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The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce its
2019 Board of Directors has elected officers and committee chairs for
the coming year. These officers and committee chairs represent the 2019 Board, which was announced in November.
December 11, 2018—Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has signed on to narrate Great Bear Rainforest, set in one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses. The main title theme for the film will be composed by the legendary Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, with the score being composed by Anže Rozman for Bleeding Fingers Music, produced by Russell Emanuel. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films and will be released in select IMAX and giant screen theatres beginning February 15, 2019.
November 20, 2018—Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie have announced that La Géode in Paris will be closed for renovations beginning Friday, November 30, 2018, and will reopen to the public in 2020. There has been no announcement on which projection system the theater will have when it reopens.
November 20, 2018—SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment is partnering with MacGillivray Freeman Films to deliver three exclusive new flying films in 2019 for the Vertical 4D Experience™, SimEx-Iwerks’ latest theater attraction that simulates the sensation of flying. Flying Across America will be available this spring, followed by the summer release of Flying Around The World and a fall release of Flying Wild. Each film will be exclusively distributed by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. SimEx-Iwerks and MacGillivray Freeman will also collaborate in producing custom Vertical 4D Experiences.
November 16, 2018—Cincinnati Museum Center's Union Terminal $224 million restoration will be unveiled to the public this weekend, but the upgrades to the 85-year-old building won’t be coming to an end just yet. The Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater will reopen in late December after a $3 million improvement including the installation of Imax with Laser. Read the full article from the Cincinnati Business Courier here.
November 16, 2018—The Tech Museum of
Innovation opened the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater featuring IMAX with
Laser on November 11. The $2.7 million renovation upgrades the 20-year-old,
four-story screen theater from 70mm film projection to a groundbreaking 4k
laser projection system. The new technology, which is tailored to the IMAX
180-degree dome environment, will enable The Tech to deliver a wide array of
digital content with crystal-clear images, vivid colors and powerful, immersive
November 9, 2018—GSCA is pleased to announce the results of the 2019
Board of Directors election. The following candidates will join the
board for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2019.
October 17, 2018—IMAX Corp. has announced the appointment of Megan
Colligan to President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice
President, IMAX Corporation. Reporting to Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX
Corp., Colligan's appointment will be effective February 19, 2019,
immediately following a consulting period. The Company and Greg Foster also announced that,
as has been anticipated, Foster will exit from his role as CEO, IMAX
Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., when
his current contract concludes at the end of the year.
Thomas Wyss Joins Destination Cinema to Relaunch Film Distribution
October 16, 2018—Bob Perkins, President and CEO of Destination
Cinema, Inc. (DCI), is pleased to announce that Thomas Wyss has joined the team
as an advisor. Wyss, a giant screen industry veteran, will be guiding the
distribution of the company’s existing library of films and advising on new
October 16, 2018—Lynn
McCroskey, founder of Sonics, the company that originated the IMAX sound system
and manufactured the audio hardware for IMAX theaters worldwide, passed away on
September 22 in Birmingham, Alabama. His dear friend and colleague Alvis Wales
delivered the following memorial at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham during
GSCA’s Dome Day presentation on September 24. Our sincere condolences to
Lynn’s family, friends, and colleagues.