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October 31, 2012—Film aficionados and science fans alike will experience some of the industry’s most advanced digital technology when The Hoglund Foundation Theater debuts December 1 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Earlier today media got a chance to visit and experience the new 3D theater. Perot Museum COO Terrell Falk explained that the 298-seat theater boasts the most sophisticated digital projection and sound systems available today. It allows quick film changes, the brightest and most crystal-clear images and presents striking colors through state-of-the-art 4K digital projection. Read the full article from DallasArtNews.com here.
October 31, 2012—InPark Magazine covers digital giant screen cinema and the GSCA 2012 conference in its latest issue. You can read the full article by Joe Kleiman on page 22 of InPark Magazine issue #44 here.
October 29, 2012—Immigration activists touring the United States on the Undocubus, recently adopted Mexicos' Monarch Butterfly as their symbol, due to its ability to freely move across borders. The butterfly species, which migrates every year from Canada to Mexico, now stars in Flight of the Butterflies, a $12 million IMAX documentary that makes a powerful case for the conservation of this species. Read the full article from ABC News here.
October 18, 2012—When the Peoria Riverfront Museum opens to the public starting Saturday, many will flock downtown not just for the exhibits and the art, but for film. The museum’s giant screen 3D digital theater will roll free previews on Saturday and Sunday. Read the full article from the Peoria Journal Star here.
October 18, 2012—The Canadian Museum of Civilization, the country's largest museum, will be rebranded as the Canadian Museum of History to reflect a focus on the country's social and political history. Read the full article from the CBC here. (Note: the name change and rebranding will have no impact on the IMAX Theatre or the GSCA 2013 International Conference and Trade Show the museum is hosting.)
October 8, 2012—An IMAX 3D film that chronicles the year-long migration of hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies from Canada through the U.S. to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico and back premiered recently at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Flight of the Butterflies captures the true story of a scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ hideaway while overwintering in Mexico. Read the full article from Travel Weekly here.
October 8, 2012—The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has gone little to go big. Visitors will no longer see large reels of film rolling behind glass-paned windows at the back of the IMAX theater—those have been traded in for state-of-the-art digital technology. The projection upgrade is part of a nearly $300,000 renovation plan for the new Carey Digital Dome Theater. It includes 114 chairs with cup holders, new carpeting and a new concession stand where the IMAX projector used to sit. Read the full article from hutchnews.com here.
October 8, 2012—Experiencing the tens of millions of monarch butterflies that winter in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, is on many an eco-tourist’s bucket list. But the journey to the remote high-altitude sanctuaries is both physically and logistically difficult. Plus, there’s that State Department warning against non-essential travel to Michoacan. Not to worry. The new IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies brings the monarchs to us. Read the full article from The Washington Post here.
Ocotober 8, 2012—The Earth Wins is the product of seven years worth of hard work by writer/director Jerry Grayson, producer Sara Hine and co-producer Matt Downey, who have worked on projects ranging from Melbourne’s 2006 Commonwealth Games to the James Bond franchise, utilizing their expertise in film making to produce this visually stunning piece of cinema. Read the full article from tonedeaf.com here.
October 8, 2012—Shaun MacGillivray has brought audiences to some of the most extreme environments Earth has to offer: the dizzying heights of Mount Everest, the perils of polar bear territory and underwater to explore the seafloor. Read the full article from NBCnews.com here.