There Are No Theaters in the U.S. Screening GEMINI MAN The Way Director Ang Lee Intended
Director Ang Lee intended for his new action-thriller Gemini Man to be screened in 120 frames-per-second in a 4K 3D format. If you were looking forward to watching the film in that format, I’ve got some bad news. There isn’t a single movie theater in the United States screening the film in this format!
There are, however, 14 theaters in the U.S. that will screen the film at 120fps in 3D, but not in 4K. I recently saw the film 120fps in 3D and my review of the film will go live shortly, but I will say that it was a unique cinematic experience. I’m personally still not 100% sold on this whole 120fps theatrical viewing experience yet. But, the high frame rate worked better with this film than it did The Hobbit movies, which were screened in 48fps and 60fps.
When talking about why he wanted the film to be shot and screened in a high frame rate, he told Indiewire:
“You get people excited, I think it’s the detail [you] get to see it. I think that’s new a kind of filmmaking, and I think it’s this kind of staging [frontal], in and out of the perspective, a first-person-third-person kind of exchange. It’s a different kind of language, involvement, for both the filmmaker and the viewer.”
If you want to watch Gemini Man in 3D with a 120 HFR rate in 2K, here are the 14 theaters that will offer you that experience:
AMC Aventura Mall 24 – Miami, FL
AMC Century City 15 – Los Angeles, CA
AMC Del Amo 18 – Los Angeles, CA
AMC Disney Springs 24 – Orlando, FL
AMC Elmwood Palace 20 – New Orleans, LA
AMC Flatiron Crossing 14 – Denver, CO
AMC Hawthorn 12 – Chicago, IL
AMC Lincoln Square 13 – New York, NY
AMC Metreon 16 – San Francisco, CA
AMC North Point 12 – Atlanta, GA
AMC River East 21 – Chicago, IL
AMC Town Square 18 – Las Vegas, NV
AMC White Marsh 16 – Baltimore, MD
AMC Willowbrook 24 – Houston, TX
Gemini Man opens in theaters on October 11th.