Archive for June, 2011

Panama City Beach to get digital IMAX

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The News Herald writes: The high-tech sensory experience of IMAX is coming to The Grand Theatre at Pier Park in mid-July, featuring the final “Harry Potter” movie in a special midnight viewing as the first film shown. Theater manager John Kampe said he was excited about adding the new technology to one ...

Rescue now playing at Dayton’s Air Force IMAX

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Air Force Museum IMAX Theatre is currently showing new Giant Screen film Rescue. The Dayton Daily News reports: “Rescue,” the latest IMAX film from award-winning director, Stephen Low, documents the importance of worldwide response to natural disasters. The documentary, now showing at the National Museum of The U.S. Air ...

Global Immersion’s Martin Howe talks latest digital theater commitments

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

InPark Magazine interviews Global Immersion chief executive Martin Howe: Martin Howe Martin Howe, chief executive of UK-based Global Immersion, has many talents and more connections. I first met him at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium in July 2008 at the inaugural Fulldome Summit of IMERSA, a trade group devoted to promoting digital dome video ...

Macon, Georgia gets new digital IMAX

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

WMGT reports: Middle Georgians celebrated the grand opening of the Amstar 16's IMAX theater Wednesday. State officials and theater owners say the new theater is sure to draw a crowd from all over Middle Georgia. State Rep. Allen Peake says he hopes this will help stimulate the state's economy. "During these tough ...

Theater subscription services debuts

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Home Media Magazine reports: Borrowing a page from Netflix and Blockbuster, MoviePass.com June 29 launched a subscription-based service that allows members to watch as many theatrical movies as they want for a $50-per-month fee. A “limited” movie plan (four-movie limit) for $30 per month reportedly is in the works when MoviePass launches ...

Accounting probes on IMAX dropped

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

From Reuters: U.S and Canadian securities regulators have ended probes of Imax Corp (IMX.TO) (IMAX.N) and will be taking no further action, the big screen movie company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. Imax had been the subject of informal inquiries from the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and Ontario Securities Commission ...

Grand Rapids Celebration Cinema to show Transformers 3

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A new agreement will allow Celebration Cinema IMAX in Grand Rapids to show Hollywood films. WZZM reports: An agreement between two movie studios Tuesday will let the fans of Transformers in West Michigan see it in IMAX 3D. The third movie in the franchise is releasing in theaters during the ...

Great Day St. Louis interviews Rescue 3D’s Capt. Lauren Ross

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Great Day St. Louis chats with C-17 featured pilot Capt. Lauren Ross on her work in the new Giant Screen film, Rescue. The film is currently playing in IMAX, Giant Screen and other specialty theaters in 3D and 2D. ...

Director Stephen Low talks about the filming of Rescue 3D

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Filmmaker Stephen Low chats with Ottawa Magazine on his latest film Rescue 3D: Some of the footage of the disaster was hard to watch, and I can imagine it being even harder to see in person. How are you coping with some of the things you witnessed? It was difficult, you know, ...

Transformers: Dark of the Moon IMAX version review wrap-up

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Check out the latest reviews for the IMAX version of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. In the film, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The film ...