In the Labyrinth

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In the Labyrinth was a groundbreaking multi-screen presentation at Expo 67. It used 35mm and 70mm film projected simultaneously on multiple screens and was the precursor of today's IMAX format.

It was hailed as a "stunning visual display" by Time magazine, which concludes: "such visual delights as Labyrinth ... suggest that cinema—the most typical of 20th century arts—has just begun to explore its boundaries and possibilities." [1]

In the Labyrinth was co-directed by Roman Kroitor, Colin Low and Hugh O'Connor and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Kroitor left the NFB shortly after to co-found Multi-Screen Corporation, which later became IMAX Corporation.


In 1979, the NFB re-issued In the Labyrinth in a single-screen format. [2] In May of 2007, the NFB and the Cinémathèque québécoise presented an exhibition on the Labyrinth pavilion, marking the 40th anniversary of Expo 67.


  1. Magic in Montreal: The Films of Expo, Time, 1967-07-07. Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  2. NFB Web page (HTML). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.