Archive for December, 2008

Under the Sea 3D images added to photo gallery

Monday, December 15th, 2008

We’ve added a few more images to the Under the Sea 3D photo gallery. The new IMAX 3D adventure will transport moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region and allow them to experience ...

Palisades IMAX to sell tix via Bluetooth

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Warner Bros. and IMAX Corporation will run an experiment at the IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York by offering tickets via Bluetooth. The Times Herald-Record reports: Patrons can go to the large-format theater and, using the Bluetooth connection on their cell phones, download an exclusive 30-second ...

New England Aquarium to get energy gift

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Boston Business Journal reports: The New England Aquarium will receive 20 percent of its electricity for free, donated by its electricity provider. Suez Energy Resources NA said Monday that it would purchase 1.6 megawatt-hours of renewable energy credits on behalf of the New England Aquarium and provide an equal amount of ...

Financial Post: Imax case could open door to new lawsuits

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Financial Post reports: Investors Cliff Cohen and Marvin Neil Silver are asking Justice Katherine van Rensburg to allow them to bring a class action on behalf of shareholders against 10 IMAX officers and directors, including CEO Richard Gelfond and chairman Bradley Wechsler. The plaintiffs want to sue over information related to the ...

Box Office Mojo: ‘The Day the Earth’ Stalls

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Jennifer Connelly stars as Dr. Helen Benson, a noted scientist who tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the arrival of an alien being. Photo credit: Doane Gregory. ™ and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All right reserved. Twentieth Century Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still topped ...

Hoyts, IMAX team to open theaters in Australia

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Australian takes a closer look into the Hoyts-IMAX deal that will develop new digital IMAX screens at Sydney's Moore Park, Maribyrnong in Melbourne, Cannington in Perth, and a to-be-determined fourth location in Melbourne. The partnership is part of a global push for Imax, which is expanding in the US, Britain, ...

Fleet Sci Center debuts renovated IMAX this weekend

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego will open its newly renovated IMAX dome theater this weekend. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: “Where do you begin? It's a totally new theater. This is now the world's best IMAX dome theater. It's not the biggest; it's just the best,” ...

Escondido to receive digital IMAX in 2009

Friday, December 12th, 2008

North Count Times reports: North San Diego County is scheduled to get its first IMAX movie theater in early 2009, when the large-format projection system will be installed at the Regal Escondido Stadium 16, a company official said Thursday. The theater was chosen because of its popularity, said Robbie Arrington, marketing manager ...

Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek to be released as IMAX® movie May 8, 2009

Friday, December 12th, 2008

J.J. Abrams' Vision of the Greatest Space Adventure of All Time to Run in Select IMAX Theatres Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III", "Lost" and "Alias"), will be simultaneously released to both IMAX® and conventional theatres worldwide on May 8, ...

IMAX announces new management structure as it enters new phase in its growth

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Bradley J. Wechsler to Become Sole Chairman of the Board of IMAX Effective April 1, 2009; Richard L. Gelfond to Become Sole CEO and Remain Member of the Board Wechsler to Focus Primarily on Corporate Strategy, Governance and Business Development; Gelfond to Lead Execution of Business, Strategy and Operations IMAX Corporation today ...