Imax opening

Audiences have been wowed with the opening of the new IMAX screen at The Cornerhouse in Nottingham.

VIP guests were treated to a 3D screening of Avatar at Cineworld as the giant screen was showcased to cinema fans for the first time.

The IMAX at The Cornerhouse is the only one of its kind in the East Midlands, with the closest screens being in Sheffield and Birmingham.

Filmgoers will now be able to catch The Hobbit as the screen opens to the public from Thursday 13 December.

The new IMAX has patented crystal-clear digital projection, powerful digital sound, a larger, slightly curved and specially treated screen and customised auditorium, which has been geometry, designed to maximise the field-of-view.