My Favorite Two Of The Year Out Today!


speed in IMAX

GO. In IMAX. I have no idea what I saw last night. But I know my jaw was open the entire time. I shall go back tonight and attempt to keep my mind from exploding. Also, if you even dream of seeing this non-IMAX i’m not sure there’s a point to your existence.

the fall

ALSO – very important DO NOT MISS “THE FALL” this weekend. Seriously. If you like movies from guys like Guillermo del Toro or the early works of Terry Gilliam, you’re just really, really dumb for not seeking this out on the big screen. Stop reading EG and go catch The Fall.

Full list of IMAX Theaters you can catch SPEED RACER on after the jump.

Speed Racer: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX(R) Theatres beginning May 9th.


Mesa – Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – IMAX Theatre at AMC Deer Valley 24

Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX
Fresno – Fresno Stadium Cinema & IMAX
Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
Los Angeles – Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre
Los Angeles – IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
Ontario – Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX
San Diego – San Diego IMAX at Mira Mesa 18
San Francisco – AMC Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

Colorado Springs – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle
Denver – UA Colorado Center IMAX

Manchester – IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills

Orlando – Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX
St. Petersburg – Muvico BayWalk 20 & IMAX
Tampa – Channelside Cinemas IMAX
West Palm Beach – Parisian 20 & IMAX

Buford – Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

Boise – Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX

Batavia – Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

Evansville – Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Indianapolis – ShowPlace 16 IMAX Theatre
Noblesville – Hamilton Towne Center 16 + IMAX
Portage – Portage 16 IMAX

Council Bluffs – Star Cinemas Council Bluffs

Olathe – IMAX Theatre at AMC Studio 30

Louisville – Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX Theatre

Natick – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Natick
Reading – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Reading

Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Grand Blanc – NGC Trillium IMAX Theatre
Grand Rapids – IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
Lansing – IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
Sterling Heights – IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30 Ypsilanti – Showcase
Cinemas Ann Arbor

Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX Theatre
St. Michael – CineMagic Metropolitan IMAX Theatre

St. Louis – Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

Las Vegas – Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas – Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX

New Hampshire
Hooksett – Cinemagic IMAX Theatre

New Jersey
Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino

New York
Garden City – Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
New York City – AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains – IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema de lux
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center IMAX

North Carolina
Charlotte – Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre, Discovery Place
Raleigh – Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum

Cincinnati -Cinema De Lux 18: Springdale IMAX Theatre
Columbus – IMAX Theatre at AMC Easton Town Center 30

Tulsa – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

Tigard – Portland IMAX at Bridgeport Village Stadium 18

Harrisburg – Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
King of Prussia – UA King of Prussia IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills

Rhode Island
Providence – Feinstein IMAX Theatre Providence Place

Knoxville – Pinnacle 18 Complex at Turkey Creek
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills IMAX

Dallas – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
Houston – Edwards Marq(x)E IMAX
Houston – Silverado Station 18 IMAX
San Antonio – Palladium IMAX Theatre

Sandy – Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons

Chantilly – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater
Hampton – Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theater

Fitchburg – Star Cinema IMAX


Calgary – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Edmonton – Scotiabank Theatre West Edmonton Mall

British Columbia
Langley – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley
Richmond – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Riverport

Nova Scotia
Halifax – The Empire IMAX in Bayers Lake

Mississauga – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga
Ottawa – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Gloucester IMAX
Toronto – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Woodbridge – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge

Montreal – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre


Buenos Aires – IMAX Center Norte

Guayaquil – Fundacion Malecon 2000

Guatemala City – Pradera Concepcion

Hong Kong
Kowloon – UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre

Haifa – IMAX Kiryon at GlobusMax Kiryon

Ilsan – CGV Ilsan
Pusan – CGV Seomyun IMAX
Seoul – CGV Yongsan

Mexico City – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Perisur
Mexico City – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Universidad

Amsterdam – Pathe Arena

New Zealand
Auckland – SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street

Manila – San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre

South Africa
Durban – Gateway IMAX Theatre
Pretoria – Menlyn IMAX Theatre

Barakaldo – Yelmo Cines Megapark
Malaga – Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor
Oviedo – Yelmo Cines Los Prados

Taipei – Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas

Ankara – IMAX Odeon Cineplex
Istanbul – AFM IMAX Istinye Park

Birmingham – IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point
Bradford – IMAX National Media Museum
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
London – BFI London IMAX Cinema
Manchester – ODEON IMAX Cinema Manchester @ The Printworks

Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

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  1. junky says:

    Matthew, Eric – we’re set for the non-imax mann chinese theatre at 330 today!  Think how awesome this is gonna look on a regular size screen!


  2. cybergosh says:

    Fine, you still exist – you’re only half faded a la Mark McClure.  The Chinese is maybe the one exception I could make, but still – if i lived there, i would have been at the Bridge IMAX last night at midnight and then following up with Chinese today for the 2nd viewing.  No way would i ever do non-imax for first time, why deny yourself that extra awe?  Especially on a trip of this magnitude!

  3. Shanty Irish says:

    As seen on the ugo movie blog (plug plug)


    At least when human performers have their spirits broken they have VH-1 reality shows to console them.

  4. Eros Welker says:

    We just returned, and I won’t speak for the other but I thought it was exactly what I expected it to be: Visually noisy and nonsensical child drek.  Why is a movie called SPEED RACER about the stock market? IMAX or not, there’s no way this film works.

    HOWEVER, my biggest laugh came during the credits when I learned that one of the characters was played by Korean pop star sensation, RAIN!  RAINNNNNNN!!  Oh I miss you Colbert.

    Can’t wait to see more mindless noise in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH in 3-D!!!

  5. junky says:

    There is far too much to say about Speed Racer which would amount, like the movie, to too little.  But here are some bullet points.  It’s great eye candy.  It’s over-complicated.  It has its charms.  It’s awful.  It’s fun, then almost immediately, it’s not.  It’s trick bubble gum that makes you smile and then spikes go through your tongue.  My eyes got so tired I fell asleep for a minute, but then I was okay for the rest of it.  It’s long.  It’s not really about racing.  It’s confusing.  It’s mean to me.  I wanted to badly to like it.  I really don’t know what it was about or what happened in it.

  6. cybergosh says:

    well i hope you’ll still see THE FALL and not hold Speed against me.  I personally could not have had a better experience.  for me, the happy time that film gave me is the reason for my existence!!

  7. Eros Welker says:

    I’ll definitely see THE FALL… but on DVD.  It looks too Pan’s Labyrinth-y to me, and I know I’m not going to like it.

  8. cybergosh says:

    THE FALL is more Baron M. than anything else.  Which is why i loved it so much!!!  New Baron special edish out on dvd and blu-ray, btw.  awesome.

    Speed’s low take at the b.o. this weekend is BAD for movies as a whole.  A film this unique tanking translates to studios having yet another excuse to prevent directors from doin their own thing and stop them in the future from attempting to create something new, fresh, unique, crazy / something we have never seen before.  I rank SR up there with movies like THE LAST STARFIGHTER, TRON and even TOY STORY.  A new kind of trip we’ve never taken.  I mean, even potentially boring scenes like one of two villains plotting boring dialogue becomes something i’d watch 10 times more than Tony Stark talking to (take pick of any one else in that film). I loved it even more the second time.  It’s not even a movie to me. It’s an adrenaline jolt of disbelief of what i am seeing and hearing.  I guess you it’s just one of those films where, if you don’t click in, you hate it.  Keep in mind i never saw one episode of the show, either.  So it’s not like i’m this giant SR fan.  I just really have fun watching this slaughter of visual chaos.  It’s like a 2 hour and 15 minute tunnel sequence from the original Wonka.  I never wanted to stop the boat.

    As for plot complications, who cares?  Usually people complain there is not enough plot in a movie mainly for kids.  I love how this film never panders to its demographic.  If the kids cant keep up, fag em up the hole, i say.  Not liking this film for plot issues is just a ridiculous as jason castro not enjoying his high because he can’t grasp the complexities of the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol on the nerve cells in his brain.  Human wipes, trippy color patterns, a racing cast of human sebulbas, crazy villians, zoetrope zebra effects, trixie, racer x, young speed meeting trixie with soft focus background hearts…countless amazing moments for me in this.  and John Goodman.  Who knew?  He gives it the heart it needs to win me over and prevents this from becoming Sky Captain. 

    Best of all, Giacchino’s score.  Remember, eros, when we saw Super Mario Bros and we talked about how they should have integrated the theme?  That’s exactly what the giachhino has done here and i love him for it.  Die hard aside, this is my favorite Joel Silver produced film since Xanadu. 

    Which, i guess pretty much sums this all up perfectly.

  9. Eros Welker says:

    Yeah, Speed Racer’s bombing, and I’m really not surprised.  I hear you on adult plot, and I was able to follow along fine, but I wanted to be able to see the cars battling more clearly.  I love the “sword & shield” tire gag, and the bee hive launcher and all that stuff… but it’s little moments surrounded by spinning, camera-whipping, cars playing pinball with one another, and it felt like Transformers where I didn’t know what the fuck was going on during a race.  I don’t even understand how Speed won at the end, and why didn’t he just… uh.. speed past them? Why did he have to ricochet into them and spin around a zillion times, and jump in the air, and all that stupid shit?  Ugh.

    What it really boils down to is that I don’t know the animated cartoon well, so I don’t know if it was faithful or not.  And if it was, I guess I don’t like Speed Racer, and if it wasn’t, then I wish they were more faithful to the source so I could realize if I like it or not.

    Either way, I’m glad it reinvigorated you, but wow about Silver.  The Matrix is still by far my favorite post-Die Hard Silver, and Wachowski Bro/Sis movie.