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August 31, 2015—D3D Cinema
are pleased to announce the completion of R&D testing on a laser-illuminated digital giant dome projection system. Client demonstrations will commence this fall, with the first installations on target for 2016.
August 31, 2015—National Geographic Studios is happy to announce that Antonietta Monteleone has been named Vice President of Film Distribution. National Geographic’s giant screen films are currently on 300 screens worldwide, with 70 additional theaters opening this fall. Its newest production Asteroid: Mission Extreme
will premiere in October 2015, and Extreme Weather
in the Fall of 2016.
August 26, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Evans & Sutherland has signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco on September 9-11 and Dome Day at The Tech Museum in San Jose on September 12. As part of its sponsorship, Evans & Sutherland will demonstrate an 8K digital fulldome system using its Digistar 5 system with Christie 4K projectors during Dome Day at The Tech Museum of Innovation.
August 25, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that IMAX Corporation has signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco on September 9-11.
August 24, 2015—For the first time ever, MacGillivray Freeman Films, the leading independent producer and distributor of films for IMAX® and giant-screen theatres, has expanded into the world of television production with an 8-part half-hour series, America. The Beautiful
. The series premiered August 9 on Travel Channel.
August 24, 2015—Mike Day—senior vice president at the Science Museum of Minnesota—sat down with The Tangential at a table overlooking the museum’s lobby to talk about all things Omni, including the first phase of its conversion to an IMAX Laser Dome with digital projection. Read the full interview with Mike Day here.
August 21, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that delegates of the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco will be treated to a demonstration of IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system’s capabilities during the conference technical session on Friday, September 11, at the AMC Metreon IMAX Theatre. Digital new films and films in production will also be screened for attendees on IMAX’s laser system throughout the conference.
August 18, 2015—Giant Screen Films and K2 Communications are pleased to announce that Journey to Space has surpassed $10M in international box office in the first six months of release. Launched in February, the film continues to draw large audiences at science centers, museum cinemas and aquariums with no signs of slowing down.
Ocean Month Events Celebrate Research and Conservation
August 18, 2015—Explorers, storytellers and scientists travel to the ends of the Earth and the depths of the oceans—and their discoveries reveal how even the most remote extremes have profound effects on the environment across the globe. This summer Giant Screen Films (GSF) was pleased to partner with nonprofits and elected officials to call attention to the beauty and fragility of our planet’s few remaining pristine environments.
August 17, 2015—The National Infantry Museum’s big screen theater will close August 24 for a major conversion. When it reopens later this year, moviegoers will be treated to a state-of-the-art theater experience available nowhere else in the region. At the heart of the conversion is a new 6P Christie Laser Projection System, currently installed in only a handful of theaters nationwide. The Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum will be the first in the southeast to use laser projection. The National Infantry Foundation partnered with D3D Cinema to design and implement the conversion. T