Archive for January, 2009

AP: Imax chief bullish on movie business despite global recession

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Associated Press reports: The CEO of megascreen producer Imax Corp. said Friday he was confident the movie business would remain "fairly recession-proof" and that his company would benefit this year from the release of the new "Star Trek" film and the latest "Harry Potter" epic. Richard Gelfond said the Canadian company ...

IMAX Co-CEO Rich Gelfond talks with Fox Business

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Fox Business interviews IMAX Corporation's Co-CEO Richard Gelfond on IMAX's transition to digital. Watch the video by following the link below: Video >>

Motley Fool predicts IMAX comeback

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Motley Fool sees a comeback for IMAX stock thanks to the company's digital push, and increasing DMR releases: The stock has more than doubled since bottoming out two months ago. It got hammered under the weight of the company's pesky debt and spotty profitability. The balance sheet still isn't perfect, ...

Interview: BMZ chats with Journey to Mecca producer Jonathan Barker

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Jonathan Barker (right) with Chems Eddine Zinoun. Photo courtesy SK Films. Producer Jonathan Barker took some time out to chat with BMZ on his latest project, Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta, which tells the tale of one of the greatest travelers in history Ibn Battuta and the ...

Recession affects Audubon attractions

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The New Orleans Times-Picayune profiles the recession's effect on New Orleans's Audubon Nature Institute and its attractions, the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Insectarium. The Audubon Commission, the city board that oversees the nonprofit institute's activities, was told this week that attendance at the aquarium and its ...

Kennedy Space Center hosts world’s largest astronaut autograph and memorabilia show

Friday, January 30th, 2009

More than 25 celebrated astronauts and space icons will be available to greet guests, sign memorabilia and pose for photos at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), Nov. 7-8, 2009. Now in its second year, the show is the ...

Louisville Sci Center to re-open after snowstorm

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: After being shut down since Tuesday due to the snowstorm, the Louisville Science Center is reopening tomorrow with reduced admissions. “Operation Chill Out,” which will be in force tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, with an admission of $5 per person for either to see the exhibits or to see ...

Science North IMAX to re-open Feb. 28

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

After undergoing a multi-million renovation, Science North's IMAX Theatre will re-open to the public February 28. The theatre has installed equipment to play IMAX 3D films, and will open with National Geographic's Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure. Also set to play at the upgraded theater is MacGillivray ...

Theaters play catch up to 3D movies

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The Detroit News examines the latest crop of 3D movies as theaters try to catch up to the new technology. A major film -- such as the upcoming "Monsters vs. Aliens," say -- generally opens on somewhere between 3,000-4,000 screens nationwide. But "Monsters vs. Aliens" happens to be a 3-D film. And ...

3ality’s Sandy Climan talks 3D

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

BusinessWeek profiles head of 3eality Digital, Sandy Climan, and talks with him on the new generation of 3D. Older readers might recall 3D from the 1950s, when moviegoers donned dorky green-and-red cardboard specs for a Saturday matinee. And younger readers undoubtedly know 3D from IMAX theaters. Climan hopes to go further. ...