IMAX announces list of HFR 3D locations for The Hobbit!

IMAX has posted a list of locations that will show The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on their screens in high frame rate 3D:


Tikahtnu Stadium 16 & IMAX & RPX – Anchorage

Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 with IMAX – Aliso Viejo
Burbank 30 with IMAX & ETX – Burbank
Century City 15 with IMAX & ETX – Century City
Mira Mesa Stadium 17 + IMAX – San Diego
Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 + IMAX – Dublin
Mercado 20 with IMAX – Santa Clara

Westminster 24 with IMAX – Denver

Aventura Mall 24 with IMAX & ETX – Aventura
Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX – Altamonte Springs
Parisian 20 w IMAX – West Palm Beach

Avenue Forsyth 12 with IMAX – Cumming

Barrington 30 with IMAX – South Barrington

Studio 28 KC with IMAX – Olathe

Columbia 14 with IMAX – Columbia

New Jersey
New Brunswick 18 with IMAX – New Brunswick
Garden State 16 with IMAX – Paramus

New York
34th Street 14 with IMAX – New York

Red Rock Stadium 15 + IMAX – Las Vegas

Courtney Park 16 with IMAX – Mississauga
Empire Theatres at Empress Walk & Extra IMAX – North York

Regal Bridgeport 17 + IMAX – Tigard

King of Prussia Stadium + IMAX – King Of Prussia

Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 + IMAX – Greenfield Park
Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 + IMAX (English Aud) – Montreal

Pinnacle Stadium Cinemas 17 + IMAX – Knoxville

Northpark 15 with IMAX & ETX – Dallas
Palladium 18 + IMAX – San Antonio

Megaplex Theatres @ Jordan Common + IMAX – Sandy

Hoffman 22 with IMAX – Alexandria
Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX & ETX – McLean

Lincoln Square Cinema 16 with IMAX – Bellevue


Cineplexx IMAX Donauplex 13 – Vienna, AT
Hoyts Perth – Perth, AU
Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, BR
Pathe Quai d’Ivry – Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, FR
UA iSQUARE IMAX Theatre – Hong Kong, CH
United Cinemas Canal City 13 – Fukuoka, JP
109 Cinemas Kawasaki – Kanagawa – Kawasaki, JP
109 Cinemas Nagoya – Nagoya, JP
UC Saporro – Saporro, JP
109 Cinemas Shonan IMAX – Shonan, JP
UC Toshimaen – Tokyo, JP
CGV Sangam – Seoul, KR
CGV Wangsimni – Seoul, KR
Pathe Arena Amsterdam – Amsterdam, NL
Lido Cineplex 11 – Singapore-Orchard Road, SG
Vieshow Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX – Banqiao, TW
Cineworld IMAX Dublin – Dublin, IR
Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks – Manchester, UK
Cineworld IMAX Nottingham – Nottingham, UK

IMAX also made the following statement on high frame rates:

Advancements in technology are continually opening up new ways for us to experience movies. At IMAX, we’re committed to working with filmmakers to support and help deliver their creative vision to audiences across the globe.

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson has pushed the boundaries of new filmmaking techniques by capturing the movie in high frame rate (HFR) 3D – marking the first use of this method in a major motion picture release. In addition to the IMAX® and IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will also be shown using a higher frame rate in select IMAX® theatres.

What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?

Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.

  • Benjamin Goulart

    Digital Imax 2K above. The film 15/70 Imax 2D and 3D prints are only 24fps.