Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The big screen comes to Windsor

Windsor is finally getting an IMAX theatre. Cineplex Entertainment will be converting one screen at the Silver City near Walker Rd. and Hwy. 401 to an IMAX room opening July 15. It will coincide with the premiere of the final instalment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.....Cineplex spokesman Kyle Moffatt says it will be the first IMAX in southwestern Ontario. Another reason for installing it here is because the city has been “very good to us” over the years with stronger than average attendance, he said....IMAX features a larger screen that accommodates peripheral vision, 3D, and is matched by enhanced audio.....But don’t expect adventure movies showing Mt. Everest or the Antarctic. Films coming to Windsor will be squarely tion-adventure genre. IMAX is making an increased effort to target 18-24 males, said IMAX’s Ann Sommerlath.....The theatre will be slightly smaller at 420 compared to 445 seats to allow “optimal viewing angles,” Moffatt said. The seats will be brand new.....Films will be priced $6 higher than conventional movies.

Meanwhile, screening the second night in a row is Just Because I Am, a documentary about youth and homophobia shot locally by Juan Javier Pescador and Gabrielle Pescador.  It screens at Windsor's Walkerville Collegiate Auditorium at 8 pm tonight with an after party.....Says a new release: ”While experiencing the transformative energy of art and the empowering effects of self-affirmation, these youngsters also face aggravating homophobic reactions unleashed by their collective coming out in this traditionally conservative (USA-Canada) border city.”

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