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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Portage Place's IMAX comes full circle

Imax Theatre, Winnipeg

Portage Place's IMAX has come full circle.

The 300 seat cinema with its still-astounding 21 meter by 17 meter screen opened to great fanfare at 12 noon on September 30, 1987. The first features shown was Heart Land

Sadly, the IMAX is closing on Sunday and it's going out the way it came in by showing Heart Land. Times are 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. Admission and parking it the Portage Place parkade are free.

 
Full page ad from Sept. 29, 1987 Winnipeg Free Press

The made-for-Imax 40 minute film was produced and directed by Norma Bailey and Richard Condie (the latter of The Big Snit fame) at a cost of $2.5m which was underwritten as part of the IMAX development project by the three levels of government.

Related:
IMAX Winnipeg Heartland Farewell Event Facebook
IMAX Winnipeg Home Page
List of all IMAX films shown in Winnipeg since 1987 
Winnipeg's Imax theatre to shut down in March CBC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That IS sad.