July 31, 2012 · 7:30 PM
This location is shown only to members
What: A true IMAX experience, watching Batman
Why: Over an our of this film was shot on using IMAX film and edited from the original film negative. The Smithsonian houses the only real IMAX theaters in the Washington, DC area, the other theaters only have the IMAX experience which is a much smaller screen compared to the normal one (it's still larger than a normal screen).
Like with The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan decided to film sequences of the sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, in 15/70mm IMAX. Nolan elected not to film in 3-D and stated that he intends to focus on improving image quality and scale using the IMAX format. In a Hollywood record,Rises will feature over an hour of footage shot in IMAX (in comparison, The Dark Knight contained less than 30 minutes.)
Where: Johnson IMAX Theater @ Natural History Museum; Smithsonian Metro Stop, Mall Exit
When: Tuesday July 31st @ 7:45 PM