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Transformers Tell Harry Potter To Beat It! IMAX Is Their Turf!

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If you were hoping to catch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in IMAX on its opening weekend, you better live in NY, LA, or Chicago. Otherwise, you're shit outta luck!

The smarty-pants over at the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen distribution office have worked a deal that has Transformers booked in IMAX theaters across the country for an entire month, effectively ruining any chance to release Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the big, big screen until July 29, 2 weeks following its initial release. (July 17)

However, there are three very specific locations that are exempt from this burnout of Potter, so if you are hell-bent on seeing the flick in IMAX, grab a pen.

The locations are: NYC’s AMC Loews Lincoln Square, LA’s Century City IMAX, and Chicago’s Henry Crown Space Center at the Museum of Science and Industry, which is also currently displaying a Harry Potter exhibit.

We don't really see the necessity to see Harry Potter on an IMAX screen, but for avid fans, we guess it is important.

Will U wait to see it in IMAX or tough it out and see Harry Potter on the regular size screen?

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57 comments to “Transformers Tell Harry Potter To Beat It! IMAX Is Their Turf!”

  1. 1

    Transformer is more of an IMAX movie.

  2. 2

    i normally go see it here at the imax in houston, its a shame :(

    stupid transformers.. harry potter is going to make so much more $$ than them

  3. 3

    Transformers SUCKED in Imax. There was only about 6 minutes of IMAX footage.

  4. 4

    … it's just two weeks you guys.

  5. 5

    harry potter comes out july 15th now.

  6. 6

    That's really stupid, considering Transformers was like, crap. I don't know…yeah it probably looked better in Imax but Harry Potter is the bigger and better franchise…

  7. 7

    what a piss off. they should both be allowed at the same time. i lovelovelove hp

  8. 8

    sorry Perez teh release date is NOT july 17th THE RELEASE DATE IS JULY 15TH

  9. 9

    fastpass.tv see all movies free while n theatre

  10. 10

    What is the point of watching a movie in a regular theater if it's available in IMAX? Everyone knows (or should know by now!) that IMAX is superior in every aspect!!!

  11. 11

    God, Transformers SUCKS. It is such a shitshow! Horrible acting, horrible story… And now they are monopolizing theaters? Even more reason to hate the entire franchise. Assholes.

  12. 12

    thats a buch of fucking bullshit!! and that movie sucked ass anyway

  13. 13

    Transformers sucks

  14. 14

    just see it in theatress, although imax is really cool,,,

  15. 15

    I'll see it on regular first and Imax later

  16. 16

    Transformers SUCKED anywhere.. seriously
    Harry Potter is way better, even though it doesn't have as much action it's just better

  17. 17

    I wish film patrons in the United States were smarter. Sadly, people from the states seem to only like garbage.

  18. 18

    Yeah Transformers has booked IMAX til then…but that's old news. OMG.

  19. 19

    Mario - get your facts straight, first off it opens July 15th (Wed) and 2nd this is NOT inked in blood, just wait it will come out on IMAX on the 15th…moron.

  20. 20

    harry potter comes out on the 15th NOT the 17th for those who didnt know..i guess perez hasn't been informed of that yet.

  21. 21

    this is b.s!!!! How could imax do this.Harry potter is not only a bigger franchise,but harry potter has more fans and wold have a bigger turnout…..and who goes to see this crap anyways….old hairy men!!!

  22. 22

    Transformers was awful. There was no point of it if those tard'bots are coming back.

  23. 23

    fucking, i'll go see both.


    rupert grint is where it's at.

  24. 24

    Transformers did that for one reason. They know they can't and WON'T hold a candle to HARRY POTTER and THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE.
    Talk about desperate moves..

  25. 25

    Re: haileekreutzer – Tom Felton's where it's at and I demand to see him in all his gloriousness in IMAX!!! lol.

  26. 26

    Okay, first off how lame are all of you for making a big deal about the release date being the 15th and not the 17th. So what if he said the wrong date, do you know what losers you look like for making a big deal out of it? Anyway, that is too bad that transformers booked up the IMAX, because transformers 2 had a terrible plotline and Harry Potter 6 is my favorite of all the books, would have been cool to see it in IMAX especially with the new director. The effects look great so far!

  27. 27

    I live in Chicago!! Yay me!

  28. 28

    The reason Harry Potter IMAX was a big deal is because it's only in 3D on the imax screen, not the regular screen. I'll probably see it on opening night anyway!

  29. 29

    I saw the exhibit at the Science and Industry Museum over the weekend and it was really pretty neat. If you get the audio tour, it tells you some pretty cool stuff about some of the artifacts from the movies.

    And those actors are HELLA small!

  30. 30

    those f*ck*rs

  31. MP says – reply to this


    I saw the last HP on Imax and it was amazing. I'll wait it out. Or go see it twice.

  32. 32

    harry potter is much bigger than transformers…i will wait to see it at imax

  33. m.j says – reply to this



  34. 34

    Re: cherrycoke
    I was there this past weekend too! :D And I totally agree!

  35. 35

    Harry Potter FTW. Transformers is way over-hyped. No fair for hardcore Potter fans who wanted to see it in IMAX opening night >:[

  36. 36

    WOO I can't wait! The weekend after the movie comes out, about 30 of my friends and I are dressing up (in robes, of course) and taking the train to Chicago so we can see the exhibition. It's going to be SO MUCH FREAKING FUN!

  37. 37

    Re: ILovePerezHilton2Much – Um ya I think you are the loser for posting this long boring blurb LOSER lol

  38. 38

    So disappointing! Especially because transformers was terrible.

  39. 39

    hmm this is odd, seeing as they've already sold imax tickets
    isn't that part of the deal with azkatraz anyway, to go see hp6 in imax with everyone else?

  40. xxx says – reply to this


    do your homework douches, Transformers had the deal locked down for a year, you Harry Potter dips@its only got pushed out of IMAX because the studio is money hungry and delayed the release from last year…yet you're so brainwashed you'll still support them and give them your money. you mindless tools.

  41. 41

    ohhhhhh hellllllllll no

  42. 42

    perez i know you only give a shit about twilight and want it to be in imax so you can see your lover boy pattison.

    its in imax 3d. thats why.

    i dont see why transformers has to be in their either. its only for the people who cant have their minds react to the shit blowing up every ten seconds!

  43. 43

    i dont need imax..
    gold class is good enough :)

  44. 44

    I'm one of the lucky ones to live in one the three locations. I have already brought my tickets to see HARRY POTTER in IMAX on JULY 15. I'm really excited to see it. Yay Me. LOL

  45. 45

    BOOO!! Transformers sucks! I'm still made I spent 7 dollars to see that Bullshit!

    But anyways I'm going to see Half Blood Prince on the normal screen like 6 times and then I will watch it in Imax! THis movie looks like it's going to be amazing! I mean it's Harry Potter! How can it not be?! ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT!! :D

  46. 46

    Transformers was the WORST movie ever!! the jokes were funny ya but it was so boring! harry potter films are way better!

  47. 47

    Woot Chicago! Actually, for those of you interested, the Museum of Science and Industry is showing Harry Potter on the Omnimax, which goes all the way around one's peripheral. Not to mention that the Harry Potter Exhibit is still showing at the MSI, so I highly suggest you all go.

  48. 48

    hey perez. just wanna add that i just saw transformers in imax and while at the theater they announced that they'd be playing the new Harry Potter movie there too. It's not one of the theaters in your list but they're playing it at the Cradle of Aviation Museum IMAX in long island too

  49. 49

    Re: ILovePerezHilton2Much – i know the 6th book is my favorite too!!

  50. 50

    are you fucking kidding me!? WHAT THE HELL!? Harry Potter is just as good as Transformers. ugh!

  51. 51

    shut the eff up…??? livid. the imax has 3d scenes that the regular theater won't. oh this is just messed up. already saw t2 at imax.. now move along for us potter fans, please.

  52. 52

    Re: timetofly – yeah, but (as an avid fan), i'm still pissed at warner bros because the movie was supposed to come out EIGHT months ago. so yeah, i don't want to have to wait two extra weeks to see it in imax

  53. 53

    Im not gonna fly through the country for that. My local Irish cinema is perfectly enough.

  54. 54

    Can't wait to see this movie. July 15th.. thank god Australia gets it the same time as other people now.

  55. 55

    first off i would like to say the harry potter advertisements for this movie are really awesome!! but yea id definitely wait to see it on imax…it should be in imax the day it releases…transformers sucked, everyone made a big deal because of megan fox…but it wasnt even good….

    plus in my opinion, any movie in imax is worth seeing, its a whole different experience.

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