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May 4, 2021—The giant screen world owes much to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who oversaw the construction and was the first director of the National Air and Space Museum, and who suggested to
co-founder Graeme Ferguson that they should fly their camera in space. Joe Kleiman profiles this visionary and humble hero in
January 11, 2016— On Sunday evening, the National Air and Space Museum showed its last movie on the 70mm IMAX projector. When the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater reawakens in March, it will sport a brand-new, state-of-the-art laser digital projector. Read the full article in the Washington Post here.
January 11, 2016—Director of Smithsonian Theaters Zarth Bertsch discusses the Air & Space Museum Lockheed Martin Theater's conversion from 70mm to IMAX with laser digital in this interview with dcist.com. Read the full interview with Zarth Bertsch here.
May 1, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it is launching its new laser projection system in the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., and in the Boeing IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington on May 1—just in time for the release of Marvel's highly anticipated film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The ground-breaking technology will provide audiences at the theatres with unparalleled brightness, contrast, color and sound.
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.
December 18, 2014—K2 Films, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of K2 Communications, and Giant Screen Films have teamed up to tell the exciting story of what the next chapter of space exploration will bring both near-term and long-term. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space
showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact, such as landing astronauts on Mars. The film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011. It is instead, vibrantly alive.