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IMAX Finds China

By Heng Shao on August 28, 2012

Moviemakers aren’t the only ones vying for a piece of China’s booming film market. IMAX has burst into China with its huge screens, going from 22 theaters in 2009 to 240 open or planned today. The mainland is now IMAX’s biggest market after the U.S., where it has 343 ­theaters. China figures to become increasingly lucrative for the Canada-based IMAX. In ­February Beijing raised its limit on foreign films from 20 to 34 a year, and the extra 14 must all be 3-D, animated or IMAX movies. The deal nearly doubles the share of Chinese box-office ... Read More

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Headed for IMAX Re-Release: 5 Reasons This Is Great News

By Kelsea Stahler on August 15, 2012

As someone who has in her possession an actual Indiana Jones costume and has worn it multiple times, let me just say: this is really, really great news. Director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas have finally decided to take their classic (amazing, life philosophy-inspiring) film Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark back to theaters the right way. No, they're not releasing it in 3-D, they're taking it to IMAX for a Sept. 7 release date. Yeah. As in September 2012. As in next month. It will only run for one week, but there ... Read More

Steven Spielberg says ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ looks better than ever in IMAX

By Matt McDaniel on August 15, 2012

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was one of the biggest Hollywood hits of all time, and next month it will finally be projected on screens gigantic enough to suit it. It was announced on Tuesday that the first Indiana Jones adventure will have a limited one-week run on giant-sized IMAX theaters across the country starting on September 7.  The picture and sound have been digitally re-mastered to look and sound better than they ever have before.  The IMAX conversion process was so thorough, it even won over the toughest audience you could imagine: director Steven Spielberg.   In a phone interview ... Read More

That’s a Big Boulder, Indy: Steven Spielberg on the IMAX Rerelease of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

By Dave Itzkoff on August 14, 2012

It's the kind of revelation that would melt the face of any die-hard Indiana Jones fan (this time, with joy): "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the 1981 adventure film that introduced that globe-trotting archaeologist, will receive a one-week Imax release next month, Lucasfilm said on Tuesday. "For me, it's always been the bigger the screen, the better," Steven Spielberg, who directed "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the three subsequent "Indiana Jones" sequels, said Tuesday in a telephone interview. "It's the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and ... Read More

Canada's IMAX Adds to India Footprint With PVR Cinemas Deal

By Etan Vlessing on August 06, 2012

IMAXThe Indian multiplex pioneer is to install a fifth large format theater in Bangalore, after an earlier four-theater agreement. TORONTO – Indian cinema chain and multiplex pioneer PVR Cinemas has purchased an IMAX theater for Bangalore, to add to an earlier four-screen deal with the Canadian giant screen exhibitor. New Delhi-based PVR, which is currently expanding its cinema circuit overall, will open the fifth IMAX screen in March 2013 in Bangalore’s Vega Mall. The latest agreement follows an earlier March 2011 deal with IMAX for four theaters. Read entire article on The Hollywood Reporter's website. Read More

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