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May 29, 2015—IMAX Victoria in the Royal BC Museum today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
May 29, 2015—For a medium that is so strongly connected with education, there has been little formal research on the outputs and outcomes of watching giant screen films. Although formative and summative evaluations of the films are regularly incorporated into the development and production process, research on such issues as cognition, affect and behavior had not been systematically pursued. Mary Nucci reports on how GSCA is working with NSF, ASTC, CAISE and others to gather data about the giant screen format’s potential to educate, engage and entertain. Click here to read her blog post on informalscience.org.
May 21, 2015—Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced two promotions within its senior sales and business development team. Mr. George Scheckel is promoted to the position of Senior Director of Entertainment Solutions—Americas, and Mr. Bryan Boehme promoted to Director of Location Based Entertainment—Americas.
May 21, 2015—IMAX Corporation has announced it will be honored by CineEurope with the 2015 CineEurope Award for Achievement Through Innovation. The Award recognizes IMAX’s efforts in pioneering entertainment technology that has set the standard of excellence for premium cinematic experiences. IMAX will receive the Award on June 25 at the CineEurope Conference to be held from June 22 to 25 in Barcelona.
May 14, 2015—The Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center Airbus Theater is among the first to receive a cutting-edge technology makeover with the new IMAX laser projection system. Read the full article at Smithsonian.com.
May 12, 2015—nWave Pictures Distribution has launched a new website for their latest giant screen film, The Great Apes 3D
. See where the film is now playing and learn more about some of the world's rarest primates, including Gorillas, Bonobos, Chimpanzees and Orangutans. Download the Educator’s Guide and the available marketing materials. Watch the touching trailer and learn more about Holly Carroll, whose passion for the great apes took her to the dense rainforests and remote jungles of Africa and Indonesia. Currently playing at: Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ), Orlando Science Center (Orlando, FL), The Rheged (United Kingdom). Visit the website here: http://greatapes.nwave.com/
May 7, 2015—On the heels of the colossal domestic opening of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel, the Russo brothers and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2, the two-part installment to the global blockbuster franchise, will be shot in their entirety using IMAX® and ARRI's next generation revolutionary 2D digital camera—a joint customized digital version of ARRI's new large format camera, the Alexa 65. The two-part Avengers saga marks the first time a Hollywood feature film will have been shot completely using IMAX® cameras and will feature IMAX's exclusive aspect ratio, providing moviegoers a uniquely immersive experience.
May 1, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it is launching its new laser projection system in the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., and in the Boeing IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington on May 1—just in time for the release of Marvel's highly anticipated film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The ground-breaking technology will provide audiences at the theatres with unparalleled brightness, contrast, color and sound.
May 1, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today reported first quarter 2015 revenues of $62.2 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility of $16.0 million, adjusted net income after non-controlling interest of $5.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, and reported net income after non-controlling interest of $0.4 million, or $nil per diluted share. The Company also reported a first quarter global per screen average of $202,900.