The Matrix is coming to IMAX for the first time ever, but only for two days

Shawn Knight

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Why it matters: IMAX will be screening The Matrix for two nights only early next month, ahead of the premiere of The Matrix Resurrections on December 22. This could be your only opportunity to see the film that started it all in IMAX, so if you are at all interested, it'd be best to go ahead and claim your tickets now.

The original film debuted in theaters in 1999. Despite its success at the box office and the lasting influence it has had on the film industry and pop culture, The Matrix never made it into IMAX. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both ran in IMAX when they launched six months apart in 2003.

Megan Colligan, president of IMAX Entertainment, told Deadline that with the excitement building around The Matrix Resurrections, this is the perfect time to experience the film that started it all in a way it has never been seen before.

“The Matrix forever changed the visual language of epic filmmaking and we’re very excited for fans everywhere to be able to enjoy this groundbreaking film for the first time in IMAX,” Colligan added.

The Matrix will be shown for two nights only – December 7 and December 8 – at select IMAX theaters across the country. You’ll need to check the IMAX website for availability and tickets in your area. Given its show run and popularity, it might be a good idea to go ahead and get tickets soon before they sell out.

The fourth film in the franchise, The Matrix Resurrections, hits theaters on December 22. It’ll also be available on HBO Max for ad-free subscribers, should you prefer to watch the flick at home on your own time.

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Neatfeatguy

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Too bad the giant IMax theater at the MN Zoo closed doors a couple years ago. That was the only IMax theater I enjoyed seeing movies in IMax.

The IMax type theaters at other other theaters, such as AMC, pale in comparison in size and sound. I think the last movie that showed at the MN Zoo theater that really sparked my attention was Batman, The Dark Night.
 

VitalyT

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I'll be surprised, if this one doesn't suck.

These days, Hollywood is all about making money, with no substance whatsoever.
 

yRaz

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Good movie. To bad the rest of the series stunk
I wouldn't say they stunk, there was just no way to follow up the original Matrix. I enjoyed them but not like the first one where everytime I was in a conversation I'd bring it up. I have a "yeah, they were kinda cool" and just go on with whatever I was doing attitude about the rest of the series
 
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Lounds

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I'll be surprised, if this one doesn't suck.

These days, Hollywood is all about making money, with no substance whatsoever.
I don't think Keanu would agree to do it if he didn't like the script. I've still got low expectations as the sequels were never as good as the original, which was a perfect film.
 

mbrowne5061

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I don't think Keanu would agree to do it if he didn't like the script. I've still got low expectations as the sequels were never as good as the original, which was a perfect film.
Yeah, he generally is pretty good at picking scripts - probably in no small part thanks to The Matrix (and the financial freedom it gave him to say 'no' to bad scripts).

That said, he certainly isn't immune to picking bad ones, either. Only need to look at 47 Roni, Street Kings and Generation Um.

I'm reasonably certain it'll at least be an 'alright' action flick, but I'm not expecting something stellar either.