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February 9, 2022—We are so sad to share the news that visual effects innovator Douglas Trumbull has died. James Hyder shares why Trumbull was so important not only to Hollywood but to the giant screen industry as well.
October 22, 2021—This month, after 24 years, 216 regular issues, and 11
yearbooks, publisher and editor James Hyder released the final issue of LF Examiner
, the first independent journal and only remaining print publication devoted to the giant screen industry. He started working as theater manager at the Smithsonian Air and
Space Museum’s Langley IMAX theater in 1984, and while there he assisted
in the development and production of several IMAX films. In 1997 he
, renamed LF Examiner
June 2, 2020—As of the last week in May, 87% of the world's giant screen and IMAX theaters were still closed. LF Examiner examines the status of theaters worldwide and the preparations they're making for reopening. Read the full article by James Hyder here: Museums and Theaters Prepare to Reopen