IMAX

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IMAX

motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation add

Category: Business

Founded in 1967.

Countries: United States (62%), (19%), France (4%)

Main connections: IMAX Corporation, The Polar Express (film), Caribbean Cinemas

Linked to: Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Christie, Museum of Science

 

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1970

In 1970, Ernst Leitz Canada, Ltd. won a contract to develop and manufacture a fisheye lens projection system optimized to project an image onto a dome instead of a flat screen add something


1971

The first permanent IMAX was in the Cinesphere at Ontario Place in Toronto in 1971, and is still in operation add something


1973

OMNIMAX premiered in 1973 showing "Voyage to the Outer Planets" and "Garden Isle" on a double bill add something

 

The first permanent IMAX Dome installation, the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theatre at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, opened in San Diego's Balboa Park in 1973 add something


1985

Walter Cronkite - Cronkite narrated the IMAX film about the Space Shuttle, "The Dream is Alive", released in 1985


1986

Cabasse (company) - In 1986 La Géode was inaugurated, and it remains the only 12-channel &Omnimax in the world


1990

Before the end of the 1990's, theatrical features were deemed impossible to run in the IMAX venues at the time, as there was a technical limitation on the size of the film reel where films had to be run around two hours add something

 

By the early 1990s, a separate DTS-based 6-track digital sound system was used, similarly locked to the projector by a SMPTE time code synchronization apparatus add something

 

In the 1990s theme parks in Thailand, Germany, and Las Vegas used IMAX HD for their Motion Simulator rides add something

 

The audio played off a series of proprietarily encoded CD-ROM discs before being upgraded in the late 1990s to a hard drive as a single uncompressed audio file containing the 6 channels add something

 

Phantom of the Paradise - It played occasionally in Winnipeg theatres in the 1990s and at the Winnipeg IMAX theatre in 2000 and always "drew a dedicated audience"


1992

The IMAX HD system was tested in 1992 at the Canada Pavilion of the Seville Expo '92 with the film "Momentum" add something


1994

IMAX Corporation - It was a critical point when & IMAX Corporation sought to expand in 1994 by publicly listing IMAX on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and it became apparent the future of the company rest in their ability to attract Hollywood production houses

 

Leonard Nimoy - Nimoy lent his voice as narrator to the 1994 IMAX documentary film, "Destiny in Space", showcasing film-footage of space from nine Space Shuttle missions over four years time


 

In 1995, French director Jean-Jacques Annaud directed "Wings of Courage", the first dramatic picture shot for IMAX. In 1998 and '99, "More" and "The Old Man and the Sea" became the first short films produced using the IMAX format and both earned Academy award nominations, with "Old Man and the Sea" winning add something


 

In 1996 IMAX was awarded the Oscar for Scientific and Technical Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences add something

 

Caribbean Cinemas - As part of plans, a second floor was to be constructed for the & IMAX theater, meaning that of the 14 halls it has always had since 1996, two had to be merged to meet the standards of an IMAX theater to accommodate up to 400 people

 

Les Ailes de la Mode - The popularity of Les Ailes de la Mode inspired an IMAX theatre that was opening up in the same mall in 1996 to call itself "Imax Les Ailes"


1997

James Cameron's "Titanic" when it was restored and re-released in theaters specially made an open-matte version for IMAX. In 2010 after years of successful IMAX DMR releases, Warner Bros. signed a deal to release up to 20 feature films in IMAX up to 2013, including educational documentaries that were in production add something


1998

Major Cineplex - The 14-screen, 4,000-seat Major Cineplex Ratchayothin opened in 1998 and featured Thailand's first IMAX cinema


2000

Although "Fantasia 2000" had a luke-warm financial run, the critical praise for its use of the IMAX format convinced Disney to put more releases in the giant-screen format in the pipeline add something

 

DreamWorks in the early 2000's wanted to re-release "Shrek" in IMAX 3D, but this too was canceled as a result of creative changes in the studio add something

 

In 2000, Disney produced "Fantasia 2000", the first full-length animated feature initially released exclusively in the IMAX format add something

 

Released on New Year's Day in 2000, "Fantasia 2000" was the studio's first IMAX release and the first theatrical feature to to be presented in IMAX theaters add something


2002

In 2002, IMAX re-issues of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" were released in selected theaters over the winter and Christmas seasons of that year add something

 

Since 2002, some feature films have been converted into IMAX format for display in IMAX theatres and some have been partially shot in IMAX. add something

 

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) - An IMAX special edition version of the original film was released in 2002, with a new five-minute musical sequence included

 

Jerry Orbach - He later reprised the role for the film's direct-to-video sequels, multiple episodes of "Disney's House of Mouse", and the previously-deleted music number added to the "Beauty and the Beast" 2002 IMAX re-release

 

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) - The film was restored and remastered for its New Year's Day, 2002 re-release in IMAX theatres in a special edition edit including a new musical sequence

 

IMAX Corporation - Shaw remained at IMAX as a designer and inventor until his passing on August 31, 2002 at the age of 73

 

Apollo 13 (film) - In September 2002 the film was re-released in IMAX


2003

Since "The Lion King" in 2003, no Hollywood studio had suggested in re-releasing and restoring classic films through the IMAX DMR process add something


2004

Since "The Prisoner of Azkaban" in 2004, Warner Bros. began releasing the Harry Potter film franchise in IMAX to strong financial success add something

 

Spider-Man 2 - "Spider-Man 2" was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on June 30, 2004, to widespread critical acclaim

 

The Polar Express (film) - The studio first released the film in both conventional and IMAX 3D theaters November 10, 2004


2005

Apollo 13 (film) - A 10th-anniversary DVD of the film was released in 2005; it included both the theatrical version and the IMAX version, along with several extras

 

Batman Begins - "Batman Begins" opened on June 17, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters, including 55 IMAX theaters

 

In July 2005 the BFI IMAX Cinema in London became the first to host live music concerts, using a digital non-IMAX projector add something

 

Steve Squyres - Squyres has written a book called "Roving Mars : Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet" , and appeared on the June 7, 2006 episode of "The Colbert Report" to discuss it, Mars, and MER. The Disney IMAX documentary film "Roving Mars" was made from the book


2006

An IMAX documentary about the success of the Mars Exploration Rovers was released in 2006, titled "Roving Mars" and used exclusive data from the Rovers add something

 

The Polar Express (film) - Due to its financial success, the IMAX version was re-released in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and has become an annual Christmas film


2007

Spider-Man 3 - "Spider-Man 3" premiered on April 16, 2007 in Tokyo, and was released in the United States in both conventional and IMAX theaters on May 4, 2007


2008

Because 70mm film and projectors are costly and difficult to mass produce, IMAX debuted a digital projection system in 2008 add something

 

When the film opened in 94 IMAX venues in 2008, all of them were sold out for the opening weekend add something

 

In July 2008, the company introduced a digital projection system, which it has not given a distinct name or brand, designed for multiplex theatres with screens no wider than add something

 

The Dark Knight (film) - Warner Bros. held the world premiere for "The Dark Knight" in New York City on July 14, 2008, screening in an IMAX theater with the film's composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer playing a part of the film score live

 

"Is IMAX the next "New Coke"-" LF Examiner, 16 October 2008 add something


2009

IMAX Corporation - In 2009 & IMAX Corporation signed a deal with China building the first ever IMAX theatre in Tianjin, China

 

Star Trek Into Darkness - This eventually resulted with the release of "Star Trek: The Compendium", a box set that includes all of the previously retailer exclusive special features, plus additional features for such as a gag reel, alongside both the theatrical release of 2009's "Star Trek" and the IMAX 2D version of "Star Trek Into Darkness"

 

The Tree of Life (film) - In March 2009, "Empire" magazine's website quoted visual effects supervisor Mike Fink as saying that a version of the film will be released for IMAX cinemas along with two versions for traditional cinemas

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Therefore, the IMAX 3D version of the film was released on 29 July 2009 there

 

The first permanent IMAX 3D theatre was built in Vancouver, British Columbia for "Transitions" at Expo '86, and was in use until 30 September 2009 add something


2010

Inception - "Inception"s première was held in London on July 8, 2010; its wide release to both conventional and IMAX theaters began on July 16, 2010

 

Inception - "Inception" was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on July 16, 2010


2011

In 2011, IMAX announced a 4K 3D digital camera with the similar wide resolution of regular IMAX film cameras add something

 

Discovery Communications - Discovery launched a 3DTV channel in conjunction with Sony and IMAX in early 2011, called 3net

 

Mike Slee - In 2011 he began filming the IMAX 3D project "Flight of the Butterflies"

 

The Dark Knight Rises - Shortly before Christmas of 2011, Christopher Nolan invited several prominent directors, including Edgar Wright, Michael Bay, Bryan Singer, Jon Favreau, Eli Roth, Duncan Jones and Stephen Daldry, to Universal CityWalk's & IMAX theatre for a private screening of the first six minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises", which had been shot on IMAX film and edited from the original camera negative

 

IMAX Corporation - This was one of the largest international deals to the date of 2011 for IMAX and one of the second largest in Company History

 

Thor (film) - In April 2011, the & IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment announced that they have finalized an agreement to release the film on digital IMAX 3D screens

 

Super 8 (film) - "Super 8" was released on June 10, 2011, in conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States

 

Fast Five - The film received a one-week re-release in IMAX theaters on September 30, 2011


2012

As of 2012, IDF uses 2K-resolution Christie projectors with Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing technology alongside parts of IMAX's proprietary formats add something

 

The deal is currently set to finish with the second part of "The Hobbit" in 2013 add something

 

The Polar Express (film) - Due to its financial success, the IMAX version was re-released every year until 2012

 

The Dark Knight Rises - In January 2012, six months prior to the film's release, tickets for midnight IMAX showings in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles went on sale and sold out immediately

 

In late April 2012, IMAX began testing a new 4K laser-projection system, based on patents licensed from Eastman Kodak add something

 

The Hunger Games (film) - On April 20, 2012, Lionsgate and IMAX Corporation announced that due to "overwhelming demand", "The Hunger Games" would return to North American IMAX cinemas on April 27 for a further one-week engagement

 

These theaters were prepared in time for the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" in July 2012 add something

 

But in August 2012, IMAX and Paramount Pictures announced a one-week exclusive re-release of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on September 7, 2012, to promote the release of the Blu-Ray collection add something

 

IMAX Corporation - As of December 2012, the IMAX theater network consisted of more than 731 theatres in more than 53 countries


2013

The laser projector will be available to exhibitors in the fourth quarter of 2013 add something

 

European Southern Observatory - In 2013, the IMAX documentary "Hidden Universe 3D" was produced in cooperation of Cinema Productions, Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory

 

Man of Steel (film) - The film received a wide release on June 14, 2013 in conventional, 3D, and IMAX theaters

 

The Lone Ranger (2013 film) - The film was remastered and released in IMAX theaters on August 7, 2013 in several international territories including the United Kingdom and Japan

 

IMAX Corporation - As of December 2013, the IMAX theater network consisted of more than 837 theatres in more than 57 countries

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" premiered on 2 December 2013 in Los Angeles and was released internationally on 11 December 2013 in both conventional and IMAX theatres


2014

Interstellar (film) - Prior to "Interstellar"s public release, Paramount CEO Brad Grey hosted a private screening on , 2014 at an IMAX theater in Lincoln Square, Manhattan

 

Bletchley - The development continues in 2014, with the creation of MK1 Leisure Park which will have an Odeon IMAX Cinema, Nandos, Bella Italia, TGI Fridays, Prezzo and Frankie and Benny's

 

Interstellar (film) - The theatrical trailer debuted , 2014 at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It was made available online later that month, and for the week ending it was the most-viewed movie trailer, with over views on YouTube

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - In March 2014, Disney confirmed that "Episode VII" will be released in IMAX

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - On July 8, 2014, Bad Robot's Twitter reported that the film will at least be partially shot on IMAX cameras

 

On July 9, 2014, Bad Robot confirmed via a picture uploaded to Twitter that select scenes in Disney & Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars Episode VII would be captured with the IMAX 15/70 perf film camera, in addition to the standard 35mm film camera's that Abrams and his cinematographer Dan Mindel have employed for shooting the movie add something

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - In September 2014, it was announced that this sequel will be released simultaneously on Netflix and select IMAX theatres on August 28, 2015

 

The Equalizer (film) - Sony released the film in IMAX screen theaters worldwide on September 26, 2014

 

Dracula Untold - Universal Pictures released the film on October 10, 2014, in theatres and IMAX

 

Big Hero 6 (film) - The world premiere of "Big Hero 6" in 3D took place at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on October 31, 2014. with limited IMAX international showings


2015

CJ Group - CJ CGV, CJ's movie business, is expected to open 15 IMAX theaters in China by the end of 2015

 

In January 2015 the IMAX theatre at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle close for renovation add something

 

Game of Thrones - Beginning January 23, 2015, the last two episodes of season four were shown in 205 IMAX theaters in the U.S. "Game of Thrones" is the first TV series released in this format

 

Mission: Impossible 5 - On February 13, 2015, Paramount and & IMAX Corporation announced to digitally re-mastered the film into the IMAX format and release in IMAX theaters worldwide on the scheduled date

 

Spectre (2015 film) - In March 2015 IMAX corporation announced that Spectre would be screened in its cinemas, following "Skyfall"'s success with the company

 

In May 2015, it was announced that Marvel Studios' two-part film, "Avengers: Infinity War", will be filmed entirely in IMAX, the first Hollywood feature film to do so, using a modified version of Arri's Alexa 65 digital camera add something

 

Tomorrowland (film) - The film is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2015 in theatres and IMAX

 

Mission: Impossible 5 - The film is scheduled to be released in IMAX theaters worldwide and in North America by Paramount Pictures on July 31, 2015

 

Jurassic World - Universal re-launched the film in IMAX 3D in theaters on August 28, 2015, for one week in the United States and Canada

 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" is set to be released on September 18, 2015 in the United States by 20th Century Fox in 2D and IMAX

 

The Walk (2015 film) - It will first have an early release at IMAX theaters on September 30, 2015 followed by a wide theatrical release on October 9, 2015

 

Hemel Hempstead - As of November 2015, the new restaurants, and IMPACT screens are still under construction, but the new screens have been completed, with the IMAX opening on 17th December 2015, while the others opened in late October the same year

 

Hemel Hempstead - As of November 2015, the new restaurants, and IMPACT screens are still under construction, but the new screens have been completed, with the IMAX opening on 17 December 2015, while the others opened in late October the same year

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Beginning from December 18, 2015, it will occupy the whole of & IMAX screens in North America for four straight weeks up to January 14, 2016 making it a rare occurrence for a single film to dominate the whole of IMAX screens for a long time


2016

Major Cineplex - CentralFestival Hatyai - In 2016 Major Cineplex Group has a 6 IMAX Theatre around Thailand including Major Cineplex Ratchayothin, Major Cineplex CentralFestival Chiangmai, Hatyai Cineplex CentralFestival Hatyai, Quartier CineArt The EmQuartier Bangkok, and Westgate Cineplex CentralPlaza WestGate

 

Caribbean Cinemas - On February 2016, Caribbean Cinemas announced the arrival of the first IMAX and 4DX theaters to the Montehiedra location, which meant it had to undergo a complete renovation

 

Hemel Hempstead - As of March 2016, the new restaurants and the IMPACT Luxury screen are still under construction, but the other 16 new screens have been completed, with the IMAX opening on 17 December 2015 and the IMPACT Blue opening on the 26th February 2016, while the others opened in late October the same year

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 25, 2016, in 2D, 3D, 4DX, IMAX 3D and premium large formats

 

Captain America: Civil War - "Captain America: Civil War" is scheduled to have its world premiere in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016 and release in North America on May 6, 2016, in 3D and IMAX 3D

 

In May 2016, Imax announced the test launch of IMAXShift, a multimedia Indoor cycling concept add something

 

Caribbean Cinemas - On May 2016, Caribbean Cinemas announced that AT&T and Toyota would be the corporate sponsors to the IMAX and 4DX theaters, respectively, at Montehiedra cinemas

 

As of June 2016 there were 1,102 IMAX theaters located in 69 countries, of which 990 were in commercial multiplexes add something

 

As of June 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres in 69 countries add something

 

IMAX Corporation - As of June 2016, the IMAX theater network consisted of 1,102 theatres in 69 countries

 

Caribbean Cinemas - Montehiedra Cinemas was reopened on June 2016 debuting the first IMAX and 4DX halls in Puerto Rico

 

Independence Day: Resurgence - It is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2016 by 20th Century Fox in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

 

Tarzan (2016 film) - It is scheduled for release on July 1, 2016 in 2D, 3D, & IMAX and IMAX 3D.

 

Tarzan (2016 film) - Warner Bros. set the film a release date for July 1, 2016, in traditional formats as well as 3D and IMAX 3D.

 

On September 1, 2016, it announced plans to include Virtual Reality into the IMAX theater experience with the opening of a new VR center in Los Angeles using a new StarVR headset created by Acer add something

 

Denzel Washington - The film premiered on September 8, 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and is set to be released in the United States in conventional and IMAX theatres on September 23, 2016

 

Terrence Malick - The & IMAX version of the film is scheduled to be released in IMAX on October 7, 2016, by IMAX_Corporation and Broad Green Pictures

 

Doctor Strange (film) - On October 10, 2016, approximately 15 minutes of footage will be screened at 115 & IMAX 3D locations in North America, and select 3D and IMAX 3D locations worldwide

 

Doctor Strange (film) - "Doctor Strange" is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2016, and November 4 in North America, in 3D and IMAX 3D

 

IMAX Corporation - In November 2016, Marvel Television and IMAX announced the live action television series, "Marvel's The Inhumans", based on the superhero species of the same name

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - The film will be released on 18 November 2016, in 3D, in the UK and US, and the new IMAX 4K Laser system

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is scheduled to be released worldwide on 18 November 2016 in the 3D, IMAX 4K Laser and other large format theatres


2017

Star Wars: Episode VIII - In February 2017, it was announced that sequences from the film were shot in IMAX

 

As of March 31, 2017, there were 1,226 IMAX theatres in 75 countries add something

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is scheduled to have its premiere in Hollywood on April 19, 2017, and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on April 28, 2017, and in North America on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is scheduled to have its premiere in Hollywood on April 19, 2017, and will be released in the United States on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - The film is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on April 28, 2017, and in North America on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - It is set to be released in conventional, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats on May 26, 2017

 

In July 2017, Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" was released in IMAX. add something

 

IMAX Corporation - "The Inhumans" will have versions of its first two episodes debut on IMAX screens in theaters world-wide in September 2017, with the series airing weekly on ABC afterwards

 

Justice League Part One - "Justice League" premiered in Beijing on October 26, 2017, and was released in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX on November 17, 2017

 

Cinesphere re-opened November 3, 2017, with IMAX. add something


2018

On April 24th, 2018, IMAX announced that they would begin rolling out a new version of their laser projector system later that year, with this iteration designed to replace the IMAX Xeon digital projection system add something

 

On April 24, 2018, IMAX announced that they would begin rolling out a new single-unit version of their laser projector system later that year, with this iteration designed to replace the IMAX Xenon digital projection system for 1,9:1 screens add something

 

The Dark Knight (film) - "The Dark Knight" will be re-released in IMAX for its 10th anniversary for a week starting on August 24, 2018

 

Iron Man (2008 film) - "Iron Man" was formatted and screened in & IMAX for the first time on August 30, 2018, as part of Marvel Studios' 10 year anniversary IMAX festival

 

Captain America: The First Avenger - "Captain America: The First Avenger" was formatted and screened in & IMAX for the first time on August 31, 2018, as part of Marvel Studios' 10 year anniversary IMAX festival


2019

Paul Thomas Anderson - It was screened in select IMAX theatres on June 26, 2019 before being released on Netflix on June 27, 2019