Definition : Image MAXimum
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What does IMAX mean?

IMAX stands for Image MAXimum, is a wide screen motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation. The IMAX format is generically called “15/70” film means each frame is 70 millimeters high and 15 sprocket holes (perforations along the edges of the film)per frame, which is about 10 times bigger than the standard 35-millimeter film format. This is why IMAX has a much better resolution and incredible clarity than standard movie system.