Raiders of the Lost Ark Will Play in IMAX Theaters For a Week

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

The classic 1981 Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark is set for a special run in IMAX theaters from September 7 to 13. Steven Spielberg worked on the upconversion to IMAX as well as remastering the four films in the series for the upcoming Blu-ray release. Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures is slated to release on September 18.

Spielberg: For me, it’s always been the bigger the screen, the better. It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms. It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen….I didn’t know if the 1981 print would stand up to a full IMAX transfer, so I came expecting a sort of grainy, muddy, and overly enlarged representation of the movie I had made 31 years ago. And I was blown away by the fact that it looked better than the movie I had made 31 years ago.