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December 5, 2019—The Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s
largest science centers and New England’s most visited cultural
institution, today announced that STEM Education leader Tim Ritchie, has
been named President of the Museum. The appointment was officially
ratified by the entire Board of Trustees earlier today following a
unanimous vote of the Board’s Search Committee and a vote of the Board’s
Executive Committee. Ritchie will assume his role on February 3, 2020.
December 4, 2019—The Saint Louis Science Center reopened the newly renovated OMNIMAX Theater on Friday, November 29, after undergoing a four-month, comprehensive update, the largest since the theater opened in 1991. The renovated OMNIMAX Theater is just one of four domes in the world featuring IMAX with Laser.
November 26, 2019—D3D Cinema (D3D) is proud to announce that
the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, has selected D3D to
install a new state-of-the-art, laser-illuminated, 4K, 3D, premium
cinema system into its Matthew and Marcia Simons Theatre (the “Simons
Theatre”) in January 2020.
November 11, 2019—GSCA
is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors
election. The following candidates will join the board for a two-year
term beginning on January 1, 2020.
October 28, 2019—Celebrating 10 years of recognizing achievement in entertainment
technology, the Advanced Imaging Society today named 10 industry
innovators who will receive the organization’s 2019 Distinguished
Leadership Awards. Among the recipients is Patricia Keighley, Chief Quality Guru at IMAX Corporation, who is also a member of the GSCA Board of Directors. Read the full article at BusinessWire.com.
October 22, 2019—
In partnership with the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
launches the 34th annual event Friday, November 1, with a star-studded red
carpet followed by the South Florida Premiere of Cuba
on the giant AutoNation® IMAX® Theater screen. Read more about the festival at FloridaTrend.com
October 16, 2019—The Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater reopens this weekend after a 10-week closure to convert to the IMAX laser projection system for domes, making it the third theater in the world to do so. Click to read the full Minneapolis Star Tribune
article about the Omnitheater renovation.
September 17, 2019—The Museum of Science, Boston and Cosmic Picture
have announced that they have entered into an agreement to produce a
film that celebrates New England and its people, exclusively for the
large format dome screen at the Museum’s Mugar Omni Theater. The film,
an original production expected to be released in 2021, will inspire
audiences with stunning visuals and stories featuring the innovations,
natural wonders, residents, landmarks, seasons, and characteristics that
define New England. The feature length OMNI® film (30-40 min) will take inspiration from the short film New England Time Capsule,
which delighted millions of Museum visitors for over a decade. The
Museum secured funding for the film from MathWorks, a long-time champion
of the Mugar Omni Theater and the Museum.
September 16, 2019—D3D Cinema has
partnered with Imagination Station on the design and integration of the new
KeyBank Discovery Theater, a premium giant screen venue that will offer the
first laser-illuminated, large-format immersive cinema experience in the Toledo
market. The theater is the anchor attraction in an 8,200-square foot,
$10M addition to the science center, incorporating immersive film engagement
into the science center’s hands-on lifelong learning mission. The new
building and cinema—complete with gift shop and concessions—will open in summer
2019—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the
winners of its 2019 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant
screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. The awards were announced
the evening of Tuesday, September 10, at the GSCA 2019 International Conference
and Trade Show in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, during a ceremony held at
the Victoria Conference Centre. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala,
presented the IMAX Maximum Image Awards during the ceremony as well.