New poster, images for Galapagos 3D

January 2, 2014 – 1:35 pm | Permalink

nWave Pictures has released the teaser poster and new production stills from upcoming Giant Screen film, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland.

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D.

The film opens in IMAX, Giant Screen, and other specialty theaters February 7, 2014.



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New poster for Space: Unraveling the Cosmos

December 20, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Permalink

Check out the film poster for upcoming digital 3D film, Space: Unraveling the Cosmos.

The film is an epic 3D journey of exploration, as we reach to the farthest points within our universe, and beyond, to develop a greater understanding of space that surrounds our planet.

Space debuts January 2014 in theaters in 3D and 2D, 2K and 4K, as well as in “full dome” format for digital planetariums.

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Yash Raj Films’ DHOOM:3™ To Debut In Select IMAX® Theatres Across 13 Territories Worldwide

December 20, 2013 – 11:53 am | Permalink

Third Installment of Wildly Popular Bollywood Series Marks Widest Ever Global Opening for a Non-Hollywood Film in IMAX; Sells Out Opening Weekend in Indian IMAX Theatres

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest film studio, today announced that DHOOM:3, part three of producer Aditya Chopra and filmmaker Vijay Krishna Acharya’s wildly popular action-thriller series, starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif & Uday Chopra, will debut in 13 IMAX territories on 37 IMAX screens beginning Friday, Dec. 20. DHOOM:3 marks the first Indian film to be released in IMAX® theatres and the widest non-Hollywood IMAX debut ever. For its opening weekend, the film has sold out every Indian IMAX screen that offers advanced tickets.

DHOOM:3 will debut Dec. 20 in select IMAX theatres in India, North America, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Kuwait, Netherlands and Qatar; Dec. 25 in New Zealand; Dec. 27 in South Africa; and Jan. 2 in Hong Kong and Singapore.

“Our global network has grown to the point to where a highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster like DHOOM:3 isn’t just confined to local audiences, but can be enjoyed by IMAX moviegoers around the world,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We’re excited to kick off our new partnership Yash Raj Films in a big way and look forward to bringing director Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aditya Chopra’s vision to life in the most immersive format for audiences across the globe to enjoy.”

“The excitement we’ve seen from Indian moviegoers around the first-ever IMAX release of an Indian feature film has been tremendous,” said Aditya Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd. “We look forward to working with IMAX to usher in a new era in Indian filmmaking and moviegoing that will immerse fans in India and across the world into the drama, action and grandeur of Hindi movies like nothing they’ve experienced before.”

The companies announced a multi-picture agreement in March 2013 to release three films in IMAX, including DHOOM:3 and Paani.

The IMAX release of DHOOM:3 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About DHOOM:3:
DHOOM:3, the next offering from Yash Raj Films from the most popular franchise in the Indian film industry, is a much awaited media event of 2013 and the film is the largest theatrical release worldwide ever seen by an Indian film. With a stellar star cast, the film aims to set a new benchmark amongst action films in Indian Cinema.

Once again the franchise will introduce a new modus operandi as it follows the path of police inspector Jai Dixit and his lovable sidekick, Ali, in their characteristic fight against crime. This time they come up against the charismatic and versatile, Aamir Khan, who will take up the mantle of the anti-hero and carry DHOOM:3 into hyper drive. The film also stars Katrina Kaif in a lead role.

For more information about DHOOM:3 please visit: www.dhoom3.net

About Yash Raj Films (YRF)
Yash Raj Films (YRF) is the foremost production company in the Indian film industry and Bollywood’s premier independent studio conglomerate. A number of the industry’s highest grossing films have been produced and distributed under the YRF banner. Located in Mumbai, YRF owns and operates a state-of-the-art fully integrated studio incorporating an elaborate post-production facility, merchandise licensing division, design, marketing, internet and digital departments that annually produce a slate of award-winning films. With its own talent management company, YRF also operates both music and home entertainment labels. YRF manages global distribution of its own films. In addition to Mumbai, distribution offices are maintained in New York, London and Dubai. Recently, the company announced its foray into international production with the opening of YRF Entertainment located in Hollywood. Through its combined resources, YRF is an integral part of the India’s entertainment industry.

More information about the Company can be found at www.yashrajfilms.com.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2013, there were 785 IMAX theatres (653 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 institutions) in 55 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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New poster, images for I, Frankenstein

December 19, 2013 – 5:05 pm | Permalink

Lionsgate has released the final poster and new images from I, Frankenstein.

Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters January 24, 2014.



Aaron Eckhart stars as ‘Adam’ in I, FRANKENSTEIN. Courtesy of Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate.


Aaron Eckhart stars as ‘Adam’ in I, FRANKENSTEIN. Photo credit: Ben King


Kevin Grevioux stars as ‘Dekar’ in I, FRANKENSTEIN. Photo credit: Ben King

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Unknown future for Spokane’s Riverfront Park IMAX

December 19, 2013 – 2:36 pm | Permalink

Spokane Journal of Business reports:

The future of the IMAX theater in downtown Spokane appears more clouded in the wake of a Riverfront Park advisory committee’s recent recommendation to stop showing movies there.

The group’s recommendation is part of an overall report on current planning concepts for Riverfront Park presented last month to the Spokane Park Board, which will make final decisions about any future changes as part of a master plan process.

“I think the advisory committee saw that location as being too isolated to really have a thriving theater there,” says Juliet Sinisterra, the park’s master plan project manager.

Rather, she says, the committee decided it would prefer to see more activities and programs that have more flexibility.

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Trailer for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

December 19, 2013 – 12:47 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the theatrical trailer for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.

Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers — lemurs.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 4, 2014.



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Wanda Confirms Commitment For 80 Additional IMAX® Theatres

December 18, 2013 – 12:43 pm | Permalink

Exhibitor Exercises Option Announced in July Following IMAX Laser Demonstration; Deal Extends Lease Terms for all Wanda IMAX Theatres
Wanda to Adopt IMAX Next-Generation Laser Projection Technology

NEW YORK and BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation, Asia’s largest cinema owner, today announced the confirmation of 80 additional IMAX theatres to be located throughout China as contemplated in the July 2013 amendment of the parties’ original 2011 joint revenue share agreement, which added a minimum of 40 and up to 120 new IMAX® theatres. Rollout of the additional theatres is expected to begin in 2016. In addition, the lease terms for all new and existing Wanda theatres have been extended to 12 years from theatre opening from 10. Today’s commitment to the full 120 theatres brings the exhibitor’s total IMAX commitment in China to 210 theaters.

“Exercising the 80-theatre option is a strong endorsement of the prospects for our laser system as well as of our partnership overall,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Wanda’s continued support and advocacy of the IMAX brand has been crucial to our network expansion across China. We are delighted to build on our partnership and together look forward to ushering in the next-generation cinema experience.”

“We were very impressed with IMAX’s laser system demonstration in November and are excited to bring this exciting technology to audiences in China,” said Jerry Ye, Vice President of Wanda Cultural Group, a subsidiary of Wanda Group. “Today’s significant expansion of our partnership is a testament to the value that IMAX brings to our business, supporting not only our growth, but also our mission to offer our patrons a premium, differentiated movie-going experience.”

Under the terms of the agreement with Wanda Cinema Line, up to 40 of the confirmed 80 additional theatres – depending on the size of the screen and the gross of the complex – will install IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system, which is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience. The system, which represents the culmination of the largest R&D initiative in IMAX’s history, incorporates the laser digital intellectual property IMAX exclusively licensed from Eastman Kodak and Barco’s unique laser innovations. It is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience and will enable IMAX’s largest screens to deliver the highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, a wider color gamut and deeper blacks.

Wanda Cinema Line was one of IMAX’s first exhibition partners in China, opening a theatre in Dongguan in 2007. Building on the success of its existing IMAX theatres, the parties signed a 75-theatre joint venture agreement in 2011 that represented IMAX’s first full revenue-sharing deal in China. In 2012, Wanda Group acquired AMC Theatres, IMAX’s first and largest North American commercial exhibition partner, creating the world’s largest cinema owner as well as the world’s largest operator of IMAX theatres.

About Wanda Cinemas
Wanda Cinemas, the top-ranked exhibitor in Asia, owns 142 modern, high-end chain movie theatres and 1,247 projection screens, and has maintained a stable lead in market share in China, with a total box office income of 3.2 billion Yuan in 2013. Wanda Cinemas aims to build core competitive strength of a high-end movie theatre chain service brand. “Chain operation capacity, innovative marketing capacity and service brand capacity” have become the three fundamental elements that underline the core competitiveness of Wanda Cinemas.

About IMAX China
IMAX China is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX’s business throughout Greater China.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2013, there were 785 IMAX theatres (653 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 institutions) in 55 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

December 17, 2013 – 2:53 pm | Permalink

Sony Pictures has released the teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 16, 2014 internationally, and May 2, 2014 domestically.



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Images from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

December 17, 2013 – 12:29 pm | Permalink

Check out the first images from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Directed by and co-starring Academy Award® –nominee Kenneth Branagh and based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.

The film opens in IMAX theaters January 17, 2014.



Photo credit: Larry Horricks. Chris Pine plays Jack Ryan in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.


Photo credit: David Lee. Chris Pine plays the young Jack Ryan, cruising the downtown streets of Manhattan for JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures.


Photo credit: Larry Horricks. Keira Knightley plays Cathy in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.


Photo credit: David Lee. First look at Kevin Costner (far right) as a legendary CIA Field Agent with Chris Pine (center) in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures, currently shooting in downtown Manhattan.


Photo credit: Larry Horricks. Chris Pine (as Jack Ryan, far right) discusses a scene with Director Kenneth Branagh (second from left) on the set of JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

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Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit™ Infiltrates IMAX® Theatres Worldwide Starting Jan. 17

December 17, 2013 – 12:06 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Skydance Productions today announced that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which stars Chris Pine as writer Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA operative, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres worldwide starting Jan. 17.

Directed by and co-starring Academy Award® –nominee Kenneth Branagh and based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Pine) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.

“Tom Clancy was one of the most gifted tellers of thrilling espionage-themed stories we have ever known,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We believe that the combination of his truly iconic Jack Ryan character with this stellar cast and the immersive IMAX format will provide moviegoers with a can’t miss joy ride.”

The IMAX release of Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.

Produced by Mace Neufeld, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, David Barron and Mark Vahradian. Based on characters created by Tom Clancy. Written by Adam Cozad and David Koepp. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

For more information about Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, please visit Paramount’s official website at http://www.shadowrecruitmovie.com/

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2013, there were 785 IMAX theatres (653 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 institutions) in 55 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Two new images from Edge of Tomorrow

December 16, 2013 – 4:04 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released two new images from Edge of Tomorrow.

The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 6, 2014.



EMILY BLUNT as Rita Vrataski in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “EDGE OF TOMORROW,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2013 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES


TOM CRUISE as Major William Cage in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “EDGE OF TOMORROW,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2013 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES

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Godzilla teaser poster released

December 16, 2013 – 3:55 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first teaser poster for Godzilla.

This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The film opens in IMAX theaters May 16, 2014.



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First trailer for Edge of Tomorrow

December 16, 2013 – 2:25 pm | Permalink

The first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow has been released.

The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 6, 2014.

Trailer #1



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GSCA and LIPA Formalize Liaison Agreement

December 13, 2013 – 1:16 pm | Permalink

Raleigh, North Carolina, and San Jose, California (December 13, 2013) — The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) are pleased to announce they have formalized a liaison agreement to facilitate communication and promote a common understanding of each organization’s activity as it relates to laser illuminated projectors. The agreement will allow GSCA and LIPA to cooperate more closely on activities and information for their members.

Together, GSCA and LIPA will exchange views on regulatory issues, support regulatory reform, establish best practices in educating and training technicians, and educate the community of professionals regarding laser illuminated projectors.

“Laser-illuminated projection is the future of cinema, especially for giant screens,” says GSCA’s Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “GSCA seeks to create new relationships with networks of participants with shared interests that are open to cooperating and collaborating to create new value for all stakeholders. This agreement advances the interests of members from both associations, and we look forward to working with LIPA to address the industry’s needs as this technology advances.”

“Laser projector manufacturers have known for some time that laser illuminated projectors, theoretically, had the potential to solve the challenges that exist with bulb-based illumination,” noted Heidi Hoffman, Managing Director for LIPA. “Now, these projectors are coming to the market and we look forward to working more closely with the GSCA and its members on the benefits laser-illuminated projectors will bring to their enterprises and their patrons.”

About GSCA
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA’s membership of more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries includes giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. For more information about GSCA visit www.giantscreencinema.com, and www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema. Follow us on Twitter @gsca.
Contact:
Tammy Seldon, Executive Director
tammy@giantscreencinema.com
1-919-346-1123

About LIPA
LIPA was founded in May, 2011, to speed the adoption of laser illuminated projectors worldwide, large and small venues, by providing the information needed to enact regulatory change and educate stakeholders. More information about LIPA is available at www.LIPAInfo.org.
Contact:
Heidi Hoffman, Managing Director
Heidi@lipainfo.org
1-408-577-1300

Carmike Cinemas Bringing the IMAX Experience® to Its Tyler, Texas 14-Plex

December 12, 2013 – 4:40 pm | Permalink

New IMAX Auditorium Opening With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Fri., December 13

COLUMBUS, Ga. & TYLER, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, announced today that guests visiting its Carmike 14 at 7415 South Broadway in Tyler, TX will soon be able enjoy the world’s most immersive cinematic experiences when the new IMAX auditorium opens on Fri., December 13. The IMAX auditorium will launch Friday afternoon with the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: An IMAX 3D Experience. As an added bonus, all guests that purchase an opening weekend IMAX ticket at this location will be able to further maximize their experience with a voucher redeemable for $3 off any Carmike concession combo, valid through the last showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Sun., December 15.

The new IMAX auditorium will offer patrons a unique experience, allowing them to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before. IMAX’s cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, is coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, creating a state-of-the-art environment that will make audiences feel as if they are actually in the movie.

“We are extremely pleased to bring our valued guests more IMAX locations across our growing theatre circuit. As always, we will focus on delivering a ‘best-in-class entertainment experience’ to cinemagoers including more premium presentation choices. The IMAX Experience® is world-renowned and we are confident that audiences in Tyler and the surrounding community will enjoy this immersive cinematic platform,” stated David Passman, President and CEO, Carmike Cinemas.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the follow-up to last year’s box office success The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The sequel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® featuring proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Carmike’s BigD large format digital experience will remain at the Carmike 14 location, but in conjunction with the opening of the new IMAX auditorium, the BigD will relocate to another large auditorium. The combination of these two uniquely immersive experiences ensure that guests at this facility will have more choice of premium formats than ever before – in both 2-D and 3-D formats.

About The IMAX Experience®

In IMAX, you’re experiencing a different movie altogether: everything from the movie itself to the theatre’s technology and design was developed and customized to make you believe you’re part of the action.

IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its Digital Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound quality. Played through IMAX’s state-of-the art projection system, the resulting images are so lifelike and crystal-clear you’ll forget you’re in a theatre.

IMAX grabs your senses. You don’t just hear the powerful sound system; you feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX’s custom theatre design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer – filling your peripheral view.

It’s not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience but a combination of all these elements. That’s the difference between seeing a movie and being part of one.

IMAX Is Believing.

Visit IMAX.com for information.

About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. The Company has 256 theatres with 2,676 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes 33 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 21 “BigDs,” 10 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus is small to mid-sized community locations.

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Carmike Cinemas to Bring the IMAX Experience® to Carmike 15 in Georgia

December 12, 2013 – 4:32 pm | Permalink

New IMAX Auditorium to Open With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Fri., December 13

COLUMBUS, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, announced today that guests visiting its Georgia-based Carmike 15 at 5555 Whittlesey Boulevard will soon be able enjoy the world’s most immersive cinematic experiences when the new IMAX auditorium opens on Fri., December 13. The IMAX theatre will launch Friday afternoon with the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: An IMAX 3D Experience. As an added bonus, all guests that purchase an opening weekend IMAX ticket at this location will be able to further maximize their experience with a voucher redeemable for $3 off any Carmike concession combo, valid through the last showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Sun., December 15.

The new IMAX auditorium will offer patrons a unique experience, allowing them to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before. IMAX’s cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, is coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, creating a state-of-the-art environment that will make audiences feel as if they are actually in the movie.

“With the ongoing expansion of Carmike’s national circuit we are truly delighted to also grow our partnership with IMAX. We remain focused on bringing our valued guests the finest in cutting-edge entertainment and we are especially pleased to bring more premium presentation choices to our own hometown market here in Columbus with The IMAX Experience®,” stated David Passman, President and CEO, Carmike Cinemas.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the follow-up to last year’s box office success The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The sequel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® featuring proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Carmike’s BigD large format digital experience will remain at the Carmike 15 location, but in conjunction with the opening of the new IMAX auditorium, the BigD will relocate to another large auditorium. The combination of these two uniquely immersive experiences will ensure that guests at this facility will have more choice of premium formats than ever before – in both 2-D and 3-D.

About The IMAX Experience®

In IMAX, you’re experiencing a different movie altogether: everything from the movie itself to the theatre’s technology and design was developed and customized to make you believe you’re part of the action.

IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its Digital Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound quality. Played through IMAX’s state-of-the art projection system, the resulting images are so lifelike and crystal-clear you’ll forget you’re in a theatre.

IMAX grabs your senses. You don’t just hear the powerful sound system; you feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX’s custom theatre design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer – filling your peripheral view.

It’s not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience but a combination of all these elements. That’s the difference between seeing a movie and being part of one.

IMAX Is Believing.

Visit IMAX.com for information.

About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. The Company has 256 theatres with 2,676 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes 33 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 21 “BigDs,” 10 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus is small to mid-sized community locations.

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First trailer for Godzilla

December 12, 2013 – 4:25 pm | Permalink

The first trailer for Godzilla has been released.

This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The film opens in IMAX theaters May 16, 2014.

Trailer #1



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D3D Cinema to Install Giant Screen Digital System at Kentucky Science Center

December 11, 2013 – 12:01 pm | Permalink

KSC Deal marks D3D’s 30th DCI-Compliant Museum Theater Installation

D3D Cinema is proud to announce its latest giant screen digital 3D theater conversion at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville. The upgrade will commence after the holidays and the new Kentucky Science Center Theater will open February 8, 2014. D3D will retrofit the existing 2D 15/70 theater into a state-of-the-art 4K 3D digital projection platform. D3D designed the system with Barco, RealD, Schneider Optics, Qube, and QSC technologies.

“Our giant screen theater has played an integral role in Kentucky Science Center’s science literacy mission for 25 years – so it was critically important for us to upgrade to the best solution on the market” said Joanna Haas, KSC’s Executive Director. “D3D’s system design, coupled with RealD’s 3D technology, aligned perfectly with our needs. This upgrade will allow KSC to present a brighter, sharper, more immersive giant screen experience.”

The giant screen upgrade at Kentucky Science Center marks D3D’s 30th DCI-compliant museum theater installation since its inception in 2009.

Don Kempf, D3D’s Founder and President, expressed excitement about D3D’s growth and future. “We’re thrilled that such a high percentage of the giant screen theaters that are choosing to make the switch to digital are selecting D3D as their integrator. I think this speaks to the positive word-of-mouth generated by our prior integrations in the giant screen market as well as a high confidence and trust level among our clients. This is particularly exciting as the pace of the transition away from film-based systems among giant screen theaters continues to accelerate. D3D is poised to make a handful of really exciting announcements – new venues, laser systems, dome solutions, our first OEM technology, and more – all of which should make 2014 another breakthrough year.”

About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of 3D film content; and custom signature film production.
http://www.d3dcinema.com/

First images from Godzilla

December 10, 2013 – 5:25 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first images from upcoming film, Godzilla.

This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The film opens in IMAX theaters May 16, 2014.



A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “GODZILLA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC & WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC.


(L-r) BRYAN CRANSTON as Joe Brody and AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON as Ford Brody in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “GODZILLA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Kimberley French. © 2013 LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC & WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC.


AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON as Ford Brody in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “GODZILLA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Kimberley French. © 2013 LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTIONS LLC & WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC.

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Trailer, images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

December 9, 2013 – 1:25 pm | Permalink

Check out the first trailer and images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 16, 2014 internationally, and May 2, 2014 domestically.

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Jamie Foxx stars as Electro in Columbia PIctures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man,” also starring Andrew Garfiled and Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.


Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man,” also starring Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.


Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man,” also starring Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.

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