A new movie theatre’s planned for Council Bluffs, where fans of Spiderman and Harry Potter will be able to see their favorites on the really big screen. The 350- seat IMAX Theater is going up next to the Star Cinema in Council Bluffs. Jeff Atkins with the IMAX Corporation says some movies will be offered in 3-D.
He says the format offers the audience an escape, to "places you couldn’t otherwise go." Atkins says in addition to educational and cultural films, they will also offer big name Hollywood blockbusters.
"From flying alongside Superman in a city of Metropolis to the magical world of Harry Potter, behind IMAX is the universal appeal as a technology that removes the clues that you’re actually watching a movie," he says.
Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan expects Iowans will travel to the border town to see the new high-tech IMAX theater. It’s an opportunity for Council Bluffs and the area, he says, and offers opportunities for families. Builders will break ground in July and expect to open the theater in December. Adults can expect to pay about 12-dollars for each show.