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Why 'The Wizard of Oz' 3-D IMAX Conversion is Worth It

I have seen “The Wizard of Oz” at least 26 times. I have watched it in movie theatres, on television, on tape, on DVD, on Blu-Ray, after talking about the movie to 1000 people in Sacramento, and twice in 16 millimeter on my living room wall when I was writing “The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM” 35 years after the movie was made.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • September 18, 2013 11:48 AM
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Immersed in Movies: Transforming 'The Wizard of Oz' in 3-D for IMAX (VIDEO)

"The Wizard of Oz" gets a 3-D makeover for IMAX and relaunches the renovated TCL Chinese Theater for a one-week engagement September 20. Three scenes were previewed to press, and it was a nice sampling: the introduction of the Tin Man, the storming of the Wicked Witch's castle, and the climactic castle chase.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 11, 2013 2:30 PM
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Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' Releases in IMAX for First Time Ever on April 5

Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" sees its rerelease on April 15, and to coincide with its return to the big screen, the dinosaur flick will have a one-week, worldwide IMAX 3-D run. T-Rex will tower higher than ever before.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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'Skyfall' Breaks IMAX Non-Summer Records with $12.75 Domestic Haul on 320 Screens

IMAX has posted its weekend "Skyfall" box office numbers: the 23rd James Bond film took in an impressive $12.75 million on 320 screens, resulting in an approximate $40K per-screen average. This is IMAX's best opening weekend ever in non-summer months.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 12, 2012 12:30 PM
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IMAX Award Call for Entries: Capture the Theme of Exploration

Co-hosts IMAX, Newsweek and The Daily Beast announce the launch of the IMAX Award, which will recognize up-and-coming filmmakers who capture the theme of exploration.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 17, 2012 4:23 PM
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More: Shorts, Imax, Media

Bollywood Goes IMAX for First Time with 2013 Release of 'Dhoom:3'

Bollywood action-thriller "Dhoom: 3" will be digitally remastered and released in IMAX throughout India in winter of 2013, marking the country's first local-language production to be released in the larger-than-life format.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 21, 2012 12:39 PM
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