Right then, what are your thoughts on IMAX cinemas? Expensive gimmick, or the ultimate presentation format? Have you seen an IMAX film? If loads, what was your first one? Did you enjoy it? Does viewing a film in IMAX enhance the experience in any way? Does your town even have an IMAX theatre? A 'proper' one, or one of those 'LieMax' cinemas that are cropping up all over the place? What film(s), in your opinion, have best exploited the format? Overall, what are your thoughts? Me? I think it's ok, but it depends on the film. I won't watch any old crap just because it's on at the IMAX, I like to save it for the big stuff. Apart from those documentary things you see at Science Museum/Space Centre/Grand Canyon type places, the first 'proper' film I saw in IMAX was Avatar and it still remains one of the best. Not best film you understand (far from it), but best IMAX experience. Went to Birmingham to watch it, stunning, it was. Since then a LieMax has opened in my home town and I've therefore seen quite a few more, but I've started to go off it a bit. My main issue is... well, it's kinda hard to explain. It's almost like the presentation is too good, ya get me? It goes beyond realistic and becomes 'hyper-realistic', to the point where it almost becomes a distraction. Anyone else ever get that? It's like you're so busy admiring the clarity and the detail of the visuals that you kinda forget about what's actually happening on the screen? Another downside to IMAX is that it can really highlight any weaknesses in the special effects department. I particularly found this when watching the latest Star Wars flick; "Aw man, you gotta see The Last Jedi in IMAX" someone said to me, "it's like you're really there". Yes, but the trouble is, more often than not, 'there' is actually a soundstage at Pinewood studios with artificial lighting and a bunch of scale models on wires, and IMAX only serves to reinforce that fact. Even the dreadnought and Snoke's cruiser - when watching in IMAX I couldn't help but think I was just looking at a load of miniatures. But watching it a second time in a standard 2D theatre and boom, they looked enormous again. So yeah, mixed bag for me. It's good, and it's nice to have the option of watching a BIG film in IMAX every now and again but deep down I think I prefer things the old fashioned way.