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Game of Thrones Coming to IMAX

Episodes, trailer to be shown later this month

(Newser) - If you think the only thing that could make Game of Thrones better is a bigger screen, you're in luck: It's headed to the biggest one of all. Later this month, the HBO show will become the first TV series ever to appear on IMAX screens, with 150... More »

Netflix's Latest Coup: Debut of Crouching Tiger Sequel

Martial arts movie part of deal to shake up movie biz

(Newser) - The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to deliver a high-flying kick to the movie business as we know it with a first-of-its kind distribution deal. The deal with the Weinstein Co. will see the martial arts movie released simultaneously on Netflix and in some Imax theaters next... More »

Indiana Jones to Get IMAX Release

Raiders coming to really big screens for one week only

(Newser) - Adventure's name may be Indiana Jones, but if big-screen "wow" has a name, it's IMAX. Now, 31 years after it hit cinemas, Raiders of the Lost Ark is coming to IMAX for one week only, reports the New York Times . Steven Spielberg says the film has been... More »

3D Sends Movie Tickets Soaring to $20

Theaters test your willingness to shell out for hot technology

(Newser) - Movie theaters are quietly jacking their prices into heretofore unknown territory, with several in Manhattan charging $20 per adult ticket to IMAX 3D showings of Shrek Forever After. The increase comes just eight weeks after the last round of price hikes, which saw IMAX and 3D tickets rise as much... More »

Avatar Creating Bottleneck at 3D Screens

It's still selling well, and Disney's 'Alice' is coming soon

(Newser) - The success of Avatar is creating a first-of-its-kind problem in movie land: a potential bottleneck of films for 3D screens. The problem will come to a head March 5, when Disney releases Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Imax theaters and other operators of 3D screens agreed long ago to show... More »

Strange Movie Facts, Take 1

Discover lists 20 little-known cinematic tidbits

(Newser) - Did you know film’s been around since 1887? Or that an IMAX projector is so bright, if aimed upward it could be seen from space? Discover lists 20 little-known movie facts:
  • Thomas Edison’s firm made the first motion-picture camera in 1891—but didn’t invent a projector.
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IMAX Dismisses Gripes About Screen Size

Company focuses on digital quality, cheaper installation

(Newser) - IMAX execs are shrugging off a recent burst of complaints that most of its screens aren't as huge as customers expect, according to the Hollywood Reporter. After a Parks and Recreation actor twittered indignantly that the screen in the theater where he saw the IMAX version of Star Trek was... More »

IMAX Stars in Hollywood Comeback

With transition to digital helping trim cost, high-end movie business looking up

(Newser) - IMAX, the format synonymous with a high-end, big-screen movie experience, is poised for a Hollywood comeback as spectacular as anything in theaters, USA Today reports. With new digital projectors trimming costs dramatically, IMAX will increase North American venues 80% by the end of 2009—and movie studios are getting on... More »

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