Replacing the world's largest IMAX screen (photos)

Replacing the world's largest IMAX screen (photos)

Summary: The world's largest IMAX screen has been in place for 16 years, and now it's time for a replacement. Go behind the scenes and see how it was accomplished.

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  • A small forklift is required to lift each roll of the 15/70mm IMAX film into place. Two rolls of film are required to project a 3D IMAX image, one each for the left and right eyes.

    Photo credit: Luke Hopewell, ZDNet Australia

  • The AUD$1.6 million (US $1.7 million) film projector is linked directly into the air-conditioning ducts in the projection booth to ensure that the unit doesn't overheat during use.

    Photo credit: Luke Hopewell, ZDNet Australia

  • The rigging team that lifted the 800-kilogram (1,763 pound) screen.

    Credit: IMAX Theater Sydney

Topic: Hardware

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