Archive for May, 2011

Independent Weekly pits digital IMAX vs. traditional IMAX screen size

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Independent Weekly writes: If you talk to the theater chains' corporate offices (reps for IMAX couldn't be reached for comment), they'll explain simply that audience demand for these [digital] IMAX auditoriums made them launch new ones. "It's about demand," says Chad Browning, director of marketing at Regal, explaining how the Crossroads ...

3net – The 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery and IMAX – Goes Behind the Scenes With a 3D Look at the INDYCAR Stars and Spectacle of This Year’s Indianapolis 500

Friday, May 27th, 2011

One Hour Special To Feature 100th Anniversary Events, Superstars Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Rookies Simona de Silvestro and James Hinchcliffe, Race Day Action and More CULVER CITY, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX will give viewers an all-access pass ...

Gaithersburg, MD gets digital IMAX theater

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The Gaithersburg Patch reports: With the rising price of movie tickets, wouldn't it be nice to actually get more movie, too? Now customers at the AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 can get just that at the new IMAX theatre, which opens today. It will be the fourth IMAX screen in Maryland, with the ...

New Super 8 international poster

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Paramount Pictures has released a new international poster for Super 8. In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable ...

Greg MacGillivray, Chris Palmer honored with awards at wildlife film fest

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Laguna Beach Independent reports: Laguna Beach filmmaker and longtime ocean conservationist Greg MacGillivray received the International Wildlife Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award last week in Missoula, Mont., where he was honored for his life’s work producing and directing 36 award-winning IMAX theatre films that promote understanding and awareness of science, ...

Dallas’ Museum of Nature & Science Unveils a New Dynasty of Dinosaurs

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Chinasaurs Exhibit and Sea Rex IMAX® Film Open May 26 for short summer run at Museum of Nature & Science DALLAS, May 26, 2011 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ – The Museum of Nature & Science is launching a double dinosaur deal that offers a comprehensive look at the Mesozoic Era, through the opening of ...

Arabia 3D captures ‘wonder and breadth’ of Arabian culture

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their review of MacGillivray Freeman Films' Arabia 3D: As movie sets go, you can’t beat the Arabian Peninsula. And Arabia 3D has this movie set all to itself. The film is not only in 3D and in Imax’s large screen format, but this evidently is the ...

Milwaukee Public Museum to show Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

2007's Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia is set to play Milwaukee Public Museum's IMAX Dome beginning May 31. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes: Dinosaur-lovers have a chance to join a veritable dino dash at The Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater, 800 W. Wells St., when the film "Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia" opens ...

Tornado Alley has ‘intense’ storm sequences

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Bedford Times Register reviews Tornado Alley currently playing at the Great Lakes Science Center's Omnimax Theatre: Usually, when people hear that a tornado is heading their way, they will immediately find the nearest and safest shelter possible. But a team of researchers and a filmmaker, armed with specialized equipment, head right ...

Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium to play Dolphins, Born to Be Wild

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Hartford Courant writes: On Friday, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk changes its IMAX film lineup, removing "Whales" and replacing it with "Dolphins" and "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous." "Born To Be Wild," about orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, will remain at the theater, with fewer screenings daily. "Dolphins" features Meriden native Kathleen Dudzinski ...