Originally Posted by zoey67
Same here, IMO amazing audio is always better and leaves a lifetime impression over amazing video. And when I speak of the Mann's chinese I will always be referring to the main 80FT screen auditorium that I believe sits 1800 raging and considerate movie goers. I pity the other 2 screens or those puny 6 new ones at the Kokak called Mann 6 or whatever they call it.
The Rave Imax you speak of better be good cause the Mann chinese THX is so bone crushing crisp loud and enveloping that can be felt in every bone. To this day that True Lies missile scene in the end I have never heard anything like that anywhere ever.
That was what...back in 94 so it's been almost 20 yrs so I wonder how much improvement they've made. I know there have been lots of advancements in sound but I remember someone saying they turned the volume down since then which to me was the best part so current movie goers will never get to hear how loud it was really was.
For this movie at least, I don't see why the IMAX presentation should not be better than the Cinerama dome. Now I don't want to diminish the immersion factor of the Cinerama dome's gigantic curved screen, but just from my one-off experiences at both locations watching movies with vastly different focus on a/v pomp and sizzle, I liked the Rave IMAX better than the dome. If I were in your predicament, I'd see the movie once in each theater
I will be in L.A. over the New Year weekend, and was planning to watch the movie again on the Rave IMAX, although now I am tempted to consider the Cinerama done too, especially since it is showing it too. I'd watch it on both screens just to compare the technical aspects of the presentation, if I could, but my wife would kill me.
. I have too many fond memories watching movies in India where movie theaters can truly be called "cinema palaces", especially with the best of them all showing in 70mm format with DTS and in auditoriums that routinely seat between 1000-2000 people at once. (You won't find more movie-crazy people than us Indians!) The Grauman's Chinese would be a close approximation of that model of theaters in India, but of course allowing for a more modest sound system for the Indian budget. I almost gave up on watching movies in a theater in the US for a long time until I managed to find the gems like the Metreon in SanFran, and these theaters in L.A.