Summer 2020: Theaters Are Reopening

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GS Theaters Are Reopening

As of mid-August, about 41% of the worldwide inventory of 213 non-multiplex GS screens have reopened following extended closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some 30 other institutions have opened their facilities but not yet reopened their GS theaters.

Our exclusive coverage documents the efforts of theaters, filmmakers, distributors, and Hollywood to bring audiences back to theaters. Click here to read the full text of the article, at no charge.

Myles Connolly on GS Filmmaking in the Time of COVID-19

Veteran GS filmmaker Myles Connolly describes the challenges he and the team at Terra Mater Factual Studios have faced as they complete work on The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness, distributed by Cosmic Picture.

Preview: The GSCA’s Virtual Conference, Sept. 22-24

The Giant Screen Cinema Association will hold its annual conference online, Sept. 22–24, the same dates it had planned to meet in Chicago. Our report outlines the films, sessions, and other activities that will be part of the unique meeting.

Fifty Years Ago: The First IMAX Film and Theater

Fifty years ago, Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, hosted the world’s first IMAX film and theater in the fair’s Fuji Pavilion. Imax Corporation co-founders Graeme Ferguson, Bill Kerr, Roman Kroitor, and Bill Shaw, developed the camera and projector technology, made the first film, and in the process invented the giant screen industry.

The Biz: Headlines

  • McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL, is installing IMAX Dome Laser system
  • Imax Corporation posts $40 million loss in Q2
  • Imax makes theater deals with Wanda and CGV, releases films to Hulu
  • K2 Studios makes TV deal with MGM for eight series
  • Rumor: Barco considering taking over Imax?
  • Science World in Vancouver gets new CEO: Tracy Redies
  • Gary Monti retiring from Cradle of Aviation on Long Island
  • Graeme Ferguson tells LFX he’s working on a book, and is feeling fine after radiation treatments for cancer

Shorts: Headlines

In Saturn’s Rings to get limited streaming in Sept.

Other features:

In Production: 27 giant-screen films with credits and production updates

And much more!

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