Fans can experience “Interstellar” the way director Christopher Nolan intended beginning today, Dec. 26, when the Hollywood space epic debuts in 70mm film projection on the giant IMAX Theater screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, “Interstellar” will play on the Aquarium’s six-story screen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 4 and then on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8-31.
“As Christopher Nolan did with the second and third films in his Batman trilogy, more than an hour of ‘Interstellar’ was shot using IMAX cameras,” said Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director.
“Exclusively in IMAX film-projection theaters – like The Maritime Aquarium’s – these sequences will expand to fill the entire screen and deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity, providing audiences with a truly cinematic experience.”
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According to David Keighley, chief quality officer for IMAX Corp., the 70mm film version of “Interstellar” offers 100 times the resolution of your HDTV.
Written by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan, “Interstellar” is a near-future story of a team of astronauts sent from a dying Earth through a wormhole to search for other planets that might support humans.
The film is 2 hours and 49 minutes long, and is rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language.
Tickets for “Interstellar” in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors 65+ and $9.50 for children 3-12. Maritime Aquarium members receive $1 discounts.