'Spider-Man 3' will be first major movie to jump onto huge screen

Bridgeport Village is about to hit the big screen. The REALLY big screen.

Regal Entertainment Group said Monday that it would open a new IMAX theater in the Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 early next month.

The first major movie shown on the 50-foot high and 30-foot wide IMAX screen will be Spider-Man 3, which jumps to the screen at 11:59 p.m. May 3. The theater will show Spider-Man 3 around the clock beginning May 4.

'The IMAX theatre at Bridgeport Village will amaze moviegoers with larger-than-life images and the impressive sound system,' said Dick Westerling, Regal Entertainment Group senior vice president of marketing and advertising. 'The IMAX projection system will be a terrific addition to this location.'

'We are extremely pleased to provide moviegoers in Bridgeport with a whole new way to experience Hollywood movies and believe they will be 'wowed' by this powerful cinematic experience,' said Larry T. O'Reilly, IMAX's executive vice president of theater development.

Installation of the IMAX screen and projection equipment has started and is expected to be completed in time for the opening of the new Spider-Man movie.

Beginning May 2, Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village 18 will host two days of $1 movie screenings to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Movies include 'The Polar Express, An IMAX 3D Experience.'

Bridgeport Village's IMAX theater also will be the first capable of offering an IMAX 3D Experience movie in Portland.

Regal Entertainment Group is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world with 6,403 screens in 539 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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