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The biggest IMAX releases of 2017 that you cannot miss


2017's just getting started and here's a highlights reel of all the epic, immersive IMAX movies you can expect over the next few months.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

Released: 20th January

Having hosted the premiere of Vin Diesel's brawny sequel last night, we can't wait to bring you further dimensions of his muscly hero. The movie is released on 20th January 2017.

The LEGO Batman Movie

Released: 10th February

The only thing better than the return of Will Arnett's brick-based Dark Knight is enjoying more of his awesome dimensions in IMAX. We know he'd approve.


Released: 3rd March

Hugh Jackman slices his way back onto the big screen for what is possibly his final outing as Wolverine, so prepare for a razor-sharp IMAX presentation that promises to bring you into his bloodiest and grittiest journey yet.

Kong: Skull Island

Released: 10th March

This action-packed Kong reboot is stuffed full of skull-crawlers, oversized animals and the biggest incarnation yet seen of the iconic great ape. In other words: this was made to be experienced in IMAX. Oh, and A-listers Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson feature too. K

Beauty and the Beast

Released: 17th March

Disney's timeless 1991 classic was breathtaking enough, but just wait for this sumptuous live-action adaptation from Twilight director Bill Condon. As Emma Watson and Dan Stevens prepare to waltz their way into our hearts, we're getting seriously excited for the likes of the ballroom scene in IMAX.

The Fate of the Furious

Released: 14th April 2017

The gear-crunching Fast & Furious franchise has a tradition of roaring onto the screen in glorious IMAX, and with each instalment proving more spectacular than the last we can't wait for this one. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are joined by the likes of Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Be there.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Released: 28th April

It's time to fire up the Awesome Mix again as Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and his gang of misfits return to a galaxy near you. Geeky fact: James Gunn's feverishly awaited Marvel sequel was shot with the Red Weapon Dragon camera, allowing for maximum 8k resolution. Essentially, all you need to know is this movie was made for an IMAX screen.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Released: 26th May

Johnny Depp sets sail again as Cap'n Jack Sparrow in the fifth instalment of the high seas blockbuster Disney franchise. Given the previous movies have been packed with more swashbuckling action and CGI mayhem than you can shake a galleon at, it would seem we're poised for yet more IMAX spectacle.

Wonder Woman

Released: 2nd June

Gal Gadot's warrior princess was made to be experienced in IMAX, what with her superpowers and explosively time-jumping storyline that even takes in the trenches of World War I. Will this set the benchmark for future DC Universe IMAX releases? We're hoping so.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Released: 23rd June

Crash! Bang! Wallop! What a video! It's an Alan Partridge line but it surely applies to Michael Bay's latest fender-bending slice of Transformers mayhem. The director's insanely explosive action spectacles are pretty much what the immersive nature of IMAX was made for, so don't miss it.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Released: 7th July

Let's face it, out of all our favourite superheroes, Spidey is the one who really takes our breath away as he carries us along on his wall-crawling, acrobatic abilities. So what better way to experience his adventures than in IMAX? Tom Holland's solo feature promises great things, and we're expecting the IMAX input to take it to the next level.


Released: 21st July

Christopher Nolan is a director who priorities practical effects over CGI and the immersion of IMAX over other formats. He famously shot sections of his classic Inception and Dark Knight trilogy with IMAX cameras, and he's done the same with this eagerly awaited World War II drama starring Tom Hardy. The greatest IMAX movie of 2017? You could be looking at it.

What are your essential #IMAX movies of 2017? Let us know @Cineworld.