When Warner Bros. moved the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from last fall to July 15, 2009, they were only able to secure two Imax locations: New York and L.A. Most Imax screens will still be showing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (which opens on June 24), so the rest of the country will have to wait until July 29 to see Harry and his pals on the giant screen.
I love seeing movies on the big screen as much as the next guy, but it’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed the Imax experience. Those locations seem to sell out before I get my act together, so I tend to catch new releases on standard-sized movie screens. (There is one exception: the art house theater near my apartment whose screens seem smaller than the one on that Sony Watchman I had back in 1985. Hey, when you want to see Every Little Step, the documentary about the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, you gotta do what you gotta do. But why don’t they ever release those kinds of films in the Imax format?)
Which summer blockbuster would you most want to see in all of its Imax glory? Voice your choice in today’s featured poll. I’m sure you can waltz right in to the Imax version of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian at this point, but if you want to see Transformers or Harry Potter in the next few weeks, you better get your tickets now.