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November 11, 2019—GSCA
is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors
election. The following candidates will join the board for a two-year
term beginning on January 1, 2020.
October 28, 2019—Celebrating 10 years of recognizing achievement in entertainment
technology, the Advanced Imaging Society today named 10 industry
innovators who will receive the organization’s 2019 Distinguished
Leadership Awards. Among the recipients is Patricia Keighley, Chief Quality Guru at IMAX Corporation, who is also a member of the GSCA Board of Directors. Read the full article at BusinessWire.com.
October 22, 2019—
In partnership with the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
launches the 34th annual event Friday, November 1, with a star-studded red
carpet followed by the South Florida Premiere of Cuba
on the giant AutoNation® IMAX® Theater screen. Read more about the festival at FloridaTrend.com
October 16, 2019—The Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater reopens this weekend after a 10-week closure to convert to the IMAX laser projection system for domes, making it the third theater in the world to do so. Click to read the full Minneapolis Star Tribune
article about the Omnitheater renovation.
September 17, 2019—The Museum of Science, Boston and Cosmic Picture
have announced that they have entered into an agreement to produce a
film that celebrates New England and its people, exclusively for the
large format dome screen at the Museum’s Mugar Omni Theater. The film,
an original production expected to be released in 2021, will inspire
audiences with stunning visuals and stories featuring the innovations,
natural wonders, residents, landmarks, seasons, and characteristics that
define New England. The feature length OMNI® film (30-40 min) will take inspiration from the short film New England Time Capsule,
which delighted millions of Museum visitors for over a decade. The
Museum secured funding for the film from MathWorks, a long-time champion
of the Mugar Omni Theater and the Museum.
September 16, 2019—D3D Cinema has
partnered with Imagination Station on the design and integration of the new
KeyBank Discovery Theater, a premium giant screen venue that will offer the
first laser-illuminated, large-format immersive cinema experience in the Toledo
market. The theater is the anchor attraction in an 8,200-square foot,
$10M addition to the science center, incorporating immersive film engagement
into the science center’s hands-on lifelong learning mission. The new
building and cinema—complete with gift shop and concessions—will open in summer
2019—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the
winners of its 2019 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant
screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. The awards were announced
the evening of Tuesday, September 10, at the GSCA 2019 International Conference
and Trade Show in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, during a ceremony held at
the Victoria Conference Centre. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala,
presented the IMAX Maximum Image Awards during the ceremony as well.
August 6, 2019—Jackson Wild has announced the finalists in its 2019 Media Awards, and three giant screen releases are included in the list. Backyard Wilderness,
Rainforest, and Superpower Dogs are all finalists for the Best Engaging Youth
Film, and Backyard Wilderness is also up for Best Ecosystem Film. This year's submissions for the Jackson Wild Media Awards included over 1,000 entries competing for more than 30 awards. Winners will be
announced on September 26 at the Jackson Wild Summit. See a list of all the finalists at Jacksonwild.org.
August 2, 2019—The Saint Louis Science Center’s OMNIMAX Theater will close July 29-late November to undertake
its largest renovation since it was built in 1991, converting the film
projection system to IMAX’s next-generation laser technology designed
for 180-degree domed theater environments – IMAX® with Laser. Read the full article from InPark Magazine here.
August 1, 2019—
The “Science and Technology Section” of the 9th Beijing International
Film Festival & CSTM Popular Science Film Panorama was successfully
concluded on May 5, 2019, after the completion of the Film Panorama, popular
science activities, awards selections, exhibition exchanges, and academic forum.
The Festival provided a perfect interpretation of the theme “Film makes science
and technology more wonderful.”