Historic Vienna Opera House being converted into IMAX theater for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation premiere

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IMAX, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have announced that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, will premiere tomorrow, July 23rd, at the State Opera House in Vienna, which is being specially transformed into an IMAX theatre for the one-night global event. The film begins its worldwide roll-out in IMAX theatres next week on July 31rd.

For the red-carpet event and screening, the historic Vienna State Opera House is receiving a makeover of IMAX proportions exclusively for this premiere. During the past three days, IMAX’s team has equipped the opera house with an IMAX screen measuring approximately 56 feet by 37 feet, an IMAX dual-projection system, and a custom sound system configured and tuned to optimize the playback of the film’s IMAX soundtrack in this unique environment. This marks the second time IMAX has transformed an iconic venue for a one-night-only global premiere following Paramount’s Transformers: Age of Extinction in June 2014.

Attending the world premiere in Vienna is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie; stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson; along with producers Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Representing IMAX at the premiere event will be CEO Richard L. Gelfond and IMAX President EMEA Andrew Cripps.

At the beginning of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the IMF has been disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is out in the cold. Now the team must face off against a network of highly skilled special agents called the Syndicate, alone. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces its most impossible mission yet. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie, with a story co-written by McQuarrie and Drew Pearce. It is based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.