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.

Trailer #1





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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Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ Spins Into IMAX® 3D Theatres Worldwide

December 9, 2013 – 12:04 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® theatres. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.

“After the enormous worldwide success of The Amazing Spider-Man, we’re looking forward to partnering again with Marc Webb, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach, and our friends at Sony Pictures to offer IMAX fans around the world an opportunity to experience this highly anticipated film in the immersive IMAX 3D format,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.

The IMAX release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D 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.

Audiences can learn more about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by visiting the film’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/amazingspiderman2movie.

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-Man2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Screen Story and Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

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 Dec. 31, 2012, there were 731 IMAX theatres (598 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 53 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 image from Edge of Tomorrow

December 6, 2013 – 5:19 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first image 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.



TOM CRUISE as Bill 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. Photo Credit: David James. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2013 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Poster for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

December 6, 2013 – 4:54 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the poster 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. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar.

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



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Two new images from 300: Rise of an Empire

December 6, 2013 – 4:42 pm | Permalink

Two new images have been released from 300: Rise of an Empire.

This new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield — on the sea — as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters March 7, 2014.



EVA GREEN as Artemisia in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES FUNDING, LLC


SULLIVAN STAPLETON as Themistokles in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES FUNDING, LLC

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Five clips from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 6, 2013 – 4:26 pm | Permalink

Five clips have been released from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters December 13, 2013.

I Found Something In The Goblin Tunnels



Into the Barrels!



This Is Our Fight



You Have No Right To Enter That Mountain



Your World Will Burn



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New trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire

December 6, 2013 – 3:05 pm | Permalink

A new trailer has been released for 300: Rise of an Empire.

This new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield — on the sea — as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters March 7, 2014.

Trailer #2



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Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. To Bring IMAX’s Next-Generation Laser Technology To Japan

December 5, 2013 – 12:08 pm | Permalink

Deal Marks Company’s First IMAX® Theatre in Downtown Tokyo and First Laser Technology Agreement in Japan

NEW YORK and TOKYO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an agreement with Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd., which operates under the brand Cinema Sunshine, for an IMAX® theatre to be located in Ikebukuro, one of the largest downtowns within Tokyo and the city’s premier commercial and entertainment area. The theatre will be installed in a new complex, which upon completion will represent the largest scale multiplex in Tokyo. The deal brings Sasaki Kogyo’s IMAX commitment to four theatres, of which three are currently open in the cities of Yamatokoriyama, Matsuyama-shi and Tsuchiura-shi.

Under the terms of the agreement, the theatre will feature IMAX’s next-generation laser digital projection system, which represents the culmination of the largest R&D initiative in IMAX’s history. The system 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.

“Since opening our first IMAX theatre in 2011, we’ve seen our complex’s overall box office share and attendance steadily increase and today, we are building on this success with the addition of a new theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, within our new flagship complex,” said Mr. Shinichi Sasaki, CEO of Sasaki Kogyo Co. Ltd. “We are also proud to be the first to bring IMAX’s cutting-edge laser technology to Japan, which we are confident, will set a new standard for immersive cinematic experiences.”

“For seventy years, Sasaki Kogyo has been a leader in the development of quality, innovative cinemas in Japan and it is fitting that they are the first in the country to commit to our next-generation laser technology,” said Don Savant, IMAX Managing Director, Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to expand our partnership and develop an IMAX theatre in such a premium site in downtown Tokyo.”

About Cinema Sunshine
Cinema Sunshine possesses 97 cinema screens at 13 sites around Japan, with a total of 16,359 seats (as of May 2013). The opening of the pioneering Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro cinema complex, marked the beginning of Cinema Sunshine’s expansion throughout Japan. Working from the concept of “Community-based Cinema,” we create entertainment spaces that are intended to boost the development of the surrounding area, and to improve cinematic culture. With wheelchair space and stadium-style seating that allows people to watch movies without worrying about trying to see around the head of the person in front, our cinemas allow comfortable viewing to everyone.

As Cinema Sunshine we continue to introduce cinema complexes in Japan that feature world-leading technologies such as IMAX. We provide our customers with an enjoyable movie-going experience only possible at Cinema Sunshine, and will maintain our global focus on technology in order to create viewing environments with excellent added value that inspires our customer to want to watch movies at Cinema Sunshine.

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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MacGillivray Freeman Films Honored With Orange County Business Journal’s Family Owned Business Award

December 5, 2013 – 11:58 am | Permalink

Award Honors Family Owned Businesses For Their Success and Contributions To Their Industry and Community

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Dec. 4, 2013 – MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) was honored at the Orange County Business Journal’s Fourteenth Annual Family Owned Business Awards ceremony held November 13 in Irvine, California. MFF was one of five winners out of 51 nominees to receive a Family Owned Business Award, winning in the Small Business Category (for businesses with fewer than 50 employees).

Presented by the Orange County Business Journal and Cal State Fullerton’s Family Business Council, the awards recognize family-owned businesses for their business success and longevity, family involvement, and contributions to their industry and to the Orange County community. Other businesses to receive awards were Dana Wharf Sport Fishing, Behavioral Health Works, Rogers Gardens, and Nektar Juice Bar.

“MacGillivray Freeman Films is extremely proud of this recognition by the Orange County Business Journal and of our association with all the illustrious guests, nominees and winners,” said company chairman Greg MacGillivray. “For fifty years, MFF has endeavored to create meaningful, life-enriching motion picture entertainment for global audiences and to be an engaged and supportive member of our community. We feel privileged to be able to make the kind of films we do, and we look forward to many more years of transporting audiences to far-away places with the power of IMAX cinematography.”

The award was accepted by Barbara and Meghan MacGillivray who were also interviewed for a piece in the Orange County Business Journal.

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 37 IMAX films to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for box office. For more information about the company, visit www.macgillivrayfreemanfilms.com.

New images from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 3, 2013 – 2:08 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released new images from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters December 13, 2013.



(L-r) IAN McKELLEN as Gandalf and SYLVESTER McCOY as Radagast in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


(L-r) WILLIAM KIRCHER as Bifur, JOHN CALLEN as Oin, RICHARD ARMITAGE as Thorin, and KEN STOTT as Balin in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Photo Credit: Mark Pokorny. © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.

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/Film talks with IMAX execs on Hunger Games, IMAX misconceptions

December 2, 2013 – 3:18 pm | Permalink

From /Film:

Why do some films shot with traditional cameras look different in IMAX and others do not?
There’s a big difference between when you see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in IMAX versus something not shot in IMAX. And most of that is the aspect ratio and shape of the frame. However, what IMAX has discovered on a few recent films – Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus being two examples – that if a filmmaker shoots their movie digitally, that capture creates a slightly bigger frame than traditional 35mm, allowing for an almost IMAX/35mm hybrid size. Murray explains:

They shot [Skyfall] with the ARRI Alexa, which has got a taller native aspect ratio on the chip. We did some tests just about a year before we started shooting to let them see. I’ve been canvasing filmmakers to do something special for IMAX and so we did a bunch of tests with Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins with an expanded ratio. Roger wanted to continue to shoot with the ARRI Alexa, but it had enough head room to allow them to create a special tall aspect ratio version just for us.

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Digital IMAX theater to open in Tebrau, Malaysia

December 2, 2013 – 3:14 pm | Permalink

Cinema Online writes:

Moviegoers in Johor and Singapore will now be able to enjoy movies in IMAX in Malaysia instead of having to make a trip to Singapore as TGV Cinemas will be unveiling their biggest IMAX hall yet on 12 December 2013 in TGV Tebrau City, Johor Bahru.

In conjunction with the opening of their IMAX hall, free tickets to experience movies in IMAX from 12 to 13 December 2013 will be given out.

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