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October 13, 2020, Chicago—Following a unanimous vote of the Board of
Trustees, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) has
announced that Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of the Arizona Science
Center, will succeed David Mosena as President and CEO of one of the
largest science museums in the world. Mosena is retiring at the end of
the year after 23 years leading MSI. The first woman and Black American to lead MSI, Humphrey is a long-time,
successful leader in the museum field. She has served as CEO of the
Phoenix-based Arizona Science Center (ASC) for nearly 15 years.
Official Trailer Debuts
September 22, 2020—New York, NY—Cosmic Picture announced today that
National Geographic Photographer Florian Schulz and Princess Daazhraii
Johnson (Neet'saii Gwich'in) will narrate the upcoming documentary, The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness
, set to release in IMAX® and giant screen theaters beginning Spring 2021. The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness
is produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, written and directed by
veteran IMAX® producer Myles Connolly and the award-winning nature
photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz.
September 20, 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA)–MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF)
is pleased to announce it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights
to Secrets of the Sea
and Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit
, two exciting new giant screen films from renowned underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall and Jonathan Bird.
September 17, 2020—LOS ANGELES, CA–IMAX Corporation unveiled today the
“Filmed In IMAX” program, a new partnership with the world’s leading
camera manufacturers to meet filmmaker demand for The IMAX Experience®.
Through the program, IMAX will certify high-end, best-in-class digital
cameras with leading brands including ARRI, Panavision, RED Digital
Cinema and Sony to work in the IMAX® format when paired with its
proprietary post-production process. Top Gun: Maverick
, shot with Sony’s VENICE, and Dune
, shot with the ARRI ALEXA LF, will be among the first releases certified as “Filmed in IMAX” through the new program.
Sept. 16, 2020, SALT LAKE CITY—Evans & Sutherland recently completed
the installation of Europe’s first ESX projection system at Omniversum,
a 300-seat Giant Dome Cinema in The Hague. The ESX digital display
replaces an existing 15/70 film projector with a multi-projector system
utilizing RGB laser projection.
September 15, 2020—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased
to announce that Evans & Sutherland continues its longstanding
commitment to the association and the giant screen industry as a supporting sponsor at GSCA Virtual 2020: Imagine, Engage, Energize. GSCA
Virtual 2020 will be held September 22–24.
September 14, 2020—With the launch this week of the new ACHTEL 9x7
camera, the world’s largest cinema screens are about to get sharper.
Much, much sharper. The ACHTEL 9x7, designed specifically for IMAX and
Giant Screen production, has almost twice the resolution of
industry-leading RED Monstro cameras and over 26 times their maximum
data rate, or bandwidth. But it’s not just in terms of resolution that
this extraordinary, new camera leads the way.
September 7, 2020—Audubon Nature Institute is taking the opportunity to improve current practices and examine strategies for long-term viability as it navigates the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the first steps will be moving Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium from the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on the river, building a combined experience that reenvisions the guest experience and educational programming. The project is expected to include approximately 17,000 square feet of new space constructed inside the existing walls of the Aquarium and approximately 47,000 square feet of renovated space. Work will include permanently decommissioning the Entergy Giant Screen Theater, allowing space for a 5,000-square-foot multi-use events space on the first floor.
September 1, 2020—Bob Perkins, CEO of Destination Cinema Inc., has
announced the sale of the IMAX Victoria Theatre to the Royal BC Museum
effective August 28, 2020. The acquisition of the theatre has been in process since June of 2019.
The theatre will be operated as usual with the current management team,
including Theatre Director Paul Wild.
August 17, 2020 —The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that IMAX Corporation will continue its long history of supporting GSCA and the giant screen industry at the highest level as a partner sponsor this year at the GSCA Virtual 2020: Imagine, Engage, Energize. Virtual 2020 will be held September 22–24.