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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.
February 16, 2017—Planetarium Hamburg, established both as an astronomical and entertainment destination for northern Germany, is undergoing a massive refurbishment in preparation for its grand reopening on February 14th, 2017. Their 21-meter planetarium in the upper level of the historic water tower that comprises the facility will reopen with an 8K resolution Digistar 6 system with 3D stereo from Evans & Sutherland. This beautifully bright, ultra-high resolution system will extend the scope of the creative and scientific programming that can be presented, and will offer audiences the first 3D fulldome experience in Germany (and only the third Digistar 3D system in Europe).