!

I would see it in on the largest screen with the correct 1.43 aspect ratio.

Enjoy!
^This!

I watched it last week at my local IMAX, and read the following article before hand that said 70% of the film was shot with IMAX cameras and the rest 65mm. If you can, I'd definitely see it in all its glory on a taller 1.43:1 screen so you don't miss the breathtaking panoramas that immerse you in the film. I've heard the colors are a little more vibrant in 70mm, but it's a bleak war film anyway!

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