Imax makes Stones larger-than-life


TORONTO – Giant screen exhibitor Imax Corp. on Monday said it will release a super-sized version of Martin Scorsese's upcoming Rolling Stones concert documentary on September 21, day-and-date with its release in traditional 35mm theatres.

Toronto-based Imax said a digitally-remastered version of "Shine A Light," which captures the Rolling Stones in concert, will unspool in its large format theaters, simultaneous with its wide release.

"The larger-than-life images and sound of an Imax theater will only enhance the experience of giving viewers the best seat in the house to watch the Rolling Stones perform," Scorcese, who directed the landmark 1978 concert film "The Last Waltz," said in a statement.

The Imax screening for "Shine A Light" follows a pact between the big screen exhibitor, Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Concert Productions International.

Imax was in part put on the map a decade ago by "Rolling Stones: At the Max," an earlier super-sized documentary that followed the legendary British rock group on their 1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour.