Archive for July, 2008

Greenville to get IMAX theater

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

As part of the 31-theater deal with IMAX Corporation, Regal Entertainment Group is developing an IMAX screen at the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Greenville, South Carolina. An existing screen at the multiplex will be converted into an IMAX screen, and is scheduled to open this fall in time for the release ...

Fort Worth Omni Theater to reopen in August

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Pegasus News reports: Since last September, the domed IMAX® screen of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s 25-year-old Omni Theater has been dark as crews made major renovations to the theater and constructed a link between the theater and the main portion of the new facility. In August, the ...

Fly Me to the Moon images added to photo gallery

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

We've added a few more images to our photo gallery for the upcoming animated 3D film, Fly Me to the Moon. Photo courtesy nWave Pictures The film follows three spirited and curious pre-teen flies who live across from Cape Canaveral in 1969 and dream of going into space. Directed by Ben ...

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience posts record-breaking second weekend results

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience continued its unprecedented box office performance with the highest grossing second weekend in IMAX history. The IMAX release grossed $4.6 million on 94 domestic IMAX screens, from Friday July 25 through Sunday July 27, bringing the ...

Dark Knight breaks IMAX site record

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Dark Knight breaks more records with its opening at the BFI IMAX in London. Variety reports: Box office sensation “The Dark Knight” opened whammo at London’s BFI Imax, banking $220,000 in its first four days. Opening weekend result was bigger than any other Imax site worldwide. First 20 shows of “Dark ...

Batman rescues IMAX stock

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Financial Post examines IMAX's current financial standing after the success of The Dark Knight: Battered after years of litigation and questions over accounting practices, Imax has found itself in the limelight following the windfall from The Dark Knight and word that its new digital camera technology would be adopted in several ...

Dark Knight grosses $300M in 10 days

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Associated Press reports: "The Dark Knight" continues to obliterate box office records, crossing the $300 million mark in just 10 days. The epic Batman saga grossed $75.6 million in its second weekend in theaters, pushing its domestic total to $314,245,000, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman said Sunday. That surpasses the ...

Legends of the Sky to premiere at Smithsonian IMAX in March 2009

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Executive producer and distributor K2 Communications announced today the anticipated release date for the newest and most technically advanced aviation film ever produced for IMAX® theaters. According to K2 Communications, Chief Executive Officer, Bob Kresser, the premiere of Legends of the Sky has been slated for March 2009 at ...

Fighter Pilot surpasses 150 million viewers worldwide

Monday, July 28th, 2008

According to Smithsonian V.P. of IMAX® Theater Operations, Toby Mensforth, the dynamic Giant Screen film Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag has pushed the ticket sales envelope to new record heights. "Sometime in June we sold the one-millionth Fighter Pilot ticket -- proving the market for IMAX® Theater flight films and America's love affair ...

Milwaukee IMAX makes move to MediaMerge

Monday, July 28th, 2008

MediaMerge has added the Milwaukee Public Museum's Humphrey IMAX® Dome Theater to its client roster for its Service Partnership Program (SPP). Humphrey is the 15th theater to partake in MediaMerge's service offering; MediaMerge is currently the largest third-party IMAX servicing agent in the world. "Cost savings was the biggest factor," ...