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.
(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.
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.
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
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