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April 18, 2019—In the new documentary Apollo 11
, director Todd Douglas Miller uses rarely-seen archival footage to make the lunar mission feel vivid, tense, and recent. The Smithsonian's Air & Space
magazine interviews Miller for a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made. Click here to read the interview.
April 12, 2019—IMAX Corporation and Lochmann
Filmtheaterbetriebe, a leading German Independent cinema operator, have
announced an agreement for a new IMAX® theatre to be located in a new addition
in the Traumpalast Leonberg multiplex in Leonberg, Germany.
The new theatre, which is expected to open in 2020, will feature IMAX's
groundbreaking laser experience and an estimated 38-meter screen—marking the
largest IMAX screen in the world.
April 5, 2019—After 12 years of leading the Putnam Museum & Science Center through
some major changes, growth and exhibits, president/CEO Kim Findlay
plans to retire June 30. Read the full Quad-City Times article about Findlay's retirement here.
April 5, 2019—D3D Cinema, in partnership
with Christie®, is proud to announce that the Exploreum Science Center (ESC) in
Mobile, Alabama, has selected D3D to install its stunning new second generation
(Gen 2) laser-illuminated, ultra high-resolution Laser CineDome projection
system into their Giant Dome theater.
April 4, 2019— As part of the Walk Bridge replacement project, Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium IMAX Theater will be taken down and replaced with a new 4D theater. The theater's replacement is part of the Maritime Aquarium Functional Replacement Project, wherein the state will functionally replace what is taken at the facility as a result of the Walk Bridge project. The aquarium does not have a firm date on when construction of the theater will start; however, they are "looking to get in the ground" in October. Read the full article about the Maritime Aquarium's theater plans here.
March 9, 2019—Building on the success of the
acclaimed Laser CineDome platform, D3D Cinema and Christie are pleased
announce the groundbreaking next generation upgrade–Gen2–featuring
Christie’s new D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors. The Laser CineDome
premiered in late 2016 as a premium giant dome projection platform,
replace film-based 70mm theater systems in museums and science centers.
The Gen2 option will be available in Q2 2019 and will be offered to
theaters at a price point lower than the Gen1 version.
March 5, 2019—GSCA conducted high-resolution digital camera tests in July 2018, and phase 2 of the results will be shared at the GSCA Filmmaker Symposium on March 13. Jay Holben joined cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, and numerous volunteers on the adventure and wrote this article for American Cinematographer
magazine. Click here to read the article.
February 19, 2019—We are heartbroken to share
the news that Toni Myers passed away on Monday, February 18. A true pioneer and a visionary
filmmaker, Toni had been involved in the giant screen cinema industry since its
very beginning as editor, writer, producer, and director. Her astonishing,
multiple award-winning filmography shows remarkable breadth and includes A
Beautiful Planet (2016), Hubble 3D (2010), Under the Sea (2009), Deep Sea (2006), Space Station 3D (2002), Mission to Mir (1996), L5: First City in Space (1996), Destiny in Space (1994), Journey to the Planets (1993), Rolling Stones: At the Max (1991), Blue Planet (1990), The Dream Is Alive (1985), Hail Columbia! (1982), Nomads of the Deep (1979), Ocean (1977), and North
of Superior (1971), one of
the very first films made in the IMAX format.
February 13, 2019—On January 30, the
Advanced Imaging Society held its tenth annual Lumiere Awards ceremony at the
Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot. Pascal Vuong
(co-director and producer of Planet
Power) stepped on the stage to receive the award for Best 3D
Documentary–International in company of US producer Christian Fry.
February 13, 2019—Giant Screen Films (GSF) has announced that Christine Tasto and Allison Hirata of CT & Co.,
have come on board to support the marketing efforts for GSF’s two upcoming
. Christine and Allison have extensive experience
in film marketing in the giant screen industry.