Documentary “Free Solo” Coming to Imax Theatres for One Week Engagement

After making the Oscars shortlist for the Documentary Feature category, the National Geographic produced film, Free Solo will make its way back to theaters for a special Imax release.

Free Solo

Free Solo

What’s happening:

  • Deadline has reported that the documentary, Free Solo is returning to Imax theatres for a one-week limited engagement beginning on January 11.
  • Free Solo was recently named to the Oscars shortlist for the Documentary Feature category.
  • The Imax release will be digitally remastered with enhanced sound a imagery for the complete Imax Experience using Imax DMR’s proprietary technology.

About the film:

  • Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Free Solo, “follows free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares for an unprecedented feat: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.”

What they’re saying:

  • Craig Dehmel, head of distribution at Imax Entertainment: “Imax’s differentiated, immersive theatres make audiences feel as though they are there with Alex in Yosemite National Park, climbing El Capitan, and we’re really pleased to be able to bring this incredible, historic story to fans so they can now experience it in Imax.”
  • Courteney Monroe, President, National Geographic Global Networks and Documentary Films: “The grandeur of El Capitan and the film’s breathtaking cinematography will be spectacular in Imax. Audiences have been filling theaters for months, uniting together to cheer for Alex’s staggering achievement. We are so grateful to Imax for providing audiences the opportunity to experience the scale and ambition of this film in Imax theaters.”
  • Free Solo Directors Vasarhelyi and Chin: “When we were making this film, we could not have imagined the response we have received. To be able to share Alex’s story of courage in the immersive Imax experience is something we’ve been working towards for over a year. It’s the ultimate reward for us, and offers filmgoers and a chance to now see his historic and remarkable journey on the big Imax screen.”