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Entertainment film technology company: IMAX Corporation (IMAX) (1967)

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX, HK: 01970) was established in 1967 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada. It has 673 full-time employees. It is a world-class entertainment technology company that specializes in immersive film technology. Through the patented IMAX, IMAX ® 3D, and IMAX DMR® (digital original reproduction) technology, IMAX theater provides audiences with the world’s most perfect movie experience.

IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation (IMAX):

IMAX=Image Maximum, is a film projection system that can project larger and higher resolution than traditional film. The standard IMAX screen is 22 meters wide and 16 meters high.

IMAX is a long-established entertainment technology company established in the 1960s. The company even won an independent Oscar awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1997. IMAX was invented by three Canadians: Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr. IMAX is the owner of IMAX technology and related equipment, mainly dedicated to the research and development of film and digital technology, mainly 3D technology, post-production and projection technology. The business scope includes the design, leasing, sales, maintenance and operation of IMAX theaters and projection systems; the production and distribution of IMAX format films; the development and production of cameras and projectors. Independently or cooperatively, IMAX has more than 1,600 IMAX theaters (projections) in more than 80 countries and regions around the world, mainly in Canada and the United States.

IMAX Corporation provides film solutions, including proprietary software, theater buildings, intellectual property rights and equipment. Specific products and services include:

  • Digital Re-Mastering (Digital Re-Mastering, DMR), a proprietary technology that can digitally enhance the image resolution, visual clarity and sound quality of film films for projection on the IMAX screen;
  • IMAX advanced cinema system, providing services to exhibitor customers through sales, long-term leases and joint revenue sharing arrangements;
  • Film post-production services;
  • Camera and other sundries rental services, and documentary release;
  • Own and operate IMAX theaters;
  • Design, manufacture, install, sell and lease IMAX theater projection system equipment;
  • Maintain IMAX theater projection system equipment in the IMAX theater network;
  • Distribute and license original content, virtual reality, IMAX home entertainment and other content;
  • Sell ​​or lease its cinema system to theme parks, private home theaters, tourist attractions, exhibitions and expositions, and engage in aftermarket sales of projection system parts and 3D glasses.

IMAX promotes its cinema system through direct sales and marketing staff.

IMAX Corporation’s brands include: IMAX, IMAX Dome, IMAX 3D, IMAX 3D Dome, Experience It in IMAX, The IMAX Experience, An IMAX Experience, An IMAX 3D Experience, IMAX DMR, DMR, IMAX nXos and Films To The Fullest.

As of December 2019, IMAX Corporation has 1,624 theaters in 81 countries and regions.

As of March 31, 2020, the company has a network of 1,616 IMAX theater systems, including 1,526 commercial cinemas, 14 commercial destinations, and 76 institutional facilities operating in 81 countries and regions.

IMAX Corporation History:

  • 1967-The origin of the IMAX system was the 1967 Montreal World Expo in Canada.
  • 1970-IMAX technology was first publicly unveiled at the Osaka World Expo in Japan.
  • 1986-The IMAX 3D system debuted in the Canada Pavilion at the Vancouver World Expo.
  • June 1994-IMAX was listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. In the same year, the IMAX system entered a multi-hall theater for the first time and was installed in the Loews theater in New York .
  • March 2002-IMAX announced IMAX DMR patented technology, successfully converting Hollywood blockbusters into IMAX format.
  • September 2002-The first IMAX DMR film “Apollo 13” was officially released.
  • November 2003-“The Matrix Revolution” (IMAX version) became the first Hollywood film to be screened simultaneously on the IMAX screen and ordinary theaters.
  • November 2004- The Polar Express produced by Warner Bros. became the world’s first Hollywood blockbuster to be screened in IMAX stereo format.
  • November 2006-IMAX announced two major initiatives to consolidate its leading position in the entertainment industry: signing agreements with major cinema chains and continuing to research digital projection systems.
  • November 2007—IMAX and DreamWorks Animation have reached an agreement on four films. This is the first time that IMAX and a Hollywood studio have reached a multi-dimensional film cooperation. These films include; “Monsters vs. Aliens” (released in March 2009), “How to Train Your Dragon” (released in March 2010), “Shrek: Part Four” (released in May 2010) and The IMAX version of “Kung Fu Panda” released in June 2008.
  • December 2007-AMC Entertainment and IMAX signed an agreement. According to the agreement, IMAX will equip 100 sets of the latest IMAX digital projection equipment in AMC theaters in 33 major markets in the United States.
  • March 2008—Regal Cinemas, Inc., a subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group, the world’s largest theater industry, signed an agreement with IMAX to install 31 sets of IMAX® digital projection equipment in the United States. 20 In a Regal cinema in this city.
  • July 2008—IMAX successfully installed and commissioned a new IMAX digital projection system in three AMC theaters.
  • November 2008—IMAX and Disney reached an agreement on the distribution of five movies.
  • June 2009—IMAX cooperated with China’s largest private media group, Huayi Brothers Media Co., Ltd. to distribute three mainstream Chinese films.
  • January 2010—Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation jointly announced the joint development of the United States’ first all-weather 3D TV channel.
  • March 2010-“Avatar” (IMAX 3D version) in the first round of screenings, became the all-time box office champion March 2010-“Avatar” (IMAX 3D version) in the first round of screenings, became the all-time Box office champion.
  • April 2010-IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures signed an agreement for up to 20 films.
  • On October 8, 2015, the stock price of iMax China rose 10% on the first day of its listing in Hong Kong.
  • In November 2016, Marvel Television and IMAX launched the live-action TV series “Marvel’s Inhumans” based on the superhero contest of the same name.

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