Words: Janet de Kretser
It’s finally here, and the (cinema) park is open… experience life-size dinosaurs on a life-size screen! The highly anticipated film, Jurassic World, is making its way onto the big screen, and getting the full-on IMAX® 3D treatment this June.
This month, Jurassic World tears onto the IMAX® 3D screens in Gateway in Durban, The Grove in Pretoria and Cape Gate in Cape Town on Friday, 12 June. The film also releases in the brand-new IMAX® theatre at Ster-Kinekor Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth from 18 June. The IMAX® 3D release of Jurassic World has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® using proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are right there, in the park, with the dinosaurs!
About Jurassic World
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar, an island located off Central America's Pacific Coast near Costa Rica, now features a fully-functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Global Corporation. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, a new attraction is needed to re-spark visitor's interest, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a member of the park's on-site staff, conducts behavioural research on a group of Velociraptors, known as Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. At the corporation's request, the park's geneticists create a hybrid dinosaur known as Indominus Rex (created from the DNA of Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Majungasaurus and Carnotaurus) in an effort to boost visitor attendance. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park's operations manager. Her nephews, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins), are visiting the island when the hybrid escapes and are subsequently caught up in the creature's deadly rampage. It then becomes Owen's and Jurassic World's security team's responsibility to contain the hybrid dinosaur before she can cause any more damage.
Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Omar Sy. The film carries a 10-12 PG V classification and the running time is 2hrs and 5mins. Seeing Jurassic World on the IMAX® 3D screen promises audiences an immersive cinema experience like no other. Booking are now open, so buy your tickets now. The film releases at Ster-Kinekor IMAX® theatres on Friday, 12 June.
View the Jurassic World trailer here: https://www.imax.com/movies/m/jurassic-world-an-imax-3d-experience/
For more information on Ster-Kinekor and IMAX®, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone for updates and to book tickets from your mobile. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit www.sterkinekor.com or sterkinekor.mobi. 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.