Archive for March, 2012

IMAX 2D still going strong

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Movieline takes a look at IMAX 2D screens based on the success of The Hunger Games: After years of foisting dashed-off 3-D — and its inflated ticket prices — on movie audiences, studios may have found their most reliable ally yet in shoring up box office: IMAX. And not just the ...

Former Bournemouth IMAX building to be demolished

Friday, March 30th, 2012

BBC News reports: The Imax Waterfront building has been described as an eyesore by residents who have campaigned to have it removed. In 2010 the council bought the leasehold and wanted to lower the building's height to reclaim views, but got "no suitable bids" from developers. The 10-year-old building, which houses a former ...

D3D Announces Giant Screen Digital 3D Conversion at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Evanston, IL (March 30, 2012) – D3D Cinema is excited to announce the conversion of the giant screen theater at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to digital 3D.  The giant screen at HMNS has long offered one of the finest motion picture experiences in the world, and the upgrade from ...

Meydan Racecourse IMAX to open end of April

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The National reports on the upcoming IMAX theater at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai: A seven-storey cinema screen is set to open at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, showing blockbuster movies alongside the traditional horse racing. The 29 metre wide by 22 metre high Imax cinema screen is currently in the middle of ...

Two featurettes for Skyfall

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Two new featurettes for Skyfall have been released. Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in SKYFALL, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes ...

Dark Shadows ensemble poster

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Check out the ensemble cast poster for Tim Burton's upcoming film, Dark Shadows. In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has ...

IMAX Corp. backs post-conversion 3D

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Tech Rader writes: Post converted 3D can be as good as the real thing, according to IMAX, and that it's the quality of the filmmaking that should determine the quality of the 3D. This is according to Julian Stanford, general manager, theatre development, IMAX, who was speaking at the PEVE conference in ...

Nairobi, Kenya gets digital IMAX theater

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

allAfrica reports: Kenyans will be able to enjoy cutting-edge motion picture and sound technologies starting Friday March 30 when the country's first digital IMAX theatre system opens at the 20th Century Plaza in Nairobi. IMAX Theatre Development Vice President John Schreiner said they will showcase only the best Hollywood blockbusters and educational ...

IMAX Corporation Names Mark Welton President, IMAX Theatres

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced the appointment of Mark Welton as President of IMAX Theatres, reporting directly to IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. Welton most recently served as the Company's Executive Vice President of Corporate and Digital Development & Theatre Operations. In ...

ROCK THE DOME – a New Digital Show Featuring Awesome Classic Rock Music and Dazzling Imagery – Joins the Roster for SPRING BREAK at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Heikoff Dome Theater

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

San Diego, March 27, 2012 -- Take a trip as we ROCK THE DOME - get whirled on animated flights through space and fantasy landscapes, spinning abstract art and never-ending tunnels and passageways, all synched to awesome classic rock music. The dazzling imagery of mesmerizing retro graphics and full-dome ...