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2 items from 2009 Hookup: 50 IMAX Passes to ‘Michael Jordan to the Max’ in Chicago

10 September 2009 11:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In our first IMAX edition of Hookup: IMAX, we have 50 admit-one passes up for grabs to the Chicago IMAX screening of “Michael Jordan to the Max”. This will be the first film shown on the newly replaced 60-by-80-foot Chicago IMAX screen!

The documentary “Michael Jordan to the Max” features Michael Jordan, Laurence Fishburne as the narrator, Bill Murray, Ken Griffey Jr., Spike Lee, Willie Mays, Stan Musial and Bob Costas.

To win your free pass to the “Michael Jordan to the Max” screening in Chicago courtesy of, all you need to do is answer our trivia question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Sept. 15, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

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Chicago’s Navy Pier Announces 60-By-80-Foot IMAX Screen Replacement

8 September 2009 6:15 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – On Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, Chicago’s Navy Pier IMAX Theatre will replace its 60-by-80-foot foot IMAX screen. The previous screen, which opened in 1999, has hosted more than 4 million moviegoers since its inception.

Boasting the largest IMAX screen in Chicago, Navy Pier IMAX Theatre screen is larger than an NBA basketball court, weighs more than 600 lbs. and towers 6 stories over the 440-seat auditorium.

The new screen will be delivered in a large roll and will be hand-carried into the theatre by 14 people through an entry in the wall created specifically for this project. This screen has been painted with a proprietary IMAX-designed silver coating to meet the IMAX standard for light reflection technology.

Once the new screen is inside the theatre, the old screen will be cut down and disposed of while the frame will be cleaned and prepped for the new screen to be raised. On Tuesday, »

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