Thursday, April 5, 2012

IMAX Meydan

There’s a new IMAX screen in Dubai, at Meydan in Nad Al Sheba.

I had a chance to experience it at its “soft opening” recently. The invite was for the 45 minute, made-for-IMAX movie The Young Black Stallion at the new IMAX theatre and to learn more about the venue.

The screen itself, befitting the brand, was gigantic. The dimensions were 29 meters by 22 meters (which is equivalent to 95 feet by 72 feet). That’s huge! To give it a sense of scale, the new IMAX screen is approximately 1.5 times the size of the Vox MAX (Extreme) screen at Mirdiff City Centre, and approximately 1.3 times the size of the IMAX screen at Grand Ibn Batuta. Put another way, imagine placing approximately 29 units of 42″ flat screens next to each other and another 29 units of 42″ flat screens on top of each other just to replicate the width & height of this new IMAX screen, which is the same as watching a spread of a whopping 840 flat screen 42″ TVs for the surface area this new IMAX screen covers! Simply put, it is HUMONGOUS.