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February 21, 2018—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Kristen Bell (Frozen, TV's The Good Place) will narrate the latest IMAX documentary adventure Pandas, a heartwarming global story about reintroducing captive born pandas to the wild. The film will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018.
February 19, 2018—America’s Musical Journey, the new 3D documentary for IMAX® and giant screen theaters, held its world premieres on Thursday, February 15, at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Friday, February 16, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The movie opened globally on Friday, February 16, in select IMAX® and giant screen theatres with a roll out expansion planned throughout the year through the Fall of 2018 and beyond.
February 12, 2018—SK Films is thrilled to announce that Amazon Adventure won the highly prestigious Best 3D Documentary Motion Picture Lumiere Award at Hollywood’s Advanced Imaging Society awards presentation in Los Angeles. The Lumiere awards honour outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies.
February 12, 2018—Evans and Sutherland is pleased to announce and welcome Mike Lutz as Vice President of New Business Development. His new role will build on E&S’s existing leadership in dome theater display by developing new business, creative partnerships, and unique technology opportunities.
February 1, 2018—Cosmic Picture announced today that it has launched a new giant screen film distribution company for museum and science center theaters. Cosmic Picture Distribution LLC will distribute a range of films, including a number of giant screen educational films from the National Geographic library, including award-winning documentaries such as Sea Monsters, Extreme Weather, Mysteries of the Unseen World and its own hit Jerusalem. Cosmic Picture Distribution will be helmed by Antonietta Monteleone, President of Film Distribution. Also joining the team will be John Wickstrom, Vice President of Film Distribution, and Melissa Rogers, Senior Distribution Coordinator.
January 30, 2018—BBC Earth and Giant Screen
Films (GSF) are proud to announce that global tech giant Microsoft has come
aboard as the exclusive technology sponsor for Oceans:
Our Blue Planet
worldwide on March 16, 2018. Partnering with BBC Worldwide Learning, the
division of BBC’s commercial arm that creates educational content, Microsoft’s
digital and scholastic tools will be deployed for the first time in the museum
arena. The partnership will focus on developing a range of market-tailored
educational activations to support the release of Oceans:
Our Blue Planet
January 25, 2018—MacGillivray Freeman
Films today announced that Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman will narrate
America’s Musical Journey, the
newest 3D documentary for IMAX® and giant screen theatres. America’s Musical Journey, produced in association with Brand USA
and presented by Expedia, will be opening in select museums and institutions beginning
February 16. The film celebrates the rich cultural diversity of America as seen
through the story of its music.
January 24, 2018—D3D Cinema is proud to announce that Omaha’s
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has selected D3D to upgrade the
existing IMAX® 15/70 film-based Lozier Theater to a state-of-the-art
Christie Digital 4K 3D projection system, which will be installed in March
2018. Upon reopening, the theater will be called the Lozier Giant Screen
GSCA is pleased to announce the release of the Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS) version 2.0
DIGSS is an initiative to establish technical specifications for
digital theaters with giant flat and dome screens. This
latest version significantly simplifies the structures of the narrative
section and the table of specifications compared to earlier versions.
2.0 also recognizes two new technologies that have dramatically
enhanced digital image quality: high frame rate and high dynamic range.
5, 2018—The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at Liberty Science Center in
Jersey City, New Jersey, is the largest and most technologically advanced
planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, thanks to Digistar 6, a groundbreaking True8K™
display system, and a NanoSeam dome. The theater represents the state-of-the-art digital projection
technology and scientific visualization from Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and
seamless dome screen technology from Spitz.