400-pound film reels and a projector the size of a small car — getting an IMAX projector loaded and ready to play a movie is no joke. High Orbit Media takes you to the projector booth to see what it takes to play an IMAX movie — seven times a day.
I had a mate who was an IMAX projectionist back at uni. I remember him telling me stories about forklifts bringing in the reels and some dude breaking a toe once. It’s insane what goes into putting these films on.
IMAX is slowly phasing their 70mm film out however. Melbourne has already said goodbye to them, replaced with a new dual-4K laser projection system.