Archive for June, 2009

BFI IMAX wows Kuwaiti blogger

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Q80 Mix blog reviews the BFI London IMAX theater: Before I flew back to Kuwait I decided to catch the new Transformers movie and when I found out that they were showing it at the BFI IMAX in London , I thought what better movie to watch on the IMAX ...

Sacto Bee: Sacramento’s Esquire IMAX to mark 10th anniversary with free movie

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

From the Sacramento Bee: Esquire IMAX Theatre in downtown Sacramento is marking its 10th anniversary on July 11. The theater will show the 45-minute film "[Adventures in] Wild California" for free every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a pictorial tour of the state and appropriate ...

Jakarta Post: IMAX film ‘Journey to Mecca’ proves to be enlightening

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Jakarta Post reviews SK Films' Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta, a Giant Screen film that follows the great traveller Ibn Battuta on his first epic journey to Mecca. We tend to come across most interesting gems in Jakarta by stumbling over them, often because of a ...

Harry Potter 6 IMAX to show in 3 theaters July 15th

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Three IMAX theaters will debut Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on July 15, the film's opening day for conventional theaters. FirstShowing.net reports: Earlier this month it was discovered that the IMAX debut of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with roughly 12 minutes of 3D footage, was going to ...

Studio Daily: ILM Builds the Bots for IMAX Shots in Transformers Sequel

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Studio Daily takes a look at the work of Industrial Light and Magic on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in IMAX: There’s a sequence in DreamWorks/Paramounts’ Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in which the Devastator, a gigantic Decepticon robot, scales an Egyptian pyramid as easily as a gorilla climbing a tree ...

Amazon is ‘gorgeous’ on IMAX screen

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Milford Daily News offers their review of Giant Screen film, Amazon, now playing at Mugar Omni theater at the Museum of Science in Boston. "[I]n the Amazon," observes actress and narrator Linda Hunt, "reality is more amazing than mythology." In just 40 minutes, this gorgeous informative IMAX film, "Amazon," proves that ...

Transformers has record-breaking box office weekend

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Here's a round-up of the latest articles on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's big weekend box office where it took in $200 million in domestic tickets sales since Wednesday. IMAX screens contributed with more than 7% of the total box office. Associated Press: 'Transformers' takes to sky with $112M weekend The ...

Stock analyst upgrades Regal, IMAX, Carmike after Transformers release

Monday, June 29th, 2009

From Associated Press: An analyst at Merriman Curhan Ford upgraded shares of Regal Entertainment Group and raised estimates for Imax Corp. and Carmike Cinemas Inc. Monday after the Paramount Pictures film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" took the top spot at the box office during its opening weekend. . . . [Eric] Wold ...

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience Posts Biggest Opening in IMAX History

Monday, June 29th, 2009

IMAX® Theatres Generate $18.3 Million of Film's Worldwide Total Highlights Include: - Domestic per screen average of $85,000 for the first five days - 18 of the top 20 domestic locations housed an IMAX® theatre - Biggest single-day domestic gross of $3.9 million - Biggest five-day domestic gross of $14.4 million - Biggest ...

GSCA: Swiss Transport Museum Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Via Giant Screen Cinema Association: The Swiss Museum of Transport, Switzerland's most popular museum, currently attracts more than 820,000 visitors a year and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. With the "VHS 2009" investment project covering approximately 50 million Swiss francs, the management of the Swiss Museum of Transport launched and completed ...