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Where is the best place to sit when I go to the movies?

Some pairs argue over where to sit when they go to the movies. Some people just don't care. In most theaters, however, there is indeed a best place to sit, and we’ll let you in on the secret.

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  • How did they get a huge IMAX camera to the top of Mt. Everest?
    How did they get a huge IMAX camera to the top of Mt. Everest?

    The article How IMAX Works says the camera weighs over 200 pounds -- so how did they create the IMAX films in the space shuttle or the one on Mt. Everest? There is no way people lugged a 200-pound camera to the top of Mt. Everest! See more »

  • How Digital Cinema Works
    How Digital Cinema Works

    Big changes are brewing in the movie industry: Emerging digital technology is about to revolutionize studios as well as your local movie theater. Find out why Hollywood's going digital! See more »

  • How IMAX Works
    How IMAX Works

    If you've ever seen an IMAX movie, you know it's not a typical film. It sometimes takes years to produce, resulting in an incredible unmatched viewing experience. Find out all about this amazing movie-making technology! See more »

  • How Movie Projectors Work
    How Movie Projectors Work

    When you see a movie in the theater, do you notice the projector? Without it, you'd be staring at a blank screen. Enter the projection booth and learn what it takes to show a movie. See more »

  • How Movie Screens Work
    How Movie Screens Work

    When you sit down in a movie theater the screen is the center of attention. But have you ever walked up close and looked at it? Discover the intricacies of a movie screen and learn how to find the best seat in the house. See more »

  • How Movie Sound Works
    How Movie Sound Works

    Spielberg has said that sound is the major technological achievement of contemporary film. Indeed, much has changed since the first 'talkies,' when a musical score and a few bits of dialogue first made cinematic history. See more »

  • How THX Works
    How THX Works

    When you see the THX logo splashed across a movie screen, and hear the trademark Deep Note, you know that you are in for an audio feast. But what does that logo mean? Find out what THX is and why it improves your movie experience. See more »

  • Where is the best place to sit when I go to the movies?
    Where is the best place to sit when I go to the movies?

    Some pairs argue over where to sit when they go to the movies. Some people just don't care. In most theaters, however, there is indeed a best place to sit, and we’ll let you in on the secret. See more »

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