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'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 are a few very serious reasons this re-release is awesome news.  1. The Opening Scene Was Made to Be Seen... 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... 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 hand-held platforms. It's a complete relief to be able to see a film... 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... Read More

How IMAX Became the Hottest Brand in Movies

By Brent Lang on August 05, 2012

In a summer where Hollywood has fielded nearly as many high-priced flops as blockbuster behemoths, one sector of the movie business has remained remarkably consistent – IMAX. Audiences, particularly fanboys, have remained intensely loyal to its mammoth 70mm screens at a time when theatrical attendance domestically has declined. Overall, IMAX, which has struggled in the past with the seasonal ups and downs of the movie business has been a more consistent performer. In the most recent quarter IMAX posted revenue growth of 22.7 percent. That outpaces the industry average of 13.4 percent. Profits increased six-fold to $11.1 million. And even while the... Read More

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