Filmmaker Gareth Edwards shot the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on the Arri Alexa 65 large-format 6K camera, essentially a digital version of a 65mm camera. This is basically as good as it gets with digitally shot films, the same camera was used for parts of both “The Revenant” and “Captain America: Civil War”.
But that’s not all, he and cinematographer Greig Fraser also shot the film using Ultra Panavision 70 lenses which yields extremely wide aspect ratios and lush visuals. Used on only a handful of films in the 1950s and 1960s, they were brought back out of storage for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”. ‘Rogue One’ marks their first use with a digital camera for a feature.
So where do you see this projected in the best way possible? With ticket sales coming up on Monday, here’s a list of the handful of North American cinemas playing the film in the ultimately cinephile format – IMAX 2D 70mm projection:
IMAX, US Space & Rocket Center
IMAX Dome, McWane Center
AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 & IMAX – Universal City
Esquire IMAX – Sacramento
Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum
IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry
Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center Iowa
IMAX, Indiana Stare Museum
IMAX Theatre, Minnesota Zoo
OMNIMAX, St. Louis Science Center
Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute
Omni Theatre Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Kramer IMAX, Saskatchewan Science Centre
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in cinemas on December 16th.