Archive for August, 2011

Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin begins filming IMAX movie

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 reports: Part of Central New York will soon make its way to the big screen, the really big screen - IMAX theaters. 'Animal Planet' TV personality Jeff Corwin will be hosting an IMAX movie called 'Expedition Chesapeake', and he and his crew began filming Monday afternoon in ...

Paramount Pictures’ 3-D Movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon Launches Back Into IMAX(R) Theatres for Extended Two-Week Run

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Film Grosses $1,095 Billion to Date LOS ANGELES, Aug 23, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the blockbuster Transformers franchise, is returning to 246 IMAX(R) domestic locations for an extended two-week run from ...

Leading Museums and Science Centers Choose Dolby 3D for Immersing Entertainment Experience

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Highly selective venues embrace Dolby 3D to enhance education and deliver dramatic realism to visitors Building on the global success of its flexible, premium 3D technology, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., (NYSE: DLB) today announced a growing list of specialty exhibitors who have selected Dolby as their 3D partner. Famed institutions have chosen ...

Inside the IMAX digital projection system

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Wired UK takes a look at IMAX digital projection via the Odeon IMAX Cinema in Greenwich: Photo: Rob Boffard "I could teach you how to do this in an hour," says Jim Warburton. We're in the projection room of the Odeon IMAX 3D cinema in Greenwich. Warburton is standing next to two ...

Whitaker Center takes on multimedia initiative for Chesapeake Bay

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

PennLive.com writes: This afternoon, Whitaker Center CEO Michael Hanes will paddle a kayak down the Susquehanna River near Cooperstown, N.Y., accompanied by globe-trotting celebrity biologist Jeff Corwin and a handful of scientists who study the fragile Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal of the trip is not science per se, but rather a ...

T-Rex extinction imminent again

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

NORWALK, CT - Dinosaurs are about to go extinct again, with only a few days left to enjoy the “Dinosaur Summer” exhibit at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. It may have been a comet that did in the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but it’s the looming end of a contractual ...

CNET goes inside Tornado Alley’s Tornado Intercept Vehicle

Friday, August 19th, 2011

CNET takes a look at the custom built Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) featured in the Giant Screen film Tornado Alley: Filmmaker Sean Casey has been chasing tornadoes for more than a decade. And it takes one tough ride to get in and out of the violent storms safely. We met up ...

Rescue 3D ‘makes spectacular use of IMAX’

Friday, August 19th, 2011

HollywoodChicago.com has posted this great review of Rescue 3D. The film is currently playing in IMAX, Giant Screen and other specialty theaters in 3D and 2D: With the tenth anniversary of September 11th on the horizon, “Rescue 3D” is a nice reminder of the first responders who step into the ...

New image from Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Paramount Pictures has released a new image from Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol featuring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner. This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team ...

New Contagion poster revealed

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new Contagion poster which combines the previous six character posters. The film follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads ...