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BFI IMAX Cinema London Reviews

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The BFI IMAX 3D Cinema Feb 19, 2009
The IMAX Cinema

With a screen standing taller than five double decker busses with a width approximately 26 meters the IMAX sets standards of international notoriety. The cinema has one of the most advanced 2D/3D projection systems in the world accompanied by a11600 watt digital surround-sound system making it one of the most sophisticated projection systems in the world.

Costs and Concerns

Ticket prices vary depending on the duration and dimensions of the movie but it usually works out around about £13 for an adult and £8 for a child. Concessions are also made for students, the disabled and the over 60s bringing the price down about 40%. Ticket desks open an hour and a half before screening. The cinema is situated on South bank of the River Thames and about 300 meters from waterloo station.

How 3D Cinema Works

In stereo vision each one of our eyes sees the world from a slightly different point of view, this is processed in our brain to become the single image that we 'see' enabling us to appreciate both foreground and background. Well..3D movies work pretty much the same, they are filmed by two cameras at the same time from different points of view and then projected from two projectors. The red and green filters separate the two different images so each image only enters one eye, the brain then turns the two images back into one.

Other Information

Disabled access is existent providing lifts for push-chairs and wheel-chairs. There are eight wheelchair spaces and 'induction loop' for the hard-hearing. Baby changing facilities and a parents room are also available.
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