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Ontario Place's Cinesphere to host special anniversary screenings of The Dark Knight and 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX® 70MM film


TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting August 24, Cinesphere at Ontario Place will host special anniversary screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Dark Knight (2008) in IMAX® 70MM film. For a limited time, cinephiles can celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's science fiction masterpiece and the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan's dark take on a superhero film in all their visual splendor.

Cinesphere is one of four selected IMAX theatres in North America chosen to screen the IMAX 70MM film versions of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Dark Knight for a limited time, giving moviegoers the opportunity to see the groundbreaking films on the largest possible screen, creating a truly immersive experience.

"Since its opening, the iconic Cinesphere at Ontario Place has amazed moviegoers through Canadian-based IMAX technology. Now, Ontario audiences have the rare opportunity to experience these innovative films in a new and exciting way," said Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. "We are honoured and excited that the Cinesphere has been chosen to mark the anniversaries of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Dark Knight."

Widely considered one of the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey was originally released on April 4, 1968, igniting the imaginations of both critics and audiences. With the film, Kubrick redefined the limits of moviemaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential motion picture directors of all time. This is the first time it will be screened in IMAX 70MM film.

With The Dark Knight, Nolan pioneered the use of IMAX cameras in a major feature film, marking a revolutionary integration of two film formats. With an iconic opening scene and acting performances hailed by the critics, seeing The Dark Knight in this format is a rare opportunity for viewers.

Tickets are on sale now at

2001: A Space Odyssey will screen: 
Daily from Friday, August 24 to Thursday, September 6 at 10:15 p.m.
Twice daily from Friday, August 31 to Thursday, September 6 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Dark Knight will screen: 
Daily from Friday, August 24 to Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. 

These special anniversary screenings are another part of Ontario Place's expanded offerings and activities this summer at Toronto's waterfront including the free Music in Trillium Park series, the opening of the Vista Eatery (LLBO), free yoga classes, boat rentals and a a variety of previously announced recreational activities.

About Cinesphere
Ontario Place reopened the iconic Cinesphere to the public on November 3, 2017. The theatre is open year-round and offers a variety of films for all ages. Cinesphere features a unique and immersive IMAX theatre experience that allows for screening of films with IMAX's laser digital and 70mm film technologies.

First opened in 1971, Cinesphere is the world's first permanent IMAX® theatre. The IMAX® projection system is a proprietary large format project system developed in Ontario. 

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SOURCE Ontario Place

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