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December 6, 2022—Legend of the Enchanted Reef is now available for IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters. Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the site of the IMAX® Laser premiere for the show. Legend of the Enchanted Reef will premiere on Saturday, December 17, 2022, in the MODS AutoNation® IMAX® Theater. The show is distributed by Reef Distribution.
November 16, 2022—Since the first frame of Into the Deep was projected on its six-story screen, countless visitors have embarked on cinematic voyages into space, below the Earth’s surface, back in time, and into the deepest depths of the ocean at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. Well…formerly countless. Today, the theater celebrated the arrival of its 9 millionth guest since opening its doors on May 1, 1996.
November 16, 2022—Cosm, a global tech company delivering immersive experiences for sports, entertainment, science, and education, is bringing its new immersive entertainment venue to Grandscape at The Colony in Texas. The Colony venue is designed by Dallas-based HKS. The three-level facility will be between 65,000 and 75,000 square feet, have a capacity of about 1,500 guests, and feature an 87-foot diameter LED screen. “We always knew Dallas-Fort Worth was going to house either our first or second location,” says Cosm CEO Jeb Terry. Cosm also is developing a new facility in Los Angeles.
November 15, 2022—Museum Media is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Museum Film License and Cinéfolio to offer affordable solutions for making visitor experiences such as museums, zoos, and aquariums more attractive by adding film exhibition. Museum Media is headed by Berend Reijnhoudt, former Director at Omniversum, The Hague, Netherlands.
November 4, 2022—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Board of Directors election. The following candidates will join the board beginning on January 1, 2023.
November 4, 2022—Greg MacGillivray has led a life like no other, and for the first time, he’s telling his story. MacGillivray Freeman Films and Earth Aware Editions are proud to announce the publication of Greg MacGillivray’s illustrated memoir, Five-Hundred Summer Stories (Earth Aware Editions/Simon & Schuster; Nov. 15, 2022), a fascinating account of MacGillivray’s journey as an artist, a self-made filmmaker and an entrepreneur at the head of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the most successful documentary production company in history—and the first to reach the benchmark of $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
October 28, 2022—The Goodman IMAX Dome Theater at Sci-port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, is closed for construction to replace the current IMAX film projection system to IMAX with Laser. The IMAX Dome will show major motion pictures starting in November, such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of the Water, in addition to continuing to offer educational documentaries. Ancient Caves, by Oceanic Research Group and MacGillivray Freeman Films, is the first film scheduled for November 2022.
October 28, 2022—Historic Hotels of America has named Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films recipient of its 2022 Historian of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion and greater understanding of the history and the diverse heritages and cultures of our nation and the world. The award will be presented at the 2022 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama, on November 17.
September 29, 2022—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its Film Awards, recognizing excellence in giant screen filmmaking. The awards were presented the evening of Wednesday, September 28, at the GSCA 2022 International Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during a ceremony held at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater. As the first in-person GSCA International Conference since September 2019, awards were presented for films released in 2022 as well as for each year the conference was not held during the pandemic. Eligible films are submitted by GSCA member distributors and voted on by GSCA member organizations. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala, presented the IMAX Hall of Fame Award, which goes to a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old and is selected by vote of the IMAX theater network.
September 26, 2022—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) has announced it has acquired SSIMWAVE Inc., a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies. The move marks a significant expansion of IMAX's strategy to deliver the highest quality video images on any screen—to drive new, recurring revenue and grow its global leadership in entertainment technology.