Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 3D

Starwars BAM Pedro J Torres blogOn Dec 17, 2015 the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will finally show the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 3D, which is directed by J.J. Abrams.  According to the BAM website, J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated entry into the Star Wars franchise follows a host of new characters as they battle evil in a galaxy far, far away with the help of beloved icons Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and others.

The BAM will show the Star Wars film at two of their three locations: BAM Harvey Theater and BAM Rose Cinemas.  The BAM “Harvey” venue first opened in 1904 as the Majestic Theater, one of the many theaters in the bustling entertainment district. The Majestic showed a variety of dramas, light opera, musicals, and vaudeville, with stars such as Katherine Cornell, and it became an important trial theater for productions headed to Broadway, including Noel Coward’s Home Chat.  BAM Rose Cinemas, on the other hand, was originally a music hall, then converted to a playhouse, the venue was transformed into BAM Rose Cinemas in 1998, restoring the playhouse’s elegant proscenium and preserving the history of the space while providing a state-of-the-art viewing experience.

According to one credible source, the new Star Wars movie was filmed on actual film stock. Mostly in 35mm, with some in scenes in 65mm IMAX. (Source: Cineflex – April 2014)  This article about The Force Awakens using IMAX shows a Twitter photo from Abrams and comments on the fact that the IMAX scenes are not being shot with stereoscopic IMAX cameras. In fact, they have that photo in the article: Star Wars 7 IMAX: J.J. Abrams Shooting Sequel in IMAX Format 

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