December 2019 Digest

Empress Hotel, Victoria BC

The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC.

GSCA Conference Coverage Continued

The Giant Screen Cinema Association held its annual conference and trade show in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in September. Our exclusive coverage concludes with reports on several of the sessions.


Boosting Capture Rates and Theater Revenues

by Robert Griesmer. The executive director and CEO of the Virginia Air & Space Center looks at the issue of film royalties and describes how he was able to increase his IMAX theater’s capture rate from 23% to virtually 100%.


Farewell to the Smithsonian’s Zeiss Planetarium

by David DeVorkin. The senior curator recounts the history of the Albert Einstein Planetarium at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, which closed as part of a major renovation earlier this year.


The Biz: Headlines


Shorts: Headlines

  • Jackson Wild seeks entries for showcase
  • IMAX preview of Nolan‘s Tenet expected to precede Star Wars
  • Man dies in accident at construction site of Sydney IMAX theater
  • Frozen 2 star tweets shoutout to Marbles IMAX in Raleigh, NC
  • Joker returns to IMAX screens for one week
  • Indianapolis IMAX promotes Star Wars with scavenger hunt for mugs

Other features:

  • In production: 25 giant-screen films with credits and production updates
  • In production: 25 giant-screen films with credits and production updates

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