February 24, 2017—IMAX Corporation has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $106.9 million. The report also included that IMAX installed 166 new IMAX® theatres during 2016, up 22% vs. prior year, bringing the IMAX theatre network count to 1,215 screens across 75 countries; signed agreements for record 319 IMAX theatre systems during 2016, up from 138 signings in 2015; ended year with 498 theatres in backlog, up 34% vs. prior year; and opened flagship IMAX Virtual Reality Centre in Los Angeles in January of 2017, with an additional five pilot centres signed and scheduled to be open in coming months.
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.
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