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April 29, 2015—Smithsonian Theaters is launching IMAX’s new laser projection system in the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., May 1—just in time for the release of Marvel’s latest film, Avengers: Age of Ultron
. The new system represents a quantum leap forward in cinema technology—providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a new level of immersive audio.
April 24, 2015—Marking another benchmark in MacGillivray Freeman’s long history of producing some of the most successful films for IMAX® theatres, MacGillivray Freeman Films today announced that its giant-screen ocean documentary Dolphins
had surpassed $100 million at the worldwide box office. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject, has been seen by nearly 20 million people in more than 200 IMAX and giant-screen theatres worldwide since it first debuted in 2000.
April 24, 2015—Cineplex Entertainment LP ("Cineplex") has announced plans to acquire the IMAX Theatre at Les Galeries de la Capitale in Quebec City, Quebec, from Cinemax Quebec Inc. The 400 seat, single-auditorium IMAX Theatre, located at 5401 Boulevard des Galeries, will become the twenty-second IMAX Theatre in Cineplex's circuit. The transaction is expected to close April 30, 2015, and the theatre will remain open throughout the ownership transition.
All theatre employees will be offered employment with Cineplex.
April 22, 2015—Deadline Hollywood interviewed IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond at CinemaCon on the future of the company, including rivals, TV shows, and adult fare. Read the full interview here.
April 22, 2015—IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced a multi-picture agreement to release up to 30 films from the studio's slate through 2020 as a continuation of the companies' longstanding partnership. Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of a number of high-profile tentpoles from Warner Bros. Pictures
April 14, 2015—IMAX is pleased to announce that the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, will install IMAX’s cutting-edge digital projection system. The technology will allow the Museum to present a wider array of IMAX content, offering greater programming flexibility. The IMAX® theatre at the National Media Museum is operated in partnership with Picturehouse National Cinema Group. The theatre opened in 1983 and represents the first IMAX site in the UK.
April 8, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), have renewed their exhibition agreement with a multi-picture deal, beginning this year and extending through 2017, that includes live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.