The IMAX Film Fest is Returning to a Cineworld Near You

Fantastic news for movie fans as Cineworld have announced that the IMAX Film Fest is returning in March with a great collection of movies to enjoy in their IMAX glory.

The IMAX Film Fest returns to Cineworld on Saturday 10th March. And this time Cineworld bringing back five great films, giving you a chance to see it in IMAX exclusively at Cineworld – with tickets just £3 per film.

You may have seen that we’ve enjoyed many of the selected movies on the big screen at the Broughton Cineworld, so we certainly recommend these great movies in IMAX.

Movies showing at the Cineworld IMAX Film Fest

Dunkirk

There is a moment in cinema history when a film comes along that catches the attention of almost everyone, Dunkirk is one of those movies and it is also a movie that has to be seen in IMAX!

Dunkirk features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (The RevenantMad Max: Fury Road, Inception), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall), Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V) and Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Harry Styles (One Direction) making his feature film debut.

Right from the very start of the film you have a feeling of the vastness of the film, with a small group of troops making their way through the streets of Dunkirk with snipers taking shots at them from every direction, the sound effects themselves produced in the IMAX screening is phenomenal, giving you the feeling that you are in the middle of the action, very much like the beach landing in Saving Private Ryan.

Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s animated classic gets a sumptuous live-action reboot with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles. Belle (Emma Watson) is a bookish young woman and keen inventor who goes in search of her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) when he disappears after visiting a mysterious castle. When she gets there, she is shocked to learn that he is the prisoner of the monstrous Beast (Dan Stevens) and volunteers to take his place.

Initially terrified of her captive, she soon learns about how he was transformed from a handsome prince into his current state by a magical curse, and a tender love story soon develops. Twilight director Bill Condon promises to bring a lavish sense of magic to this all-star remake of the celebrated 1991 animation. Anchored by Watson and Stevens, the movie also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Josh Gad as LeFou.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It was a gamble for the studio when they released the first movie back in 2014 and it was a gamble that paid off big time as the movie became so popular that fans just wanted more from the Guardians. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 brings back Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

James Gunn also returns to direct the movie that sees the movie following on from the previous movie with Peter’s Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a continuation of the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage and to finally meet his father, Ego (played by Kurt Russell).

Thor: Ragnarok

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

IT

Back in the 90s, we were brought the first look of Pennywise the clown as the brilliant Tim Curry took on the role of the clown in Stephen King’s IT that put the frighteners up people and probably caused more cases of Coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) than in recent years.

Now 27 years later, which coincidentally is the amount of year between the appearance of the terrifying clown in the town of Derry, we have not so much a remake of the 90s mini-series but a new adaptation of the book and this new movie is one that you have to see on the big screen!

Tickets for the Cineworld IMAX Film Fest are available to book now from the Cineworld website.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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