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IMAX

™ a process of film projection using a giant screen on which an image approximately ten times larger than standard is projected
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This partnership is a direct result of the success of our existing IMAX theatres that have delighted our guests with the best Chinese and Hollywood films in the world's most immersive cinematic format," said Mr.
Canada-based IMAX has gone increasingly Hollywood-mainstream in recent years, with selected blockbusters - such as ``Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,'' ``Spider-Man 2'' and ``The Matrix: Reloaded'' - remastered for the giant screen with IMAX's DMR process, which allows for a movie to be enlarged for an IMAX screen without compromising picture quality.
The company is releasing ``Robots: The IMAX Experience'' today, the same day as 20th Century Fox distributes a regular-screen version of the computer animated film.
The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience'' grossed $45 million worldwide, contributing mightily to the $160 million-plus the film grossed domestically.
In conjunction with the "Revolutions" worldwide distribution event, "The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience" will debut at IMAX Theatres in the United States on November 5.
Canada-based IMAX has gone increasingly Hollywood-mainstream in recent years, with selected blockbusters - such as ``Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,'' ``Spider-Man 2'' and ``The Matrix Reloaded'' - remastered for the giant screen with IMAX's DMR process, which allows for a movie to be enlarged for an IMAX screen without compromising picture quality.
The IMAX DMR technology resides at IMAX's Toronto data center which processes several hundred gigabytes of data daily and is one of the largest rendering farms in Canada.
IMAX China plans to use the majority of the net proceeds to expand the IMAX network of theatres in China, as well as to build up its inventory of IMAX theatre systems.
Audiences who experience the film in IMAX theaters will see a version that stretches beyond their peripheral view on screens eight stories high and 120 feet wide, and they will be surrounded by up to 14,000 watts of pure digital sound.
From the makers of "The Dream is Alive," "Blue Planet," "Destiny in Space," and "Mission to MIR" comes another strikingly beautiful and technically challenging film epic: the first-ever IMAX 3D film from space.
Leading Chinese Commercial Developer Joins IMAX Business to Support Expansion Plans
The Polar Express'' may have sputtered into the station over the weekend with disappointing box office returns, but in the nearly 60 IMAX theaters where a giant 3-D version of the film played, ``Polar'' was a runaway hit.