Christopher Nolan's best movies are returning for a special engagement in England in a special 70mm IMAX presentation.
With Oppenheimer set to arrive in theaters this July, cinema fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the next big Christopher Nolan experience. Some fans may not have to wait as long as they think to catch Nolan’s incredible cinematic direction on the big screen, as Comicbook reports a host of classic Nolan films will be shown in theaters across England in stunning 70mm IMAX. The British Film Institute has tickets currently on sale, offering a 7 movie package for the price of £105.
The films in question encompass nearly every Christopher Nolan outing, including the entire Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale, as well as Interstellar, Inception, Dunkirk, and Tenet. Among those missing from the roundup are Nolan’s breakout film Memento, as well as 2002’s Insomnia and 2006’s The Prestige. The films are being presented in reverse chronological order, beginning from Nolan’s most recent film, Tenet, until they reach the Dark Knight Trilogy, at which point the Institute plans to reverse course and watch the Batman films in their intended order.
This interesting turn of chronology is done with great purpose, to emulate Christopher Nolan’s ongoing fascination with time and space, most notably explored in films such as Interstellar and Tenet. In Interstellar, Nolan utilized the most accurate scientific data humanly possible in order to realistically capture the time differential that would occur if human beings traveled too close to a black hole, in a disturbing sequence that results in a man becoming decades younger, technically speaking, than his own daughter. A hallmark of the visionary director’s work is his fascination with complex theories, presented in heartfelt and gripping ways to teach the audience a great deal of science or theory while maintaining their emotional attachment to the story.
In Tenet, Christopher Nolan explores theoretical technology which would allow humans to travel backward and forwards through time, creating a confusing web of intersecting plot developments which include reverse car chases, and even a plane crash recreated using practical effects. Another calling card for the filmmaker is his ongoing obsession with practical effects such as those reported to be shown in Oppenheimer. According to recent reports, Nolan recreated the explosion of the atom bomb for his latest effort, sparking a wave of online jokes and memes regarding his growing commitment to auteur filmmaking.
Oppenheimer is also set to be arguably Christopher Nolan’s most star-studded film to date, featuring performances from Cillian Murphy, Rami Malek, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Josh Hartnett, Jack Quaid, Florence Pugh, Dane DeHaan, and dozens of others. Among those A-list names, Robert Downey Jr. is also set to make an appearance, his first since 2020’s Doolittle, which premiered shortly after Downey Jr. retired from his esteemed decade-long run as Marvel’s Iron Man in 2019. With such dense and unforgiving subject matter as the true tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who developed the atomic bomb in 1945, we can expect some award-worthy performances this Summer.
Of course, if you’re a Christopher Nolan super fan, be sure to catch the 7 film IMAX event in preparation for his next grand cinematic experience. Tickets are already on sale and dates are filling up!