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
By Etan Vlessing on January 23, 2013
The giant screen exhibitor will screen the latest installment of the franchise internationally on April 25.
TORONTO – Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man 3 is to be super-sized for release on Imax screens internationally, from April 25.
The latest installment of the Tony Stark/Iron Man Marvel franchise will also hit domestic theaters on May 3, simultaneous with the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures roll-out.
By Associated Press on January 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — IMAX Corp. is beginning an initiative to transition museum-based theaters to new laser digital projection, beginning with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
IMAX is announcing plans Tuesday to upgrade the Smithsonian's three theaters in 2014. New technology uses lasers instead of light bulbs to light giant movie screens.
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond says the company invested $50 million to develop laser projection. He says IMAX's roots are in museums, and it aims to keep that business as film becomes obsolete. Digital projection allows museums to show more Hollywood movies.
By Solvej Schou on December 4, 2012
To quote Les Miserables, “I dreamed a dream” that the ambitious movie adaptation of the stage musical would show in IMAX theaters, and it’s happening!
Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the Tom Hooper-directed film, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, and Helena Bonham Carter, among others, will be digitally remastered to begin a limited domestic IMAX run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal the same day as its nationwide domestic release on Dec. 25. The movie will roll out in IMAX theaters internationally starting Jan. 10, 2013.
By Paul Beckett on November 29, 2012
Think of IMAX as IMX.T +1.55% the “business class” of cinema, says the company’s chief executive, Richard Gelfond.
India, of course, is legendary for its voracious appetite for economy-class cinema, as it were. But the Canada-based company, known for its big-screen, high-end movie-going experience, is trying to offer an upgrade.
Until recently, IMAX Corp. offered its services in just two theaters operating in India, in Mumbai and Hyderabad. A month ago, it opened another in Bangalore.