Premiere's deal lines up an IMAX theater in El Paso

El Paso could get an IMAX theater as early as this year. IMAX Corp. and Texas-based Premiere Cinema Corp. Full Story
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CacaConPelos

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 5, 2011
What the hell is IMAX? I've heard of it but I never know what it was. Didn't read LOL
No Mames

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Lets just hope the democraps don'tchase them away like they did six flags, the ice hockey rink, western playland, the ascarate imax/hotel a few years back, etc..........
Publius

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 6, 2011
HINT HINT we WANT a tax-break COOKIE.
ohmygosh

Tempe, AZ

#4 Apr 6, 2011
Finally a VIP theater in el paso!
I luv IMAX movies

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 6, 2011
No Mames wrote:
Lets just hope the democraps don'tchase them away like they did six flags, the ice hockey rink, western playland, the ascarate imax/hotel a few years back, etc..........
We've had an ice hockey rink again for the last 6 or 7 yrs!! I would love to go to a local IMAX instead of getting all excited to see an IMAX in Dallas, Galveston or Alamogordo!
Private

Stephenville, TX

#6 Apr 6, 2011
Let's hope for a West side location!
Mr Movies

United States

#7 Apr 6, 2011
IMAX,IMAX,IMAX!!!!!!
Hellboy23

El Paso, TX

#8 Apr 6, 2011
Finally some state of the art entertainment for this city. Hopefully it gets approve by the city crooks that run this town.
ima

El Paso, TX

#9 Apr 6, 2011
IMAX, that would be super!!!! might be a good start for all of us to get along? Northeast seems would have more room. East? well too many things happen out that way.
JPeterson

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 6, 2011
I ran the Imax theater in Alamogordo when it opened in 1981 until I came to El Paso in 1986 to run the Roddenberry Planetarium here. IMAX is film that is 10 times the size of regular film, so the picture can be 10 times as big, 10 times as sharp, or a combination of large size and sharpness. It's a lot like the difference between regular TV and HDTV. The new digital version make a lot of sense because the film does wear and get scratched. The film copies are also quite expensive. Alamorgodo projects the IMAX film onto a 40 foot planetarium dome with a special lens. It used to be called OmniMax, but it is the same projector. The only down side will be that an IMAX theater will cost more than a regular movie. It's very expensive equipment.
Watchman

United States

#11 Apr 6, 2011
JPeterson wrote:
I ran the Imax theater in Alamogordo when it opened in 1981 until I came to El Paso in 1986 to run the Roddenberry Planetarium here. IMAX is film that is 10 times the size of regular film, so the picture can be 10 times as big, 10 times as sharp, or a combination of large size and sharpness. It's a lot like the difference between regular TV and HDTV. The new digital version make a lot of sense because the film does wear and get scratched. The film copies are also quite expensive. Alamorgodo projects the IMAX film onto a 40 foot planetarium dome with a special lens. It used to be called OmniMax, but it is the same projector. The only down side will be that an IMAX theater will cost more than a regular movie. It's very expensive equipment.
Agreed, but I'm sure it's worth the ticket price.
Cantwait

El Paso, TX

#12 Apr 6, 2011
Can't wait!
Nothing negative to say and no one to criticize (wow)
Expasoan now New Juarez

El Paso, TX

#13 Apr 6, 2011
WHOOOO something new to do at boring land, that whats we need ,ENTERTAINMENT. Please don't allow the city to get into this, they will kill it in one second.
Joe Coolo

El Paso, TX

#14 Apr 6, 2011
Private wrote:
Let's hope for a West side location!
west side gay mafia will definitely come out in large numbers to see their favorite male actors package in imax size
Petro

El Paso, TX

#15 Apr 6, 2011
Democrat Leadership dont give them shi/t make them pay their taxes they will make millions,
JDT-El Paso

El Paso, TX

#16 Apr 6, 2011
Hell Yeah! Its about DAMN Time!!!!!!! Dont screw this up El Paso!!!
Ese

El Paso, TX

#17 Apr 6, 2011
Publius wrote:
HINT HINT we WANT a tax-break COOKIE.
If it increases the quality of life here in this hell-hole, what's wrong with that? Fool.
oneup

Monterey Park, CA

#18 Apr 6, 2011
No Mames wrote:
Lets just hope the democraps don'tchase them away like they did six flags, the ice hockey rink, western playland, the ascarate imax/hotel a few years back, etc..........
For the record Six Flags never considered a park in El Paso. It was mentioned years ago in the news paper....and now everyone thinks the city said no. The market could never support a Six Flags, there is not enough expendable income in this area for a large theme park to survive.
However an IMAX is ideal for El Paso!
JQP

El Paso, TX

#19 Apr 6, 2011
Nothing wrong with tax break incentives for new businesses. All economically progressive cities in Texas do this. Unfortunately, this city's government has a paycheck-to-paycheck mentality and never sees the forest for the trees. DON'T SCREW THIS UP EL PASO CITY GOVERNMENT.
otherone

Lubbock, TX

#20 Apr 6, 2011
No Mames wrote:
Lets just hope the democraps don'tchase them away like they did six flags, the ice hockey rink, western playland, the ascarate imax/hotel a few years back, etc..........
Who chased away six flags? If I recall correctly, the six flags franchise didnt see a market in El Paso.

Anyway, I think an IMAX in EP will be great. It's about time.

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