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May 25, 2021—The Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, acquired the
IMAX Victoria theater from Destination Cinema Inc. (DCI) in late August
2020. The museum recently restructured its operations and concluded that
it would no longer continue with the Head of Theatre (Theatre Director)
position. As such, after 17+ years, Paul Wild left IMAX Victoria on
April 27, this year. Paul's successful tenure in Victoria bore fruit not
only for DCI, but for the industry as a whole, with its annual
attendance firmly establishing Victoria as a top tier theater. In
addition to many successful film runs and marketing campaigns, Victoria
also developed the giant screen network’s most successful
membership/loyalty program, the Annual Pass Holder Program, with over
20,000 members and annual revenues of over $1 million (to the end of
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.
June 23, 2020—Lea Silver at
IMAX Victoria goes behind the scenes of Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker with Director Amelia McCarten. The new film is a
K2 Studios release of a Definition Films Production.
July 26, 2016—If you want to see Paul Wild blush, just call him the Seven Million Dollar Man the next time you go see a movie at Imax Victoria. The theatre housed in the Royal B.C. Museum set an attendance milestone this month when it welcomed its seven-millionth moviegoer. “It’s all teamwork,” said Wild, crediting his staff with achieving the record-breaking numbers at the Belleville Street theatre, which opened in June of 1998. Read the full article from the Times Colonist here.
May 29, 2015—IMAX Victoria in the Royal BC Museum today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
May 5, 2014—IMAX Victoria will be one of the first theaters in the world to install IMAX laser technology in 2015. In the meantime, the theater is installing digital projectors and a rail system to transport the projectors and swap as needed. Read the full article from Times Colonist here: IMAX Victoria One of the First to Get Newest Technology