‘Dunkirk’ to screen in IMAX 70mm at the Science Museum, London


IMAX 70mm 2D

From 21 July 2017 | Science Museum, London

Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated feature Dunkirk, is to screen in IMAX 70mm 2D film at the Science Museum, London from its worldwide opening weekend, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Science Museum, one of only three venues in the UK showing Nolan’s epic cinematic event in the largest commercial film format, will screen the film in IMAX 70mm 2D film – the revered filmmaker’s preferred format. IMAX 70mm film projection combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard 35mm film projection with specially created sound for a high-quality viewing experience.

Nolan, directed the film from his original screenplay, has often used IMAX film to create for his audiences a sense of the epic worlds in which the drama of his films can unfold. For Dunkirk, more footage was shot on IMAX film than in any other Nolan film, with extensive use of IMAX cameras in an innovative hand-held capacity.

Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director, said:

‘In the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre, audiences will enjoy a uniquely immersive experience of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new release. Following the success of our Interstellar screenings here, we’re excited to present Dunkirk in 70mm 2D film, giving visitors the highest-quality cinema experience of this remarkable story at an independent cinema within an iconic UK attraction.’

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V), Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception).

The behind-the-scenes creative team on Dunkirk included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar, Spectre, The Fighter), production designer Nathan Crowley (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Elysium), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Bullets Over Broadway), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (Mad Max: Fury Road).  The music was composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception).

Dunkirk screens at the Science Museum from 21 July 2017. Screening times and booking information can be found at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/dunkirk or on 0333 241 4000.

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