By IMAX on October 8, 2015
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Ed Skrein takes on the role of Frank Martin a.k.a. “The Transporter” in the latest Camille Delamarre film, The Transporter Refueled.
As the new leading man taking the wheel, he still follows (at least he attempts to follow) his strict three rules and firm moral code in this action-packed flick.
A Beautiful Planet, the latest IMAX3D documentary film, is making its domestic debut on April 29 and it’s going to be epic. The most recent addition to the amazing list of documentaries by Toni Myers features exclusive footage of Earth showing a new perspective of the place we call home. Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX ®Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment shared his appreciation for Toni’s awesome work. “Toni has crafted a remarkable film that uniquely captures the raw beauty of our planet”.
We are excited to announce that the Chinese-language hit film Wolf Totem will play in select IMAX 3D theatres starting September 11.
With the return of writer Luc Besson’s The Transporter series, Frank Martin is back again and not only delivers precious cargo, but will take you on an epic adrenaline-pumping roller coaster ride that will keep you at the edge of your seat in The Transporter Refueled.
Henry Cavill, The Man of Steel becomes The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in his latest flick. Henry plays an American spy named Napoleon Solo, a suave agent who must work with a Russian KGB operative, who is his polar opposite, to save the world from nuclear weapons.
Playing a character tasked with saving the world is nothing new for Henry, but his epic transformation into a crime stopping agent and superhero didn’t just happen overnight.
This August marks the 41st anniversary since Philippe Petit accomplished his daring achievement of walking across a suspended wire connecting the Twin Towers. In honor of his ambitious tight-rope walk on August 7th, 1974, we have 7 lesser known, but equally epic facts about the man that inspired the movie, The Walk.
This summer’s action-packed blockbuster, Jurassic World is making an epic comeback. If you haven’t experienced it yet, or want to see it again, today’s your lucky day. The epic dinosaur flick will be back in IMAX 3D® for one week only starting August 28!
Here’s our list of 10 reasons why you should see it, along with a few things you may have missed the first time around.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. channels all the glory of the 1960’s, and completely pulls you into another time period. “You really feel like you’re there,” shares Armie Hammer, who plays the dynamic KGB operative that joins forces with American spy Henry Cavill.
The highly anticipated The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits IMAX® theaters this Friday, August 14! The film is set during the Cold War as two leading secret agent spies from opposing countries learn to work together to prevent a worldwide disaster. Along the way, they encounter the cunning Gaby Teller and Victoria Vinciguerra, who bring to the mix mysterious agendas of their own.
The cast of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. sat down with us to spill details on what it’s like to work with film director Guy Ritchie, and the benefits of seeing the movie in IMAX®. When the man behind the scenes, giving the movie its cinematic direction, has a M.O. of “if it’s not fun, we’re not doing it right,” you know you’re in for a delicious, visual treat.
Check out this special IMAX® trailer for the upcoming movie, Everest. The eerie and dangerous nature throughout the trailer sets the tone for what is yet to come. Everest is based on a true story of two climbing groups attempting to reach the top of Mount Everest. With the dangerous weather conditions implemented, the journey was a treacherous and enduring expedition.
Learning how to tactically jump off a historic Opera House on camera doesn’t just happen overnight. It appears Tom Cruise has met his match as his co-star Rebecca Ferguson, aka Ilsa Faust, takes her acting acrobatics to the limit. In Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Rebecca Ferguson shows that her time of preparation and training before filming was totally worth it.
Nuclear weapons and CIA agents aren’t the only thing that will have audiences glued to the screen - The Man From U.N.C.L.E features a unique collection of looks from the 1960’s. Suits, dresses, glasses and ties put a stylish twist on this action-packed flick.
Once again, Tom Cruise has taken his daring stunts to new heights, this time - literally! In Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, he grapples onto a massive Airbus A400M and is carried 5,000 feet into the air! After over 30 years of stunt training, Tom Cruise still brings all the action and suspense to the screen by taking his dangerous maneuvers to the next level.
An exclusive IMAX® sneak peek of Everest will be playing before IMAX showings of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation beginning Friday, July 31. The movie is based on two expedition groups’ treacherous journey up the highest peak in the world. Written after the true 1996 Mount Everest events, these groups face trying challenges and weather obstacles as they do their best to survive.
The Mission: Impossible film series is probably best known for the insanely epic and death defying stunts done by Tom Cruise who plays Ethan Hunt. One of the lesser known facts is that daredevil, Tom Cruise, does many of his own stunts, and has spent years training. In every movie we see Ethan Hunt doing the impossible; catching some major air in a speeding car, hanging off a cliff, and most recently hanging on the side of a plane during take-off.
The Vienna State Opera House is hosting the world premiere of Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation in IMAX®. On July 23, guests will be the first to view this highly-anticipated film. The star studded list includes director, Christopher McQuarrie; actors, Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson; and producers, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. The premiere marks the second time we have built a pop-up theatre in an iconic venue.
Our favorite 2D arcade characters such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Q*Bert, will make their three-dimensional debut this weekend when Pixels hits select IMAX® 3D theatres. Instead of coming back as heroes, these characters come charging in from outer space to play out a real life video game to destroy mankind.
Here’s our list of 10 arcade games featured in the movie for you to play before going to see Pixels in IMAX 3D!
We got the chance to sit down with the notorious funny man, Paul Rudd, himself! Although we’re used to seeing his more comical side, he takes on a different role as a father who’s down on his luck, when he gets an unexpected call to action. “I loved the idea that it was something that I had never done before, and that I’m a guy that people wouldn’t normally associate with this kind of thing.”
London, Manchester, and Birmingham are swarming with Marvel fans searching their city in the hopes of finding one of the 100 hidden, ant-sized IMAX® tickets. These teensy tickets may only measure out to 5 x 11 millimeters, but they can be traded in to see the highly anticipated Ant-Man movie in IMAX 3D! Those who are ready to put their detective skills to work will be given a magnifying glass to help them along the way!
What would you do if you could become ant-sized? Not an easy question - let the real Ant-Man experts give you some unusual and amusing ideas in the last IMAX® featurette including Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Peyton Reed, and more. Make sure to see the awesome Ant-Man in IMAX theatres July 17!
Over this past weekend, thousands of people came out to San Diego, CA from all parts of the world to experience the famous comic-book convention: Comic-Con.
Comic-Con brings together the best fans, craziest costumes, and hottest celebrities. The exciting weekend was filled with comic-book pop culture - unveiling the most highly anticipated films and games to come. With the guest list ranging from movie stars, authors, directors, producers, writers and more, it’s hard to keep track of it all. Here’s a quick recap from the weekend!
Join us at the awesome new Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation in-theatre event “Mission: Impossible Room Escape.” This immersive experience will allow you to step in the shoes of IMF agents as you race against the clock to escape the room. You’ll be given twenty minutes to strategize with your team and complete your mission. Each puzzle or clue you and your teammates solve will get you one step closer to your escape.
We’re excited to announce that Pixels will be playing in select IMAX® 3D theatres starting July 24!
When aliens confuse a time capsule sent into space as a declaration of war, they begin to attack Earth with tactics mimicking those found in video games.
Our IMAX® exclusive art for Ant-Man is here! When you see Ant-Man in IMAX® 3D at Regal Cinemas you can bring home this limited edition Ant-Man collectible ticket. 500 tickets will be available at first shows and are numbered along with your theatre location.
Take a look at our IMAX® artwork for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - hitting theatres August 14! Based on the 1964 American television series, this movie features vintage designs and settings from this timeless era. With the characters’ 1960 style and their intensive mission to save the world, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is one film you won’t want to miss.
When the fate of the world and all humanity remains in the hands of two supposed strangers, the pressure is on. IMAX® had the opportunity to sit down with the Terminator Genisys cast members, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, and Jason Clarke, where they gave us the inside scoop on what it was like taking on these iconic roles.
Happy Birthday, America! As the Fourth of July approaches, we’re looking back at some of our all-time American favorites to get the party started. Also, make sure you check out one of America's most reclaimed actors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in The Terminator Genisys this weekend in IMAX® theatres!
Tom Cruise is back in action in the latest Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. In anticipation of the film’s release we will be showing an exclusive sneak peek before select IMAX® showings of Terminator Genisys. The clip will play starting June 30 in the United States. Check with your local theatre for more details!
With Jurassic World breaking box office records, audiences around the world are showing their enthusiasm for this epic, life-sized action film. Jurassic World’s co-stars Chris Pratt and, Bryce Dallas Howard, along with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, all agree that this is a must-see in IMAX® theatres. Colin Trevorrow shared his views on the movie. “The IMAX experience, specifically in this… is the way to go.”
Do you have what it takes to shoot down and battle terminator robots? Find out in IMAX® through our first in-theatre interactive game. The game, based on Terminator: Genisys, allows players to use their phone to take part in the on screen game.
Good news! Both The Walk and Everest will be played in IMAX® theatres earlier than their wide releases. Everest will be opening in IMAX theatres on September 18th as it’s wide release was pushed back to September 25th. The Walk will open in IMAX theatres on September 30th, even further ahead of its wide release on October 9th.
Can You Walk the Walk makes it possible for fans to bear the high wire (minus the whole danger aspect of it).
After its second weekend, Jurassic World is still the #1 movie in the world. If you haven’t yet seen the biggest IMAX® opening ever, it’s not too late! The massive dinosaurs and exotic island of Isla Nublar will be in IMAX® theatres for a bit longer. Check it out and get your IMAX tickets today!
Need some more convincing? Here are ten reasons why Jurassic World is the movie to see this summer.
In exactly six months from today, IMAX® theatres will premiere the return of the one of the greatest film franchises ever.
More than just that, “Star Wars: Episode VII” has been utilizing IMAX® cameras when shooting the film, so you’ll truly experience it the way it was meant to be seen!
If you haven’t checked it out already, gentle giants’ petting zoos and T-Rex feedings aren’t the only things Jurassic World has to offer. The park is equipped with all your favorite restaurants, stores, and even its own IMAX® theatre. The theatre (which is actually in the film itself) is currently playing Pterosauria, an epic dinosaur documentary.
While Pterosauria isn’t actually playing in IMAX theatres, you can take home an exclusive poster of the documentary, just as if you had seen it on Isla Nublar yourself! Posters will be available starting Saturday, June 20 while supplies last. Get your IMAX® tickets to Jurassic World today for a chance to take one home.
Today’s the day! IMAX® tickets to Ant-Man are now on sale! The film tells the story of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a thief who is accidently transformed into Ant-Man. His new skills include enhanced strength, shrinking abilities, and even communication with ants. Even with these new skills, Ant-Man finds himself facing new obstacles in attempt to conquer and complete his missions.
Check out the first showings of Jurassic World in IMAX® Thursday June 11, for a chance to receive an exclusive VIP badge. Those who receive a badge will have the chance to win a $100 gift card and prize pack. This giveaway is featured in Regal Theatres in the United States and Landmark Theatres in Canada.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and director Colin Trevorrow to talk about the upcoming film Jurassic World. The cast discussed a hard to imagine world where people are no long fazed by dinosaurs. Children, born after the park’s opening 22 years ago, have started to look at these fascinating creatures as nothing more daring than a lion.
The time is almost here! Ant-Man will be hitting IMAX® theatres June 17. In anticipation of the film’s release, we will be showing an exclusive six-minute long sneak peek before IMAX® showings of Jurassic World. The clip will play starting opening weekend domestically, as well as internationally in select IMAX theatres. (Check with your local theatre for more details!)
We got to sit down with director, Brad Peyton, to talk about his action-filled movie, San Andreas. From buildings collapsing to the giant tsunami that hits the coast of California, he recommends seeing this natural disaster in IMAX® to get an up close and realistic sense of the terror.
So, you think you’re up for the test? Here’s some information on your pending mission: The threat has evolved is an interactive experience where you are digitally transformed into a T-1000. Once transformed, your hands are replaced with blades and you’re brought through various training exercises which include delivering lethal shots to threatening targets.
For Disney’s Tomorrowland, we asked fans on Facebook “if you could meet your future self, what advice would you give them in two words?” By telling us, they were entered for a chance to win a Mondo poster signed by the amazing artist, Kevin Tong. Responses ranged from inspiring quotes such as “be fearless,” to some motivational quotes like “Go Big” and “say YES.” Take a second to think, what would you tell your future self, and check out some of the awesome responses below!
We had the chance to sit down with Tomorrowland director Brad Bird, and actress Britt Robertson to talk about the film's themes and adventures. The two shared their experiences about seeing the film in IMAX® and weighed in on awesome seeing a film in our exclusive aspect ratio really is. Check it out below and get your tickets to see Tomorrowland Today!
We’re excited to announce the release of San Andreas, playing in IMAX® theatres Thursday, May 28!
“The best way to see a film about a future is to see it in a futuristic way.” -Brad Bird
We’re excited to share an exclusive behind the scenes chat with Tomorrowland director, Brad Bird. The creative genius shared his thoughts on Tomorrowland, IMAX, and his reaction to seeing the film. Check back as we add clips from our chat throughout the week!
I’ll be back…
Hear the famous words once again this summer when Terminator Genisys hits IMAX® 3D theatres July 1.
New machines, battles, and allies are here to help as Kyle, Sarah, and Terminator set out to stop judgment day from happening. Take a look below at a few of the past films and get ready for new undertakings. IMAX® tickets for Terminator Genisys are on sale today.
Get your IMAX® tickets to Tomorrowland today for a chance to bring home an exclusive key chain!
Tickets are on sale for Tomorrowland! The mystery adventure stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Roberston. The film follows former boy genius Frank (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Roberston) on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of a curious place only known as “Tomorrowland”.
What’s even better? The film has been specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres. Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland will fill more of the IMAX screen at 1.9:1 aspect ratio. What this means is that the film will show up to 16% more of the on screen image.
We’re excited to announce that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 will be shot entirely with IMAX® cameras! This will mark the first time a feature film has been shot in full with our cameras.
The footage will be captured with the IMAX / ARRI next generation 2D digital camera. The camera is a customized digital version of ARRI’s new large format camera, the Alex 65. Before filming Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2, directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be using the IMAX / ARRI 2D digital camera for select action scenes in the upcoming Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (playing in IMAX® theatres May 2016).
Want to get money for seeing an IMAX® movie? Now you can!
See three IMAX movies now until August 31, at an AMC location and receive $5 AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks- a pretty easy task to meet considering our summer line up! Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation and Ant-Man are just a few of the action packed titles that will be playing in IMAX® theatres. Double features and marathons also count towards rewards!
Avengers: Age of Ultron conquered its opening weekend, and is currently the second biggest box office opening ever. If you haven’t already seen Hulk, Thor, and the rest of the crew face off against Ultron, it’s not too late! IMAX® tickets to Avengers: Age of Ultron are on sale now.
We will be giving away seven Avengers: Age of Ultron Funko Pop! figures signed by its real-life cast members! A new figure will be released each day leading up to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, in IMAX® theatres starting May 1!
To enter, visit IMAX.com. Winners will be chosen each night from that day’s entry.
The Water Diviner premiere was recently held at the TCL Chinese IMAX® theatre in Hollywood. We were able to catch up with a few of the film’s stars and producers to hear what they had to say about the film in IMAX®.
The dinosaurs are back!
In 1993 we were first introduced to the exotic world of Jurassic Park. Enormous dinosaurs and a gorgeous tropical jungle were just the first things to grab our attention and pull us into the series. The film presented us with an island parents would want to relax on and kids were dying to explore.
More than two decades after the film’s initial release we’re still captivated by these extinct creatures and the idea of them coming back to life. Ok, so maybe we wouldn’t want them around all the time but having them close enough for a visit every now and then would be pretty awesome. As unrealistic as it may be the idea recaptured our curiosity, leaving us eager to learn more about these gigantic beasts and visit the epic Jurassic World Park.
“IMAX by itself is the best way to see cinema.” – Jeremy Renner
“It’s like a movie on steroids.” – Scarlett Johansson
“I want people to immerse themselves the way you can in a great movie.” – Director, Joss Whedon
The reviews are in! Director Joss Whedon, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and Cobie Smulders sat down to give us an exclusive look at their upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Director Joss Whedon raved that the film will be “super bonkers” for the IMAX® experience while Elizabeth Olsen confirmed Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX® is a must see! All around it seems to be unanimous – IMAX is the only way to experience the full effects of the super-sized action.
We’re excited to announce a multi-picture deal with Warner Bros. Pictures! The agreement includes the release of up to thirty films from the studio’s slate through 2020. The thirty will be comprised of the titles listed below along with upcoming DC tentpoles, future Lego movies (including The Lego Movie Sequel) and a number of high-profile tentpoles from the studio.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive IMAX® theatre event to debut the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer! The event will be held on Monday, April 20, 7PM local time, at select IMAX theatres across the United States and Canada. The event will run about 15 minutes – giving a first look at one of the most anticipated superhero duels yet.
Check out http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/imax/ to sign up before it’s too late! Each person who signs up can bring one guest.
We caught up with Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, and Ludacris to get an inside look at Furious 7. The renowned cast members shared their most thrilling moments of filming and how they translate into an explosive IMAX® expereince.
5…4…3…2…1…Get ready and rev up those engines. Furious 7 is currently the #1 movie in the world! If you haven’t already seen it, check it out and get your IMAX® tickets today! The franchise’s seventh film features our favorite cast members, striking locations, and of course, the fastest, and most furious of cars. Furious 7 writer / executive Producer Chris Morgan gave us an inside look at how producers pick the film’s notorious cars.
We’re excited to announce a multi-picture deal with The Walt Disney Studios! The agreement includes live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm - beginning this year through 2017.
New releases include:
We’re excited to announced a limited time re-release of Hubble. The film will play in select IMAX® 2D and 3D theatres starting April 20 to honor the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Hubble telescope set off on its mission to space in April 1990. The telescope has since revealed properties of space and time most scientists only dreamed of discovering.
After the observatory’s primary mirror was discovered to have a flaw affecting the telescopes clarity several service missions were deployed. The last was in May of 2009. During this mission an IMAX camera went along for the ride and captured the incredible images astronauts were able to experience first-hand. The results were breathtaking. The footage enabled moviegoers to journey through space alongside astronauts, feeling the turbulence from within the theatre.
The votes are in! The winner is……#avengerslasthope
The winning artwork will be printed as an exclusive IMAX® poster. Mini posters will be available at first showings of the Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX® 3D domestically on April 30, and opening night in select international IMAX® theatres. Make sure to get your tickets today for a chance to bring one home! Please note posters will be available in select theatres, while supplies last.
The world premiere of Furious 7 was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood. The films’ premiere was the first to have been premiered in IMAX® laser – offering the sharpest, brightest, and most vivid digital images available. The red carpet was graced by celebrities, directors, cast members including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, and the late Paul Walker’s younger brothers Caleb and Cody. The ladies of course stole the show with their sizzling gowns until the attention was redirected to Vin Diesel who spoke of the late Paul Walker.
Our Avengers: Age of Ultron IMAX® fan selected art initiative is now live! You can cast your vote to choose our IMAX exclusive art on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag of your favorite poster. Check out the art work below and comment which one you’ll be picking. Voting ends Friday April 3, so get your votes in now!
We’re excited to announce the release of Spectre, coming to IMAX® theatres November 6. In the latest bond film, Daniel Craig returns to play James Bond along with Ralf Fiennes as M. Bond’s mission begins when a cryptic message from his past sends him on a quest to unveil a sinister organization known as Spectre.
There are only a few more days until Furious 7 hits IMAX® theatres! Leading up to the film’s release, we will be counting down the days by debuting exclusive clips each day. The seven, seven-second clips feature cast and crew throughout filming – highlighting some of the most badass stunts the film has to offer. Check them out and back for daily updates, continuing until the movie hits IMAX® April 3. Furious 7 IMAX tickets are on sale now. Get yours today.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent follows Tris, a girl who is known for being Divergent after testing into not only one, but three of the five factions of society. The purpose of the factions is to maintain social order; people are grouped based on their abilities, temperaments, and personal preference. When people test in as Divergent, having attributes of multiple factions, they are seen as a threat. They are independent thinkers who cannot be controlled by any faction. Take the quiz below and see where you would end up in the world of Insurgent.
Also be sure to visit IMAX.com to enter our exclusive sweepstakes!
IMAX® tickets to Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation are now on sale! Ethan Hunt is back at it in another action packed, thrill seeking mission. Insane cars, explosions, fight sequences, and high profile assignments are just a few of the things we’re most excited to see. The series’ leading man Tom Cruise also proves he’s still got in the film’s epic trailer.
We’re excited to announce The Water Diviner will be playing in IMAX® theatres, starting April 24. The film will serve as the directorial debut for Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and has already won three awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
IMAX® has partnered with Entertainment One to bring a unique Oculus Rift experience for The Divergent Series: Insurgent to London! The Oculus Rift experience will be exclusively available at the BFI IMAX Waterloo Saturday, March 21 from 12:30pm-9:00pm.
In this documentary we tag along with Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help Lemurs survive in the modern world. The film takes you through the vividly tropical Madagascar along the way. The jungle island is filled with exotic animals, and beautiful greenery you surely won’t want to take your eyes off of.
In our exclusive featurette, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Octavia Spencer give insights into The Divergent Series: Insurgent and why it begs to be seen in IMAX® 3D. The star-studded cast shares how the film is bigger than before, with larger sets and more action.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent will be hitting theaters this Thursday! Beginning at first showings, theatres will be giving away exclusive items when you catch the film in IMAX®. Check below for full details and get your IMAX tickets for The Divergent Series: Insurgent today!
The day is almost here! Jai Courtney will be stopping by the IMAX office this Monday for a Twitter chat! You can take part Monday at 1:15pm EDT by tweeting your questions to #InsurgentIMAX. Check out our feed and start tweeting in your questions to be a part of the action! In honor of his arrival we’re taking a look at his most badass moments of the past and a few upcoming.
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Hubble space telescope and we want to celebrate with you! Join us and NASA at SXSW for a FREE screening of our documentary, Hubble 3D, at the Bob Bullock IMAX Theatre on Sunday, March 15 @ 8:00 pm.
Ready, set, go! Advanced IMAX® tickets for Furious 7 are now on sale! Get yours today and be the first, to see this larger-than-life film when it hit IMAX® theatres April 3.
IMAX® recently held advanced screenings of Cinderella in New York City and at our new Hollywood headquarters in Los Angeles. A host of mommy, daddy, beauty and fashion bloggers attended the event along with boys and girls dressed as little prince charmings and beautiful princesses.
On March 13 Cinderella will be coming to IMAX® theatres! In celebration AMC theaters will be distributing exclusive Cinderella pins. Get your IMAX® tickets to Cinderella today and be one of the first to see the magic! Pins are only available while supplies last. Please check with your local theaters for more details.
Only two more weeks until The Divergent Series: Insurgent is released in IMAX® 3D! To hold you over until then, we’ve released the IMAX® exclusive artwork that you won't to miss. Get your tickets today for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, coming to IMAX 3D March 20!
Cinderella will be coming to IMAX® theatres March 13! While the fairy tale is a classic, there will surely be a few things to look out for this time around. New faces, a sparkling crystal slipper, and an outstanding costume collection!
Chappie will be hitting IMAX® theaters this Friday! The film tells the story of a police droid who was reprogrammed to think and act as a human would. While some see this as an advancement others worry what this could mean for the future of mankind. Regardless of whose side your taking, this film just might inspire you to get a robot of your own! We’ve pulled together a few of the wackiest and smartest robots around.
The wait is over; IMAX® tickets for Avengers: Age of Ultron are on sale now! Get yours today and be one of the first to see it in IMAX May 1!
Bippity Boppity Boo! Your wish is our command!
We’re excited to reveal the exclusive art work that will be distributed at first showings (previews starting 3/12) of Cinderella in IMAX® at select Regal Cinemas. Check It out below!
Warmer weather is perfect for beach trips, barbeques and pool days. As the weather heats up, so will this year’s IMAX® summer blockbusters. From Furious 7 to Mission: Impossible, this is bound to be a kick ass summer in IMAX® theatres. Check out our summer line-up below and use #IMAXSUMMER to share which you’re most excited for!
To celebrate the release of Cinderella in IMAX® theatres March 13, Disney worked with luxury shoe designers to create a collection that is nothing short of magical. The critically acclaimed designers each put their own modern twist on the classic glass slipper - reassuring us that you’re never too old to enjoy a fairytale.
IMAX® tickets to The Divergent Series: Insurgent are on sale today! The highly anticipated sequel brings you on an action packed journey, taking place in a futuristic Chicago. The film follows Tris and Four as they rush to find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leader Jeanine is so adamant about stopping them.
Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie will be released in IMAX® this Friday!
Counting down the days until the film’s release we are hosting a week of Will Smith! Check out our favorite highlights and throwbacks of the films leading man, updated daily. So get ready for the best, the worst, the funniest and the greatest moments we’ve seen yet of the Hollywood vet.
Congratulations to the IMAX nominees who took home an Oscar® at last night’s 87th Annual Academy Awards®! Winners included American Sniper for achievement in sound editing, Interstellar for achievement in visual effects, and Big Hero 6 for best-animated feature film.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fantastic Four, and Ant-Man are just a few of the highly anticipated Superhero films coming out this year! Additionally, there are at least 10 Superhero films planned to be released before 2020! As you may have guessed with these new titles of course are some new faces. See how many are familiar to you and keep an eye out for the latest releases!
We’re excited to announce the return of American Sniper to select IMAX® theatres beginning February 20. The film starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller has been nominated for serval Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Don’t miss your chance to experience it AGAIN in IMAX®! Check out our website for participating theatres and get your tickets to American Sniper in IMAX® today!
New threat. New mission. New fate. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action for the fifth film of The Terminator franchise: Terminator Genisys, playing in IMAX® this July! The film also starring Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney will serve as a prequel, sequel, and revamp for the series. Terminator Genisys will follow the Terminator as he teams up with Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor to try and stop Judgment Day from happening.
Did you ever wonder what it would take to become a spy as a kid? The real question probably is; who didn’t ever wonder? If this rings true for you there’s no doubt in our mind that you’ll love Kingsman. The action packed spy film starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine is all about having a quick mind, fast moves, and of course the latest gadgets.
Are you afraid of the dark? You just might be after watching this one. The new trailer for Crimson Peak has been released and it’s bound to leave you with goose bumps. Really though, Guillermo del Toro’s mission to freak us out has totally worked.
Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed film, Interstellar, is returning to select AMC IMAX® theatres on Saturday, February 21 at 3pm. This one-day-only engagement will feature more than 12 minutes of never-before-seen exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Better yet, moviegoers who purchase their ticket at the theatre’s box office can receive an additional free ticket! This special offer is only available at participating AMC Theatres box offices and is not eligible for online purchases. The first 300 ticketholders at the showing will also receive a series of limited edition Interstellar collector’s prints!
Interstellar will also be returning to select Cineplex IMAX theatres on Saturday, February 21 at 1pm. The first 300 ticketholders will receive one limted edition Interstellar collector's print!
See below for a list of all participating theatres:
Valentine’s Day is finally here! If you’re still in search of finding that hot date look no further. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Doman are making a steamy debut in select IMAX® theaters in Fifty Shades of Grey to keep you company, or to tag along for a night out with that someone special. The film is already setting Valentine’s Day records . If the novels’ popularity are any telling the film is on its way to becoming a Hollywood hit.
It has been almost twenty years since the first Mission: Impossible premiered in 1996. Now Tom Cruise is back in the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, originally set to debut in December 2015, will now begin playing in IMAX® theaters July 31.
What happens when a police droid is stolen and reprogrammed to have a conscience? Hardwired to think and feel just as humans do? Find out when Chappie comes to life in IMAX® theatres March 6!
Fifty Shades of Grey will be coming to select IMAX® theatres just in time for Valentine’s Day! So whether you’re planning on a girl’s night out or a hot date with that special someone, the highly anticipated film is one you won’t want to miss! The film starring Dakota Johnson as college graduate, Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as business mogul, Christian Grey is already hitting theatres with a bang! According to TheWrap the film has set the record as being the fastest-selling R-rated movie in the 15-year history of Fandango! Get your IMAX® tickets to Fifty Shades of Grey today!
We are thrilled to partner with Disney to bring you a live-action retelling of a classic tale, Cinderella! The fairytale that has drawn audiences in for decades will now captivate viewers in IMAX®; giving audiences an immersive viewing experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. The highly anticipated film - directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh - will feature Lily James as Cinderella and Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett as her wicked Stepmother.
Hollywood veterans Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges paired up to share insights on their latest film Seventh Son. Both are in agreement, the big fantasy, feelings, and mythologies of the film are at their best when seen in IMAX®.
We are excited to announce the winner of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies IMAX fan art contest: Michael Washer, a middle school teacher with more than 25 years’ experience in graphic design and illustration. The contest called for the submission of an original piece of art inspired by The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and Michael’s winning artwork was handpicked by award-winning filmmaker and The Hobbit Trilogy director Peter Jackson.
As the grand prize winner, Michael has won a trip to Los Angeles, California where he will go on a Warner Bros. VIP studio tour, a tour of the iconic TCL Chinese Theatres IMAX where his artwork will be displayed and prints of his winning art! Take a look at Peter Jackson’s winning pick:
The star studded cast of Jupiter Ascending will be fighting for earth in IMAX starting today! Be one of the first 300 guests to see Jupiter Ascending in IMAX® theatres today and nab this exclusive mini poster.
Seventh Son arrives in IMAX® this Friday but you don’t have to wait for your chance to win amazing prizes including the grand prize: Master Gregory’s sword. Check out the prizes below and enter to win before Feb. 11.
Over the past few years Super Bowl Sunday has transformed into much more than a sporting event. Killer half-time performances, elaborate commercials, and epic trailers have all helped to amp up the show’s entertainment; and this year was no different. Several upcoming films debuted trailers for some of the most highly-anticipated movies this year, giving us a glimpse at everything from futuristic worlds to prehistoric beasts. Check out a few of our favorites below and let us know which you’re most excited for!
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In this exclusive IMAX featurette we get a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to bring Game of Thrones to life in IMAX®! We hear from IMAX DMR expert Lorne Orleans, creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff, and composer, Ramin Djawadi as they share their insights on the series development.
Game of Thrones in IMAX is almost here! To prepare for tomorrow’s big debut we’re looking back at some of our favorite and most shocking moments thus far. WARNING (SPOILER ALERT)! If you plan on binge watching the series before seeing episodes 9 & 10 in IMAX READ NO FURTHER! Otherwise, take a look at some of the most outrageous moments below and click here to get your Game of Thrones in IMAX tickets today!
Will Smith is back in the IMAX® in his new film Focus, where he stars in the film as Nicky, an experienced con artist who takes young and attractive newbie, Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing to teach her the tricks of the trade.
“I’m still kind of in shock. It’s a completely different viewing experience and one that’s so immersive and so superior.” – Game of Thrones Co-Creator D.B. Weiss
In this exclusive IMAX® featurette, we get the opportunity to sit down with Game of Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff share their thoughts on seeing their series come to life in IMAX.
Over the past few years we’ve been seeing more and more books hit the big screen. With the success of franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, fans are eager to see their favorite characters come to life on the big screen.
We put together a list of a few notable films that you may not have known originated as books, including the upcoming film Seventh Son, which arrives IMAX Feb. 6. This bewitching tale brings together magic, legends, witches and heroes to transport Joseph Delaney’s novel to the big screen. Check out the full list below and click here to get your IMAX tickets to see Seventh Son today!
Swords aren’t the only things striking up buzz for Game of Thrones. While the hit series may be known for its epic battles its prominent scenery does the perfect job of creating a visual backdrop fit for royalty. From antique castles to sky-piercing mountains this series truly has it all. We highlighted a few of our favorite locations you’ll surely want to visit ASAP.
Game of Thrones' executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss sat down to give us a behind the scenes look into the making of episodes 9 (The Watchers Wall) and 10 (The Children) of season four. Both episodes will be showing back to back along with a sneak preview of season five in select IMAX® theatres January 29th-February 5th. Check out the videos below and get your tickets to Game of Thrones in IMAX® today!
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Flashback Friday with American Sniper’s Bradley Cooper! The Academy Award Nominee has been recently nominated for his fourth Academy Award. The actor stars in American Sniper, which is expected to have the second biggest box office weekend of any January wide release in Fandango history. The war drama has already secured its spot as the biggest box office opening yet for Academy Award winning Director Clint Eastwood. Enjoy a few of our favorite moments throughout Cooper’s career below and click here to get your IMAX tickets for American Sniper today!
Carnival Cruise Line and IMAX are teaming up to create the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship! The IMAX® Theatre will be featured on Carnival’s newly constructed cruise ship, Carnival Vista. The ship will make its debut in spring 2016 and will become the largest in its fleet at 133,500 tons.
We’re excited to announce The Divergent Series: Insurgent will come to life in IMAX® 3D domestic theatres March 20. (International locations may vary starting March 18). The film is the second installment of the action-adventures trilogy to hit theatres.
Game of Thrones is almost here! The hit series will be the first television show in history to appear in IMAX® theatres. Check out the IMAX teaser below and get your IMAX tickets for Game of Thrones today.
Due to high levels of consumer demand, Game of Thrones in IMAX will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres. This will be the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series’ season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX.
Tickets will officially go on sale on www.imax.com/gameofthrones starting Friday, January 16. Participating theatres are listed below and fans can check local listings in the coming days for more available IMAX locations.
Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood may be soon taking home another for his latest film American Sniper.
“Everyone creates the thing they dread” -Ultron
The eerie words linger leading us to wonder what Ultron dreads or better yet, what he has created.
In this exclusive Q&A (Featuring: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and Taya Kyle) Mrs. Kyle gives us a glimpse into the incredible, and beautiful life led by husband Chris Kyle.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has told his story in American Sniper. Now you can be captivated by this intense and riveting drama in domestic IMAX® theatres on January 16, the same day Warner Bros. expands the film nationwide from its limited release.
On January 9th, experience The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in IMAX 3D at Cinemark and Cineplex theatres and receive this exclusive Smaug pin! Pins will be distributed to the first 300 attendees at each theatre. Check with your local theatre for more details.
Update: Game of Thrones will be released exclusively in IMAX theatres starting January 30. Read more here: www.imax.com/community/blog/game-of-thrones-in-imax-participating-theatres/
Winter Is Coming…in IMAX! Television’s most prodigious series is coming to the world’s most immersive cinematic experience. Starting January 23, 2015, you can experience Game of Thrones for the first time ever on the IMAX screen, with episodes 9 and 10 from season 4 followed by the worldwide debut of the season 5 sneak-peek trailer created exclusively for IMAX. The episodes will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and will be released for an exclusive one-week engagement in upwards of 150 IMAX theatres across the United States. Check back soon for a list of participating theatres!
Below is the list of select IMAX theatres that are continuing to show Interstellar or will begin playing it in the near future (start dates noted). Each individual theatre determines its own showtimes, so please contact your local theatre for participation and scheduling info.
An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 20 IMAX theatres across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28. Following this weekend, the tease can be seen in theatres around the world this December.
Check out the IMAX theatre list below, and visit StarWars.com for a complete list of theatres playing the tease!
There's a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving including the chance to grab two new prints have been released for Interstellar check them out below and visit any IMAX or AMC IMAX theatre and pick up a print with your ticket to see Interstellar on Thanksgiving day only.
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first major motion picture to be captured and released in high frame rate (HFR) 3D, and the tradition continued with the second installment in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will follow suit when it is released on December 17, 2014. In addition to IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will be shown in HFR at select IMAX® theatres. Continue reading to learn more about HFR technology and to find a theatre near you.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.
In Journey Through Space, an exclusive IMAX featurette, "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan speaks with documentary filmmaker Toni Myers, who has worked on IMAX documentaries that include Hubble 3D, Space Station and The Dream is Alive. The epic space film Interstellar is wowing moviegoers with its stunning visuals on the IMAX screen and we've got an amazing glimpse at how filmmaker Christopher Nolan was inspired by the real-life pioneers of IMAX filmmaking in space.
For the Love of Film goes behind-the-scenes on a year-long initiative to see the lengths one team was willing to go to bring a vision to life.
This Friday, November 7, be the first to see Interstellar in IMAX® theatres to receive a limited edition Interstellar collector print designed by Gallery 1988 artist Kevin Dart. This print will be available at IMAX® theatres while supplies last. Check with your local IMAX theatre for availability, showtimes and giveaway schedule. Get your Interstellar tickets today!
Stay tuned for more collector print announcements later this month but first, check out this cool, limited-edition print below:
Share the lunar experience with the whole family. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon will be playing in select IMAX® theaters for five days starting tomorrow!
Don't be a grumpy witch, check out the spookiest Halloween fun from around the web in this week's P&S. Not scary, just spooky.
Recently fans voted to reveal the new posters featuring their favorite characters from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and the results are in! Check out these haunting posters featuring Legolas, Galadriel, Bard, Tauriel, Thorin, Thranduil and the absolute fan favorites Bilbo and Gandalf. The epic conclusion of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is making its way to an IMAX® theater near you this December. Tickets on sale soon!
No seriously, The Pan & Scan is known for being a safe place. No danger here. Except if you’re on the other side of Dracula’s wrath and then…you’re on your own.
This week we're giving you a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Clicks away!
Sure, fabulous works have been written by Shakespeare and Dickens; but we like how this galactic wordsmith keeps it simple. Grootify your browser.
Start this weekend with a smile. Because the sun is shining somewhere and The Pan & Scan is back. Let’s bask in the possibilities of full circle rainbows over the land down under and Hobbit Happy Meals. Let’s just.
We are thrilled to announce that advance tickets to see Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar are on sale now for domestic IMAX® theatres (international advance ticketing dates coming soon). Interstellar will be available 2 days early in domestic IMAX® theatres using 15 perf/70mm film projection on November 5 and all other IMAX® theatres beginning November 7. (Check below for full list of IMAX® theatres featuring 70mm film projection.)
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
“It’s taking your experience in a normal theatre and putting it on steroids.”
We had the opportunity to sit down with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua to discuss what it was like seeing his film for the first time in an IMAX® theatre. Watch as he shares his experience below:
The dark, mysterious thriller Dracula Untold arrives in IMAX® theatres on October 10. Check out the IMAX exclusive art below:
You may have seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but you’ve never seen it in IMAX® 3D. Now you have the chance to watch the Turtles work with the fearless reporter April O’Neil (played by Megan Fox) to save NYC and protect the city from Shredder’s diabolical plan.
Be one of the first 300 people to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in IMAX® 3D at an advance showing on Thursday, September 11 at 7pm, and you’ll have the chance to get one of these three special Legends of the Yokai Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collector’s Artist Posters, while supplies last. Check them out below:
To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Forrest Gump, fans that attend
showings of the IMAX® one-week exclusive re-release beginning Friday, September 5 will receive an exclusive limited-edition Forrest Gump collector’s print (while supplies last). Check out the cool print below:
This weekend we encourage you to fall in love with something fun, furry and loveable. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar has arrived to commercial IMAX® 3D theatres and they’re just so friggin’ cute that we decided to dedicate this week’s Pan & Scan to the cute, cuddly loveable things of the world.
But first, this lemur selfie is necessary. Very necessary.
We know it has been one of those weeks but never fear, the weekend's here! #gethappy
There’s no stopping the type of evil that’s consumed with power and annihilating the powerless at all costs. Ronan – aligned with the mysterious Thanos – leads the Sakaaran army who helps him hunt down the Guardians when they interfere with his goals of stealing the coveted orb he needs to destroy the planet.
Summer's almost over so it's time to make good use of the #lastdaysofsumma! Here's a list to get you started. Don't overwhelm yourself.
Weekend to-do list (in no specific order):
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy lures you into the twisted world of Gamora and Nebula, two adopted sisters and trained lethal assassins whose dysfunctional relationship plays out on the big screen.
Now that the galaxy is safe, let's get to this weekend. #TGIF
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy brings two beloved characters to the big screen and forces you to fall in love. It’s their stories, their heart but most of all it’s their unfailing friendship.
After stealing the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere, Paramount and Warner Bros. have teamed up with IMAX® to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Forrest Gump with a special exclusive one-week IMAX engagement on Sept. 5.
Superheroes, villains, and aliens, OH MY!
It must mean only one thing…. That’s right - this week’s Pan & Scan is a special ode to #SDCC. We’ve pulled together the best of the cosplay attire, Lego sculptures, and the rest of the must-see things you might have missed. Be sure to check back throughout the weekend as we will be sharing more Comic-Con highlights!
After 75 years, Batman is still looking good. #Agelessbeauty
The last and final week of the #IMAXGuardianscontest is upon us! Tweet us your favorite #tbt photo for your chance to win the cool prizes below:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and a host of celebrity friends attended the world premiere of Hercules in IMAX® 3D hosted at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. We’ve got the highlights below. We can’t wait for Hercules to hit theatres tomorrow. It’s available for one week only so get your tickets to see the Hercules in IMAX® 3D theatres today!
Be the first to see Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX® 3D to receive this limited-edition, fan-made mini-poster, created by PosterPosse! Get tickets to the first showing and grab the poster below, while supplies last:
Guardians of the Galaxy hits IMAX® 3D theatres in August. Director James Gunn tells fans why his new film is a spectacle made for IMAX® 3D.
Take a look below and let us know what you’re most excited to see when the movie hits theatres:
This week's Pan & Scan is full of awesomeness and hashtags. Before we get into it, let's take some time to reminisce...
Forget #ThrowbackThursday, check out this #FlashbackFriday photo of The Rock. #RockIt #WerkIt. My my my, how things have changed.
The beast has been awakened to prevent the innocent from being victimized. Check out the new IMAX® exclusive art which shows Denzel Washington as the vigilante McCall in Sony Pictures Entertainments’ The Equalizer, which will be released in IMAX® theatres worldwide starting September 26.
Think quick: Are you an autobot, dinobot, or decipticon? Undecided? Maybe you haven’t seen Transformers: Age of Extinction. Get your tickets while there’s still time.
I bet you never imagined getting your butt-kicked by a turtle, but hey, it happens.
The IMAX® camera was found today on the set of Star Wars Episode VII and we have a sneak peek for you. #bestformatever Check it out below:
Can you begin to imagine what a person would be able to do with the use of 100% of their brain? No, because you are only capable of using 10% which makes it impossible to even fathom the intensity you will experience when Lucy arrives to IMAX® international theatres beginning August 8.
Lucy, the new thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson that stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format with select scenes captured using IMAX® cameras. Those sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will add to the explosive action and scope of the film as seen best in IMAX theaters.
While living in Taipei, Lucy is forced into being a drug mule for a gang. The repercussions of the leaked drugs that were placed inside of her body for transport, allows her to access superhuman abilities. Quickly, her powers begin to accelerate as Lucy and her ally, Professor Norman, investigate the possibilities of her using her brain to its full capacity.
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As many of us are taking time to commemorate the independence of our great nation, we couldn’t think of a better opportunity to celebrate…well…Chris Pratt…or we like to refer to him as Chrisy P.
We have now deemed August 1st a new national (well you know) holiday. We’d like to introduce Guardians Day featuring Chris Pratt. So it’s cool that you’re celebrating Independence Day but leave a little energy leftover for the next big thing coming Aug. 1 when Guardians of the Galaxy hits IMAX® 3D theatres.
To make sure you understand its importance we pulled together these GIFs to show you just how AMAZING Chrisy P can be.
AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas are offering dedicated fans a chance to receive these super-cool collector’s edition prints when you see Transformers: Age of Extinction in IMAX® 3D this Independence Day. These prints are unique to AMC and Regal so you just might have to see it twice to be completely hooked up.
Check out the prints below:
On July 7, fans across the globe will be given the opportunity to see a 17 minutes of exclusive footage from Guardians of the Galaxy which will be showcased in 150 select IMAX® theatres throughout North America at 7pm.
This sneak peek will feature never-before-seen IMAX® 3D footage of director James Gunn’s epic space adventure which opens in U.S. IMAX® 3D theatres on August 1.
Tickets to the July 7 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis through www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy or http://bit.ly/1iNcPdo.
Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” IMAX poster. Check it out below:
“On a big scale movie you want to shoot with a big scale format and there’s just nothing like that experience” – Transformers: Age of Extinction Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature film to use the high-resolution IMAX® 3D Digital Camera. The Director Michael Bay and the production team was able to capture major action sequences of the film – including chase scenes and helicopter shots – in high-resolution 3D in a way that was previously impossible thanks to the compact size of the new cameras.
Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, sequences filmed with the camera will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen and provide moviegoers with even greater scope, breathtaking image quality and earth-shattering 3D for a truly immersive experience. Click here to be the first to see Transformers: Age of Extinction in IMAX® theatres.
The Transformers: Age of Extinction world premiere at the Hong Kong Culture Center, received a makeover of IMAX proportions exclusively for this event – complete with a 60-by-34-foot IMAX screen and IMAX’s proprietary projection and sound technology.
This weekend is jam packed with Father’s Day fun and of course The World Cup. While you’re waiting in line at the steakhouse, entertain your Pops with this week's Pan & Scan.
The new IMAX® Exclusive Art for Transformers: Age of Extinction is here and will have you salivating. Don't believe us? Check it out below:
We’re excited to announce that How to Train Your Dragon 2, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise, will be released in domestic IMAX® 3D theatres with select engagements starting June 13 (int’l locations vary and open same day).
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is one of those rare films that come to life in an incomparable way through our immersive IMAX® 3D Experience featuring a battle sequence that is beyond anything that’s been done before in animation. It’s also one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, returning us to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. This time around the inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.
The weekend is here and Maleficent has arrived to IMAX® 3D theatres. If this doesn’t get you excited, well we know it does.
Disney’s most iconic villain has inspired a breath-taking, limited-edition colour collection which is sure to cast a spell of absolute adoration with wickedly gorgeous shades. With the help of Disney and MAC Cosmetics, IMAX gave beauty and fashion bloggers an enchanted experience with makeup tutorials and a private screening of Maleficent in IMAX® 3D. Maleficent arrived to IMAX 3D theatres on May 30. Get tickets today and check out highlights from the MAC Maleficent beauty event and the IMAX® Maleficent featurette below.
IMAX® surprised unsuspecting guests at standard showings with an opportunity to upgrade and see Godzilla in IMAX® 3D. With the help of Peter Shankman, the very first #IMAXUPGRADE left Godzilla fans in awe after experiencing the heart-pounding thriller! Check out some of the fan reactions and let us know if you've recently upgraded to IMAX using #IMAXUPGRADE.
Flowers are blooming, students are graduating, kaijus are…kaiju-ing? Spring is really springing, folks. This week’s P & S explores how it’s J.J. Abrams’ world and we are all just living in it. May the 16th be with you. Pop some popcorn, relax and enjoy the show.
T G I F bros and non-bros! We honestly don’t want you to miss out on the Godzilla fun this weekend, so it’s in your best interest to get your tickets here. Something wickedly talented is coming to IMAX® theatres on May 30 and it is not “Adele Dazeem.” Ensure your chance to see one half of the Pitt-Jolie dynamic duo by preordering your tickets to Maleficent.
Have you ever wondered just how artists come up with the cool artwork for the IMAX FANFIX™? Well, with a character like Spider-Man, it can be difficult to come up with just one concept that embodies his character, his story or the villians that he faced on a daily basis.
When developing the IMAX FANFIX art for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, UK artist Matt Taylor came up with several concepts that captured different moments in the life of Spidey. Below you'll find the concept art that he developed before reaching the final which was used for most recent The Amazing Spider-Man 2 IMAX FANFIX including commentary from Matt on what he wanted to achieve with each piece.
This Sunday… coming to a brunch restaurant near you is… MOTHER’S DAY! Have no fear, The Pan & Scan is here to provide you with GIFT IDEAS, distractions from magging (mom nagging), topics of conversation, cultural capital, cats and MUCH MORE!! So, before you start munchin’ on pancakes and showering Mom with attention, take a look at this sampling of the WWW!
Did you “LIKE” The Amazing Spider-Man 2®? WAIT. Don’t tell us that you haven’t seen it yet… Swing over to the virtual box office and get your tickets while you still can. If you hear the call of the kaiju, check out the tickets for Godzilla. You can see it at IMAX theatres on May 16. One more thing, you can now order tickets to see Maleficent’s high cheek bones at IMAX theatres as early as May 30.
We’ve all heard the tale of Disney’s all-time most popular villain, Maleficent. In this new IMAX® exclusive poster, you see Angelina Jolie bring the character back to life. Tickets are available for Maleficent in IMAX® 3D theatres on May 30. Take a look at the new poster below:
It is an exciting time for movies. Spring has sprung. (Well, excluding NYC). Summer is on the red carpeted horizon. But, what does this all mean? …Monsters & sequels & Channing Tatum. OH MY!
ICYMI: Regal Theatres, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and IMAX are teaming up for free comic book day!! The party starts early if you purchase 2 tickets at the box office to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in IMAX theatres and show your Regal Crown Club® card. You will receive this comic for free!
IMAX® recently put fans to the test to create the most badass Godzilla alternative fan poster and boy did fans show up for the challenge!
The results are in and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has spoken. After searching through some of the best fan art submissions, Gareth chose the artwork that spoke to the pure scope and scale of the upcoming movie. Congratulations to US winner James Viola and UK winner Laurie Greasley who created epic, larger-than-life Godzilla posters to get everyone excited to see the upcoming film.
James' artwork will be featured in the historic TCL Chinese Theatres IMAX in Hollywood, CA. His creation channels the spirit of kaijus past!
While Laurie’s artwork will be featured in Odeon Cinemas throughout the UK for everyone to see. This poster combines style and science to enforce the myth behind the monster!
Check it out the winning submissions below:
Okay guys and gals, we know that you’re excited for the opening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend and we are too. We are keeping our eyes glued for ALL THINGS SPIDEY.
Right now we are obsessed with watching Jamie Foxx kick a beat for Tariq from The Roots on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last week and we just can’t stop watching. ICYMI, check it out below:
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BUT FIRST: Peter Parker is swinging into action yet again!
Get your tickets to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2: An IMAX® 3D Experience.
Soon you’ll find yourself cowarding to the world’s most revered monster in the upcoming Godzilla, which arrives to IMAX® theatres this May. Don’t take our word for it. Check out this exclusive IMAX® poster that captures the pure scale of the upcoming movie.
It’s Friday, you know the drill!
Alright pull out your pencils and a sheet of paper!
Johnny Depp + Siri – beard beads x the future2 = TRANSCENDENCE
Get your tickets to see Transcendence in IMAX® theatres this weekend.
Wally Pfister is making his directorial debut with the upcoming film Transcendence, which arrives to IMAX® theatres tomorrow. Check out the latest IMAX® Behind the Frame where Pfister discusses the story behind Transcendence and how he used IMAX to tell the story of Dr. Will Caster.
Take a moment to watch the latest IMAX® Behind the Frame for Transcendence below:
We went on the internet this week…and all we got were these LINKS! Check out a smattering of the C00L/ScarY/techie/LOL/CraZy/YummY happenings from around the world wide web this week below.
BTW: It’s the weekend. Have you seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet? Get your tickets while you still can!
Exclusively for IMAX fans as part of the IMAX FANFIX™ series, those attending first showings* of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in IMAX® 3D will receive a limited edition IMAX FANFIX print featuring original artwork by British artist Matt Taylor. The artwork is a collaboration between Sony, Marvel, IMAX and Mondo. (See participating theatres list at the end of this post)
We had the opportunity to chat with super-cool artist Matt Taylor about creating the new IMAX FANFIX for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Besides the fact that he is a spidey fan himself (who isn’t?), he also dreams of having a unique superpower that may surprise you. Check out the Q&A with Matt below, but first, feast your eyes on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 IMAX FANFIX:
Pictured from Left to Right: Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo, David Douglas, Drew Fellman, Morgan Freeman and Dr. Patricia C. Wright
Lemurs leaped into the hearts of the everyone at the World Premiere for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar was held at The California Science Center in Los Angeles. Filmmakers and contributors such as Drew Fellman, Dr. Patricia C. Wright and Morgan Freeman were in attendance. It was truly a family affair with a guest list that also included Jason Priestley, Hank Baskett & Kendra Wilkinson, Chuck Liddell, Scott Foley, Rob McElhenney & Kaitlin Olson all with kids in tow.
Check out some red carpet photos below:
Quick question: Do you want a chance to impress GODZILLA’s director, Gareth Edwards?
To celebrate the release of GODZILLA in IMAX® 3D cinemas on May 15th, we’ve teamed up with Warner Bros, ODEON Cinemas and Imagine Publishing to give you the chance to show off your creative skills in the ultimate fan artwork competition.
We are looking for the most bad-assed design of an alternative GODZILLA poster that will not only be judged by the director, Gareth Edwards himself, but will also be displayed in ODEON Cinemas across the country!
Hopefully the picture below will inspire some monster-sized ideas:
We are thrilled to announce that IMAX® and Disney have teamed up to present several upcoming blockbusters including Star Wars: Episode VII and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Our ongoing relationship with Disney has allowed us to deliver some of the most extraordinary cinematic experiences to audiences across the globe. We are looking forward to blowing audiences away with some of the most highly-anticipated movies coming to theatres in 2014 and 2015.
Steve Rogers is adjusting to being Steve Rogers in a modern world, but when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague is under fire, Captain America is called back to action. In Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America joins forces with Black Widow and a new ally, Falcon to uncover a widening conspiracy that threatens to put the world at risk.
Landing in IMAX® theatres in North America on Apr. 4, Marvel's Captain America, The Winter Soldier puts Captain America and Black Widow front and center to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Tickets for Marvel's Captain America, The Winter Soldier are on sale now!
Check out the IMAX® exclusive artwork below:
IMAX® fans have the opportunity to get their hands on the IMAX FANFIX™ print for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent by attending the first show of Divergent on Thursday, March 20. This limited-edition print was created by award-winning artist and illustrator, Victo Ngai.
Check out the cool GIF of the latest IMAX FANFIX below:
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27 and we can’t wait for it to crash into IMAX®3D theatres. Check out the new IMAX® poster that reveals just a bit of the destruction that you can begin to expect from the epic Transformers movies.
We’re thrilled to announce that Warner Bros.’ Transcendence is coming to IMAX® theatres on April 18 (int’l dates vary).
In Transcendence, Dr. Will Caster who is played by Johnny Depp, is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
The new IMAX® exclusive artwork for upcoming movie Noah has arrived. The artwork features Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe who stars as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Check out the new artwork below:
“Nothing brings back the memories like what we are going to see here. It is extraordinary.” – Astronaut Mike Massimino
“I wanted to capture the scene of Tris and Four jumping off a moving train as it not only represents the courage required to become a Dauntless, it also symbolized the leap from their old faction and life, a decision they cannot go back on.” - Victo Ngai
Victo Ngai as a child. She still possesses a child-like spirit which bodes well to the boundless creativity displayed in her artwork.
Victo may be new to the IMAX FANFIX™ roster, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, WIRED, and many more. She was also recently named to the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30: Art & Style.
We were able to spend a little time with Victo to learn more about her and how she was inspired to create the IMAX FANFIX for Divergent.
Keep reading to learn more about how to get the latest IMAX FANFIX and for participating theatres.
Check out the artwork below:
We are still on our Oscars® high! Some of our partners left the Oscars as BIG winners and we would certainly like to congratulate all nominees and winners for their success.
Although we thought we were excited, it’s our intern Brittany who displayed the most enthusiasm - even hosting an Oscar® party with friends featuring SNUNS “snack puns”. Take a look at Brittany's best highlights from this year's Academy Awards® ceremony.
The 86th Academy Awards® ceremony is upon us and we are thrilled to celebrate with some of the top filmmakers, actors/actresses, special effects, sound teams and the list goes on! We appreciate the tireless hours that go into making some of the movies that we have the opportunity to experience each year.
There’s a category that holds a special place in our hearts – Best Visual Effects. This year all five nominees were enhanced through the IMAX® DMR process and later presented in IMAX® theatres. Our DMR team took a moment to discuss their favorite visual effects scenes. Take a look below:
Lemurs are already leaping into the hearts and minds of Stonybrook University students, alumni and friends after viewing the upcoming Madagascar: Island of Lemurs IMAX® documentary at Loews AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York.
Bigger surprises awaited excited guests who had the opportunity to take photos with a life-size lemur and speak to lemur-expert Dr. Patricia Wright, who inspired producer Drew Fellman (Born to Be Wild) to create the film. Dr. Wright, Drew Fellman and IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond participated in a brief Q&A after presenting the film where audiences raved with excitement after learning more about the cute, furry lemurs.
Hollywood geared up for the opening of RoboCop at the U.S. premiere at the new IMAX® theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre. A host of Hollywood stars greeted fans on the red carpet including RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Gary Oldman. RoboCop opens tomorrow in IMAX® theatres. Check out the stars glammed up at the premiere and a few scenes from movie below:
If you’re planning to see RoboCop this Wednesday we have a big surprise for you! Exclusively in IMAX® theatres you will be able to see a sneak peek of the epic action saga 300: Rise of an Empire before showings of RoboCop starting February 12.
The highly anticipated movie definitely has us excited! Told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, 300: Rise of an Empire takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
Take a look at the 300: Rise of an Empire IMAX® trailer below to see why you have to be the first to see this epic movie:
“Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up. That’s what makes you dangerous.” – Four
“I can’t emphasize enough the majesty of Gravity. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Before the movie was even over, I wanted to watch a Blu-ray stacked with special features so I could learn about the making of the movie. I wanted to own Steven Price’s dynamic, stirring score. I wanted to go right back into the theater and see it again in IMAX 3D. Longtime readers will know I have no love for 3D, and while I’m sure Gravity will still work in 2D, it’s a movie where the IMAX 3D experience is ideal. Don’t go for a half-measure; Cuarón certainly didn’t.” – Collider
Gravity is back in IMAX® 3D theatres today! Gravity is one of those films that draws you completely into the movie. Every second you feel as if you’re experiencing space along with Dr. Stone. But don’t take our word for it, check out select scenes from the film and read why critics say you must see Gravity the best way possible, in IMAX 3D.
“It’s like when you get taken to Pandora in Avatar, it’s like being taken into space with Gravity or here we’re taking you into the world of I, Frankenstein it’s a world that doesn’t exist in the real world, you can’t access it in the real world, so let me take you in the best possible way and that’s with IMAX.” - I, Frankenstein Director Stuart Beattie
I, Frankenstein opened in IMAX® 3D theatres today and we had to opportunity to sit down with director Stuart Beattie to discuss the making of the film. He had a lot to say about how he made Frankenstein’s monster come to life on the big screen.
Before reading the Q&A below, watch the I, Frankenstein IMAX Featurette (introduced by Aaron Eckhart) where he discusses the benefits of seeing the film in IMAX® theatres.![endif]-->!--[if>
The highly-classified ROBOCOP IMAX® exclusive artwork has been revealed and you have the opportunity to have the first look.
If you haven’t seen Gravity™, we are you giving you another chance to see it the best way possible – in IMAX® 3D. Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity™, one of the most popular films ever offered in IMAX® 3D, will be returning to domestic IMAX theatres starting Jan. 31.
Gravity was such an amazing film in IMAX 3D we were left with the feeling that it was gone too soon - so we are thrilled to bring back such a fascinating movie.
The wait is over. DHOOM:3 arrives to select IMAX® theatres starting December 20 and we’re thrilled to present the first-ever Bollywood title in IMAX theatres.
From producer Aditya Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya, and starring Aamir Khan, DHOOM:3 is the next installment in one of the most popular franchises in Indian box office history.
The movie also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, and tells the story of Jai Dixit, a no-nonsense cop, and his scatterbrained partner, Ali. The success of DHOOM and DHOOM:2 have established this as Bollywood's pre-eminent franchise.
Take a look at the trailer below:
Chris Pine has stepped into the role of Jack Ryan in the upcoming Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The upcoming thriller will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres worldwide starting Jan. 17.
Espionage master Tom Clancy created this character who appears to be a normal New York executive but is secretly leading a double life as a CIA analyst who unveils a scheme that could collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos.
Check out the trailer below:
The Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy love story that developed in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man simply stole our hearts. Now, we’re even more excited to see the next chapter in the life of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ when it lands in IMAX® 3D theatres throughout North America on May 2, 2014. The film arrives to international IMAX theatres beginning April 16, 2014.
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, Peter Parker finds even greater conflict than he’s experienced before. While struggling to protect a city he loves, Peter is now forced to confront a villain much more powerful than he imagines, Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. Take a look at Spidey and Electro’s first encounter below.
On a quest to find Middle-earth, a band of Hobbits and Dwarves take a wrong turn and stumble upon an unlikely place along the way…New York City. Take a look as the friends explore the city, surprising everyone they meet.
“I had been warned that the cameras are bigger, bulkier, and more awkward to hand hold – but we figured out ways to do exactly what we wanted. After you’ve spent days sweating, getting bitten by mosquitoes, lugging heavy equipment through the jungle and waiting for the long turnaround time of the cameras, when you see the dailies and see how unbelievably stunning it is… that is pretty satisfying.”
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence
Advancements in technology are continually opening up new ways for us to experience movies. At IMAX, we’re committed to working with filmmakers to support and help deliver their creative vision to audiences across the globe.
In The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson has pushed the boundaries of new filmmaking techniques by capturing the movie in high frame rate (HFR) 3D. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first major motion picture release to use this method. In addition to the IMAX® and IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will also be shown using a higher frame rate in select IMAX® theatres.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.
This weekend has just gotten better! Thor: The Dark World is coming to IMAX® 3D theatres throughout North America starting November 8 and we can’t wait to see the mighty Thor battle to save Earth and all nine realms! Click here to purchase your tickets today!
The Hunger Games return! IMAX® is gearing up for this season’s biggest movie, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. With our exclusive new artwork and a newly released trailer we can practically feel the fire. Check out the Kris Kuksi inspired artwork below:
Are you ready? Anyone who has read the book is. The universally acclaimed novel Ender’s Game has been adapted into a feature length film and is opening in IMAX® theatres this Friday. The movie traces the story of Ender Wiggin, a pre-teen genius, who is being cultivated to save planet Earth from the technologically superior alien race – the Formics.
IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond was honored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for his IMAX’s long-term investments and commitment to constructive relationships in China at their annual gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City last week. The gala also recognized Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO of Alcoa. Both companies are dedicated supporters of the National Committee and constructive U.S.-China relations. Their long-term investments and philanthropy in China have helped to bridge the gap between U.S. and China.
IMAX is excited to announce that Captain Phillip™ will arrive to IMAX® theatres worldwide starting October 11.
Director Paul Greengrass presents Captain Phillips through a distinctive lens – turning a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama into a pulse-pounding thriller. Check out the trailer below:
“Somebody did their homework, because everything was exactly like it was on our mission,” says Dr. Mike Massimino, a NASA astronaut who was featured in the IMAX® documentary film Hubble 3D, after seeing Gravity for the first time in IMAX® 3D.
Check out the IMAX® Behind the Frame featurette below:
Slated for 2014, and 27 years after the original was released, the world is getting a new action packed treat with the re-imagined story of RoboCop by Brazilian director José Padilha. RoboCop will open in IMAX® theatres worldwide beginning February 7.
There’s something to be said for a classic film that moves the hearts of viewers everywhere. That’s exactly what we’re saying about The Wizard of Oz which has been restored, converted to 3D and digitally re-mastered to take audiences down that yellow brick road for the very first time in IMAX® 3D theatres.
TIFF 2013: Wizard of Oz IMAX Premiere Closes Out TIFF
As the curtains close on the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival, we are excited to highlight some of our favorite moments of this year’s festival.
We kicked off our presence at TIFF with the Mogul’s Panel featuring IMAX’s head honcho Rich Gelfond and entertainment guru Greg Foster to discuss IMAX’s position on the globalization of the cinema industry. IMAX leaders spoke candidly about the challenges that are faced when doing business globally and the rapid growth of IMAX in international markets.
Rich shared with audiences one of the key ways to conduct business internationally, "Make it a win-win situation. Don't be a colonialist going in, teaching people how to do things your way."
An epic continues…
RIDDICK is now in IMAX ® theatres. In the latest installment in the series that began with the sensational Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel creates another chapter in his fabled world.
IMAX and MacGillivray Freeman Films have again partnered to bring you Journey to the South Pacific exclusively shown in select IMAX® theatres. We are thrilled to announce that Academy Award®- winning actress Cate Blanchett will be narrating this uplifting story of hope and celebration that highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
This breathtaking adventure journeys to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua. The film follows a young island boy named Jawi on a quest of discovery that leads to some of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen.
Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life including sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other astonishing sea creatures – West Papua has the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth.
Take a look at some of the breathtaking images that were captured during the initial scouting of the film’s location below:
Aspen has Sundance, New York has Tribeca, and Toronto (our beloved hometown) has the Toronto International Film Festival. Film lovers from far and wide will be flocking to the great white north to get a first look at the most promising films in the industry.
We are thrilled to be participating again this year and are excited to share our itinerary with you. If you are going to be in Toronto this week, we encourage you to join us!
“My first screen-raising was at the TCL Chinese Theatre, it was like going on your first hike on Mount Everest. Nothing else will compare.” Phil Groves, IMAX Entertainment
The latest IMAX FANFIX™ is here and fans who are attending an 8pm showing of Riddick on Sept. 5 will be thrilled to take home this IMAX exclusive artwork!
This limited edition print was created from original artwork from renowned artist, Alex Fuentes (Los Fokos). Check it out below:
When Clary Fray discovers that she is a descendent of a line of Shadowhunters, her world is turned upside down. After her mother disappears, Clary must join forces with fellow Shadowhunters – which introduces her to an alternative world filled with demons, vampires and other deadly creatures. Take part in Clary’s quest to find her mother and defeat evil in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones which creeps into IMAX® theatres Wednesday, August 21. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Check out the trailer below:
“Even in a future where it’s every man for himself, it’ll be possible for a human being to hold on to his humanity.” – Matt Damon
What would a world divided by class and wealth look like to you? You may say that it will look like things are today but can you imagine something even worse? Fast forward to 2154, where the world has now been divided into two separate worlds - an overpopulated, ruined Earth, and Elysium, a man-made space station for the extremely wealthy.
Photo credit: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Back By Popular Demand!!!!
You could feel the excitement from the floor of Hall H in the San Diego Convention Center at SDCC 2013. Fans and movie enthusiasts waited expectantly for the big reveals that were planned from the infamous HALL H.
Many stood in line for hours, some even camping out overnight, to be the first to step foot on the Hall H floor, to hear from their favorite actors, writers and directors and to be the first to find out what surprises await them on their favorite film franchises and television series. Well this year at SDCC fans got exactly what they were asking for. Big surprises and sneak peeks hit Hall H like never before.
We were thrilled to be a part of the action and have compiled highlights from IMAX favorites and upcoming IMAX movies. Check them out below:
If you were at Comic-Con this year we hope you’re recovering well. This year’s Con was a blast. IMAX hit the streets of San Diego with prizes in tow. You may have seen IMAX pedicabs throughout the Gaslamp district offering FREE rides and some even offered a chance to participate in Cash Pedicab. The IMAX street team hosted trivia challenges and many participants left with cool IMAX prizes including FREE tickets to see a movie in IMAX.
If you didn’t get a chance to go to Comic-Con this year we’ve pulled together a few highlights of our favorite IMAX moments. Check them out below:
Comic-Com 2013: Summit Entertainment’s Divergent Leaps Into IMAX Theatres
San Diego’s Comic-Con is buzzing from the news that the upcoming futuristic action-adventure, Divergent, the first installment of the trilogy based on Veronica Roth’s The New York Times bestselling novels, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide beginning March 21, 2014.
Welcome to Comic-Con!
This year’s Comic-Con will be nothing short of SPECTACULAR! We’re GEEKED about the line-up of events and panels and can’t wait for the fun to begin.
We’re deploying plush movie theatre-seated pedicabs to transport all Comic-Con badge holders throughout the Gaslamp district. Sit back in an IMAX pedicab and take a break from the Comic-Con craziness to be taken “from the edge of your seat to the edge of reality.”
“Monsters mash, titans clash and humans are behind the eight-ball in Pacific Rim,” Says Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter. The reviews are in, and Pacific Rim is gearing up, cranking the cylinders and pushing forward as the movie smashes into IMAX® 3D theatres. “It's Godzilla x 10,” mentions Mr. McCarthy.
IMAX is thrilled to share the latest IMAX FANFIX™ print for the upcoming epic sci-fi action adventure, Pacific Rim.
This exclusive artwork was designed by Los Angeles artist Sergio Grisanti, who director Guillermo del Toro considers a “powerhouse of talent”.
Check out the artwork below:
"I am thrilled to introduce Sergio Grisanti to the world. For years he has been a highly respected commercial artist. When I was first exposed to his art for Pacific Rim I knew instantly that he was a powerhouse of talent. He created the Jaeger posters/card art we used at Wondercon. Without any hesitation I asked him to create this new IMAX FANFIX art. Look at it closely- with a magnifying glass! So much going on! Such power! Such beauty! Sergio loves his Kaijus and his Mecha, and it shows. The poster, like my film, is a tribute to well-loved things. I wish all the fans the best time at the first IMAX screenings of PACIFIC RIM. Enjoy!"
–Guillermo del Toro
We had the pleasure of speaking with artist Sergio Grisanti about his experience creating artwork for Pacific Rim and finding the inspiration to create the IMAX FANFIX™ print.
Warner Bros. and IMAX® are partnering to bring one of the most beloved films of all time to IMAX® theatres for the very first time. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this iconic film will be released in IMAX® 3D theatres for an exclusive one-week engagement across North America beginning September 20, 2013.
You may have missed the first IMAX FANFIX™ print for Star Trek Into Darkness but all hope isn’t lost. Lucky for you we have a 2nd version of the print and you have the opportunity to get your hands on one.
Be one of the first 300 people to see Star Trek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience on Friday, May 24th to get your hands on this limited edition print –available at each IMAX location, while supplies last.
Check out the 2nd version of the IMAX FANFIX print for Star Trek Into Darkness from artist Mark Englert and continue reading to find out more on how he developed the prints for Star Trek Into Darkness.
The award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is arriving to theatres throughout France in a the best way possible – in IMAX.
Are you ready for Star Trek Into Darkness? This new IMAX poster will certainly get you excited about the upcoming adventure of The Enterprise! Exclusively in IMAX® 3D beginning at 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 15 – you don’t want to miss it. Click here for tickets.
Check out the new poster below:
Introducing IMAX FANFIX™, an evolution of the IMAX® 12:01 program!
The origins are simple: reward the most avid IMAX fans with limited edition, collectible prints for select films. IMAX, together with our studio partners, engage some of the most celebrated artists to create unique art that is exclusively for IMAX moviegoers. We will be offering these prints at the earliest IMAX showing to reward those who see it first!
Exclusively for IMAX fans as part of the IMAX® 12:01 program, those attending midnight shows of Marvel's IRON MAN 3 in the first hours of May 3rd will receive a limited edition IRON MAN 3 print featuring original artwork by renowned artist, Jock.
IMAX is proud to present an exclusive look at the making of OBLIVION with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski in IMAX’s BEHIND THE FRAME featurette. OBLIVION arrives in IMAX® theatres throughout North America on April 19.
Check out the video below to hear what they have to say about this groundbreaking cinematic adventure.
Pisces, MT 4/1/2013
Late Sunday night, a newborn dinosaur was hatched at the Phillips County Bird Refuge in Pisces, Montana, a small town located along the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Pisces is home to two stops along the trail, which connects some of the largest fossil and bone discovery sites in the United States. Pisces is known for the discovery of Leonardo in 2003, one of the best preserved dinosaurs ever unearthed.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has officially arrived in IMAX® 3D theatres throughout North America for one-week only. We’ve pulled together a few photos from the movie to get you ready for the non-stop G.I. Joe action!
Check out the exclusive new IMAX poster for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 . Tony Stark is back on May 3rd in Iron Man 3 An IMAX 3D Experience!
Hi! I’m Adam from the IMAX communications team. This week some members of the IMAX team headed to Austin, Texas for the 2013 SXSW Conference- the convergence of all things interactive, film and music.
It was an extremely interesting and busy week as the team attended several industry panels and events, met with partners and hosted IMAX’s first ever SXSW party. Not to mention consuming an enormous amount of delicious BBQ.
I will be discussing some of the key trends we observed at the conference next week, but for now I wanted to provide a recap of some of my highlights.
Mashable brought grumpy cat to Austin. Need I say more?
The Journey to Oz Balloon made many stops on the road to the Oz The Great and Powerful premiere. See how its journey unfolded in this exclusive IMAX video! Oz The Great and Powerful is now playing in IMAX® 3D theatres.
We’ve searched high and low for someone who exhibited the ability to take audiences on an adventure through explorations in filmmaking. Finally, we’ve found Pete Marshall, a talented explorer with a thirst for conquering the unimaginable and a passion to bring his adventures to audiences everywhere,
The latest IMAX® 12:01 is here! Created by two-time Academy Award® winner, Robert Stromberg (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Avatar”), this artwork offers a glimpse into the fantastical world of Oz. Check it out below:
We just can’t get enough of the Oscar’s and this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was nothing short of spectacular. From William Shatner’s beaming in as Captain Kirk to help Seth McFarlane prevent an Oscar host pitfall to the most notable performance of Adele singing the Oscar-winning “Skyfall” that left us all spellbound - this year's awards show was unforgettable. We would like to congratulate all Oscar® nominees and award recipients in the 2013 Academy Awards.
Each year the Academy Awards features some of the world’s most accomplished in the motion picture industry. We had the opportunity to present many of those films in IMAX® theatres. A special round of applause goes to those recipients for receiving the highest honor in filmmaking. Congratulations! Check out the award winners who had films in IMAX theatres last year.
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We’re excited to announce that IMAX’s very own John Schreiner, VP of Theatre Development, was recently named “Man of the Year” at the 2013 Blockbuster Awards - Russia’s top film industry event that honors the best in Russian and Hollywood cinema as well as the industry’s top business leaders.
San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center & IMAX Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the World’s First IMAX® Dome Theatre
Your first encounter with IMAX may have been in a space or science center watching documentaries in an IMAX Dome theatre. Our legacy began with many of those inspiring documentaries that took audiences from the edge of their seat to a journey throughout space. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the world’s first IMAX Dome theatre, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and we are excited to celebrate years of enriching minds through documentary filmmaking.
This Valentine’s Day you’re in for a treat much sweeter than chocolate. A Good Day To Die Hard arrives in IMAX® Theatres on February 14 and we can’t think of a better place to be this V-Day than on an action-packed adventure with Bruce Willis and tickets are on sale now!
You may be wondering what would be worth opting out of a couples massage, dinner at that swanky new restaurant or whispering sweet nothings in the ear of the one you love. Well we’ve got the deets on the making of Die Hard 5 and we’ve found some PRETTY cool things that are worth ditching your V-Day plans.
It has been 25 years since the original Die Hard where the cinematic hero John McClane was born. Now Bruce Willis is back in his iconic role as a Brooklyn police detective, but this time he’ll find himself in the midst of deadly corruption and political vendetta in Russia. After finding out that his estranged son has been arrested in Moscow, McClane begins his mission in search for answers and finds out more than he expected. His son Jack, played by Jai Courtney, is far from being a criminal but is an undercover CIA operative. This father/son combo is packing some serious heat.
When seeing a movie in an IMAX® theatre, it’s like seeing a different movie altogether. Everything from the movie itself to the theatre’s technology and design has been developed and customized to make you believe you’re part of the action. One of the key ingredients to creating The IMAX Experience® is IMAX® DMR, or digital re-mastering.
There are two ways to create an IMAX movie. It can either be captured with the extremely high resolution IMAX® cameras or go through IMAX’s proprietary DMR process to enhance the film’s image and audio.
So what exactly does IMAX’s DMR process entail? Check out our latest IMAX 101 featuring DMR technology to find out:
The G.I. Joes are back in IMAX® 3D theatres! For one week only, you have the opportunity to see Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe: Retaliation beginning March 28 internationally and March 29 throughout North America. This highly-anticipated sequel will be jam packed with non-stop action that you won’t want to miss in IMAX 3D!
This weekend you’re in for quite a thrill as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters arrives in IMAX® 3D theatres. After a formidable past, Hansel and Gretel are seeking retribution against the evil of the witch who changed their lives forever.
Exciting news for Marvel and IMAX fans has just arrived! Marvel’s Iron Man 3 soars into IMAX® 3D Theatres internationally starting April 25. The film will later open United States and Canada on May 3.
Marvel and IMAX are a perfect one-two punch and the Iron Man franchise has become a global phenomenon that fans everywhere are eager to see. We look forward to the thrill and excitement of Tony Stark’s latest adventures arriving in IMAX theatres.
We are thrilled to launch our institutional upgrade initiative beginning with Smithsonian’s upgrade to our next-generation laser technology.
This upgrade will enable the Smithsonian’s three IMAX® Theatres to deliver the highest-quality digital content available – both documentaries and blockbuster films – and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for both museum enthusiasts and movie lovers.
3D has certainly become a popular format over the past few years and many of this year’s most highly-anticipated films will be presented in 3D. The format was designed to make you feel like you’re part of the movie, however, all 3D experiences are not the same.
IMAX has been revolutionizing the 3D moviegoing experience for more than two decades and we would like to take a moment to show you what makes IMAX® 3D movies so different.
Watch Coco as she discusses how we see 3 dimensions in our everyday lives and what it takes to create an immersive IMAX 3D experience in our most recent IMAX 101 video on IMAX 3D.
In 2011, the IMAX® 12:01 program was born. Fans were able to receive their very first 12:01 print at the midnight showing of Real Steel.
What you may not know is that IMAX worked with SA Studios to launch the first print in this exclusive IMAX program. SA Studios’ Patrick Martinez was the creative force behind the artwork that would kick-off the program. Keep reading to find out how you can win ALL the IMAX 12:01 prints from 2012!
Visual effects were prevalent in many of the top films featured in IMAX this year. Each year the Academy chooses the best of the best to receive an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects. We are excited to announce that four of the five nominees have been featured in IMAX® theatres. The final list of nominees includes Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Marvel’s The Avengers from Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman, which is the only title not shown in IMAX theatres. These films competed with some of 2012’s top films to nab the nomination, and we’re taking a moment to highlight this year’s nominees. Below is a snapshot of the IMAX releases.
We know that being the first to see an IMAX film isn’t just a night at the movies, it’s months of anticipation, preparation and planning to make seeing your favorite movie an event like no other.
After watching those enticing trailers, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage, you’re committed to being the very first to see it the way it’s meant to be seen—in IMAX. You’re our 12:01 fans, and we absolutely love you! To show our appreciation, we launched our IMAX 12:01 program.
What better way to start the new year than by planning to witness the one and only Jurassic Park come to life in IMAX® 3D for the very first time? Well mark your calendar because Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park will return to the big screen with a one-week 3D engagement in IMAX® theatres worldwide beginning April 5, 2013.
Recently, we celebrated the opening of the 100th IMAX® theatre in China - the IMAX Wanda Jinniu theatre located in the city of Chengdu. IMAX China commemorated the milestone alongside Wanda Cinema Line Co., our largest international exhibition partner at an event that celebrated Wanda’s 1000th theatre opening.
Have you ever wondered exactly what’s different about an IMAX® theatre? Well it’s not one thing; it’s a combination many elements, most of them unique IMAX inventions and patents. We recently discussed our proprietary sound system in the IMAX 101: Sound post and today we’re going to discuss what goes into the design of an IMAX theatre.
Check out our new IMAX 101: Theatre Geometry video to find out more:
Hey movie fans! Welcome to the IMAX 101 Series. We’ve launched the IMAX 101s to give you insight on IMAX technology and what goes into making The IMAX Experience® so unique.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now playing in IMAX® theatres across the globe. Fans everywhere have been raving about their first adventure to Middle-earth with Bilbo Baggins-- along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
Director Peter Jackson shared his thoughts on seeing The Hobbit in IMAX®. Check out the clip featuring Peter Jackson below:
We are excited to announce that TOP GUN is going to be released in IMAX® 3D theatres for the first time ever. Paramount Pictures’ 1986 classic from director Tony Scott, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Tom Cruise, takes off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX® theatres for a limited engagement beginning February 8, 2013.
Star Trek fans are in for a big surprise this holiday season. Exclusively in digital IMAX® 3D theatres, Paramount Pictures will release an IMAX Exclusive Preview of J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013. This first-look at the movie will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX® 3D theatres beginning December 14th.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation. This extended preview is only the third first-look to be released in IMAX, and now is your opportunity to see it first.
Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have hit it out of the park with this incredible footage. Their use of the IMAX® Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike. We’re thrilled to work with Paramount Pictures on an extended first-look of this highly-anticipated summer movie.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences, which will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film.
Check out the list below for IMAX theatres that will be playing the extended preview of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.
List of participating theatres below:
Few business leaders are better positioned to discuss innovation than an entrepreneur at an entertainment technology company. Recently The Paley Center for Media’s International Council hosted its “Innovation Without Borders” summit to engage senior media, technology and entertainment industry executives who want to understand the global business landscape and the potential for their companies to reach across borders into new markets. IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond joined to discuss his experience growing IMAX into a global organization.
If you’re eager to see Les Misérables this holiday season you’re in for a sound so sweet. We’re excited to announce to fans that select IMAX® theatres will begin featuring this musical epic beginning December 25.
Universal Pictures’ Les Misérables, the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in select IMAX® digital theatres worldwide.
Advancements in technology are continually opening up new ways for us to experience movies. At IMAX, we’re committed to working with filmmakers to support and help deliver their creative vision to audiences across the globe.
In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson has pushed the boundaries of new filmmaking techniques by capturing the movie in high frame rate (HFR) 3D – marking the first use of this method in a major motion picture release. In addition to the IMAX® and IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will also be shown using a higher frame rate in select IMAX® theatres.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.
Check out the list below for IMAX theatres that will be playing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D. For a full list of nearby theatres playing The Hobbit, click here.
List of IMAX theatres that will feature HFR 3D for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
*All playdates are pending. Please check exhibitor website for more information.
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX - Aliso Viejo
AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX - Burbank
AMC Century City 15 & IMAX - Century City
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX - San Diego
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX - Dublin
AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX - Santa Clara
AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX - Del Amo
AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX – Columbia
IMAX Lincoln Square Cinemas - Bellevue
CineplexX Donau Plex IMAX Vienna - Vienna, AT
Hoyts Carousel & IMAX - Perth, AU
Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, BR
Cinema Pathe Quai d'Ivry & IMAX - Paris, FR
UA i-Square & IMAX - Hong Kong, CH
United Cinemas Canal City 13 - Fukuoka, JP
109 Cinemas Kawasaki & IMAX – Kawasaki, JP
109 Cinemas Nagoya & IMAX - Nagoya, JP
United Cinemas Sapporo Factory & IMAX - Saporro, JP
109 Cinemas Shonan & IMAX – Shonan, JP
United Cinemas Toshimaen & IMAX – Tokyo, JP
CGV Sangam & IMAX - Seoul, KR
CGV Wangsimni IMAX – Seoul, KR
Pathe Arena & IMAX – Amsterdam, NL
Shaw Theatres Lido & IMAX - Singapore-Orchard Road, SG
Vieshow Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX – Banqiao, TW
Cineworld Dublin & IMAX - Dublin, IR
ODEON Manchester & IMAX – Manchester, UK
Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, UK
Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX - Sheffield, UK
We’re counting down the days until The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in IMAX® theatres and things just got more exciting for IMAX fans!
If you attend an IMAX midnight showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey you can receive an exclusive collector’s series of four character prints (while supplies last). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy of films adapted from the enduringly popular masterpiece, The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien.
Together with our exhibitor partner PVR Ltd., the leading entertainment company in India, we are excited to announce that the very first digital IMAX® theatre has arrived in South India. Moviegoers will now be able to experience the world’s best and most immersive moviegoing experience by visiting the new IMAX theatre at the PVR Forum, Bangalore.
We’re honored that our very own Andrew Cripps, IMAX’s President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was selected by the Moscow Film School to participate in their “Master Class” program. The “Master Class” program offers film students the opportunity to meet with leading directors, producers and industry experts to learn first-hand the ins-and-outs of the cinema world.
IMAX is excited to announce that we have extended our long-running partnership with Warner Bros. and plan to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX® theatres over the next three years.
Each year Warner Bros. brings moviegoers everywhere many of the most anticipated movie-event titles emerging from Hollywood and we’re proud to present them with unparalleled image and sound quality through The IMAX Experience®.
Take a look at some of the Warner Bros. titles that will be released in IMAX theatres:
After yesterday’s early-opening of SKYFALL in IMAX®, fans everywhere are raving with excitement. So if you haven’t had the chance to be a part of yet another action-packed, 007 mission—grab your tickets for a spoiler-free weekend of Bond action.
Photo credit: Film Business Asia
With more than 726 screens in 91 locations nationwide, top-notch exhibitor CJ CGV is now planning to open 15 new IMAX® theatres throughout the People’s Republic of China. This adds an additional 15 IMAX® theatres to their existing agreement bringing the total to 65 IMAX® theatres.
IMAX is committed to supporting the growth of China’s film and exhibition industry and bringing the best in Chinese and Hollywood blockbusters to more audiences across the country. This agreement with CJ CGV will allow more Chinese moviegoers to be experience the most anticipated movies in IMAX.
Rise of the Guardians Comes to Life in IMAX® 3D November 21.
DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost – legendary heroes, each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch threatens to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of all children on earth. This beautifully-animated movie will explode on IMAX screens as the vivid images come to life before your eyes.
Each character in Rise of the Guardians has a story to tell, a significant part to play and unique abilities that they use in their quest to ensure the safety of all children. This is no ordinary folklore—these exquisitely crafted heroes are destined to protect the Earth from the vengeance of villains of darkness.
25,000 Reasons to Become an Explorer in Filmmaking: IMAX, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Present The IMAX® Award
For more than 40 years, IMAX has been fueled by the passion that lives inside filmmakers whose goals are to educate through exploration and storytelling. Exploring is a huge part of our foundation, and now, we’re passing along the opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to be recognized for their ability to take audiences to places they’ve only dreamed of going.
IMAX, Newsweek & The Daily Beast have partnered to present aspiring filmmakers with The IMAX® Award - to recognize those with a desire to compel audiences through exploration. By submitting a one-to-two minute video clip, contestants can enter for a chance to win The IMAX® Award. Along with this prestigious award, the recipient will receive a $25,000 scholarship or film production award and have their video presented at the Newsweek & The Daily Beast Explorer event in 2013.
IMAX is continuing to spread the experience across the globe. We’ve announced new agreements with three existing exhibitor partners to open five new IMAX Theatres throughout Europe, including the Netherlands, England and Austria.
Upcoming locations include:
Good news 007 fans! For the first time ever, you’ll be able to experience SKYFALL™, the 23rd installment of the Bond franchise, one day early in IMAX on November 8th.
If you’re one of those eager fans who will be the first in line to see the film in IMAX, it’ll be a completely unique experience. This is because the IMAX presentation of SKYFALL will be specially formatted to feature a larger aspect ratio than the conventional release for the entirety of the film.
The filmmakers worked with the IMAX team in the post-production process to increase the aspect ratio of the film and designed the IMAX presentation of SKYFALL to allow audiences to see up to 26% more of the originally captured image.
We can all relate to Victor Frankenstein, an impressionable young boy who loves his pet dog Sparky more than anything. Just imagine: Sparky and Victor side by side, making movies, conducting experiments, and getting into all sorts of mischief. Now picture Victor: brokenhearted from losing his best friend Sparky. Yes, we know, very sad. While many of us would try to forget the pain of losing our best pet pal, Victor has another idea. Inspired by his science teacher, Mr. Rzykruski, Victor finds a way to bring Sparky back to life – sending the small town of New Holland into shock.
The Polar Express was a milestone in IMAX history. As our first DMR 3D movie, The Polar Express changed the way the industry viewed 3D technology, especially in IMAX. We invited Hugh Murray from our film technology team to come share his experience working on the film.
Read what Hugh had to say below:
Now that you’ve been formally introduced to our DMR technology, (if you haven’t, please click here to catch up) we’d like to dive a bit deeper into what happens behind the scenes during this transformative process.
As we’ve mentioned in other posts, your experience in an IMAX theatre is entirely different from any other theatre. One of the key reasons is because the content being shown in an IMAX theatre is significantly better than the content playing down the hall.
Want to know how it’s really done? Below we discuss the step-by-step process:
IMAX 101 Series: DMR (Digital Re-Mastering)—The Secret Sauce Behind The IMAX Experience®
For more than 40 years, IMAX has been in the business of creating experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seats to a world you’ve never imagined.
We started out as a large-format documentary maker focused on museums and science centers - taking audiences on adventures from the depths of the ocean to the outer limits of space.
While our documentary roots continue to be a key part of our business, we started to wonder what would happen if we brought The IMAX Experience to Hollywood?
The IMAX® camera is an integral part of IMAX’s history. The IMAX® camera is more than a piece of equipment used to capture images, it delivers lifelike images that no other camera has been able to match since its invention more than 35 years ago.
Take a behind the scenes look as Mike Hendriks of IMAXs Camera Department and Producer Lorne Orleans talk about IMAX film technology and the adventures of the IMAX® camera.
Liberty Science Center Prepares for the Arrival of TDKR in IMAX
The Dark Knight Rises is proving to be one of 2012’s most highly-anticipated films. With a runtime of 2 hours and 45 minutes, many theatres are preparing for the showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Take a moment to check out the behind-the-scenes video of Liberty Science Center’s tech guy Joseph Columbo as he walks through what goes into showing such an epic film, which has the longest runtime of any film ever shown at LSC. He uses awesome words like platters, QTRU, decks etc. It’s a pretty big deal. Check it out below:
TASM Highlights, Recaps, Reviews and More
The Amazing Spider-Man is a fresh look at Spidey and tells a new story of Peter Parker as a high-schooler who’s on a journey of self-discovery. After its July 3 release many have hit the web to share their take on the new Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his high school love, Gwen Stacy. There’s no question this version of Spidey is unlike any other and has the web buzzing. Here are a few interesting highlights on The Amazing Spider-Man. Take a look below.
Spidey is at it again, but this time the story of Peter Parker has gone back in time, where a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed. The Amazing Spider-Man dives deeper into Peter’s past, as his superpowers are evolving during a quest of discovery. This new plot from the Marvel Comics originally created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, will follow the story of Peter as a troubled high-schooler, who meets his first love Gwen Stacy. Together they face the obstacles that stand in their way due to Peter’s new found identity as Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man will feature key scenes with an increased aspect ratio that will maximize on the IMAX screen. Watch Marc Webb as he talks about TASM and its unique aspect ratio below:
Aspect Ratio: Your Point-of-View
Experiencing your favorite movie in IMAX consists of plenty of speechless moments but isn’t quiet at all. It’s filled with breathtaking gasps and frightening shrieks as you assume the part of the hero or even the villain; taking death-defying leaps that make you clinch the hand of your neighbor and close your eyes before you hit the ground. Yes, IMAX is that real and there are several elements that go into creating those moments that you’ll never forget.
But what is it that makes you nearly lose your lunch from looking down from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, with Tom Cruise in M:I4 or swinging from New York’s skyscapers with Spider-Man? Well it’s actually several things that go into creating that experience, one of which is the aspect ratio of the scene, which helps bring you into the action of the film.
IMAX 12:01 Screening: The Amazing Spider-Man
The countdown for The Amazing Spider-Man is now only hours away and tickets for the midnight showing are still available. If you’re attending tonight’s IMAX 12:01 showing you will receive an exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man print! The film will launch in the IMAX 3D® in 447 IMAX theatres worldwide. Find the IMAX® theatre near you to swing alongside Spider-Man as he faces The Lizard.
Watch the video below to see Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have to say about IMAX 12:01 screening of The Amazing Spider-Man.
Frank Theatres to Open 10 IMAX® Theatres
Frank Theatres Raises Entertainment Experience for Customers to New Level
IMAX is pleased to be able to extend the IMAX Experience® to movie patrons across the globe. Each new theatre means an opportunity for you to see the most highly-anticipated films in an unparalleled viewing experience. Last week, IMAX and FrankTheatres together announced an agreement to open 10 IMAX theatres. Four theatres are expected to open this November in York, Pa.; Southern Pines, N.C.; Delray Beach, Fla.; and Northfield, N.J. In May 2013, two additional theatres are slated to open in Ranson, W. Va. and Kingsport, Tenn. The additional theatre locations will be determined at a later time.
IMAX is anxious to take moviegoers at FrankTheatres locations from their seat in the theatre to the core of the action. We’re eager to hear about the first-time experiences once the new theatres open.
Not sure if you have an IMAX theatre in your area? Locate your closest IMAX theatre here.
Check out more news on Frank Theatres and IMAX below:
A lot’s happening at IMAX. We’re growing domestically and internationally and we’re constantly working with studios to ensure that the most highly-anticipated blockbusters are going to be featured in IMAX® theaters. From new theaters in Azerbaijan to your favorite movies being filmed with IMAX® cameras, the excitement is boiling over for us and we’d like to share it with you.
The Dark Knight Rises
The anticipation that surrounds The Dark Knight Rises, the completion to Christopher Nolan’s Gotham trilogy, has skyrocketed after last week’s announcement that tickets are now available for presale. Fans swarmed to IMAX websites across the globe to be the first to see The Dark Knight Rises, which will feature an unprecedented amount of footage filmed with the IMAX camera, in the preferred IMAX format. The frenzy for tickets didn’t stop there, AMC Theaters later announced that die-hard Batman fans will have the opportunity to see the entire trilogy, from Batman Begins leading to the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX theaters. Check here for tickets.
Rock of Ages Rolls Into IMAX
While many of you are struggling to let go of the 80’s, Rock of Ages gives you a shameless way to transport yourself back into the 80’s and totally rock out! Watch a rock ‘n’roll romance unfold through the classic hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more. With IMAX’s powerful surround system, you’ll feel like you’re back in the 80’s jamming to your favorite tunes at a live concert. Dust off your Members-Only jacket and find a theater near you.
Watch the video below to see why Rock of Ages in IMAX delivers chest-palpitating sound that takes you back in time to relive your rock star dreams!
One IMAX Employee’s Encounter with Steve Jobs and Pixar
The Pixar Story was on TV last week and it reminded us of a personal anecdote from IMAX’s Senior VP Film Production-Filmed Entertainment Division Hugh Murray. See Hugh’s story below:
I never got the chance to meet Steve in person, but I do have my own IMAX related anecdote to share.
Back in the mid 90’s when Toy Story was wowing audiences as the first full length all CG feature, IMAX, under Rich and Brad’s new leadership, was successfully transitioning away from our traditional institutional business into high profile commercial 3D venues. What we didn’t have was a matching flow of high profile 3D content, a message that filtered urgently back down the chain. I managed to get a chance to pitch to Rich and Brad (who didn’t know me at the time) the idea that Toy Story was a film that had been created entirely using 3D geometry on computers and rendered out with a single “camera” in 2D.
There’s a lot to be said about the movies that stay on your mind for months before they premiere, that convince you to stand in long lines for advance tickets and force you to stay up way past your bedtime to be the first to be transported from a seat in the movies to another world. IMAX not only understands the obsession, we take part in it and find a way to make your moviegoing experience an event that you’ll never forget.
We’re constantly searching for the best ways to connect with the people that matter most, our fans…fanboys and fangirls that is. We’ve launched the IMAX blog to give you access to what goes on inside IMAX and to find out what matters most to you. Our blog will feature behind-the-scenes access to our technology, the evolution of IMAX films and guest expert bloggers who help to bring the most immersive movie experience to you, at each IMAX® theater, every showing.
What’s it like to see a movie in IMAX?