IMAX is a type of movie theater format and projection system that was developed in the 1960s. The name "IMAX" is an acronym for "Image MAXimum." IMAX theaters are known for their large screens, high-resolution images, and immersive sound systems, which are designed to create a more immersive and engaging movie-watching experience.
IMAX films are shot using specialized cameras that capture images on large-format film stock. These films are then projected onto screens that are much larger than those in traditional movie theaters, with some IMAX screens measuring up to eight stories tall. In addition to their large screens, IMAX theaters also feature powerful sound systems that create a more immersive audio experience.
IMAX theaters are used to show a wide range of content, including Hollywood blockbusters, educational documentaries, and other types of films. IMAX has also expanded into other areas, such as theme parks, museums, and other attractions, where its technology is used to create immersive experiences for visitors.