Christopher Nolan at IMAX

DUNKIRK, THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and INTERSTELLAR – all directed by Christopher Nolan – are some of the biggest cinematic wonders of the last decade and all of them will have exclusive 15/70mm film screenings at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum next week.

To coincide with Gen Con

From August 17 to August 20, film fans and Gen Con-goers can see DUNKIRK, THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and INTERSTELLAR in 15/70mm film. The Downtown IMAX is one of only 40 theaters left with the ability to show 15/70mm IMAX film, and is the only theater to offer Christopher Nolan fans this once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunity. Show times and tickets are available at

Image fills the screen

In this format, certain scenes will expand to fill the entire six-story screen, allowing moviegoers to see up to 40 percent more of the image with unprecedented crispness, clarity and color saturation for a truly immersive screening.  The IMAX Experience featuring 15/70-millimeter film projection combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of 35mm film, with powerful, laser-aligned digital sound and customized theater geometry.

From IMAX manager

“Before we slide the IMAX film projector back into storage and as a celebration of the end of our film run of DUNKIRK we figured we would bring some of Mr. Nolan’s recent classics out of the library,” says Craig Mince, theater manager at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum. “As a lover of cinema, there’s truly no better way to experience these films.”

Accompanying contest

That weekend there will also be an on-site contest for moviegoers to win a DUNKIRK commemorative IMAX film frame in Lucite and a collector’s case.

Discount for Gen Con attendees

Indianapolis Gen Con attendees will receive a discount of $2 off when they present their convention badge at the box office. Double, triple & quadruple feature discounts will be available at the box office for repeat moviegoers.

Theatre improvements

These films are some of the first films to screen in the downtown IMAX since the addition of new seats. The new leather seats allow for more personal space, going from 21” to 25” wide. They slightly recline by rocking back to help the viewer take in the entire screen, giving the moviegoer an ideal view for films such as DUNKIRK. Other recent improvements in the last year to the downtown IMAX experience include a new IMAX screen, a state-of-the-art digital projector and a completely renovated concession stand.

Tickets and information

In addition to offering exciting and educational cinematic options, the downtown IMAX validates parking in the White River State Park parking garage for moviegoers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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