Archive for September, 2009

IMAX Corporation Chooses Audyssey Laboratories as Strategic Audio Partner

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Audyssey Laboratories and IMAX Corporation today announced a partnership to use MultEQ, the ground-breaking acoustical correction technology developed by Audyssey, to calibrate and tune IMAX theater sound systems beginning in 2010. Audyssey MultEQ is the world's leading technology used for optimizing time and frequency response in sound systems. "Sound has always ...

@Bristol IMAX 3D theater to re-open with Dolphins and Whales 3D

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The UK's @Bristol IMAX 3D Cinema is relaunching with Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean. This Is Bristol reports: A spectacular marine wildlife film that took more than three years to make will be shown at the relaunch of the IMAX 3D cinema at the new Blue Reef Aquarium ...

LA Times: Will Imax finally get real about screen size?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The Los Angeles Times' Patrick Goldstein talks with IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond on the IMAX digital screen size controversy: Alas, people rarely listen to newspaper loudmouths like me. For example, last May, when a wave of protest hit after comedian Aziz Ansari started a one-man blogosphere assault against Imax, outraged that ...

Forbes talks with IMAX’s Greg Foster

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Forbes interviews IMAX's head of filmed entertainment, Greg Foster, on IMAX's approach to the 3D boom: Forbes: How important are 3-D movies to Imax? Foster: In the last 12 months about 20% of our films were in 3-D. In the next 12 months it's going to be 50%. The studios have been ...

IMAX Corporation to Present At the Thomas Weisel Partners Consumer Conference 2009

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) announced today that Richard L. Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Consumer Conference 2009 on Thursday, October 1st at 3:15pm Eastern Time. The conference is taking place at the New York Palace Hotel. The presentation is being webcast live and can be ...

Charleston City Paper: Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16 in West Ashley to host $1 screenings

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The Charleston City Paper writes: Some two years ago, the IMAX theater at the Aquarium Wharf shut its doors. It was a bad time for IMAX fans in the Holy City — especially those folks in Charleston who wanted to see last year's blockbuster hit The Dark Knight, which was shot ...

The Globe and Mail asks ‘Can Imax disrupt?’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The Globe and Mail takes a look at investing in disruptive technologies at the right time and how this relates to IMAX tech: Investing in today’s disruptive technologies is no easy matter, largely because they tend not to sport neon signs. However, Jim Oberweis, an asset manager writing in Forbes ... ...

“Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” to surpass $40 million at box office

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Via National Geographic: Later this week, “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” will surpass the $40 million mark at the box office. Since its release on October 2007, it has become one of the fastest giant screen films to ever reach this mark, and makes it one of the highest grossing giant ...

Pocket Lint offers a ‘Quick Guide to IMAX’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Gadget blog Pocket Lint gives a quick run down of what IMAX is and its many manifestations: How are the IMAX cinemas different? The screens are normally much bigger than those of traditional movie theatres. The standard size is 22 x 16.1m for a total of 354m squared but the largest in ...

IMAX CEO releases statement on study of classic vs. digital IMAX

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond has released a statement on the company's study of classic 15/70 IMAX theaters and the retrofitted multiplex digital IMAX screens. You can read the full report here: Link >> The Huffington Post takes a closer look at IMAX's recent study: I had a chance to speak with Gelfond ...