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February 28, 2022—Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) has announced that the company’s Dino Dana
franchise will continue to stomp across the world with new products and partners. The upcoming offerings include a Dino Dana
audio book published by Recorded Books, a new Dino Dana
activity book published by Mango Publishing, and new Dino Dan
dinosaur figures—Zuul, Nanotyrannus, and Stygimoloch—released by Safari
Ltd., with realistic, accurate details and innovative Augmented Reality
features, set to come out in 2022.
February 23, 2022—IMAX closed out the 4th quarter of 2021 with $277 million in grosses–its best 4th quarter tally since 2017. Global box office for the full year in 2021 was $638 million, up 146% over 2020.
February 17, 2022—D3D Cinema is proud to announce that the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science will upgrade and replace their existing IMAX
Digital system with a state-of-the-art laser-illuminated 4K 3D
projection system designed and integrated by D3D. The new projection and
sound systems will serve as the cornerstone in a generational upgrade
of the giant-screen theater in Phipps Auditorium, which will also
include a renovation of the seating and other public areas of the
theater. D3D will be integrating Barco's latest high-efficiency 40,000-lumen
laser projectors with a premium QSC surround-sound system, MDI
high-gain projection screen, a capable Crestron-based
alternative-content suite and an enhanced accessibility package. The
newly upgraded theater is scheduled to open to the public in Fall 2022.
February 17, 2022—Dr. Peter Popp, CEO of Reef Distribution, and Tina
Ratterman, President of BIG & Digital, have joined forces to expand
content, marketing, and support to fulldome and giant screen theaters
worldwide. Reef Distribution has taken over distribution, including administrative,
accounting, and technical support services, for the BIG & Digital
catalog, which includes titles such as In Saturn’s Rings
, Expedition Chesapeake: a Journey of Discovery
, Star Dreaming
, Whale Super Highway
, and Legends of the Northern Sky
. Ratterman will lead and expand worldwide distribution and marketing.
February 9, 2022—We are so sad to share the news that visual effects innovator Douglas Trumbull has died. James Hyder shares why Trumbull was so important not only to Hollywood but to the giant screen industry as well.
February 9, 2022—GSCA and the GSCA Innovations Committee invite you to
experience Evans & Sutherland’s domed LED system at the Cosm
Experience Center in Salt Lake City on March 10, following the GSCA Film
Expo in Los Angeles on March 8-9. The GSCA Film Expo is the world’s
first industry conference to unveil this groundbreaking technology.
February 8, 2022—Jenn Bentz has been promoted to Director of Theaters at
the Pacific Science Center (PacSci) in Seattle, Washington. In her new
role, Bentz will manage PacSci’s two IMAX theaters, Laser Dome, arch
lighting, and production support. She will report to President and CEO
Will Daugherty and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.
February 8, 2022—Figueras is pleased to announce the recent hiring of David Leverton of
Leverton & Associates Ltd. as a planning specialist and sales
consultant to assist in identifying seating and storage requirements for
clients within the giant screen cinema, planetarium, museum, and
science center market in North America.
February 2, 2022—Discovery Place Science, the leading hub for science
learning in the Carolinas, announced today that it has replaced its IMAX
film projection system with IMAX’s next-generation laser technology
designed for 180-degree domed theatre environments thanks to a
partnership with Accenture. The theatre has been closed since March of
2020 and undergone extensive renovations, including installing IMAX’s
groundbreaking technology as well as new seats, carpet, speaker system
and air filtration. Discovery Place Science will welcome audiences back
to the upgraded Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre on February 11 with the
release of The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert
February 2, 2022—Jana Bennett, whose four-plus-decade career in television and media included prominent leadership roles at the BBC, Discovery Communications and A+E Networks, has passed away from brain cancer at the age of 66. Jana oversaw the BBC's and Discovery Communications' forays into the giant screen world and was executive producer of the BBC giant screen production The Human Body
, released in 2001. Our sincere condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Read more about Jana Bennett's illustrious career at Realscreen.com.