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May 2, 2023—Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the IMAX Original Documentary The Blue Angels. Bad Robot, Glen Powell’s Barnstorm Productions, Zipper Bros Films, and Dolphin Entertainment produced the project that chronicles a year in the cockpit with one of the most exclusive aviator teams in the world, filmed with awe-inspiring IMAX cameras.
April 28, 2023—IMAX Corporation today reported strong top and bottom-line financial results for the first quarter of 2023. "IMAX is off to an extremely strong start in 2023, with extraordinary growth in system sales and global box office soaring to an all-time record in the first quarter," said
Richard L. Gelfond
, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX. "IMAX has already struck more deals for new and upgraded systems around the world in 2023 than it did in all of 2022, setting the stage for accelerating network expansion. With a very strong summer slate, robust sales activity, and our busiest period of the year for installations ahead, we believe we have a substantial opportunity to drive further growth in our business and results for our shareholders this year and beyond."
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.
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.
May 19, 2022—IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly finance the development and production of a slate of feature-length documentaries for the global market. The first project greenlit by the partners is The Blue Angels, developed and co-produced by Bad Robot Productions and Zipper Bros Films. The Blue Angels is in production and is expected to hit IMAX theaters in 2023.
May 12, 2022—Summer Game Fest 2022 has secured a distribution deal with IMAX to stream the event live from Los Angeles in select IMAX theaters on June 9. "We are thrilled to be a part of these rapidly growing events," said Megan Colligan, president of IIMAX Entertainment and EVP of IMAX Corp. "The two video game events are a part of IMAX's continued efforts to diversify its content portfolio with more live and interactive events and we are looking forward to being a part of them for years to come." Read the full TechSpot
article on Summer Game Fest here.
March 17, 2022—IMAX has started to develop a new fleet of cameras, hoping to meet and built growing demand for its technology among filmmakers. In cooperation with Kodak, Panavision and FotoKem, IMAX will make and deploy at least four new, state-of-the-art film cameras over the next two years—growing its existing group of film cameras by 50%—with plans to put the first new device into use by late 2023.
February 23, 2022—IMAX closed out the 4th quarter of 2021 with $277 million in grosses–its best 4th quarter tally since 2017. Global box office for the full year in 2021 was $638 million, up 146% over 2020.
February 2, 2022—Discovery Place Science, the leading hub for science
learning in the Carolinas, announced today that it has replaced its IMAX
film projection system with IMAX’s next-generation laser technology
designed for 180-degree domed theatre environments thanks to a
partnership with Accenture. The theatre has been closed since March of
2020 and undergone extensive renovations, including installing IMAX’s
groundbreaking technology as well as new seats, carpet, speaker system
and air filtration. Discovery Place Science will welcome audiences back
to the upgraded Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre on February 11 with the
release of The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert
October 19, 2021—IMAX Corporation has appointed John Turner as its head of documentaries. In his new role, Turner will oversee development of all documentary films and non-fiction content for the IMAX global network, and will report directly to Megan Colligan, the company’s president. Turner will also oversee IMAX’s five-picture agreement with Imagine Documentaries beginning with Mars 2080
, a documentary about a colony on Mars set 60 years in the future.