UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX

300 Goddard Boulevard,
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 25, 2013 at 4:22 am

Very sad to hear, I was considering checking that out for when they screen the “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary”

atb
atb on October 24, 2013 at 10:18 am

Saw “Carrie” in new RPX screen last night. Very disappointed: Uncomfortable “leather” seats jammed too close together and no top/bottom masking for wide screen presentation, which is/was way more distracting than the lack of masking for IMAX presentations (i.e. “Gravity”, which was outstanding in IMAX 3-D at this location). And I did not see any speakers in the ceiling which means they did not install Dolby Atmos, which seems very short-sighted given the upcoming holiday films released in Atmos. Has anyone else been disappointed by RPX presentations in the past, especially given the surcharge added by Regal?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

United Artists King of Prussia Stadium 16 is the only Philadelphia cinema to advertise the $50 Mega Ticket for World War Z, June 19 at 7:30 PM in 3 D preview screening that includes a HD digital copy (when available to download), a pair to keep of 3D glasses, a limited edition poster, and a small popcorn.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

Last night the audience hadn’t expected Brad Pitt would appear in person at a screening of World War Z but there he was http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/06/brad-pitt-makes-surprise-appearance-at-king-of-prussia-movie-theater/

hdtv267
hdtv267 on May 20, 2013 at 3:25 am

Update on here. Visited on 5/18/13 to see the new Star Trek on a “real” IMAX screen.

Couple notes, even though it was full screen IMAX, the movie was shown digitally- but you could still appreciate the segments Abrams shot particularly for IMAX.

Crowd where light (first showing I attended) was amazingly well behaved and enjoyed the movie. Pre-show (Regal First Look/CommercialRama) was shown full screen on the IMAX.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on January 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Actually, scope films are letterboxed on IMAX.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 9, 2007 at 9:36 pm

My friend and I saw the IMAX version of Transformers. The film appeared cropped as the tops and bottoms were blank. Other than the screen’s enormous size, it really wasn’t more of an experience than when I saw it at the my favorite Annapolis Mall grand theater in THX.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 21, 2007 at 7:55 am

Here’s 10-30-2002 Philadelphia Business Journal describing that the 5 story screen, closed as am Imax a year before in United Artists bankruptcywill be reopened as an 8 story high IMAX for action films & IMAX films. This was then one of 5 arrangements Regal was doing (three in California & one in Texas) bringing Regal’s total to eleven. The article states IMAX converted “Apollo 13” and “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” into IMAX format.
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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 20, 2007 at 11:22 pm

I’ve been to several IMAX presentations here since ‘05 or so. Polar Express in 3D IMAX was my first experience here and boy, was that something. The film broke down during the show 3x and then we were told we would be given passes for another showing. The next day, the same thing happened. I think it was the later show that things began to come together and my friend and I watched the movie. The presentation, again, had one slip up, the house lights came up and one of the ushers was trying to entertain us by talkiing about the holidays. Overall, the film was a bore and it was wasn’t worth the 135mi drive from DC. My only memory of being really engaged with the movie was the train ride through the mountains and when it skids on the iced lake.

Other films I’ve seen here was the IMAX 3D version of Superman Returns (2006). Again, that was a disapointment because the movie, itself, tried to emulate Richard Donner’s presentation and failed mostly. Brandon Routh is no Chris Reeve. What was annoying was having to be clued to put on the 3D glasses to watch the 3D parts. Robots (2005) was also in IMAX 3D and I don’t recall it having the same breakdown issues as Polar Express did before.

I’m looking forward to James Cameron’s Avatar, which reportedly will be in Digital 3D. If there is a IMAX Digital 3D venue, I suspect this place will be the one to have this format and movie.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 20, 2007 at 9:29 am

From the Nov 12, 2006 Philadelphia Weekly article by Andrew Repasky McElhinney,
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Best IMAX out of Town
Well, it’s the only IMAX screen out of the city, but the United Artists' King of Prussia 16/United Artists' IMAX offers mainstream Hollywood event movies distorted on an IMAX screen. Hordes flock for the IMAX experience, not understanding that traditional movies gain nothing from being projected on an IMAX screen. Go to the Franklin Institute instead unless the King of Prussia IMAX is demonstrating its distinction as the region’s only showcase of mainstream movies in 3-D. Then it’s worth the trip, but just barely.