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10 TROPTASTIC FACTS ABOUT IMAX

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From eye-opening documentaries to end-of-the-world blockbusters, Americans love the movies. And when it comes to the ultimate movie-going experience, it’s tough to top the sights, sounds and sensations of IMAX. The 287-seat IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Atlantic City has been showing film enthusiasts a great time since 2004. Today, we’re taking you behind the scenes to look at some of the fun facts, tasty tidbits and surprising details you may not know.

 

Roll ‘em…

 

10. WHAT’S IN A NAME…

IMAX stands for Image MAXimum

 

9. BUT HOW FAST DOES IT GO…

An IMAX projector weighs more than two tons. That’s roughly equivalent to the weight of a Fiat 500!

 

8. THAT’S A STRETCH…

Original IMAX film was so large, that one 40-minute film was approximately 3 miles in length. No wonder Tropicana’s IMAX theatre converted to digital projection in 2013.

 

7. LISTEN UP…

The IMAX screen, which stands five stories high and 75 feet wide, is perforated by thousands of tiny holes to permit spine-tingling sound to travel to your seat.

 

6. THAT’S JUST BATTY…

The busiest movie ever at Tropicana’s IMAX Theatre was 2008’s The Dark Knight Rises with 79 consecutive sold-out shows.

 

5. I SEE BLUE PEOPLE…

Avatar remains the highest-grossing film of all time at Tropicana’s IMAX Theatre.

 

4. MAKES MOUTHS HAPPY…

According to the friendly people at the concession stand, the all-time most popular candy at Tropicana’s IMAX Theatre is Twizzlers. Cheer up, chocolate-covered raisin fans, Raisinets finished a strong second.

 

3. COMBO ME…

The IMAX Theatre has sold more than 41,000 large popcorn/soda combos. Do you want butter on yours?

 

2. AND GROWING EVERY DAY…

Since its debut in 2004, the IMAX Theatre at Tropicana has welcomed more than 1.4 million movie-goers.

 

1. YOU LIKE US, YOU REALLY LIKE US…

Thanks to outstanding guest reviews, the IMAX Theatre has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year from 2012 to 2015

 

 

If you haven’t yet experienced the IMAX difference, there’s no better time than now. Check out the current movie schedule and treat yourself to the world’s most powerful movie experience.