Archive for October, 2008

GSCA recounts industry trip to China

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Over on the GSCA Blogs, President Gretchen Jaspering provides a travelogue of a recent trip to China to learn more of China's emerging film and theater industry. She writes: At this meeting we learned that the United Cinema Line has 105 theaters and 332 screens. As of 2003 there are ...

Jon Favreau won’t film Iron Man 2 in IMAX

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Ain't It Cool News has posted an interview with Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Though the director showed earlier interest in filming the Iron Man sequel in IMAX, further investigation into the process and costs showed IMAX did not fit with the film. Favreau comments: Yeah, I loved watching ...

WSJ covers IMAX’s digital rollout

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The Wall Street Journal recently covered IMAX's digital rollout and the Giant Screen industry's unhappy reaction. Uneasy about the size of Imax Corp.'s new digital-theater screens, some of its longtime museum clients wish the company would stick to its "think big" corporate mantra. Imax's co-chief executive, Richard Gelfond, raised eyebrows at a ...

Video: Harry Potter 6 international trailer leaked

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Trailer Addict has posted the international trailer with new footage of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but ...

NY Post sounds off on digital IMAX screens

Monday, October 27th, 2008

IMAX's digital projection system has opened at several locations in New York, most recently at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City as well as Regal's Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. On a visit to the AMC Empire digital IMAX theater, The New York Post voiced similar complaints already heard throughout ...

Madagascar 2 images added to photo gallery

Friday, October 24th, 2008

We've added a few more images to the Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa photo gallery. Left marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers -- Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. ...

Edwards Fairfield IMAX opens on Halloween

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 in Solano County, California will open its digital IMAX theater this Halloween. The screen will debut with Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience. The Daily Republic reports: The project is part of a joint venture between Regal and IMAX, which will increase Regal's total number ...

IMAX signs theatre deal in the Ukraine

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Country's largest entertainment developer expands IMAX roll-out on the heels of successful opening in Kyiv IMAX Corporation and Group of Companies "TRIUMPH," a leading media, entertainment and film production company in the Ukraine, today announced an agreement to add to the company's roll-out of IMAX® theatres in the country. Kinokompaniya Triumf, ...

Watchmen teaser poster revealed

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Up on ComingSoon.net, Warner Bros. has revealed the teaser poster to upcoming film, Watchmen. Based on the graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" -- which charts the USA's tension with the ...

U2 3D wins Best Musical Film at MTV Latin America Awards

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Concert film, U2 3D, received the "Best Musical Film" award at this year's Los Premios MTV Latin America Video Music Awards. Produced by 3ality Digital and distributed by National Geographic Cinema Ventures, U2 3D features a series of concerts shot in South American during the final leg of U2's ...