NOV. 15, 2010 -- Regal Entertainment Group announced it will be opening an IMAX theatre at its Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18. The new theatre is scheduled to open next month in time for holiday movie selections, according to the Regal Entertainment Group press release.
The IMAX Theatre will showcase films through a newly installed IMAX digital projection system and a specially-designed IMAX screen in an existing auditorium.
"Regal Entertainment Group has embraced the IMAX brand. Together we have provided premium experiences to our patrons for more than a decade. Our moviegoers appreciate the groundbreaking technology that transforms movies into entertainment events not to be missed," stated Greg Dunn, president and chief operating officer for Regal Entertainment Group.
IMAX digital projection systems showcase Hollywood blockbusters that have been digitally re-mastered into the unique image and sound quality of the IMAX Experience as well as original documentary-style IMAX content. Films are projected on a specially-designed screen that is slightly curved and moved forward to further immerse the audience. Images of exceptional quality, combined with IMAX's proprietary digital surround sound system and patented theatre geometry create "The IMAX Experience," making audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Every Regal Entertainment Group IMAX Theatre also offers IMAX 3D. When filmmakers choose to integrate IMAX 3D into their movies, images leap off of the screen and into the laps of the audience, further enhancing the feeling of being IN the movie. This is made possible by a combination of IMAX's 3D projection system, which simultaneously projects two separate images onto the IMAX screen, and polarized IMAX 3D glasses that audience members wear to fuse the two images into a single three-dimensional motion picture.
St. Louis Mills is located at 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. in Hazelwood. IMAX Theatres are currently open at the Saint Louis Science Center (OMNIMAX) and Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine.