National Geographic Partners with Lawrence Hall of Science

November 7, 2014 – 2:53 pm | Permalink

THE LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE TO BRING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FILMS AND MORE TO THE BAY AREA

November 6, 2014 — Berkeley, CA. The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center, has announced plans to partner with National Geographic to open the National Geographic 3D Theater on Saturday, November 15, 2014. As part of this branding partnership, the Hall will gain special access to one of the world’s largest educational 3D film libraries that includes award-winning films in 2D and 3D digital formats. The Hall will commit a portion of programming each year exclusively to National Geographic films. National Geographic has pledged to produce or release two new titles each year, allowing partners like the Lawrence Hall of Science a first look at films in development and the opportunity to be among the first to release them.

“We are really excited to have the Lawrence Hall of Science onboard as a partner,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Studios. “In addition to helping bring our engaging films to Berkeley and the Bay area, its commitment to screen our films will allow us to create even more content for audiences here and around the world.”

The partnership makes the Lawrence Hall of Science the premier hub for National Geographic films and education in the San Francisco Bay Area for residents and visitors alike. “National Geographic has a long history of high quality visual storytelling that expands people’s view of the world. We wanted to bring that tradition to our visitors through our 3D theater,” stated Gretchen Walker, public science center director at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

In addition to the National Geographic 3D Theater, Hall visitors will have the opportunity to experience more of National Geographic’s amazing resources when they visit as a family or through class field trips. “I’m excited about augmenting our school and family programs with their incredible photography and educational resources,” said Erica Barrueto, director of school and family programs at the Hall. “This is a great step toward integrating National Geographic’s unique resources into our visitor experience.”

National Geographic’s “Meerkats 3D” and “Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D” are currently playing at the Hall. Among the other films available are “Pandas: The Journey Home”, “Robots 3D”, “Flying Monsters 3D”, “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” “Forces of Nature,” and traditional feature-length documentaries including “The Wildest Dream,” “The Last Lions” and “Life in a Day.” National Geographic Studios will also provide marketing support to the theaters.

Ticketing Details
Films will be shown daily at the Lawrence Hall of Science. $4 per person plus museum admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children 3 and up and seniors.

About the Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates, creates, and evaluates educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for science centers, schools, community organizations, and homes. Every year programs from the Hall serve millions of students, over 165,000 visitors, and more than 20,000 teachers nationally and internationally. The Hall is committed to providing every person access to high-quality, effective science and mathematics learning opportunities to enrich lives, inform communities, and advance society.

About National Geographic
With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the 126-year-old National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Working to inspire, illuminate and teach, the member-supported Society reaches over 600 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar To Receive Widest-Ever Global Release In 760 IMAX® Theatres Starting Nov. 5

November 5, 2014 – 3:24 pm | Permalink

Interstellar Features Select Sequences Captured with IMAX® Cameras

The Film Will Receive a Two-Day Early Release in Select Domestic IMAX Locations

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Paramount Pictures’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ release of writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar will receive the widest-ever IMAX release globally. The film begins its global launch at select IMAX theatres in North America on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and will eventually screen at more than 760 IMAX® theatres during its worldwide run, including approximately 370 domestic and 390 international IMAX locations.

“We’ve been gearing up for the IMAX release of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar for several months now, and we couldn’t be more excited to break down the doors in record-setting fashion,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “This is truly going to be a cinematic event, and IMAX is committed to giving the film a widest possible audience.”

Approximately 50 IMAX locations worldwide will present Interstellar in IMAX 70-millimeter film. To help celebrate the film release of Interstellar, Paramount Pictures is releasing the movie to 42 domestic IMAX film-based locations on Nov. 5, two days ahead of its nationwide launch. The international IMAX roll-out of Interstellar will begin on Nov. 6 and will also include a China release in approximately 170 IMAX theatres on Nov. 12.

Continuing the legacy begun by IMAX trailblazer Christopher Nolan and his use of the 15 perf 65mm IMAX® cameras in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, more than an hour of Interstellar was shot using IMAX cameras. Exclusively in IMAX theatres, these sequences will expand to fill the entire screen and will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and provide audiences with a truly cinematic and immersive experience.

Sequences of Interstellar shot in 35mm film have been 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 Interstellar
“INTERSTELLAR” stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

To learn more about Interstellar, visit the film’s Official website:
www.interstellar-movie.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 Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures meets worldwide tastes and demands with a diverse mix of filmed entertainment and is a global leader in the marketing and distribution of feature films. The International Division operates offices in 24 countries and releases films in over 125 international territories, either directly to theaters or in conjunction with partner companies and co-ventures. Internationally, the Studio has been the market leader in six of the last 13 years, having surpassed $1 billion in grosses a total of 15 years, 12 of which were consecutive years, and crossed $2 billion five times, including 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 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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First images for Furious 7

November 3, 2014 – 3:34 pm | Permalink

Universal Pictures has released the first images for Furious 7.

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7.

The film opens in IMAX theaters April 3, 2015.



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First trailer and Special Look for Avengers: Age of Ultron

November 3, 2014 – 2:11 pm | Permalink

The first trailer and a Special Look clip have been released for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Avengers reassemble to battle the sentient robot known as Ultron.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters May 1, 2015.

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Four featurettes for Exodus: Gods and Kings

October 31, 2014 – 6:10 pm | Permalink

Four featurettes have been released for Exodus: Gods and Kings.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters December 4, 2014.

Costume Design Featurette



Creating the Action Featurette



Locations Featurette



The World Featurette



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First trailer, images from Taken 3

October 31, 2014 – 5:42 pm | Permalink

The first trailer and images from Taken 3 have been released.

Liam Neeson returns as ex-government operative Bryan Mills whose life is shattered when he’s falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters January 8, 2015.

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Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker in TAKEN 3. Photo: Daniel McFadden – © 2014 EUROPACORP – M6 FILMS. All rights reserved.


Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace in TAKEN 3. Photo: Daniel McFadden – © 2014 EUROPACORP – M6 FILMS. All rights reserved.


Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills in TAKEN 3. Photo: Daniel McFadden – © 2014 EUROPACORP – M6 FILMS. All rights reserved.

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First trailer, images from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

October 31, 2014 – 5:26 pm | Permalink

Check out the first trailer and images from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Get ready for the most wild and adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever, as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters December 17, 2014.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 (from left) Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Atilla the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and Nick Daley (Skyler Gisondo) plot to save the magic that brought the museum characters to life. Photo credit: Kerry Brown TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 (from left): Atilla the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Nick Daley (Skyler Gisondo), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) make an important discovery. Photo credit: Kerry Brown TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 Lancelot (Dan Stevens, left) and Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) plan the next move to save the magic. Photo credit: Kerry Brown TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Trailers, images from Exodus: Gods and Kings

October 31, 2014 – 5:06 pm | Permalink

Check out the first trailers and images from Exodus: Gods and Kings.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters December 4, 2014.

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A shocking hailstorm plagues Ramses (Joel Edgerton). Photo: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Corp. -TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Joel Edgerton stars as Ramses. Photo: Kerry Brown – TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.


Moses (Christian Bale) charges into a fierce battle. Photo: Kerry Brown – TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Trailer, clips, images from Penguins of Madagascar

October 31, 2014 – 3:34 pm | Permalink

Check out the first trailer, clips, and images from Penguins of Madagascar.

Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters November 26, 2014.

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North Wind HQ



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Star Wars: Episode VII to have single scene shot in IMAX

October 31, 2014 – 2:43 pm | Permalink

We Got This Covered reports:

Over the past few months, Disney has been ramping up its IMAX output as part of the company’s recent deal with IMAX productions, with notable films including Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy being released in the format. And today we’ve learned that Star Wars: Episode VII — arguably the biggest film on the company’s slate — will also contain a single scene shot in IMAX.

News comes by way of Variety, who ran a piece about the evolving nature of the format in the industry and how J.J. Abrams plans to utilize IMAX in the upcoming reboot.

“The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on Imax cameras,” says Abrams, who used them for a single sequence in “Star Wars.” “The opportunity to have an action sequence for this movie done in Imax’s natural format was too delicious an idea to pass up. As a filmgoer, it’s something I want to see.”

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