Experience history, feel adrenaline and battle alongside soldiers at IMAX Ster-Kinekor cinemas this month.
Dunkirk is a war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan, known famously for the Batman trilogy. Set during World War II, it tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation. The central characters of Dunkirk, include Commander Bolton (five-time Oscar-nominated actor, Kenneth Branagh) fighter pilot, Farrier (Tom Hardy) and soldier Alex (Harry Styles of boy band One Direction fame).
Over the past decade, Nolan has become one of IMAX’s most important and influential filmmaker partners, and has once again chosen to design Dunkirk with IMAX in mind by filming most of Dunkirk with IMAX® cameras.
IMAX cameras are the highest-resolution cameras in the world and this World War II thriller can fully be experienced in IMAX theatres, as sequences expand vertically to fill the entire screen – providing audiences with even greater scope and breath-taking image quality for a truly immersive experience where you’ll feel bombs exploding in World War II.
IMAX’ customized theatre design allows you to experience Nolan’s preferred deep, evocative shadows, documentary-style lighting, natural settings and real filming locations over studio work.
The IMAX experience featuring digital projection combines dual projectors with sub-pixel alignment to produce clear, high contrast images creating the world’s most immersive digital movie experience, so the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold will send chills down your spine.
The powerful sound system, which delivers laser-aligned sound you can feel draws audiences into the action and provide an experience you simply cannot get in a standard theatre, so you can’t help but feel like taking cover as the fighter pilots attempt to fight off German planes that prey on the soldiers stuck on Dunkirk’s beaches, keeping your ears buzzing as explosions of doom go off and mayhem ensues as soldiers fight for their lives.
The film’s running time is 107 minutes and the classification is PG 13 (VL)
Dunkirk is perfect for war and history buff, who likes action too. Great for a boys’ night out or an intense war thriller lover.
Dunkirk releases on 28 July and will show in IMAX theatres. Enjoy the IMAX release of Dunkirk – the IMAX® 3D Experience only at Ster-Kinekor seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town.
Bookings are now open. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes will enjoy all the benefits and discounts offered by the different programmes from SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club, when booking tickets for this film.
For more information, and to book your tickets for the official launch of Dunkirk visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.
Read the SAMDB review of Dunkirk.