April 12, 2019—IMAX Corporation and Lochmann
Filmtheaterbetriebe, a leading German Independent cinema operator, have
announced an agreement for a new IMAX® theatre to be located in a new addition
in the Traumpalast Leonberg multiplex in Leonberg, Germany.
The new theatre, which is expected to open in 2020, will feature IMAX's
groundbreaking laser experience and an estimated 38-meter screen—marking the
largest IMAX screen in the world.
"Global demand for The IMAX
Experience® is stronger than ever as shown by our recent performance and growth
in Germany," said Richard
L. Gelfond, CEO, IMAX. "Now, through our new partnership with the
Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe, the largest IMAX theatre in world will reside in Germany and serve as a premium entertainment
destination in the country. We look forward to continuing to provide audiences
across Germany a truly differentiated
"If you want your guests to
come back to your theatre, you have to offer them an unforgettable
experience," said Heinz Lochmann, Head of the
Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe. "Cinemas are where dreams come to life and
where audiences come to relax and be totally immersed in the movies they love.
There is nothing like IMAX when it comes to delivering the world's most
immersive cinematic experience."
Lochmann, CEO of the Traumpalast Leonberg, added: "We are so proud
that we can bring the outstanding IMAX experience to Leonberg. It's the next
step on our way to more innovation and more quality in our cinemas."
Today's agreement continues IMAX's
recent momentum in Germany, where the Company
now has 10 theatres open or contracted to open in Germany.
IMAX with Laser provides audiences
with strikingly crystal-clear and vivid images to suspend disbelief when
experiencing today's biggest blockbusters. The next-generation 4K laser projection system features a new optical engine
and suite of proprietary IMAX technologies that delivers increased resolution,
sharper and brighter images, deeper contrast as well as the widest range of
colors available to filmmakers to present more distinct, exotic colors than
The new system will also feature
IMAX's 12-channel sound technology that incorporates new side and overheard
channels to deliver greater dynamic range and precision for ultimate audio
immersion and sound you can feel.
About Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe
The Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe prides itself on being a pioneer in
adopting the latest modern technologies and innovations in cinematic
experiences in Germany and the opening of this
new IMAX cinema in Leonberg, which will be the biggest IMAX screen ever built
in the world, is a testament to their commitment to excellence and quality.
Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe has received notable awards in the past for having
the most modern technology in the European Union.
The Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe
are based in Rudersberg and consist of the Traumpalast-cinemas in Schorndorf,
Waiblingen, Backnang, Leonberg, Esslingen, Nürtingen and Biberach and the
Löwenlichtspiele Rudersberg. Also part of the company is the Passage Kino in Hamburg and since May 2018
the Turm Theater in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Altogether the theatres own 65 screens,
more than 10,000 seats and employ 450 contributors who make sure all guests are
provided with the best service.
You can find more information about
the Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe at www.filmtheaterbetriebe.de
and also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary
software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond
the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and
studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary
ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful
theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As
of December 31, 2018, there were 1,505 IMAX theater
systems (1,409 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, 82
institutional) operating in 80 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015,
shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong
Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK.1970."
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®,
Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is
Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information
about the Company can be found at www.imax.com.
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Source: PR Newswire