Reuben R. explains how the Chinese Theatre doesn't have a real IMAX, it's a LieMAX!
"The screen size at the Chinese Theatre used to be 30 ft. tall x 70 ft.
wide, but the theater underwent a renovation in mid-2013, replacing its
seating and screen with stadium seating and an IMAX-branded screen.
Increasing the screen size and converting the seating to a stadium
configuration required digging 15 ft. below the original lower seat line
and extending the grade all the way up to where there used to be stairs
in the back. The overall effect is that the theater now looks smaller
with the rear half of seats coming up so high, but it doesn't detract
from the presentation.
NOTE: Traditional full-size IMAX screens
have an aspect ratio of 1.43:1 and are typically 72 ft. tall or higher.
The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX screen has an aspect ratio of 1.90:1 and is
47.2 ft. tall x 90 ft. wide. Not quite a faux "LieMAX" screen due to
its overall large size, but don't expect the seven story tall experience
you'd get at the California Science Center IMAX.
You can also
see "real" IMAX theaters at AMC Universal Citywalk 19, Rave Motion
Pictures 18, and Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, but those cinemas
frequently show first-run movies in a widescreen aspect ratio that
doesn't fill the whole screen."