Everyone’s heard of IMAX theaters, where the screen reaches from floor to ceiling and the audio is so loud it’ll blow your ears out. But ScreenX is looking to rival this format of movie-showing and bring cinema to the next level. But how could they do that, you ask? By adding more screens, of course.
ScreenX has created a state-of-the-art, 270 degree theatre experience in which the movie you are watching is not only projected in front of you, but the peripherals of each shot extend across the left and right walls of the theatre. That’s three total screens for triple the fun when going to the movies. Multi-projection technology powers this innovation in film-watching, making it so that modern day films can be digitally rendered in this format.
But, if taking a movie meant for one screen and stretching it across three doesn’t fill your fantasies, special camera rigs can specifically shoot panoramic shots made specifically for this 270 degree experience. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time that movies showed up on three screens. Back in the 1920s, Able Gance shot his epic film “Napoleon” using three side-by-side cameras to create a similar experience.