Star Wars fans and filmgoers in Regina have a rare movie experience at their fingertips that very few in the world have.
The Kramer IMAX theatre at the Saskatchewan Science Centre is showing ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ in 15/70 mm film. It is one of only 15 theatres on the planet, and the only one in Canada, to provide that experience.
“IMAX film has up to 10 times the clarity of a traditional movie theatre,” explained Ryan Holota with the Saskatchewan Science Centre. “A lot of times people, when they see a movie on film, they find that it feels a little bit warmer or there’s just something a little bit different about it.”
The latest installment of the Star Wars series hit theatres everywhere Friday, but the chance to check it out on film is sending people across Canada, and even some from the US, to the Queen City.
“One of the most surprising ones [Thursday] night was somebody actually at our 10 p.m. show had driven up from Kansas to see the show.”
Grabbing a ticket will be a challenge, as Holota said many of the showings are already sold out with just a few tickets available for some morning viewings. Those who have seen it, are leaving the theatre in a good mood.
“Pretty much everybody that has seen the film has absolutely loved it. I personally think that it’s probably the best of all of the Star Wars’ movies,” explained Holota.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, starring Felicity Jones, fills in the gap between ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’. It is expected to earn over $100 million at the box office in its opening weekend.