Teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

April 20, 2015 – 5:07 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The film opens in IMAX theaters March 25, 2016.

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Trailers, images from In the Heart of the Sea

April 20, 2015 – 4:57 pm | Permalink

Here are the first trailers and images from In the Heart of the Sea.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

The film opens in IMAX theaters December 11, 2015.




A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “IN THE HEART OF THE SEA,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


(L-r) SAM KELLEY as Ramsdell, CHRIS HEMSWORTH as Owen Chase and EDWARD ASHLEY as Barzillai Ray in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “IN THE HEART OF THE SEA,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Photo Credit: Jonathan Prime. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Trailer, images from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

April 20, 2015 – 3:59 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer and images from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.

The film opens in IMAX theaters August 14, 2015.




(L-r) ALICIA VIKANDER as Gaby, ARMIE HAMMER as Illya Kuryakin and HENRY CAVILL as Napoleon Solo in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Daniel Smith. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


(L-r) ALICIA VIKANDER as Gaby, ARMIE HAMMER as Illya Kuryakin and HENRY CAVILL as Napoleon Solo in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Daniel Smith. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Second trailer for Jurassic World

April 20, 2015 – 3:22 pm | Permalink

The Official Global Trailer for Jurassic World has been released.

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters June 12, 2015.

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IMAX® And Warner Bros. Pictures Extend Long-Lasting Partnership With Multi-Picture Tentpole Deal Through 2020

April 20, 2015 – 11:36 am | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced a multi-picture agreement to release up to 30 films from the studio’s slate through 2020 as a continuation of the companies’ longstanding partnership.

Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of a number of high-profile tentpoles from Warner Bros. Pictures, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., In the Heart of the Sea, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Tarzan movie, the King Arthur movie, Suicide Squad, Geostorm, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jungle Book: Origins, and Godzilla 2. The deal also encompasses a number of upcoming DC tentpoles, as well as future LEGO movies, including The LEGO Movie Sequel.

“We’ve had an incredible partnership with Warner Bros. for more than 10 years, which has helped IMAX filmgoers enjoy Warner movies around the world,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We’re excited and grateful to extend that partnership.”

“With this multi-picture deal, IMAX and Warner Bros. continue a lengthy and substantial partnership, which is invested in bringing the highest-quality entertainment to the most awe-inspiring cinematic experience,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “But at its core, this deal enriches and broadens IMAX’s relationship with key filmmakers, who have always been a top priority for Warner Bros. in bringing the most compelling cinema to audiences around the world.”

Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, stated, “IMAX provides an immersive moviegoing experience that is unparalleled. We have an exciting and extremely diverse slate and look forward to giving audiences the opportunity to see a variety of films on the largest possible canvas.”

Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with IMAX on these much-anticipated projects and more to come. Increasingly over the years, international audiences are opting to watch movies on large-format screens, taking advantage of the premium visual and sound quality offered by IMAX.”

The IMAX release of each film 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 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 Dec. 31, 2014, there were 934 IMAX theatres (809 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 106 institutions) in 62 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.

Empire Cinemas Expands IMAX® Commitment With Three-Theatre Deal In England

April 20, 2015 – 11:32 am | Permalink

Agreement Builds on IMAX Success at the Historic Empire Leicester Square Cinema

NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Empire Cinemas Limited, the largest independently-owned cinema chain in the UK, today announced an agreement for three IMAX® theatres to be added to existing multiplexes in Basildon, Essex; Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and Great Park, Birmingham, England. The deal brings to four theatres Empire Cinemas’ IMAX footprint. The exhibitor’s first IMAX theatre opened in May 2014 at the iconic Leicester Square Cinema.

“IMAX transformed our flagship Empire Leicester Square Cinema for a new generation of moviegoers with an immersive experience that we’re pleased to bring to more audiences throughout England,” said Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas. “As we expand our circuit, we’re continuously investing in our theatres to make sure all aspects of our experience are truly compelling. IMAX is a part of this strategy – offering us a long-term competitive advantage that will help differentiate our sites from other multiplexes.”

“In a mature market such as the UK, it is vital to go into the best available locations,” said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. “Empire Cinemas is not only a world-class exhibitor, they also have some of the most prominent sites such as the Empire Cinema in Basildon, Essex – its second flagship location and one of three included in today’s agreement. In less than a year since its opening, the IMAX Leicester Square ranked as the world’s highest-grossing IMAX site for the 2014 blockbuster thriller Lucy. We’re delighted to build on this success with three new sites and capitalize on the growing consumer demand for IMAX in the region.”

About Empire Cinemas
Empire Cinemas is the largest independently owned cinema chain in the UK, currently operating 172 screens in 17 cinemas across the United Kingdom. Empire Cinemas screens everything from mainstream blockbusters to art-house classics in quality cinemas, staffed by individuals who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film.

In 2014 saw Empire Cinemas open the first purpose-built Empire Cinema in Walthamstow – The Scene – which boasts nine-screens, including Empire Cinemas’ large-screen format, IMPACT, and be able to seat up to 1,200 cinemagoers. Additionally 2014 marked the opening of a brand new IMAX® Auditorium at The Empire Leicester Square, with the previous ‘Screen 1′ completely transformed for The IMAX Experience®, with ground-breaking, crystal-clear digital projection, cutting-edge sound technology and a significantly larger, curved screen spanning from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, providing the capital’s moviegoers the world’s most immersive cinematic experience.

The community is at the core of Empire Cinemas, with money-saving schemes including SAV£RDAY, Parent and Baby, Last Chance To See Thursdays, Empire Jnrs and Empire Seniors helping to give every customer a unique cinema experience.

Operating since 2005, Empire Cinemas takes its name from The Empire Leicester Square, the flagship location within the group which celebrates its 117th birthday this year, with the company drawing on a rich heritage of over a century of experience bringing moving pictures to the public.

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 Dec. 31, 2014, there were 934 IMAX theaters (809 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 106 institutions) in 62 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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Second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 16, 2015 – 12:55 pm | Permalink

The second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters December 18, 2015.

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England’s National Media Museum converts to IMAX digital

April 15, 2015 – 12:01 pm | Permalink

IMAX is pleased to announce that the National Media Museum in Bradford, England will install IMAX’s cutting-edge digital projection system. The technology will allow the Museum to present a wider array of IMAX content, offering greater programming flexibility.

The IMAX® theatre at the National Media Museum is operated in partnership with Picturehouse National Cinema Group. The theatre opened in 1983 and represents the first IMAX site in the UK.

The Museum has inspired countless visitors to learn about, engage with and create media. In support of this mandate, the Museum’s IMAX theatre has presented ground-breaking documentaries that have entertained and educated guests about the wonders of our world. The new system will allow the Museum to offer its patrons a greater variety of IMAX digital content previously unavailable.

The IMAX digital projection system is the most advanced digital projection system in the industry. It delivers crystal-clear, lifelike images with approximately 40% greater contrast and 60% more brightness found in other digital projection systems.

“Upgrading the IMAX theatre is part of our promise to improve the cinema operation at the Museum and crucial to us achieving our ambition to be the place in Yorkshire to see film,” said Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director, National Media Museum. “With the new technology, we will effectively go from presenting one or two feature films a year to one or two a month. We are confident that this will truly transform our Museum and attract more audiences.”

Director Mark Krenzien talks ‘Journey to Space’

April 13, 2015 – 3:55 pm | Permalink

St. Louis Public Radio spoke with director Mark Krenzien on his latest Giant Screen film, Journey to Space:

“It’s a special place here in St. Louis, to have a film like this in a town so linked to aerospace and aviation,” Krenzien told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh.

Krenzien said he wanted to make “Journey to Space” because of how little the American public seems to be aware of NASA’s current activities.

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BMZ Review: Living in the Age of Airplanes

April 10, 2015 – 12:45 pm | Permalink

Living in the Age of Airplanes
By Ann Coates

This is not a film about airplanes. Rather it explores the influence and impact human flight has had on our world. Those looking for a film about gear and tech should probably avoid. But for those looking for insight and a refreshing take on our relationship to flight will find this film both intriguing and satisfying.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger, Airplanes attempts to bring wonder back to flight in world where traveling by air has become consistently mundane, and at times excruciating. A difficult task to achieve when talking about commercial flights. The film succeeds to some extent, not so much with the actual act of flying, but with its illustration of how flight can connect any one individual with the rest of the world.

What the film provides most notably is perspective. For tens of thousands of years, human migration was confined to walking. For most of human history, cultures and civilizations were drastically isolated. Only in the modern era did the entire world connect through the ability to fly. Not just with people but goods as well, Airplanes deftly conveys modern civilization’s debt to air travel.

Good use of the Giant Screen format come in via travelogue-type images from Brazil to Cambodia to Italy and France. Most of these images showcase the classic Giant Screen landscape shot. But as the film values perspective, these shots then slowly pan out to reveal the man-made decks and walkways from which people experience Iguazu Falls or the Grand Canyon or any other tourist attraction. It’s a provocative touch to the commonplace Giant Screen beauty shot — the injection of artificiality in a natural setting is jarring and even slightly disturbing.

It’s a typical characteristic of the film — it consistently surprises you out of your expectations. Yes, it talks about airplanes. But not the thing itself, but as our literal vehicle to reach greater things and experiences.