Archive for May, 2008

Filmmaker Sean Casey on chasing tornadoes

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

ABC News interviews filmmaker and storm chaser, Sean Casey, on his quest to capture tornadoes on film. His latest project for IMAX and Giant Screen theaters, Tornado Alley, will examine tornadoes, the people they attract, the scientists who study them, and the awesome spectacle they create. His work ...

Kung Fu Panda production stills

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

We've posted a few more production stills for Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience. The film follows, Po, a big, enthusiastic and clumsy panda, who is unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy. He thus begins his Kung Fu training alongside his idols -- the legendary fighters Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper ...

IMAX digital systems to unveil this summer

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

A short write-up of IMAX's upcoming digital systems appears in Yahoo Tech. IMAX's multi-theater deal with AMC Entertainment Inc. will install IMAX digital systems in 100 AMC screens throughout the country. A similar deal with Regal Entertainment Group will add IMAX's digital projection systems to 31 theaters: USA Today reports ...

Dickinson to add IMAX to Springfield theater

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

KOLR 10 reports Dickinson Theatres, Inc. will be adding an IMAX theater to the Springfield 8 Cinema in Springfield, Missouri. [T]he company says it will remodel the existing theater and add a giant IMAX auditorium. Also, two of the existing auditoriums will get stadium seating. Restoration of the current Springfield 8 ...

Producer Charlotte Huggins on the future of 3D cinema

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Charlotte Huggins, longtime producer of Giant Screen films, discusses with the Kansas City Star her latest project, the 3D film Journey to the Center of the Earth. With a passion for 3D, Charlotte looks to improve on the genre especially with the advent of digital cinema. Here, after ...

National Media Museum celebrates 25 years

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Bradford Telegraph & Argus profiles the 25th anniversary of the National Media Museum. In celebration the IMAX theatre will be showing the first film shown on its giant screen, To Fly!, first released in 1976 by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Dick Vaughan, Bradford's IMAX theater manager, recounts his experience ...

Creative Loafing checks out Martinis & IMAX at Fernbank

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Creative Loafing has a interesting write-up on the weekly event, Martinis & IMAX, held at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Shaken or stirred, dirty or dry, mango or cosmo — no matter how you throw it in a glass, a martini is a classy way to get loaded. Add a ...

Ferrari IMAX film in production?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Autoblog reports a Ferrari IMAX film is in production. No news of this film on the IMAX site or other industry sites, nevertheless, the film should prove of interest to Ferrari and automobile aficionados. Maranello released these three images of a helicopter buzzing over Fiorano's surface, revealing only that they're ...

Great Lakes opens in Presque Isle Friday

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Action News 24 Erie gives a brief preview of Mysteries of the Great Lakes. The film opens this Friday at the Presque Isle Big Green Screen Theater located in Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Through several interlocking stories, the film journeys through the greatest lake system in the world, and showcases ...

Kung Fu Panda extended clip

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Dreamworks Animation has released an extended scene from Kung Fu Panda. The film comes out to IMAX and conventional theaters June 6. Watch the dumpling battle below.