January 24, 2017—Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges lends his voice to narrate Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a new MacGillivray Freeman 3D film for IMAX and giant screen theaters opening globally beginning February 17, 2017. Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, and produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, Dream Big is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering.
January 18, 2017—Wired visited IMAX Corporation's new virtual reality center and interviewed IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond on what he thinks is the future of movies. Read the full Wired article on IMAX VR here.
January 18, 2017—We regret to report that IMAX Technical Services legend Russell “Russ” Cardinell died January 2, 2017, at the age of 75. Russ was instrumental in training and coaching IMAX projectionists from around the world and was deeply respected for his passion and dedication to the film business. He was born into a family of film projectionists and technicians and dedicated his whole life to ensuring that theater patrons experienced the highest quality presentations possible. Russ was also a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
January 10, 2017—IMAX has opened a virtual reality (VR) center at the Grove in Los Angeles. The center is the first of half a dozen facilities to test VR experiences and explore the potential of VR as a business for IMAX. Read the full article about IMAX VR at NASDAQ.com.
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