20 Things You Didn't Know About Interstellar

19. The Score Is So Loud That It Broke An IMAX Theatre

Interstellar ship
IMAX Corporation

Anyone who's watched a Nolan movie in IMAX knows that the experience is akin to having your eardrums repeatedly pummelled, and when Interstellar first released, one such IMAX theatre paid the price for the filmmaker's aggressive audio mixes.

At an advance critic screening in San Francisco, the speakers blew and the audio cut out completely, which was swiftly followed by the screen going dark. Then, after several minutes of trying to get things up and running again, the screening was outright cancelled.

Hardly an ideal first impression!


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