The largest IMAX screen in the world is set to open to the public in Germany on Sept. 30, just in time to screen the new James Bond flick “No Time to Die.”
The screen, at the Traumpalast Multiplex in Leonberg, Germany, measures a whopping 21.03 meters high and 38.16 meters wide, or approximately 69 feet tall and 125 feet wide. The inaugural screen is no coincidence, either, as “No Time to Die” is one of the few movies debuting in 2021 that features sequences filmed with IMAX cameras.
“The Imax at Traumpalast redefines the ‘big screen’,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax. “With Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe, we’ve created an unforgettable moviegoing experience where fans can truly immersive themselves in the world’s biggest blockbusters on the world’s largest screen. As we continue to grow in Germany and open new iconic locations around the world, the Imax at Traumpalast will become an exciting flagship location at a critical time for fans seeking premium, differentiated experiences.”
“No Time to Die” features the direction of Cary Fukunaga and the cinematography of Linus Sandgren. All told, there are some 40 minutes of Imax exclusive expanded aspect ratio. The footage represents the first for a Bond installment, which is a surprise given how much the franchise has featured heart-racing action and big budget sequences.
The Imax Traumpalast is the eighth such IMAX theatre in Germany.