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This year's Olympics opening ceremony is coming to IMAX theaters across the United States

The biggest sporting event of the year deserves nothing less.

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The Olympics is always one of the biggest events of the year, sporting or otherwise, with the host nation pulling out all the stops to celebrate the history of the games and their greatness. The Olympic Opening Ceremony is always one of the highlights of the games and for the Paris 2024 Summer Games, we’ll be able to watch it on IMAX for the first time.

NBC, who has been the official television partner for the Olympics for decades, has announced that the Paris 2024 Olympic Opening Ceremony will be live broadcast on IMAX screens across the US on July 26, 2024. The rest of the games will be shown on Peacock and various NBC-owned channels in the US.

To go along with being shown on the biggest screens possible, the 2024 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony will be the biggest ever – at least physically. Rather than being confined to a single stadium, the ceremony will run along the Seine as it flows past many of the most famous landmarks in Paris. Instead of making a slow lap around the host stadium, the nations participating in the Games will instead be taken on a winding tour of the city in a four-mile-long flotilla of floats.

IMAX will show the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony broadcast in more than 150 locations across the US. Tickets are due to go on sale from local IMAX cinemas and from Fandango closer to the event. The Opening Ceremony itself will take place on July 26 while a theatrical trailer will be shown in cinemas starting at the end of March.


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