Fourth trailer for Interstellar

October 9, 2014 – 2:45 pm | Permalink

The fourth trailer for Interstellar has been released.

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film opens in IMAX theaters November 7, 2014.

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IMAX Corporation to Announce Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call

October 7, 2014 – 12:03 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its third-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on ‘Investor Relations.’ The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson Street Events Network. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 524-8950 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (416) 260-0113. The conference ID for the call is 2771960. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 2771960.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theatres (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Clips, featurettes from Fury

October 6, 2014 – 5:37 pm | Permalink

Five clips and three featurettes have been released from upcoming film, Fury.

As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters October 16, 2014.

Best Job I Ever Had



Bible Verse



Hold This Crossroad



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Trailer, poster, images from Fury

October 6, 2014 – 4:31 pm | Permalink

Check out the trailer, poster, and images from Fury.

As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters October 16, 2014.

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Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LaBeouf) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Pena) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Emma (Alicia Von Rittberg) and Norman (Logan Lerman) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


The crew of Fury: Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman (Logan Lerman), Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Pena) and Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures’ FURY. Photo By: Giles Keyte. © 2014 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Sony Pictures’ Fury to Charge Into Select Overseas IMAX® Theatres Starting Oct. 16

October 6, 2014 – 2:20 pm | Permalink

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Sony Pictures Entertainment and QED International today announced that Fury, the World War II action drama from director David Ayer (End of Watch) that stars Brad Pitt, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres in select international territories starting Oct. 16.

Fury, which features a strong supporting cast including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood, will be released in more than 25 overseas IMAX markets through early 2015, including Australia, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the U.K.

Fury is a beautifully crafted film from the exceptionally talented David Ayer, with whom we look forward to kick-starting what we believe will become a long-lasting partnership,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “With its striking visuals and powerful drama, Fury is the perfect offering for our overseas exhibition partners this Fall.”

The IMAX release of Fury will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Fury:

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Written and directed by David Ayer, the film is produced by Bill Block, David Ayer, Ethan Smith, and John Lesher. The executive producers are Brad Pitt, Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Alex Ott, and Ben Waisbren. The film, a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with QED International and LStar Capital, is a Le Grisbi Productions / Crave Films production. For more information about Fury, visit the official website at www.sonypictures.com/movies/fury/.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theatres (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Trailer, poster, images from John Wick

October 6, 2014 – 2:04 pm | Permalink

Check out the trailers, poster, and images from upcoming film, John Wick.

When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend.

The film opens in IMAX theaters October 24, 2014.

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Keanu Reeves stars as ‘John Wick’ in JOHN WICK.


Keanu Reeves stars as ‘John Wick’ in JOHN WICK.


Adrianne Palicki stars as ‘Ms. Perkins’ in JOHN WICK.


Keanu Reeves stars as ‘John Wick’ in JOHN WICK.

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Summit Entertainment’s John Wick To Bust Into IMAX® Theatres Domestically On Oct. 24

October 6, 2014 – 1:38 pm | Permalink

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label today announced the stylized assassin film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in domestic IMAX® theatres starting Oct. 24.

Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, both of whom worked with Reeves as stunt technicians on all three of The Matrix films, John Wick tells the story of a retired assassin (Reeves) who, after suffering a deadly loss, returns to the fray to hunt down the gangsters who wronged him. The film co-stars Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, Adrianne Palicki, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane ‎and Bridget Moynahan.

John Wick, which screened last month at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, marks the first IMAX domestic roll-out for Reeves since The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008 and the second and third Matrix films more than five years prior.

“We are over the moon that John Wick will play in IMAX theatres,” said Lionsgate’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, Richie Fay. “This film is loaded with non-stop action and excitement, but full of heart; it really exploded out of Fantastic Fest and we cannot wait to share it with audiences around the country.”

John Wick is a fun action romp, complete with a tremendously entertaining performance by Keanu Reeves that is perfect for IMAX fans,” said Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp and Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment. “There’s no better place for audiences to experience the film’s stylized storytelling than in IMAX theatres.”

The IMAX release of John Wick will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About John Wick
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet riddled playground, John Wick (Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the assassin genre.

Leitch and Stahelski also produced the film, along with Basil Iwanyk, Mike Witherill and actress-producer Eva Longoria. John Wick will be released theatrically in North America on Oct. 24.

About Lionsgate
Lionsgate, home to The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises, is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theatres (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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D-Day: Normandy 1944 Honored 5 Times at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s 2014 Achievement Awards

October 6, 2014 – 12:57 pm | Permalink

Los Angeles (CA) and London (UK) – October 2, 2014/ 3D Entertainment Distribution announced today that D-Day: Normandy 1944, written & directed by Pascal Vuong and produced by N3D LAND Films, was recognized with five awards at last week’s Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Achievement Awards ceremony in Toronto (ON).

Voted on by all GSCA member organizations, which include representatives from giant screen theaters, filmmakers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers from around the world, the annual Achievement Awards celebrate the best films produced for IMAX® and other giant screen theaters.

The 40-minute documentary narrated by legendary journalist Tom Brokaw won awards for Best Film for Lifelong Learning, which honors the film with the greatest educational impact for all ages; Best Original Score; Best Sound Design; and Best Visual Effects.

The Saint Louis Science Center (St. Louis, MO) was also recognized for its promotional campaign for D-Day: Normandy 1944 with the GSCA award for Best Film Launch by a Theater.

“We are immensely proud of this acknowledgement from our peers, and truly privileged to have been surrounded by such talented collaborators on this film as Ronan Chapalain, who oversaw the stereography and visual effects, composer Franck Marchal, sound designers Raymond Vermette and Alexandre Poirier, producers Catherine Vuong and Sylvain Grain, narrator Tom Brokaw, and countless others,” said writer, director and producer Pascal Vuong. “Together, we have produced a meaningful and inspiring film I hope will be enjoyed by audiences for generations to come.”

On June 6, 1944, the largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever on giant screens, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. It pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.

Distributed worldwide by 3D Entertainment Distribution, D-Day: Normandy 1944 has been licensed by 35 IMAX® and digital cinemas since its initial release in April. It continues its roll out in 3D & 2D at giant screen theaters across North America and internationally.

For further information and a full list of theater locations, visit www.DDay-Normandy1944.com

About 3D Entertainment Distribution
3D Entertainment Distribution specializes in the distribution of innovative films for IMAX® theaters and digital 3D cinemas worldwide. Based in London (UK) and Los Angeles (CA), the Company is dedicated to immersing audiences of all ages in engaging, story-driven 3D experiences that inspire and educate. For more information, please visit http://www.3DEfilms.com

About N3D LAND Films
N3D LAND Films is a production company founded by the four creators of the award-winning large format 3D documentary “Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World,” with Catherine Vuong as producer, Pascal Vuong as film director, Ronan Chapalain as VFX and 3D supervisor, and Sylvain Grain as line producer. In 2011, thanks to the skills developed during the production of “Sea Rex” and encouraged by the response of international audiences, N3D LAND Films launched the production of the first large format 3D documentary devoted to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. For more information, please visit http://www.N3DLAND.com

Source: 3D Entertainment Distribution

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Bollywood Remake Bang Bang! To Ignite IMAX® Theatres In India And Select Global Markets Starting Oct. 2

October 1, 2014 – 12:33 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Fox Star Studios, a joint company between 20th Century Fox and STAR, today announced that the action thriller Bang Bang! will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX® theatres across India and select global locations starting Oct. 2. The film, which Fox Star Studios will distribute and market worldwide, marks the second Indian local-language production to be released in IMAX, following the critical and box office hit DHOOM:3 in 2013.

In addition, FIP India (Fox International Productions) will be releasing Bang Bang! on more than 4,000 screens in India, with more than 800 screens outside of India across 46 countries, including 250-plus screens in the U.S., making it the widest release ever for a Bollywood film.

Directed by Siddharth Raj Anand, and starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang! is a remake of the Fox film Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, which grossed $3.3 million at the Indian box office in 2010. Bang Bang! will be released in three different languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

“We are hugely excited to be partnering with IMAX on Bang Bang!” said Vijay Sing, CEO of Fox Star Studios India. “Bang Bang! is the perfect movie to be experienced in IMAX on a big canvas, with great action and an immersive emotional experience. Audiences are in for a real treat this October.”

Bang Bang! marks the first action thriller for Raj Anand. The film, which co-stars Danny Denzongpa and Jaaved Jaffrey, also has the most-watched teaser trailer for a Bollywood film, earning more than 2.3 million views within 24 hours of its debut on YouTube.

“After the success of DHOOM:3, we are delighted to release Bang Bang! – an awesome new take on a great story,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “India has such a vibrant local film industry, and with Fox Star Studios having a commanding presence there already, we’re excited to become a larger part of the Bollywood movie-going culture.”

The IMAX release of Bang Bang! will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Fox Star Studios
Fox Star Studios is an India-based movie production and distribution company, a joint venture between 20th Century Fox, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures and Star, India’s media and entertainment company, both owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s 21st Century Fox.

Fox Star Studios works in conjunction with Fox International Productions (FIP), the international film production arm of 20th Century Fox Film; the company’s board of directors includes FIP President Sanford Panitch. Fox Star Studios produces Hindi and Regional language films through acquisitions, co-productions and in-house productions for worldwide distribution.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theatres (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Netflix Announces First Original Movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend To Premiere Simultaneously On Netflix And In Select Global IMAX® Theaters

September 30, 2014 – 12:38 pm | Permalink

Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star under the direction of Yuen Wo-Ping in the Sequel to the Academy Award®-winning 2000 film

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015.

Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story — one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.

Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Lady) reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen (Ip Man 1&2, Monkey King 3D) as Silent Wolf.

The film is to be the first of several major films backed by Netflix to premiere on the same day on the world’s leading Internet TV network and in select IMAX theaters globally, giving consumers and exhibitors around the world unparalleled flexibility in how, when and where they enjoy a major motion picture.

“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in the distribution of this film.”

“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. “We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the latest chapter in this amazing and intriguing story.”

“IMAX has a terrific opportunity, via this partnership with Netflix, to release Crouching Tiger – a high-quality, action-packed film that is right in our wheelhouse — at the end of the summer blockbuster season,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We are particularly hopeful it will play in our highly successful China market. In territories where we simultaneously release with Netflix, we are excited to offer consumers the option of deciding how, when and where they want to view the film, and exhibitors the opportunity to participate in this alternative form of content in a new and innovative way.”

Based on the acclaimed novel, Iron Knight, Silver Vase, by Wang Dulu (book 5 in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy) and written by John Fusco (Marco Polo), the new film is produced by Harvey Weinstein (Academy Award winner – The King’s Speech, The Artist) and Peter Berg (Emmy Award winner – Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Hancock) and Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Hancock) and executive produced by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game), Ralph Winter (X-Men franchise), Anthony Wong, and Bey Logan (The Medallion).

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend also stars Harry Shum Jr (Glee, Revenge of the Green Dragons), Jason Scott Lee (Seventh Son, Hawaii Five-O), Roger Yuan (Bulletproof Monk), Eugenia Yuan (Revenge of the Green Dragons) and newcomer Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

Principal photography is now underway in New Zealand. The film’s director of photography is Tom Sigel (Drive, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and design is led by the Academy Award®-winning Lord of the Rings team of costume designer Ngila Dickson, production designer Grant Major and visual effects supervisor Mark Stetson.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 50 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For a low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 348 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; THE IRON LADY; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE GIVER and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Upcoming releases include ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and BIG EYES.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Under The Gunn. Recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects currently in production include John Fusco’s Marco Polo. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments and Daniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are using IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theatres (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

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Poster for Jupiter Ascending revealed

September 29, 2014 – 5:21 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the poster for Jupiter Ascending.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters February 6, 2015.



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IMAX Poster for Interstellar

September 29, 2014 – 5:06 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released the IMAX poster for Interstellar.

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film opens in IMAX theaters November 7, 2014.



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New trailer for Jupiter Ascending

September 29, 2014 – 4:57 pm | Permalink

A new trailer has been released for Jupiter Ascending.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters February 6, 2015.

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Three clips from Dracula Untold

September 29, 2014 – 3:52 pm | Permalink

Three clips from Dracula Untold have been released.

Luke Evans transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.

The film opens in IMAX theaters October 2 internationally and October 17 domestically.

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Vlad Defends His Castle With His New Powers



Vlad Explains Why He Wants To Become A Vampire



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New artwork for Interstellar

September 22, 2014 – 2:03 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released a new poster for Interstellar.

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film opens in IMAX theaters November 7, 2014.



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GSF and Oceans 8 to Premiere Antarctica: On the Edge 3D at GSCA

September 19, 2014 – 11:47 am | Permalink

GSF and Oceans 8 to Premiere Antarctica: On the Edge 3D at Giant Screen Cinema Association Conference in Toronto

Evanston, IL (Sept. 19, 2014) – Giant Screen Films and Oceans 8 Productions are pleased to announce that Antarctica: On the Edge will be premiering at the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference this weekend in Toronto.

“It’s a great thrill to be premiering Antarctica to the giant screen industry,” said Jon Bowermaster, director, writer and producer of the film. “It’s a film over five years in the making. My goal all along has been to take viewers to the most remote and forbidding continent on Earth, focusing on both the history of the Antarctic continent as well as on how climate changes are impacting the region today. I’m also quite pleased by the efforts of Tilda Swinton, who did a fabulous job narrating, and Natalie Merchant, who contributed some beautifully orchestrated compositions.”

“Antarctica as a subject has historically been quite successful in our market, and this is the first time it has been captured in 3D,” said Don Kempf, President of Giant Screen Films. “At GSF’s recent company event, the film was a big hit with the theaters in attendance, with over 90 percent giving it high marks on our survey. Jon Bowermaster is a terrific filmmaker whose familiarity with the Antarctic continent is second to none. I believe Antarctica is going to be one of our most successful releases.”

Antarctica: On The Edge is a beautiful and fascinating film,” said Jackie Mollet, Managing Director of Visitor Services at the Saint Louis Science Center. “It weaves a history lesson of the race to the bottom of the earth while informing us on the changing climate and its impact on the ice and the animals that live there.”

According to Wendy Grant, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, “Antarctica: On the Edge is a beautiful, well-paced film about a fascinating place that few people have the privilege of visiting. I enjoyed the film immensely.”

Antarctica: On the Edge 3D will screen at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theater at 9:10am on Saturday, September 20th.

ABOUT GIANT SCREEN FILMS
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com

ABOUT JON BOWERMASTER
Since his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 1989, Jon Bowermaster has traveled back to Antarctica more than twenty times. A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker, Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen “Ocean Heroes” by the National Geographic Society.

Author of twelve books, his companion book to the Jacques Perrin/DisneyNature film Oceans was published alongside the film’s U.S. premiere. In addition to Antarctica: On the Edge, Jon recently produced and directed the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo, a unique look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State. Films in production include Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice, Free Swim: Maldives, After the Spill and Tigerlily/20, a collaboration with partner Natalie Merchant.

Bowermaster lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Two new posters for Interstellar

September 18, 2014 – 4:00 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released two new poster for Interstellar.

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film opens in IMAX theaters November 7, 2014.



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D3D Cinema Selected to Upgrade Virigina Aquarium Giant Screen

September 18, 2014 – 1:54 pm | Permalink

D3D Cinema to Convert Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center’s Giant Screen Cinema to 4K 3D Digital Technology

Evanston, IL (Sept. 18, 2014) – After a rigorous RFP process, D3D Cinema has been selected to upgrade the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center’s giant screen theater to digital projection technology. Located in Virginia Beach, the theater will be upgraded in October and will reopen to the public later that month after extensive renovations to other critical building systems, and installation of new theater carpeting and seating.

D3D will replace the existing 15/70 3D projection system with dual Barco 4K digital projectors, a Qube 4K server, MasterImage 3D, a premium QSC 7.1 audio system and a new screen from Severtson.

“In addition to helping the aquarium dramatically reduce operating costs, this new theater will inspire a new generation of Virginia Aquarium visitors through unparalleled ‘you are there’ immersive experiences. Viewers will be transported to the farthest reaches of the planet and beyond to explore these amazing environments in previously unseen detail,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development for D3D.

“We are honored to have been selected to convert the giant screen theater at the Virginia Beach Aquarium to digital 3D,” said Don Kempf, President of D3D. “In a relatively short period of time, the entire giant screen market will have converted from film to digital projection, and we are proud that D3D pioneered this market trend and now continues to lead the way. Our core mission from the very beginning has been to enable museums, aquariums, and other cultural institutions around the world to dramatically lower their annual operating costs while at the same time maintaining a truly superior theatrical experience. The Virginia Beach Aquarium represents another milestone achievement for us.”

About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema is a leading provider of digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of 3D content; and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Valencia, Spain.
www.d3dcinema.com

About the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. The Aquarium is also a member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Virginia Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. It is located at 717 General Booth Boulevard, just south of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach.
www.virginiaaquarium.com

BBC Earth to Screen its First Two Giant Screen Releases at GSCA

September 18, 2014 – 1:11 pm | Permalink

BBC EARTH TO SCREEN ITS FIRST TWO GIANT SCREEN RELEASES, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D AND TINY GIANTS 3D, AT GIANT SCREEN CINEMA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN TORONTO

Evanston, IL (Sept. 18, 2014) – BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films are proud to announce that the BBC Earth’s first two giant screen releases will be showcased at the GSCA conference in Toronto this weekend. The two films, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D and Tiny Giants 3D, will be screening at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theatre on Saturday, September 20th.

“We are thrilled that BBC Earth is now officially entering the giant screen market,” said Don Kempf, President of Giant Screen Films. “GSF screened both Prehistoric Planet and Tiny Giants at its private company event in mid-August, and the reception by the giant screen theaters in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. Both films reflect the creative filmmaking and high production values that have been the BBC’s hallmark for decades.”

Neil Nightingale, Creative Director for BBC Earth said, “Creating our first giant screen features has been a fascinating challenge. The size of the canvas allows us to really bring the audience into the world of the film; you’re diving into burrows and walking in the footsteps of dionsaurs. These are vivid encounters that bring visitors face to face with tiny heroes and prehistoric marvels in a way that we hope will ignite imaginations. I’m looking forward to sharing our work with the giant screen community in Toronto.”

“The heart of the institutional programming for the giant screen is documentaries,” said Diane Carlson, Vice President of Guest Services and Theaters at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. “BBC Earth joining the giant screen filmmaking community is a wonderful addition and I look forward to their contributions.”

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D takes audiences to an extraordinary prehistoric world, revealing the story behind the lives of dinosaurs and the challenges they faced in a constant battle of survival, all told with the most ambitious of CGI visuals. Tiny Giants 3D tells the story of the day in the life of two little heroes, a chipmunk in the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and a scorpion mouse in the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, it is a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D will screen at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theater at 9:55am on Saturday, September 20th and Tiny Giants 3D will screen immediately afterward at 10:40am.

THEATER TESTIMONIALS:
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet has been a hit with our audiences since we opened it in our 3D digital theater in July. Families love it, and it’s outperformed the next highest-attended title two-to-one. This has been our best summer since opening the theater, and it’s continuing to get strong bookings with school groups.”
Kathryn Chapman
Director of Theaters
The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)

“I thought Prehistoric Planet was a truly spectacular film. The CGI was unbelievably good and really immersed me in the era of the dinosaurs. On a scale of 1-10, I rate it a 10.”
Rodney Daniels
Director of Guest Services, Security & Theatre Operations
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans, LA)

Prehistoric Planet has the most realistic dinosaurs to ever grace the giant screen. There is superb educational content as well–exciting and breathtaking. It should be a big hit with audiences worldwide.”
Tony Hardy
CTI Theater Manager
Pink Palace Museum (Memphis, TN)

TINY GIANTS 3D
Tiny Giants is wonderful … a great family film! The characters are adorable, the story is engaging and the pacing is great. The cinematography is also very cleverly done with great close-ups and dramatic effects. I’m not usually a big fan of rodents, but I sure was rooting for these little guys!”
Michele Canto
Director of Marketing and Business Operations
Canadian Museum of Civilisation (Hull, Quebec)

Tiny Giants is a marvel of ‘point of view’ film-making. Its leading characters, a forest chipmunk and a desert mouse, are as appealing and brave as any guardian of the galaxy. Don’t miss the battle of the chipmunks!”
Kim Cavendish
President
Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

“I and other exhibitors are very excited about BBC Earth’s new release, Tiny Giants. I am looking forward to programming it as something very special for our youngest guests.”
Diane Carlson
Vice President of Guest Services and Theaters
Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

ABOUT BBC EARTH
BBC Earth is a global factual brand which seeks to inspire audiences in the UK and worldwide with the most incredible sights, stories and characters from the natural world. Commercially and internationally the brand is managed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Since launch the brand has grown across multiple platforms including branded blocks on television, live events, social media, visitor attractions, theatric releases for cinema and giant screen films and online on BBC.com. From 2015 the BBC Earth brand will launch new channels internationally that will be dedicated to bringing audiences premium factual content.

ABOUT GIANT SCREEN FILMS
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com/

D3D Cinema to Upgrade Whitaker Center Giant Screen

September 17, 2014 – 12:45 pm | Permalink

D3D Cinema to Provide Phased Giant Screen 4K 3D and 6P Laser Upgrades at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Evanston, IL (Sept. 17, 2014) – D3D Cinema is pleased to announce the conversion of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts’ giant screen theater. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the new theater will be rebranded as the Select Medical Digital Cinema in Fall 2014.

D3D will begin a multiphase upgrade in October, replacing the 15/70 3D projection system with dual 4K digital projectors, MasterImage 3D, a QSC 5.1 audio system and a new screen from Severtson. The system is designed to provide a seamless pathway to Phase 2 of the theater’s upgrade plan, which will include a 4K dual-head 6P 3D laser system from Christie.

“Whitaker Center is looking forward to the many advantages of digital exhibition, including bringing exciting new cinematic and alternative content to our audiences, significantly reducing our operating costs, and continuing our commitment to providing the best giant screen moviegoing experience to the residents of Central Pennsylvania,” said Steve Bishop, Whitaker Center’s Vice President for Science and Cinema Programs.

“We’re proud to add the Whitaker Center to the growing list of prestigious institutions who have turned to D3D to provide them with next generation theater technology,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development for D3D. “Whitaker Center’s strategic, staged upgrade will ensure they can immediately take advantage of the vastly improved quality, economics and versatility of digital exhibition, while ensuring a fiscally responsible means to the integration of groundbreaking laser projection technology. More importantly for their visitors, the new digital theater features the most stunning and lifelike cinematic experience ever, immersing them in new ideas, places, and cultures like never before.”

About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of 3D content; and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Valencia, Spain.
www.d3dcinema.com

About Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is Central Pennsylvania’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Serving over 300,000 guests annually, Whitaker Center is composed of three main venues – Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical Digital Theater and Harsco Science Center. The mission of Whitaker Center is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality. For more information on Whitaker Center, please visit www.whitakercenter.org.

About Select Medical
Co-founded by the father–and–son team of Rocco and Robert Ortenzio in 1996, Select Medical has become one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. Select Medical’s network of more than 31,000 employees operates or supports more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 16 medical rehabilitation hospitals, and more than 1,000 outpatient clinics offering physical and occupational therapy. In addition, the company offers contract therapy services at nearly 500 locations. Select Medical (NYSE: SEM) is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit selectmedical.com or www.youtube.com/SelectMedicalTV.