'Skyfall' Headed to IMAX Theaters One Day Early

Posted 1:54 PM September 27th, 2012 by Jeff Giles
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As if filmgoers who live within driving distance from an IMAX theater didn't already have enough reasons to feel smug, now comes word that the next James Bond adventure will be heading for the big-big screen one day early.

Skyfall's IMAX release was originally reported back in February, but until now, we'd assumed it would be arriving in traditional theaters on the same day. Not so: it'll bow on IMAX on November 8, a full 24 hours before it goes into wide release.

This continues a pattern for tentpoles that emerged with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which opened in IMAX a full five days before landing on regular-sized screens -- with one crucial difference: M:I4 was partially shot on IMAX, while Skyfall is being blown up to fit.

Disappointing, to be sure, but probably not enough to keep away film fans who are eager to see one of the year's most highly anticipated movies -- and with studios and theater chains growing ever hungrier for ticket dollars, we can expect to see more staggered releases in the future.

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