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Off to See 'The Wizard of Oz,' in 3-D and IMAX, Oh My!

By USA Today: Scott Bowles on June 3, 2013

After dazzling audiences 75 years ago, 'The Wizard of Oz' returns for a one-week run in September in 3-D and on IMAX screens, part of a studio movement to remaster the classics.

Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D

(Jack Haley, left, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr in a scene from the 1939 motion picture 'The Wizard of Oz.'(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

LOS ANGELES — There's no place like a restored home.

Nearly 75 years after its dazzling Technicolor debut, The Wizard of Oz will be converted to 3-D and IMAX for a one-week theatrical run in September, Warner Bros. and IMAX officials will announce Tuesday.

The restoration marks the film industry's highest-profile conversion yet of a 2-D classic. Already, studios have remastered films including Titanic, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

But Oz "is as iconic as they come," says Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Entertainment. "It was one of the first movies that truly came out at you with an explosion of color."

Studio execs hope to come at audiences with an enhanced look at the yellow brick road: namely, digitally enhanced sound and images to bring Dorothy and company into 3-D and IMAX's colossal format. Warner Bros. quietly remastered the film for months before bringing the reel to IMAX for a test run.

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After Earth in Select IMAX Theatres

By IMAX on May 24, 2013

After Earth will be playing in select IMAX theatres beginning May 31, 2013. Click on a theatre below to purchase tickets!





Carmike Valley Bend 18 & IMAX – Huntsville

Cobb Hollywood 16 & IMAX – Tuscaloosa



AMC Desert Ridge 18 & IMAX – Phoenix



AMC Covina 30 & IMAX – Covina

Regal Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX – Fairfield

AMC Norwalk 20 & IMAX – Norwalk

AMC Puente 20 & IMAX – Rowland Heights

AMC Palm Promenade 24 & IMAX – San Diego

AMC East Ridge Mall 15 & IMAX – San Jose

Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX – South Gate

Regal Stockton City Center Stadium 16 & IMAX – Stockton



AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16 & IMAX – Aurora


AMC Regency 24 & IMAX – Jacksonville

Cobb Merritt Square 16 & IMAX – Merritt Island

Muvico Baywalk & IMAX – St. Petersburg

Regal Sawgrass 23 & IMAX – Sunrise



Regal Arbor Place Stadium 18 + IMAX – Douglasville

AMC Stonecrest 16 & IMAX – Lithonia

AmStar 16 & IMAX – Macon

AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX – Morrow



AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16 & IMAX – Country Club Hills

AMC Showplace New Lenox 14 & IMAX – New Lenox

AMC Showplace Niles 12 & IMAX – Niles

Carmike Grand Prairie 18 & IMAX – Peoria



AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 & IMAX – Indianapolis



AMC Star Council Bluffs 17 & IMAX – Council Bluffs
Rave Davenport 53 & IMAX – Davenport



Regal Louisiana Boardwalk 14 & IMAX – Bossier City

AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX – Harahan

The Grand 16 & IMAX – Slidell



AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 with IMAX – Largo

AMC Owings Mills 17 & IMAX – Owings Mills



AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 & IMAX – Danvers

AMC Loews Methuen 20 & IMAX – Methuen


AMC Star Fairlane 21 & IMAX – Dearborn



AMC Barrywoods 24 & IMAX – Kansas City

Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 & IMAX – Hazelwood


New Jersey

AMC Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX – Elizabeth



Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms – Las Vegas

Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX – Las Vegas


New York

AMC Loews Port Chester 14 & IMAX – Port Chester

City Center 15: Cinema de Lux & IMAX – White Plains


North Carolina

AMC Concord Mills 24 & IMAX - Concord

AMC Northlake 14 & IMAX - Charlotte



Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux & IMAX – Springdale



Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park & IMAX – Mississauga



AMC Franklin Mills 14 & IMAX – Philadelphia

Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills & IMAX – Tarentum



Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 – Montreal

Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 & IMAX – Greenfield Park (French)



Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 & IMAX – Hendersonville


B&B Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX – Colleyville

AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX – Houston

AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX – Mesquite



Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX – Ashburn

AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 & IMAX – Hampton

Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX – Midlothian



Boeing IMAX, Pacific Science Center – Seattle

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IMAX is J.J. Abrams' 'favorite headache' in 'Star Trek'

By Brian Truitt on May 16, 2013

Director filmed 30 minutes of the new sequel using high-resolution cameras.

J.J. Abrams has a love/hate relationship with IMAX.

The director's Star Trek Into Darkness sequel releases early on Wednesday night with special IMAX screenings all over the country, and Abrams filmed 30 minutes of footage in it utilizing the high-resolution cameras to enhance the scope and immerse the audience in some of the movie's most action-packed scenes.

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MTV UK: Star Trek Into Darkness Opening Earlier In IMAX 3D

By MTV UK Staff on February 4, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness is set to open on 3D IMAX screen two days before it goes on general release, it has been confirmed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has closed a deal with the oversize screen company to start showing the eagerly awaited sci-fi sequel from 15 May.

Greg Foster, IMAX Entertainment's chairman and president, said: "As we saw with the reaction to the first nine minutes of the film, which debuted in our theatres in

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IMAX Expands in Russia With New Partner Kronverk Cinema

By Etan Vlessing on February 4, 2013


The giant-screen exhibitor also added one more theater each to existing partners Kinomax and Formula Kino.

TORONTO – Imax is expanding in Russia as it gets three more theaters into new construction projects across the market.

Toronto-based Imax on Monday said it sold one giant-screen theater to new partner Kronverk Cinema, and sold one more screen each to existing partners Kinomax and Formula Kino.

The latest Russian deals speed up Imax’s push into emerging territories as it diversifies away from a maturing North American market.

"The popularity of Imax in Russia continues to fuel our network growth, and we're delighted

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