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Yosemite Climbing Movie 'Free Solo' Gets One-Week IMAX Run

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 3:58 PM

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The documentary Free Solo shows free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares for an unprecedented feat: climbing the face of 3,200-foot rock formation El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. The movie opened in theaters back in September, but it is being released in select IMAX theaters for one week, starting today!

Free Solo is one of fifteen documentaries being considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an award nomination, and it has already won a few awards, including Critics' Choice awards for Most Innovative Documentary of the Year and Best Cinematography.

“IMAX’s differentiated, immersive theatres make audiences feel as though they are there with Alex in Yosemite National Park, climbing El Capitan, and we’re really pleased to be able to bring this incredible, historic story to fans so they can now experience it in IMAX,” said Craig Dehmel, Head of Distribution at IMAX Entertainment.

“The grandeur of El Capitan and the film’s breathtaking cinematography will be spectacular in IMAX,” said Courteney Monroe, President, National Geographic Global Networks and Documentary Films. “Audiences have been filling theaters for months, uniting together to cheer for Alex’s staggering achievement. We are so grateful to IMAX for providing audiences the opportunity to experience the scale and ambition of this film in IMAX theaters.”

“When we were making this film, we could not have imagined the response we have received,” added directors Vasarhelyi and Chin. “To be able to share Alex’s story of courage in the immersive IMAX experience is something we’ve been working towards for over a year. It’s the ultimate reward for us, and offers filmgoers and a chance to now see his historic and remarkable journey on the big IMAX screen.”

To see what's playing and when, and to buy tickets online, please visit the Showtimes page for Free Solo: The IMAX 2D Experience.

Source: IMAX Corporation / National Geographic Partners LLC Press Release. Image by National Geographic Partners LLC.

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