1. IMAX® film is the largest commercial film format ever invented.
  2. The IMAX® camera weighs up to 100 pounds.
  3. Average IMAX® screen is 4500 times bigger than an average TV screen.
  4. IMAX film is strong enough to pull a truck.
  5. Film frame used by IMAX® projection system is 10 times the size of a conventional 35mm frame.
  6. IMAX® screens are designed to encompass your peripheral vision.
    These screens are painted silver to maximize the amount of light reflected back to the audience.
  7. IMAX® uncompressed digital, wrap-around sound is a patented Proportional Point Source (TM) Loudspeaker system that delivers exacting volume and quality at every seat.

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Great White Shark 3D

Great White Shark 3D

Great White Shark 3D

Get closer to the iconic predator we love to fear – the Great White Shark. You’ll feel as though you’re inside a shark cage and witnessing Great Whites leaping out of the water. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film shows you the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, “Jaws.” 

You’ll be amazed by researchers who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free diving alongside massive sharks.

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Shark cage

The “Blue Water, White Death”  Shark Cage at the Tennessee Aquarium was designed by the film’s director Peter Gimbel. It's on loan from underwater filmmaker, Nick Caloyianis, who was friends with Gimbel. The cage was designed to be an “underwater elevator” for Gimbel’s film crew. 

A similar cage was used to capture the underwater scenes for “Great White Shark 3D.”  D.J. Roller, the film’s director of underwater photography, said the cage used for “Great White Shark 3D” was built based on Gimbel’s design. “It’s very much like the one you have at the Aquarium,” said Roller. “It has buoyancy chambers so we could drive it up and down in the water column. If people step into your cage, they have a sense of what we used.” 

Underwater filmmaker Nick Caloyianis in front of the Peter Gimbel shark cage at the Tennessee Aquarium.