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Where to See Oppenheimer in IMAX 70mm format in California

Where to See Oppenheimer in IMAX 70mm format in California

California boasts the highest number of theaters showing Christopher Nolan's blockbuster film "Oppenheimer."


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July 13, 2023

For many moviegoers throughout California, renowned director Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” is an anticipated cinematic experience from one of Hollywood’s greatest minds. The dedicated film purist, Nolan has urged fans to seek out IMAX 70mm as the ideal experience for the film detailing J Robert Oppenheimer’s life, which has a serious connection to California.

IMAX 70mm film format is a type of film stock that delivers an incredibly immersive cinematic experience. It uses larger film frames that are about ten times the size of traditional film stock, allowing for higher-resolution imagery and an incredibly wide aspect ratio. This large-format film creates an intensely detailed image, capturing vast landscapes and intricate close-ups with remarkable clarity. Watching a movie in IMAX 70mm is like stepping into another world, where viewers are surrounded by life-size images that are sharper, brighter, and more lifelike than anything they've seen before.

There are only a few movie theaters on Earth able to support the IMAX 70mm format. Luckily for California moviegoers, we have seven of the 30 theaters showing “Oppenheimer” in this format. 

  • AMC Metreon 16 & IMAX - San Francisco
  • Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood & IMAX - Universal City
  • TCL Chinese Theater IMAX -  Hollywood
  • Regal Edwards Ontario Palace & IMAX - Ontario
  • Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX - Irvine
  • Esquire IMAX - Sacramento
  • Regal Hacienda Crossings & IMAX - Dublin


Regardless of where you choose to watch "Oppenheimer," experiencing it in IMAX 70mm promises to be an unforgettable cinematic event. The larger-than-life film frames and superior image quality will plunge you headfirst into the drama and intrigue of this highly anticipated movie.

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