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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Available In IMAX Format In Singapore

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Rejoice The Hunger Games franchise fans in Singapore! Shaw Online has just announced that ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be released in IMAX format this November!

This is great news considering parts of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ are specially shot in IMAX. Be prepared to feat your eyes in IMAX format this coming November. Currently, we are unsure if IMAX release will be the same as normal release which is scheduled to be on 21 November 2013 in Singapore. Shaw Online has confirmed with us as of now, both IMAX and normal release will be on 21 November 2013.

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Shaw: ‘The Hunger Games’ Will Not Be Available In IMAX Format

We had previously reported that Shaw will be screening ‘The Hunger Games.

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We had also wondered if Shaw will be screening ‘The Hunger Games’ in IMAX too as we had previously reported ‘The Hunger Games’ will have a week run in IMAX in USA.

As the only two IMAX theaters in Singapore are OMNIMAX at Singapore Science Centre and Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX at Shaw House, we think this might actually be a step forward to the possibility of ‘The Hunger Games’ will be screened in IMAX in Shaw.

However, when we reached out to Shaw, they told us that ‘The Hunger Games’ will not be screening in IMAX format. We are still a little more than a month away from the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ and personally speaking, I will be keeping my fingers crossed and hoping this might change in the near future.

Are you upset that ‘The Hunger Games’ will not be available in IMAX format in Singapore?

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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UPDATED: Shaw Listed ‘The Hunger Games’ Under “Coming Soon” With 90 Minutes Of Running Time

While ‘The Hunger Games’ is distributed by Cathay-Keris Films in Singapore and is scheduled to be open in Cathay Cineplexes on 22 March 2012, there was no doubt people were wondering if other local cinemas will screen it as well.

It looks like Shaw will certainly be screening it! Shaw has ‘The Hunger Games’ listed under “Coming Soon” section on their website. Click on the image to enlarge for a better reading experience.

‘The Hunger Games’ was also listed with a running time of 90 minutes on Shaw’s website. We had sent an inquiry to Shaw so hold on to your horses while we verify if this is the real running time for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie. Cathay Cineplexes on the other hand, does not have a running time listed for ‘The Hunger Games’ on their website yet.

With ‘The Hunger Games’ being listed in Shaw’s website as one of the “Coming Soon” movies, we couldn’t help wondering if Shaw will be screening ‘The Hunger Games’ in IMAX too as we had previously reported ‘The Hunger Games’ will have a week run in IMAX in USA.

As the only two IMAX theaters in Singapore are OMNIMAX at Singapore Science Centre and Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX at Shaw House, we think this might actually be a step forward to the possibility of ‘The Hunger Games’ will be screened in IMAX in Shaw.

We will update this post when we hear anything new from Shaw.

Updated on 8th February 2012: Cathay-Keris Films, the distributor for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie in Singapore has confirmed with us the running time for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie is not fixed yet. 90 minutes of running time for ‘The Hunger Games’ as stated on Shaw’s website is not true.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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IMAX Format Of ‘The Hunger Games’ Will Have A Week Run In USA

Deadline reports Lionsgate has just released the press release announcing ‘The Hunger Games’ will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX format and released in IMAX theaters in United States of America for a week starting from USA release date of ‘The Hunger Games’ which is on March 23, 2012.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2012 — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, the first installment of the trilogy based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® digital theatres in North America day-and-date on Friday, March 23, 2012. The film will have a limited one week engagement in IMAX theatres.

Written and directed by Gary Ross and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik, The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience stars Academy-award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novels have already developed a massive global following, with more than 23.5 million print copies in the United States alone.

“With this news, the release of The Hunger Games has truly become an epic event,” said Lionsgate’s Joe Drake. “The Hunger Games and IMAX are a match made in heaven – fans love this book because its world is so vividly imagined and seeing the film in IMAX will make them feel as if they have landed right in the middle of the action. It is the ideal way for fans to experience this film for the first time.”

“The Hunger Games is one of the most popular properties in recent memory and we’re excited to offer this passionate fan base the opportunity to experience this exciting adventure in the most immersive way,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We’re proud to kick off our relationship with Lionsgate around this highly anticipated film that will make a strong addition to our 2012 film slate.”

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

We are not sure if IMAX versions will be available for viewing in Singapore currently for as far as we know, the only two IMAX theaters in Singapore are OMNIMAX at Singapore Science Centre and Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX at Shaw House.

We will update you if we do have any news regarding IMAX screenings of ‘The Hunger Games’ in Singapore.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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