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Ayo, foreground, played by Florence Kasumba, leads an action scene in "Black Panther 3D."

This year's blockbuster, "Black Panther," arrives Friday, May 4, on the only screen in Chattanooga massive enough to accommodate action on such an epic scale.

"Black Panther" will be screened in 3D on the Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater's six-story screen for a limited engagement May 4 through June 2. Fans can see this action-movie classic at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only for those five weeks.

The film is based on the Marvel comic character of the same name, who made his first big-screen appearance in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War." The character Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) faces numerous challenges as he takes his rightful place as king of the technologically advanced — and hidden — African nation of Wakanda.

In addition to larger screen size, "Black Panther" fans will enjoy a more immersive cinematic experience thanks to the Imax with Laser projection system and 12-channel audio system.

"I love watching films in Imax. It's my favorite way to watch movies," says Ryan Coogler, the film's director. "We made some very specific choices to film in Imax to give audiences that expanded view."

"We looked for interesting battle sequences, fight sequences to make the transition to Imax," says Rachel Morrison, the film's cinematographer. "The hope is that it puts you even more in the moment and that it feels even more tactile and visceral, and you're immersed in this experience."

"Black Panther " is rated PG-13 with a run time of 134 minutes. Tickets are $15.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 3-12. Deluxe Aquarium members and Imax Club pass-holders can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $4. Purchase tickets at the Imax box office, 201 Chestnut St

For more information: www.tnaqua.org/imax/black-panther-3D.

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