Report: HFR 3D theater count doubles for Desolation of Smaug


The number of theaters capable of projecting movies at high frame rates (48 fps, 60 fps) has nearly doubled since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrived a year ago, according to The Wrap:

The studio is substantially expanding the number of theaters this time around. As many as 750 theaters will exhibit “The Desolation of Smaug” in the enhanced projection — up from roughly 450 theaters the first time.

Internationally, the increase in HFR 3D theaters is even more impressive, with Desolation playing on almost 2,500 screens, up from 1,669.

Warner Bros. has intentionally been very quiet about HFR 3D in the months and weeks leading up to Desolation‘s release. Last year, of course, discussion of AUJ’s 48 fps 3D was ubiquitous, with Peter Jackson, WETA and others writing articles and doing interviews about it, and with critics, movie/Hobbit fans, and tech enthusiasts all weighing in.

The response from critics leaned towards the negative, even though the great majority of movie fans seemingly either loved the experience outright or appreciated it while desiring improvements/tweaks.  So it makes sense to me that Warner Bros. wants the media’s focus to be on the movie and not its format this time (Peter Jackson told a reporter that “technology drove a lot of the reviews” of AUJ).

Press screenings for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have all been in standard, 24 fps 3D to prevent this.

I think this is a good thing – this year the talk regarding HFR 3D will almost all be from Hobbit fans, and not fogey critics.  I’m very much looking forward to reading people’s thoughts especially given rumors that Jackson has taken steps to mitigate the most` common complaints people has regarding AUJ’s HFR 3D.

I’d bet that the overall buzz will be very good for HFR 3D this time around, thereby building support and momentum for future high frame rate movies.  Last time the negative noise from 24 fps traditionalists (most professional movie critics) was just too loud, resulting in the specious and commonly parroted conclusion that the HFR 3D experiment was a failure, an d coloring reviews of the movie.

The Wrap’s story confirms what I had long suspected due to my observations of packed HFR 3D showings: that HFR 3D was in great demand, selling out theaters many weeks after opening night:

“With the original ‘Hobbit,’ we kept selling out of tickets for our high frame rate auditoriums,” Russ Nunley, a spokesman for Regal, said. ” There was a huge demand from moviegoers who wanted to see the film exactly the way director Peter Jackson shot it.”

Regal’s HFR 3D screen count has increased dramatically, going from 100 last year to almost 400 this year.

IMAX has doubled their worldwide HFR 3D screen count to 100+, IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster tells The Wrap, adding that the number will rise since IMAX is still negotiating HFR 3D locations in China.

Official list of IMAX theaters that are HFR 3D capable

brnd_imaxlogo2925c_300dpiIMAX has posted a list of IMAX theaters that are capable of projecting HFR 3D content, but they take care to note that not all of these locations are guaranteed to be showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in high frame rate 3D later this month:

“All playdates are pending. Please check with your local IMAX® theatre directly to find out if they will be showing the movie in HFR 3D.”

Here’s the full list of IMAX theaters “that are capable of projecting in HFR 3D for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, as of December 5:



Scotiabank Chinook & IMAX – Calgary 


Regal Tikahtnu Commons Stadium 16 & IMAX – Anchorage


Edwards Aliso Viejo 20 & IMAX – Aliso Viejo

AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX – Burbank

Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX – Dublin

AMC Glendora 12 & IMAX – Glendora

TCL Chinese Theatres IMAX – Hollywood

Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX – Irvine

AMC Century City 15 & IMAX – Los Angeles

Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX – Ontario

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX – San Diego

AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX – Santa Clara

AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX – Torrance


AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX – Westminster

AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX – Westminster


Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX – Wilmington


AMC Altamonte Mall 24 & IMAX – Altamonte

AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX – Aventura

Regal Hollywood 16 & IMAX – Ocala

Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX – Orlando

Muvico Parisian & IMAX – West Palm Beach


AMC North Point Mall 14 & IMAX – Alpharetta

AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 & IMAX – Cumming


Navy Pier IMAX – Chicago

Regal City North Stadium 14 – Chicago

AMC Barrington 30 & IMAX – South Barrington


AMC Studio 30 & IMAX – Olathe


AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX – Columbia


Paragon Odyssey 15 IMAX – Burnsville

New Jersey

IMAX, Tropicana Casino & Resort – Atlantic City

AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 & IMAX – New Brunswick

AMC Garden State Plaza 16 & IMAX – Paramus

New Mexico

Regal Winrock Stadium 16 Theatre & IMAX – Albuquerque


Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX – Las Vegas

New York

AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX – New York

Regal Destiny USA Stadium 19 IMAX & RPX – Syracuse


AMC Grove City 14 & IMAX – Grove City


Landmark 10 Central & IMAX – Kingston

Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park & IMAX – Mississauga

Empire Empress Walk 10 Cinemas & IMAX – North York

Landmark Whitby 24 & IMAX – Whitby


Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX – Tigard


UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX – King of Prussia


Mega-Plex Deux Montagnes 14 & IMAX – Duex-Montagnes

Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 & IMAX – Greenfield Park

Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 – Montreal

IMAX, Les Galeries de la Capitale – Quebec City

South Carolina

Regal Sandhill Stadium 16 – Columbia


Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX – Knoxville


AMC Northpark 15 & IMAX – Dallas

AMC Studio 30 & IMAX – Houston

Santikos Palladium IMAX – San Antonio


Megaplex 17 & IMAX Jordan Commons – Sandy


AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX – Alexandria

AMC Tyson Corner 16 & IMAX – McLean

Regal Short Pump Stadium 14 & IMAX – Richmond


IMAX Lincoln Square Cinemas – Bellevue

Regal Issaquah Highlands Stadium 12 & IMAX – Issaquah

Regal Cascade Stadium 16 & IMAX – Vancouver


Carousel Hoyts IMAX – Perth, Australia

Cineplexx Salzburg – Salzburg, Austria

Cineplexx IMAX Donauplex 13 – Vienna, Austria

Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Shopping Centre IMAX – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cinestar Berlin Sony Centre (Potsdamer Plaz) – Berlin, Germany

Cinestar Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

UA iSQUARE IMAX Theatre – Hong Kong

Cineworld IMAX Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

Skyline Multiplex & IMAX – Milan, Italy

Cinepolis Universidad – Mexico City, Mexico

Cinepolis Angelopolis Puebla & IMAX – Puebla, Mexico

Pathe Arena Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pathe Eindhoven – Eindhoven, Netherlands

Event Cinemas Queen Street & IMAX – Auckland, New Zealand

SM Cinema Mall of Asia IMAX Theatre – Manila, Philippines

SM Aura Premier IMAX – Taguig City, Philippines

Shaw Theatres Lido & IMAX – Singapore

Ster-Kinekor Gateway IMAX – Durban, South Africa

CGV Wangsimni IMAX – Seoul, South Korea

CGV Sangam & IMAX – Seoul, South Korea

CGV Ulsan Samsan – Ulsan, South Korea

Formula Kino Piterland IMAX Sapphire – St. Petersburg, Russia

Formula Kino Gemchuzhina & IMAX (Pearl Plaza) – St. Petersburg, Russia

Cinema Pathe Balexert – Geneva, Switzerland

Vieshow Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX – Banqiao, Taiwan

Miramar IMAX Theatre – Taipei, Taiwan

IMAX Central Festival Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Central Festival Hat Yai & IMAX – Hat Yai, Thailand

Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema – Glasgow, United Kingdom

Bluewater Shopping Centre – Kent, United Kingdom

Odeon IMAX Swiss Cottage – London, United Kingdom

Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks – Manchester, United Kingdom

ODEON Trafford Centre & IMAX – Manchester, United Kingdom

Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, United Kingdom

Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX – Sheffield, United Kingdom

Many theaters still don’t know whether they will be showing Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D

I’m getting many reports from people across the United States who have called their local theater asking if they will be showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D (48 fps 3D), and gotten a response of ”we don’t know yet.”

In just about all of these cases the theater representative goes on to say that they aren’t sure whether Warner Bros. will be sending them the HFR 3D version of DOS, even if they did show An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D last December.

Perhaps Warner Bros. wants a smaller number of theaters to offer the high frame rate version of DOS this year than offered it last year?  Or maybe they’re still crunching the numbers to figure out which HFR 3D locations were the most successful, and adjusting this year’s list of theaters accordingly?

In any case, it’s definitely annoying that many locations still haven’t confirmed one way or the other.

I’m curious to hear from more of you regarding your experiences in regards to finding a theater near you showing Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D.  And if any theater owners/managers want to chime in, we’d really appreciate it!

Advance tickets for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug available at 9am EST

***** Just a quick reminder that advance tickets for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug go on sale today at 9:00 am EST. ***** and are already marking some of the showings of The Desolation of Smaug as HFR 3D (high frame rate 3D) showings.  They will continue to mark HFR 3D screenings as we get closer to release day.

Most, if not all, of the theaters on the 48 fps theater list will be showing Desolation of Smaug in HFR 3D, since they all showed An Unexpected Journey in 48 fps last year.

I’ll be updating the list continuously – if you have any additions or corrections, please contact me at

HFR Movies is now on Twitter!

HFR Movies is now on Twitter! Here’s our twitter page:

I’ll always tweet when a new article goes up.  And as we approach The Desolation of Smaug I’ll be tweeting about any new theaters that will be showing Desolation in 48 fps 3D.  I’ll also tweet any theaters that for some reason either are no longer HFR 3D capable or won’t be showing the second Hobbit movie in HFR 3D.

I’ll also use Twitter to liveblog from events like The Hobbit Fan Event and HFR-related conferences / trade shows, and to share my thoughts regarding any news – and whatever pops into my head!

A huge thanks to everyone reading this site, and for being such insightful, intelligent commenters.  And, importantly, thanks for helping to push the world towards a motion blur and judder-free utopia.

If you want to keep up with all things HFR, please follow HFR_Movies!

Desolation of Smaug fan event announced for November 4


New Line/Warner Bros. and MGM have announced a fan celebration and preview event for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug scheduled to take place on Monday, November 4 at 5:00 pm EST and simultaneous times around the world.

Peter Jackson and various cast members will unveil new footage and answer questions in front of live audiences at satellite-linked theaters in Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington.

The event will be hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will be at the New York location along with Richard Armitage and Orlando Bloom.  Los Angeles will host Evangeline Lilly, London will have Lee Pace, Luke Evans and Andy Serkis, and Wellington will have Peter Jackson.

Fans will also be able to follow the proceedings at theaters accross the globe, including Brussels, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City, Mexico; Miami, Florida, USA; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada. Check out the complete theater list at

There will be an online live stream of the event at, but the stream will contain an “edited version of the extended footage debut.”  My guess is that the theater audiences will get to see footage of Smaug himself.  If the Smaug scenes turn out to be as spectacular as we all hope, then WB/MGM no doubt will want to show off at least a glimpse of them to select audiences in hopes that they will buzz about it online afterward.  This way they can build hype from these scenes without spoiling them in trailers or TV spots.

No word yet as to whether the footage will be presented in HFR 3D.  I’d bet it will be though since all but two of the announced locations are on the HFR Movies list of 48 fps / HFR 3D theaters – the only theaters that will have the fan event that I haven’t confirmed to be HFR-ready are the following:

Max Linder Panorama, Paris

The Space Cinema Moderno

If you know whether or not these theaters have been upgraded to play movies in HFR 3D, please let me know!

Regarding tickets, The Hobbit’s facebook page says: “We’ll be giving away tickets for fans to attend the event in Los Angeles, New York and Miami! Stay tuned for further details on the upcoming ways to win tickets.”

In other news, Warner Bros. has released two new TV spots:

Advanced tickets for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will go on sale November 21. The movie opens in the United States on December 13. Click here for a full list of international release dates.

For updates on the fan event visit and 

48 fps HFR 3D theaters in Russia

Thanks to reader Pavel Kurochka who provided me with this link detailing HFR 3D theaters in Russia that Warner Bros. has confirmed to be showing The Hobbit in 48 fps, as well as the following English-translated list of Russian HFR 3D theaters:

Kronverk Cinema Waypark
Kronverk Cinema Oblaka
Kronverk Cinema Lefortovo
Matritsa (Domodedovo)

St Petersburg
Kronverk Cinema Academ Park
Kronverk Cinema Balkanskiy
Kronverk Cinema Mercury
Kronverk Cinema City Mall
Kronverk Cinema Zanevskiy Cascade
Mori Cinema


Kinoplex in Khalturin’s Street
Kinoplex in Sulimov’s Street




Mori Cinema


Kronverk Cinema Aura

Cinema Art-Hall


Kino City

Charlie Sokol
Charlie Babylon





Kino-neo in Dzerzhinsky’s Street





People’s Cinema


Fabrika Gryoz

Mir Luxor

Mori Cinema

I’m happy to see more locations (44 so far) in Russia showing The Hobbit in 48 fps 3D. As of a few days ago there was only one confirmed theater. Thanks Pavel!

ODEON (UK) confirms HFR 3D theater locations!

The ODEON theater chain (United Kingdom) has announced its list of HFR 3D theaters playing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48 fps.

UPDATE 2 (11/28): ODEON Has added yet more HFR 3D theaters on their website. Here’s their full list:

Birmingham Broadway Plaza
Dundee (Douglas Field)
Glasgow Quay
Leicester Square
Liverpool One
Manchester Printworks
Marble Arch
Newcastle East
Oxford Mag St
Surrey Auays
Trafford Centre
Tunbridge Wells
Uxbridge the Chimes
Whiteleys Lounge

UPDATE: ODEON has added the following non-IMAX HFR 3D locations:

Belfast: ODEON Belfast
Huddersfield: ODEON Huddersfield
Kettering: ODEON Kettering
Liverpool: ODEON Liverpool ONE
London: ODEON Marble Arch
Oxford: ODEON Oxford Magdalen St.
Surrey: ODEON Surrey Quays
Taunton: ODEON Taunton

Here’s the current list of non-IMAX ODEON HFR 3D theaters:

Blackpool: ODEON Blackpool
Bournemouth: ODEON Bournemouth
Brighton: ODEON Brighton
Chelmsford: ODEON Chelmsford
Dundee: ODEON Dundee
Dunfermline: ODEON Dunfermline
Glasgow: ODEON Glasgow Quay
Hatfield: ODEON Hatfield
Kensington: ODEON Kensington
Kingston: ODEON Kingston
Lincoln: ODEON Lincoln
Manchester: ODEON Trafford Centre
Norwich: ODEON Norwich
TunBridge Wells: ODEON TunBridge Wells
Wrexham: ODEON Wrexham Eagles Meadow

And here are ODEON’s IMAX HFR 3D theaters:

London: ODEON Swiss Cottage
Manchester: ODEON Machester

Keep your eyes on ODEON’s site in case they update with more HFR 3D locations.  And check the HFR 3D theater list for an updated list of theaters worldwide that are confirmed to be showing The Hobbit in 48 fps.

Showcase cinemas (UK) taking bookings for ‘The Hobbit’ HFR 3D showings

The UK’s Showcase cinema is now taking bookings for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D.

Here’s their list of theaters:

Bluewater: Showcase Cinema Bluewater
Bristol: Showcase Cinema de Lux Bristol
Derby: Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby
Derby: Showcase Cinema Derby Foresters Park
Dudley: Showcase Cinema Dudley
Glasgow: Showcase Cinema Glasgow
Leeds: Showcase Cinema Leeds
Leicester: Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester
Nottingham: Showcase Cinema Nottingham
Peterborough: Showcase Cinema Peterborough
Pontypridd: Showcase Cinema Cardiff Nantgarw
Teesside: Showcase Cinema Teesside

As for ODEON’s HFR 3D locations in the United Kingdom, as of today they are still waiting to hear from Warner Bros..  However, the ODEON IMAX in Manchester has been confirmed by IMAX, and the Liverpool ODEON told a caller that they were “99% sure” they would have it in 48 fps 3D in December.

Stay tuned to the 48 fps (HFR 3D) theater list for the latest updates.

Warner Bros. releases full HFR 3D theater list for United States & Canada!

It sure took them long enough, but Warner Bros. has come though and provided what is seemingly a complete list of all the United States and Canada cinemas that show The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48 fps HFR 3D. I’ll be cross-referencing this list with the one myself and eager Hobbit fans put together through our grassroots efforts.

Check out the list on The Hobbit’s official page (it may be updated), or see current list below:

United States:

Albany, NY

Crossgates Mall 18 + IMAX (Albany, NY 12203)
Clifton Park 10 (Clifton Park, NY 12065)
Colonie 13 (Albany, NY 12205)

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Rio 24 + XD (Albuquerque, NM 87109)

Amarillo, TX

Amarillo Star Stadium 14 with Imax (Amarillo, TX 79106)

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage 16 + XD (Anchorage, AK 99503)
Tikahtnu Stadium 16 & IMAX & RPX (Anchorage, AK 99506)

Atlanta, GA

Atlantic Station Stadium 16 + IMAX (Atlanta, GA 30363)
Mall Of Georgia Stadium 20 + IMAX (Buford, GA 30518)
Discover Mills 18 (Lawrenceville, GA 30043)
Parkway Point 15 (Atlanta, GA 30339)
Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85 (Chamblee, GA 30341)
Avenues Forsyth 12 & Imax (Cummings, GA 30041)

Augusta, GA

Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 + IMAX (Augusta, GA 30909)

Austin, TX

Tinseltown 20 + XD (Pflugerville, TX 78660)
Gateway Stadium 16 + IMAX (Austin, TX 78759)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX 78704)
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane (Austin, TX 78759)
Trails 11 (Austin, TX 78726)

Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield 14 (Bakersfield, CA 93307)

Baltimore, MD

Egyptian 24 + XD (Hanover, MD 21076)
White Marsh 16 with IMAX (Baltimore, MD 21236)
Columbia 14 with IMAX (Columbia, MD 21044)
BTC Annapolis Mall 11 (Annapolis, MD 21401)

Baton Rouge, LA

Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, LA 70810)

Boise, ID

Boise Stadium 21 + IMAX (Boise, ID 83709)
Majestic 18 (Meridian, ID 83642)

Boston, MA

Boston Common 19 with IMAX (Boston, MA 02111)
Showcase Revere 20 (Revere, MA 02151)
Liberty Tree 20 with IMAX (Danvers, MA 01923)
Showcase Randolph 16 with IMAX (Randolph, MA 02368)
Showcase Cin de Lux Legacy Place (Dedham, MA 02026)
Methuen 20 with IMAX (Methuen, MA 01844)
Framingham 16 (Framingham, MA 01701)
Blackstone Valley 14 (Millbury, MA 01527)
Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX (Boston, MA 02115)
Fox Run Stadium 15 & RPX (Newington, NH 03801)
Showcase Patriot Place (Foxborough, MA 02035)
Independence Mall 14 (Kingston, MA 02364)
Cinemagic Hooksett + IMAX (Hooksett, NH 03106)

Buffalo, NY

Transit Center Stadium 18 + IMAX (Williamsville, NY 14221)

Burlington, VT

Majestic 10 (Williston, VT 05495)

Champaign, IL

Springfield 12 (Springfield, IL 62707)

Charleston, SC

Charles Towne Sq 18 (Charleston, SC 29406)
Citadel Mall 16 (Charleston, SC 29407)

Charlotte, NC

Concord Mills 24 with IMAX (Concord, NC 28027)
Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 with IMAX (Charlotte, NC 28277)

Chicago, IL

ShowPlace ICON (Chicago, IL 60605)
River East 21 (Chicago, IL 60611)
Barrington 30 with IMAX (South Barrington, IL 60010)
Village Crossing 18 with IMAX (Skokie, IL 60077)
Crestwood 18 (Crestwood, IL 60445)
City North Stadium 14 & RPX (Chicago, IL 60647)
Yorktown 18 with IMAX (Lombard, IL 60148)
Orland Park 14 (Orland Park, IL 60462)
Evanston 18 + XD (Evanston, IL 60201)
ShowPlace 16 Naperville with IMAX (Naperville, IL 60564)
Cinemark 14 (Joliet, IL 60431)
Gurnee 20 (Gurnee, IL 60031)
Cantera Stadium 17 & RPX (Warrenville, IL 60555)
Charlestowne 18 (St Charles, IL 60174)

Cincinnati, OH

Newport Levee 20 with IMAX (Newport, KY 41071)
Showcase Springdale 18 (Cincinnati, OH 45246)
Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX (Columbus, OH 43219)
Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX (Columbus, OH 43212)
Marcus 16 (Pickerington, OH 43235)

Cleveland, OH

Valley View 24 + XD (Valley View, OH 44125)
Tinseltown 15 (North Canton, OH 44720)

Colorado Springs, CO

Carefree Circle 16 + IMAX (Colorado Springs, CO 80922)
Tinseltown 20 + XD (Colorado Springs, CO 80906)

Columbia, SC

Sandhill 16 (Columbia, SC 29229)

Corpus Christi, TX

Century 16 + IMAX (Corpus Christi, TX 78412)
Corpus Stadium 16 (Corpus Christi, TX 78416)

Dallas, TX

Northpark 15 with IMAX & ETX (Dallas, TX 75231)
Mesquite 30 with IMAX (Mesquite, TX 75149)
Parks Arlington 18 with IMAX (Arlington, TX 76015)
Firewheel 18 with IMAX (Garland, TX 75040)
Cinemark West Plano 20 + XD (Plano, TX 75093)
Stonebriar 24 with IMAX (Frisco, TX 75034)
Legacy 24 + XD (Plano, TX 75025)
Grapevine Mills 30 (Grapevine, TX 76051)
Cinemark 17 + IMAX (Dallas, TX 75234)
Tinseltown 17 (Grapevine, TX 76051)
Alliance Town Center 14 (Fort Worth, TX 76177)

Davenport, IA

Rave Davenport 53 18 + Imax (Davenport, IA 52807)

Dayton, OH

Fairfield Commons 20 (Beavercreek, OH 45431)

Denver, CO

Westminster 24 with IMAX (Westminster, CO 80020)
Highlands Ranch 24 with IMAX (Highlands Ranch, CO 80129)
Northfield 18 (Denver, CO 80238)
Century 16 (Boulder, CO 80302)
Century 16 Bel Mar + XD (Lakewood, CO 80226)
Colorado Center 9 + IMAX (Denver, CO 80222)
Continental 10 (Denver, CO 80237)

Des Moines, IA

W. Des Moines Jordan Creek + XD (West Des Moines, IA 50266)

Detroit, MI

MJR Marketplace Cinema 20 (Sterling Heights, MI 48314)
Livonia 20 with IMAX (Livonia, MI 48152)
Rave Ann Arbor 20 IMAX (Ypsilanti, MI 48197)
Emagine Novi 18 (Novi, MI 48377)
Emagine Canton 18 (Canton, MI 48187)
Southgate 20 (Southgate, MI 48195)

El Paso, TX

Tinseltown 20 + XD (El Paso, TX 79936)
Cinemark West + XD (El Paso, TX 79912)

Eugene, OR

Valley River 15 & Imax (Eugene, OR 97401)

Fresno, CA

Fresno Stadium 21 + IMAX (Fresno, CA 93720)

Ft. Myers, FL

Belltower 20 (Fort Myers, FL 33911)

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Cinema 14 (Gainesville, FL 32608)

Greensboro, NC

Grand 18 with Imax (Winston-Salem, NC 27105)

Greenville, SC

Hollywood Stadium 20 – Greenville & RPX (Greenville, SC 29607)
Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX (Asheville, NC 28803)

Harlingen, TX

Tinseltown 17 (Mission, TX 78572)

Harrisburg, PA

Penn Cinema 14 with Imax (Lititz, PA 17543)

Hartford, CT

Rave Buckland Hills 18 IMAX (Manchester, CT 06045)
Rave Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX (Milford, CT 06460)
Plainville 20 with IMAX (Plainville, CT 06062)

Honolulu, HI

Cons Victoria Ward Stadium 16 (Honolulu, HI 96814)
Dole Cannery 18 with IMAX (Honolulu, HI 96817)
Cons Miliani Town Center 14 (Miliani, HI 96789)

Houston, TX

Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX (Houston, TX 77089)
Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX (Houston, TX 77027)
Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX (Houston, TX 77024)
Tinseltown 22 + XD (The Woodlands, TX 77380)
First Colony 24 with IMAX (Sugar Land, TX 77479)
Studio 30 Houston (Houston, TX 77063)
Silverado 19 IMAX (Tomball, TX 77375)
Cinemark 18 + XD (Webster, TX 77598)
Deerbrook 24 (Humble, TX 77338)
Cinemark 19 + XD (Katy, TX 77449)
Willowbrook 24 (Houston, TX 77064)

Huntsville, AL

Monaco Pictures (Huntsville, AL 35806)

Indianapolis, IN

Hamilton 16 IMAX (Noblesville, IN 46060)

Jacksonville, FL

Orange Park 24 with IMAX (Orange Park, FL 32073)
Tinseltown 20 + XD (Jacksonville, FL 32216)

Kansas City, MO

Studio 28 KC with IMAX (Olathe, KS 66062)
Barrywoods 24 with IMAX & ETX (Kansas City, MO 64151)
Independence 20 with IMAX (Independence, MO 64057)
Tinseltown 20 (Merriam, KS 66202)

Knoxville, TN

Pinnacle Stadium Cinemas 17 + IMAX (Knoxville, TN 37922)

Las Vegas, NV

Red Rock Stadium 15 + IMAX (Las Vegas, NV 89135)
Rave Town Square 18 (Las Vegas, NV 89119)
Las Vegas South Point 16 + XD (Las Vegas, NV 89123)
Brenden Palms 14 (Las Vegas, NV 89103)

Lexington, KY

Fayette Mall 16 (Lexington, KY 40503)

Little Rock, AR

McCain Mall 12 (North Little Rock 72116)

Los Angeles, CA

Burbank 30 with IMAX & ETX (Burbank, CA 91502)
Long Beach Stadium 26 with IMAX (Long Beach, CA 90808)
Grove Stadium 14 (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Century City 15 with IMAX & ETX (Century City, CA 90067)
Orange 30 with IMAX & ETX (Orange, CA 92868)
Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX & RPX (Irvine, CA 92618)
Arclight Sherman Oaks (Sherman Oaks, CA 91403)
Del Amo 18 with IMAX (Torrance, CA 90503)
Santa Anita 16 with IMAX (Arcadia, CA 91007)
Pacific Theatres Glendale 18 (Glendale, CA 91210)
Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX (Universal City, CA 91608)
Ontario Mills 30 with ETX (Ontario, CA 91764)
Promenade 16 with IMAX (Woodland Hills, CA 91367)
Winnetka All Stadium 21 (Chatsworth, CA 91311)
Ontario Palace 22 + IMAX (Ontario, CA 91764)
South Gate Stadium 20 with Imax (South Gate, CA 90280)
Huntington Beach Bella Terra 20 + XD (Huntington Beach, CA 92647)
L.A. Live Stadium 14 (Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Arclight Pasadena (Pasadena, CA 91101)
Temecula Stadium 15 + IMAX (Temecula, CA 92591)
Puente Hills 20 with IMAX (Industry, CA 91748)
RAVE 18 + IMAX (Los Angeles, CA 90045)
Chino Hills 18 (Chino Hills, CA 91709)
The Landmark (Los Angeles, CA 90064)
Valencia Stadium 12 + IMAX (Santa Clarita, CA 91355)
Redlands 14 (Redlands, CA 92373)
Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 with IMAX (Aliso Viejo, CA 92656)
ArcLight Beach Cities (El Segundo, CA 90245)
Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 (Thousand Oaks, CA 91360)
Rolling Hills 20 (Torrance, CA 90505)
Galleria South Bay 16 (Redondo Beach, CA 90278)
Cinemark 22 + IMAX (Lancaster, CA 93536)
Brea Stadium 22 (Brea, CA 92821)
West Covina 18 (West Covina, CA 91790)
Foothill Towne Center 22 (Foothill Ranch, CA 92610)
Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX (Alhambra, CA 91801)
Orange Stadium Promenade 25 + XD (Orange, CA 92867)
Rave Baldwin Hills 15 + Xtreme (Baldwin Hills, CA 90008)
Santa Monica 7 (Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Graumans (Hollywood, CA 90028)
Village 1 (Westwood, CA 90024)
Cinemark 16 (Victorville, CA 92392)
Riverpark 15 (Ventura, CA 93036)
San Bernadino 14 (San Bernadino, CA 92401)

Louisville, KY

Cinemark Tinseltown + XD (Louisville, KY 40241)

Lubbock, TX

Tinseltown 17 (Lubbock, TX 79423)

Macon, GA

Houston Lakes Cinemas w/GTX (Warner Robins, GA 31047)

Madison, WI

Point 16 (Madison, WI 53719)

Memphis, TN

Paradiso Cinema 16 (Memphis, TN 38120)

Miami, FL

Aventura Mall 24 with IMAX & ETX (Aventura, FL 33180)
Cobb Dolphin 24 with IMAX & Cinebistro (Miami, FL 33172)
Paradise 24 + XD (Davie, FL 33331)
Sunset Place 24 with IMAX (South Miami, FL 33143)
Kendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX (Miami, FL 33183)
Sawgrass Stadium 23 with IMAX (Sunrise, FL 33323)
South Beach Stadium 18 (Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Milwaukee, WI

Marcus Majestic Brookfield (Brookfield, WI 53186)
North Shore 11 (Mequon, WI 53092)
Renaissance 10 (Sturtevant, WI 53177)

Minneapolis, MN

Rosedale 14 with IMAX (Roseville, MN 55113)
Southdale Center 16 with IMAX (Edina, MN 55435)
Showplace Icon 14 (St Louis Park, MN 55416)
Marcus 16 (Oakdale, MN 55128)
Odyssey 15 (Burnsville, MN 55306)

Monterey, CA

Monterey Cinemas 14 + XD (Monterey, CA 93940)

Nashville, TN

Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX (Nashville, TN 37214)

New Orleans, LA

Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX (Harahan, LA 70123)

New York, NY

E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (New York, NY 10036)
Village 7 (New York, NY 10003)
Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX (New York, NY 10023)
Garden State 16 with IMAX & ETX (Paramus, NJ 07652)
Sheepshead Bay 14 with IMAX (Brooklyn, NY 11235)
34th Street 14 with IMAX (New York, NY 10001)
Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14 (Astoria, NY 11101)
Clifton Commons 16 with IMAX (Clifton, NJ 07014)
Palisades 21 (West Nyack, NY 10994)
Kips Bay 15 with IMAX (New York, NY 10016)
Court Street Stadium 12 (Brooklyn, NY 11201)
Deer Park Stadium 16 and IMAX (Deer Park, NY 11729)
New Roc City Stadium 18 + IMAX (New Rochelle, NY 10801)
College Point Multi 12 (Flushing, NY 11357)
Island 16 (Holtsville, NY 11742)
Rockaway Plaza 16 with IMAX (Rockaway, NJ 07866)
New Brunswick 18 with IMAX (New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
UA Westbury Theatre Stadium 12 with IMAX (Westbury, NY 11590)
Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX (Elizabeth, NJ 07201)
Stony Brook 17 with IMAX (Stony Brook, NY 11790)
Danbury 16 with IMAX (Danbury, CT 06810)
Bay Plaza 13 (Bronx, NY 10475)
Staten Island Stadium 16 + RPX (Staten Island, NY 10303)
Monmouth Mall 15 (Eatontown, NJ 07724)
Freehold Metroplex 14 (Freehold, NJ 07728)
City Center 15 (White Plains, NY 10601)
Atlas Park Stadium 8 (Glendale, NY 11385)
Edgewater 16 (Edgewater, NJ 07020)
Kerasotes Showplace 14 (Secaucus, NJ 07094)
Marquis 16 (Trumbell, CT 06611)

Norfolk, VA

Lynnhaven 18 with IMAX (Virginia Beach, VA 23452)
Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX (Hampton, VA 23666)
Cinemark Chesapeake Sq 12 (Chesapeake, VA 23321)

Odessa, TX

Tall City 14 (Midland, TX 79707)

Oklahoma City, OK

Warren 14 + IMAX (Moore, OK 73160)
Quail Springs 24 with IMAX (Oklahoma City, OK 73134)

Omaha, NE

Oakview 24 with Imax (Omaha, NE 68144)
Twin Creek 16 (Bellevue, NE 68123)

Orlando, FL

Downtown Disney 24 with ETX (Orlando, FL 32830)
Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 with IMAX (Orlando, FL 32828)
Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX (Altamonte Springs, FL 32701)
Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX (Orlando, FL 32819)
The Loop Stadium 16 & RPX (Kissimmee, FL 34741)
Festival Bay 20 (Orlando, FL 32819)
Epic Theaters W Volusia (Orlando, FL 32725)

Palm Springs, CA

Rancho Mirage River 15 + XD (Rancho Mirage, CA 92270)

Panama City, FL

Grand Pier Park 16 with Imax (Panama City Beach, FL 32413)

Philadelphia, PA

Neshaminy 24 with IMAX (Bensalem, PA 19020)
Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX (Cherry Hill, NJ 08002)
Hamilton 24 with IMAX (Hamilton, NJ 08619)
Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 + IMAX (Warrington, PA 18976)
King of Prussia Stadium + IMAX (King Of Prussia, PA 19406)
Peoples Plaza Cinema Stadium 17 (Newark, DE 19702)
Brandywine Town Center 16 (Wilmington, DE 19803)
Riverview Plaza 17 (Philadelphia, PA 19147)
Penn Riverfront Cinema (Wilmington, DE 19801)

Phoenix, AZ

Tempe Marketplace 16 (Tempe, AZ 85281)
Superstition Springs 25 (Mesa, AZ 85207)
Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX (Tempe, AZ 85282)
Gateway Pavilions 18 (Avondale, AZ 85323)
Santan Village 16 (Gilbert, AZ 85296)
Chandler Fashion Ctr 20 (Chandler, AZ 85226)
Arrowhead Fountains 18 (Peoria, AZ 85051)
Westgate 20 with IMAX (Glendale, AZ 85305)
Scottsdale 101 14 (Phoenix, AZ 85054)

Pittsburgh, PA

Waterfront 22 with IMAX (Homestead, PA 15120)
Cinemark Robinson Township + XD (Robinson Township, PA 15205)

Portland, ME

Cinemagic Saco 12 with Imax (Saco, ME 04072)

Portland, OR

Regal Bridgeport 17 + IMAX (Tigard, OR 97224)
Century Clackamas Town Center + XD (Portland, OR 97266)
Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14 (Beaverton, OR 97007)
Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 (Vancouver, WA 98662)
Lloyd Center 10 + IMAX (Portland, OR 97232)

Providence, RI

Providence Place 16 with IMAX (Providence, RI 02903)

Raleigh, NC

Rave Southpoint 17 + IMAX (Durham, NC 27713)

Redding, CA

Redding 14 (Redding, CA 96003)

Reno, NV

Sparks 14 + XD (Sparks, NV 89431)

Richmond, VA

Movieland 17 (Richmond, VA 23230)


Grande 18 (Roanoke, VA 24012)

Rochester, NY

Henrietta 18 (Rochester, NY 14623)

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Greenback 16 + XD (Sacramento, CA 95841)
Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16 (Sacramento, CA 95834)
Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX (Fairfield, CA 94533)
Blue Oaks Century 16 + XD (Rocklin, CA 95765)
Laguna 12 (Elk Grove, CA 95758)
Sacramento Stadium 14 (Sacramento, CA 95825)
Palladio 16 Cinemas (Folsom, CA 95630)

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury Stadium 16 + RPX (Salisbury, MD 21801)

Salt Lake City, UT

Megaplex Theatres @ The District + IMAX (South Jordan, UT 84095)
Megaplex Theatres @ Jordan Common + IMAX (Sandy, UT 84070)
Cinemark 24 + XD (West Jordan, UT 84088)
Cinemark University Mall (Orem, UT 84097)
Gateway Megaplex 12 (Salt Lake City, UT 84101)
Megaplex at Valley Fair 15 (Salt Lake City, UT 84119)

San Antonio, TX

Palladium 18 + IMAX (San Antonio, TX 78257)
Silverado 16 (San Antonio, TX 78250)
Live Oak Stadium 18 & RPX (Live Oak, TX 78233)
Alamo Quarry 16 (San Antonio, TX 78209)
Cielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX (San Antonio, TX 78238)
Huebner Oaks 14 (San Antonio, TX 78230)

San Diego, CA

Mira Mesa Stadium 17 + IMAX & RPX (San Diego, CA 92126)
Mission Valley 20 with IMAX (San Diego, CA 92108)
San Marcos Stadium 18 (San Marcos, CA 92069)
Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX (National City, CA 91950)
Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX (El Cajon, CA 92020)
Horton Plaza 14 (san Diego, CA 92101)
Arclight (La Jolla, CA 92122)

San Francisco, CA

Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 + IMAX (Dublin, CA 94568)
Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX (San Francisco, CA 94103)
Mercado 20 with IMAX (Santa Clara, CA 95054)
Union City 25 + XD (Union City, CA 94587)
San Jose Oakridge 20 + XD (San Jose, CA 95123)
Redwood Downtown 20 + XD (Redwood City, CA 94063)
Daly City 20 + XD (Daly City, CA 94014)
Century Tanforan 20 + XD (San Bruno, CA 94066)
Bay Street 16 with IMAX (Emeryville, CA 94608)
East Ridge Mall 15 with IMAX (San Jose, CA 95122)
Cupertino Square 16 with IMAX (Cupertino, CA 95014)
Century 21 + XD (Pleasant Hill, CA 94523)
Milpitas Great Mall 20 + XD (Milpitas, CA 95035)
Van Ness 14 (San Francisco, CA 94109)
Century Walnut Creek 14 + XD (Walnut Creek, CA 94596)
Roxy Stadium 14 (Santa Rosa, CA 95404)
Corte Madera 1 (Corte Madera, CA 94925)
Century Pacific Commons 16 (Fremont, CA 94538)
Napa 12 (Napa, CA 94559)

Santa Barbara, CA

Arlington (Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

Seattle, WA

Lincoln Square Cinema 16 with IMAX (Bellevue, WA 98004)
Alderwood 16 with IMAX & ETX (Lynnwood, WA 98037)
Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX (Seattle, WA 98125)
Southcenter 16 with IMAX (Tukwila, WA 98188)
Everett Mall Stadium 16 & RPX (Everett, WA 98208)
The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX (Renton, WA 98055)
Lakewood 15 (Lakewood, WA 98499)
Cinerama 1 (Seattle, WA 98121)

Shreveport, LA

Louisiana Boardwalk 14 + IMAX (Bossier City, LA 71111)

Spokane, WA

River Park 20 with Imax (Spokane, WA 99201)

Springfield, MA

Cinemark 15 (Hadley, MA 01035)

Springfield, MO

Campbell 16 (Springfield, MO 65807)
Ozark-Nixa 12 (Ozark, MO 65721)

St. Louis, MO

Ronnies Cinemas 19 + IMAX (Saint Louis, MO 63126)
Galaxy 14 (Chesterfield, MO 63005)

Syracuse, NY

Carousel Mall 17 (Syracuse, NY 13290)

Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX (Tallahassee, FL 32303)

Tampa, FL

Regency 20 with IMAX (Brandon, FL 33511)
Veterans 24 with IMAX (Tampa, FL 33634)
Lakeside 18 & IMAX (Lakeland, FL 33803)
Park Place Stadium 16 & RPX (Pinellas Park, FL 33781)

Toledo, OH

Rave Franklin Park 16 (Toledo, OH 43623)
Rave Fallen Timbers (Maumee, OH 43537)

Tucson, AZ

Tucson Park Place 20 + XD (Tucson, AZ 85711)
Tucson Spectrum 18 (Tucson, AZ 85712)
Century El Con + XD (Tucson, AZ 85716)

Tulsa, OK

Cinemark 17 + IMAX (Tulsa, OK 74133)

Waco, TX

Hollywood 18 (College Station, TX 77845)

Washington DC

Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX & ETX (McLean, VA 22102)
Hoffman 22 with IMAX (Alexandria, VA 22314)
Majestic Stadium 20 + IMAX (Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Potomac Mills 18 with IMAX (Woodbridge, VA 22192)
Kingstowne Stadium 16 (Kingstowne, VA 22315)
Rio 18 with IMAX (Gaithersburg, MD 20878)
Gallery Place Stadium 14 (Washington, DC 20001)
Manassas 14 with IMAX (Manassas, VA 20109)
Potomac Yards 16 (Alexandria, VA 22305)
Rave Fairfax Corner 14 + Xtreme (Fairfax, VA 22030)
Westwiew Stadium 16 & IMAX (Frederick, MD 21703)
Fredericksburg 14 (Fredericksburg, VA 22401)
Uptown 1 (Washington DC 20008)

West Palm Beach, FL

Palace 20 (Boca Raton, FL 33431)
Parisian 20 w IMAX (West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
Boynton Beach Cinema (Boynton Beach, FL 33426)
Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 (Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411)

Wichita, KS

13th Avenue Warren 20 (Wichita, KS 67212)

Wilkes Barre, PA

Moosic 20 + XD (Moosic, PA 18507)

Wilmington, NC

Mayfaire Stadium 16 (Wilmington, NC 28405)


Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX (Calgary, AB T2H 0K4)
Sunridge Spectrum 14 (Calgary, AB T1Y 7J6)
Empire Theatres Shawnessy & Extra (Calgary, AB T2Y 3S5)

Edmonton, AB

South Edmonton Commons 16 (Edmonton, AB T6N 0B1)
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX (Edmonton, AB T5T4M2)
North Edmonton 14 Cinemas (Edmonton, AB T5L 5E8)

Halifax, NS

Empire Studio 12 Avalon Mall & IMAX (St. John’s, NF A1B 1W3)
Empire Bayers Lake 17 (Halifax, NF B3S 1C5)
Studio 10 (St. John, NB E2J 2S6)

Hamilton, ON

Silvercity 10 Hamilton (Stoney Creek, ON L8J 0B4)

Kingston, ON

Empire Kingston (Kingston, ON K7L 1B3)

Kitchener, ON

Empire Waterloo 10 (Waterloo, ON N2T 0A6)

London, ON

Cineplex Odeon Westmount 11 (London, ON N6K 1M6)

Montreal, QC

Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX (Montreal, QC H3B 4W3)
Colossus Laval 18 (Laval, QC H7T 2X1)
Cineplex Brossard 16 Cinemas (Brossard, QC J4Y 0B3)
Coliseum Kirkland 12 (Kirkland, QC H9J 2R6)
Starcite Montreal 17 (Montreal, QC H1V 3V4)
Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 (Greenfield Park, QC J4V 2H7) Eng Imax + FR
Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 (Montreal, QC H4N 3M5) Eng Imax + FR
Pont Viau 16 (Laval, QC H7G 2W2)

Ottawa, ON

Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX (Gloucester, ON K1J 1G1)
Empire Theatres Kanata & IMAX (Kanata, ON K2T 1E7)
Coliseum 12 Ottawa (Ottawa, ON K2B 7K2)

Quebec, QC

Ste-Foy Cinemas 14 (Sainte-Foye, QC G2G 2B5)

Regina, SK

Galaxy 10 Regina (Regina, SK S4R 7M2)

Saskatoon, SK

Galaxy 12 Saskatoon (Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L1)


Silvercity 12 (Sudbury, ON P3B 4K4)

Toronto, ON

Queensway 18 (Etobicoke, ON M8Z 6C7)
Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX (Woodbridge, ON L4L 6B1)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX (Toronto, ON M5V 3M6)
Silvercity 10 Yorkdale (Toronto, ON M6A 2T9)
Silvercity 14 Richmond Hill (Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6Z1)
Silvercity 16 Brampton (Brampton, ON L6R 2K7)
Empire Theatres Whitby & IMAX (Whitby, ON L1N 9S2)
Coliseum 12 Scarborough (Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5)
Silvercity Yonge & Eglinton 9 (Toronto, ON M4P 1E4)
Devonshire Mall 12 (Windsor, ON N8X 3Y8)
Empire Empress Walk 10 & IMAX (North York, ON M2N 6Z4)
Courtney Park & IMAX (Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3)
Cineplex Winston 24 (Oakville, ON L6H 6P5)

Vancouver, BC

Scotiabank Theatre 9 Vancouver (Vancouver, BC V6Z 0A4)
Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX (Richmond, BC V6W 1K4)
Silvercity 10 Metropolis (Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1)
Colossus Langley + IMAX (Langley, BC V1T 2D3)
Silvercity 20 Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC V3K 2X9)
Landmark 8 (West Kelowna, BC V1Z 4C9)

Victoria, BC

Westshore Cinemas 7 (Langford, BC V9B 5E3)

Winnipeg, MB

Silvercity 10 St. Vital (Winnipeg, MB R2M 5E5)

Stay tuned to hfrmovies for more HFR 3D, 48 fps theater listings for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. UK cinemas in particular should be releasing their lists soon.