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Monsters, Machines and Mind Melding in a Race for the World

By New York Times: A. O. SCOTT on July 11, 2013

Viewed from one angle — from below, say, as you cower before the IMAX screen, your 3-D glasses digging into the bridge of your nose, condensation from your Diet Coke dripping onto your leg — “Pacific Rim” looks

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Rich Gelfond: IMAX boss who started off shining shoes

By BBC News: Shanaz Musafer on June 23, 2013

As an eight-year-old boy Rich Gelfond used to shine shoes to earn some money.

At 16 he was running his own newspaper in New York, with a circulation of about 25,000. The paper attracted national advertisers and he would walk up and down Madison Avenue selling space.

As someone who showed such entrepreneurial spirit as a child, it is perhaps not surprising that he has ended up running a large and successful business.

Some 50 years on from his shoe-shining days, Mr Gelfond is now chief executive of IMAX, the giant-screen, high-resolution cinema chain.

Underestimated the task

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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!



 

US/CANADA

 

Alabama

Carmike Valley Bend 18 & IMAX – Huntsville

Cobb Hollywood 16 & IMAX – Tuscaloosa

 

Arizona 

AMC Desert Ridge 18 & IMAX – Phoenix

 

California

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

 

Colorado

AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16 & IMAX – Aurora


Florida

AMC Regency 24 & IMAX – Jacksonville

Cobb Merritt Square 16 & IMAX – Merritt Island

Muvico Baywalk & IMAX – St. Petersburg

Regal Sawgrass 23 & IMAX – Sunrise

 

Georgia

Regal Arbor Place Stadium 18 + IMAX – Douglasville

AMC Stonecrest 16 & IMAX – Lithonia

AmStar 16 & IMAX – Macon

AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX – Morrow

 


Illinois

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

 

Indiana

AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 & IMAX – Indianapolis

 

Iowa

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

 

Louisiana

Regal Louisiana Boardwalk 14 & IMAX – Bossier City

AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX – Harahan

The Grand 16 & IMAX – Slidell

 

Maryland

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 with IMAX – Largo

AMC Owings Mills 17 & IMAX – Owings Mills

 

Massachusetts

AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 & IMAX – Danvers

AMC Loews Methuen 20 & IMAX – Methuen


Michigan

AMC Star Fairlane 21 & IMAX – Dearborn

 

Missouri

AMC Barrywoods 24 & IMAX – Kansas City

Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 & IMAX – Hazelwood

 

New Jersey

AMC Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX – Elizabeth

 

Nevada

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

 

Ohio

Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux & IMAX – Springdale

 

Ontario

Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park & IMAX – Mississauga

 

Pennsylvania

AMC Franklin Mills 14 & IMAX – Philadelphia

Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills & IMAX – Tarentum

 

Quebec

Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 – Montreal

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

 

Tennessee

Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 & IMAX – Hendersonville


Texas

B&B Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX – Colleyville

AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX – Houston

AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX – Mesquite

 

Virginia

Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX – Ashburn

AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 & IMAX – Hampton

Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX – Midlothian

 

Washington

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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