• Released
  • September 7, 2012
  • (One-week Limited Engagement: 9/7 - 9/13)
  • PG , 1 hr 55 min
  • Action/Adventure
    IMAX

Wish I had seen this

By kholley783
Written September 11, 2012
What did I think of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience? I wish I had gotten to see it; the theater changed the showtime and Fandango failed to alert me, making my tickets irrelevant and ruining my chance at seeing this movie. Thanks a lot, Fandango. This is the second time you've trashed my movie-going experience, and the last time I'll ever use you to order movie tickets.
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Everybody wants to be Indy

By jleeriney
Written September 08, 2012
I've seen this movie from Beta max, Vhs, Dvd but never on a big screen until today! If you saw this movie as a kid, then you know you wanted to be Dr. Jones, an archeologist, use a whip (he made this tool cool), this movie is one of the best!!! It's a classic!
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - IMAX

By HowieZ69
Written September 09, 2012
I saw half of this movie in IMAX years back in new IMAX theater. The sound cut in and out, and they ended up sending patrons home with a refund. I'm glad to say, this viewing went off without a hitch. The film looks excellent, maybe a lot of cleanup and restoration has taken place. The beginning sequence with mountains and foliage in the distance was the only grainy part of the conversion. Sometimes opening credits are not paid much attention to. It had a bluish grainy almost VHS like look. After that, 99% of the movie was as sharp as any current blockbuster. There was a scene or two where characters not front and center to the camera were a touch out of focus, but barely noticeable. The famous reflection of the cobra in the glass seems to have been cleaned up as well. I could have swore Spielberg said it would be left in, especially for the Blu-Ray release, because die hard fans and purists would call it out, but either I blinked, or both my wife and I missed it. GO SEE IT!
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Looks good, sounds spectacular!

By FireHawk70
Written September 11, 2012
To think that I haven't seen this movie in the theater in over 30 years is a bit shocking, and after watching it on TV for all these years, I realized immediately what I'd been missing. From the moment it began, I felt like I was an 11 kid again, seeing it for the first time in the summer of '81. I literally had a smile on my face through the entire movie. The visuals were quite good in 95% of the film. A few outdoor scenes were washed out and not so crisp, but all the rest was solid and looked great on such a big screen. There was one scene in the cave at the beginning that had a weird digital aliasing artifact when the vertical vines kept jumping left and right rapidly. And finally - the music was AWESOME! I'm not sure if they remastered the soundtrack or something, but it sounded great. I almost felt like I was at a John Williams Raiders concert that just happened to have a movie going on too.
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Never Gets Old

By jedicowboy
Written September 11, 2012
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the greatest action adventure films of all time, and being able to go see it in IMAX brought back memories from when I was very young and my father took me to see it in the theater. It was one of my fist movie theater experiences, and to be able to take my kids to see it was very cool. The IMAX made the film seem new, and the picture quality was outstanding. This film never gets old, and I cant wait to buy it on blu ray.
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