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Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony To Be Shown In IMAX Theaters Nationwide



The 2024 Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony will play at IMAX theaters nationwide on Friday, July 26, the first time the event will be shown live in IMAX, the company announced.
IMAX Corporation announced Friday that fans will be able to watch NBC’s live coverage of the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Paris at more than 150 IMAX locations nationwide.
It will be the first time a Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony is not held in a stadium, with Paris instead hosting the event on the River Seine.
A four-mile-long flotilla of nearly 100 boats will carry the athletes, representing more than 200 countries, as thousands of spectators view the parade from the banks of the river. Thousands of athletes will float past iconic Paris landmarks from Austerlitz Bridge, beside the Jardin des Plantes, crossing through central Paris and finishing in front of the Trocadéro, where the ceremony will conclude.
Paris will be tying London this year for the most times hosting the Summer Games, with three, following previous Paris Games in 1900 and 1924.
We look forward to providing our Opening Ceremony coverage to audiences at IMAX locations across the country, sharing in this historic moment as the world regathers to witness the spectacular beginning of 16 days of athletic greatness against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics, said in a statement.
We are excited to extend NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony to IMAX theaters across the U.S., allowing fans to gather and watch the highly-anticipated and awe-inspiring start to the Paris Olympic Games this July, said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX.
NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony will be hosted by two-time Sports Emmy Award-winner and NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico along with Emmy-winning talk show host and Grammy-winning artist Kelly Clarkson and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning.
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony showings will be available for purchase at local IMAX locations and on Fandango this summer.
TMX contributed to this article.