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Galaxy Theatres To Unveil First Imax® Theatre In Central Puget Sound

New IMAX® Theatre Set for October Grand Opening at Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ Gig Harbor

Continuing to offer the best luxury moviegoing experience, Galaxy Theatres announced today that its Gig Harbor guests will soon enjoy the newest IMAX® auditorium in the Puget Sound area. Set to be the local go-to movie experience, the new IMAX includes 300 plush, reclining lounge chairs along with the powerfully immersive IMAX image and sound quality. Grand opening weekend will feature the release of Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX Experience with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 5.

“We are proud to bring The IMAX Experience to Gig Harbor and the Central Puget Sound and know it will quickly become the best way to see movies in the area,” said Frank Rimkus, Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Theatres. “Galaxy Theatres is known for providing our guests with the best luxury accommodations and top-notch customer service. We hope our guests will enjoy this enhanced and truly immersive experience.”

IMAX’s cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. The new IMAX at Gig Harbor will offer moviegoers a truly immersive cinematic experience, allowing them to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before.

Blade Runner 2049 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Only in IMAX will the entire film be specially formatted and presented in an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio resulting in 26% more of the image appearing in IMAX than in standard theatres.

About Galaxy Theatres

Galaxy Theatres, LLC (galaxytheatres.com) is known for providing guests with an exceptional cinema experience with friendly service in a comfortable and customer focused environment. Its Luxury + theatres all offer the proprietary DFX large format screens, laser projection and Dolby Atmos® as well as their famous reclining lounge chairs. Ranked by size in the top 8% of its industry by the National Theatre Association, Galaxy Theatres is widely regarded as one of the most technologically advanced theatre circuits in America. Galaxy Theatres was established in 1998 and is a privately owned, fully integrated movie theatre company.

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About The IMAX Experience®

In IMAX, you’re experiencing a different movie altogether: everything from the movie itself to the theatre’s technology and design was developed and customized to make you believe you’re part of the action.

IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its Digital Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound quality. Played through IMAX’s state-of-the art projection system, the resulting images are so lifelike and crystal-clear you’ll forget you’re in a theatre.

IMAX grabs your senses. You don’t just hear the powerful sound system; you feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX’s custom theatre design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer – filling your peripheral view.

It’s not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience but a combination of all these elements. That’s the difference between seeing a movie and being part of one.

Visit IMAX.com for information.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Reder
Director of Marketing
Galaxy Theatres
Tel: 818.933.7945
E:mreder@galaxytheatres.com