There's one of these craphouses up in Houston - hiding in the AMC Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston - so Beware of the FAKE IMAX.|
Yep. IMAX have taken their brand and let some genuine craphouses like AMC use it, installing a "just a tad bigger than normal" screen and calling it an IMAX. The result? Pure Rip-Off.
HOWEVER, we get in the theatre and its just a slightly bigger than normal screen and NOT the usual standard huge 72 ft IMAX screen. I was very upset and apparently this problem is happening all over at Regal and AMC theatres. The article he's pointing to is at this spot.
If you don?t want the whole long story, I did some research online and found this article that explains it. Basically IMAX is whoring out their brand name and trying to trick people. These new ?IMAX? theatres are really just nice digital screens with good sound, but they ARE NOT IMAX, in that they don?t have the huge 72 ft gigantic screen which people would expect. However, they still charge $5 more for tickets as they would for the regular IMAX.
I'm sticking to the REAL theater over at Edwards Marq*E in Houston for my IMAX viewing, because it's a real, full-sized IMAX screen with a real, full-quality IMAX audio system. The one hiding at AMC Gulf Point, much like the ones Aziz is wondering about, is a ripoff.