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May 26, 2016—
Toni Myers is that rarity—a female Hollywood film director. But her medium is the IMAX blockbuster, and with her latest Jennifer Lawrence collaboration, A Beautiful Planet
, she hopes to inspire girls to become astronauts. Read the full inews.co.uk article about Toni Myers here.
May 24, 2016—The Christie® and D3D Cinema upgrade from film to 6P laser projection at the National Infantry Museum’s Giant Screen Theater in Columbus, Georgia, is earning applause from the public, school groups, veterans and active-duty service members. Installed by AV industry pioneer D3D Cinema, the two Christie Solaria CP42LH 6P laser projectors enable the theater to show a range of 3D content and Hollywood blockbusters—as well as alternative content and live events—to better align the theater with the museum’s mission of providing guests with an immersive experience of the United States Army Infantry’s valorous history.
May 20, 2016—Underwater camera guru Pawel Achtel has won a Golden Tripod at this year’s prestigious Australian Cinematography Society ceremony in Adelaide, Australia. His short film production Sea of Love
, shot in giant screen quality, was awarded the Ron Taylor AM ACS Award for Wildlife and Nature films.
May 20, 2016—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced its strategy to develop a premium location-based virtual reality offering that will deliver immersive, multi-dimensional experiences, including entertainment content and games, to multiplexes, malls and other commercial destinations. Following yesterday's IMAX Google VR camera announcement, IMAX has expanded its initiative to include a joint venture agreement with Starbreeze AB, a Swedish-based independent creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality VR entertainment content and hardware.
May 19, 2016—Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, that the companies are working to develop a cinema-grade virtual reality (VR) camera—the IMAX® VR camera—to enable today's leading filmmakers and content creators to deliver the highest-quality 3D 360-degree content experiences to audiences worldwide.
May 17, 2016—nWave Pictures is pleased to announce an agreement with Paris-based N3D LAND Films for the co-production and distribution of the giant screen documentary film Full Charge—The Power of Innovation (formerly Icarus’ Revenge). Set against the backdrop of the record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight, the 40-minute film will explore how breakthrough technologies can be developed and applied to solve our planet’s increasing need for clean, efficient, economic and renewable sources of energy.
May 16, 2016—IMAX and Promocion Cultural Mexiquense announce the re-opening of the IMAX® theatre in Toluca, Mexico. The theater will launch with a new name—the Cinépolis IMAX Toluca Centro—and will be located near Museo Victoria. Promocion Cultural Mexiquense will open the IMAX theater and Museo Victoria this summer as important parts of a new large cultural and entertainment center in Toluca. The IMAX theatre will exhibit IMAX documentary films and, in cooperation with Mexico’s largest cinema chain, Cinépolis, Hollywood releases using a new IMAX digital system.
May 12, 2016—On May 15, 2016, the New Mexico Museum of Space History's Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium will temporarily close for the installation of the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Laser fulldome planetarium projection system. It will replace the existing IMAX projector and the “starball." The grand re-opening of the theater is scheduled for July 1, 2016, with a new name—the New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, after the NASA spacecraft that recently flew by Pluto. Read the full KRWG.org article about the New Mexico Museum of Space History theater conversion here.