Los Angeles -- The International 3D Society announced today that IMAX, RealD and Texas Instruments DLP Cinema® will each be honored with a Century Award for their historical achievement at the Stereoscopic 3D Technology Awards scheduled for October 19, 2010 at 7pm at the Mann's Chinese Theatre.

The Century Award is the highest honor bestowed by the membership of the International 3D Society and a blue ribbon panel of stereoscopic experts. Three companies will be recognized for their historical achievement in Stereoscopic 3D over the past thirty years. IMAX is being honored for its "Solido Systems" technology; RealD for its "Cinema System" digital 3D projection technology and Texas Instruments for its "DLP Cinema" technology.

"IMAX® Solido was an important stepping stone in the evolution of IMAX® 3D technology. It introduced millions of moviegoers to IMAX 3D and we're honored to be recognized with this award as we continue to break new ground in 3D cinema with our current digital projection system," stated Brian Bonnick, IMAX's Executive Vice President, Technology.

"The RealD Cinema System introduced today's digital 3D revolution by blending cutting-edge 3D science with a new breed of digital cinema projection to solve the issues inherent to film-based 3D of old," said Joseph Peixoto, President of Worldwide Cinema at RealD.

"Who would have thought that our 3D technology invention that started in our lab would now be enabling a major part of digital cinema 3D worldwide," said Dave Duncan, business manager for Texas Instruments, DLP Cinema Products. "We are very proud to receive this award and are committed to furthering 3D from the theater to the home and now the classroom for interactive learning."

The black-tie Stereoscopic 3D Technology Awards ceremony will recognize technological achievement across the stereoscopic medium.

"These Century Awards will record for history the technologies, organizations and individuals responsible for 3D's extraordinary journey," added Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society.

Buzz Hays, Society Chair and Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer for the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, noted, "The field of stereoscopic 3D has progressed dramatically in the past decade and continues to evolve daily as more and more talented individuals get involved and identify new needs and opportunities. 3D technologies continue to

 

 


advance, it is important to recognize the achievements of the visionaries who created the tools to empower the artists who, together, will propel our medium forward."

The International 3D Society is a professional community dedicated to advancing the arts and technologies of Stereoscopic 3D. The 3D Technology Awards Show will feature MasterImage3D passive glasses and technology and NEC projectors and equipment. For more information please click www.international3dsociety.com/techawardsparticipation.html

XpanD and Panasonic are Platinum Sponsors, NEC Display Solutions is a Gold Sponsor and Nvidia and Quantel are Silver Sponsors of the 3D Technology Awards Show. International 3D Society sponsors include Signature Sponsor XpanD and Founding Sponsors MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, The Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Dolby and IMAX and Member Sponsors Discovery Communications, Autodesk and DirecTV.

 

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Toronto, ON -- Rolling Stones fans across the country will get ultimate satisfaction for one night as this legendary multi-platinum band takes fans back to the summer tour that skyrocketed their careers with Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones. This historic big screen event features classic Stones performances from the 1972 tour and a special, theatre-only segment from Mick Jagger. Together with Jagger, Stones greats Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts take fans inside life on the road during that magical summer when they rocked millions of fans in sold-out venues around the world. For the first time in over 30 years, legendary concert footage from the tour will be unveiled by the band for their fans in select Cineplex theatres across Canada on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Tickets for Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones are on sale now at participating box offices and online here. For a complete list of theatre locations, please visit the website.

Presented by Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and Eagle Rock Entertainment, this one-night-only event will feature the Stones in a career defining concert, testing the very limits of their own musical power. The footage was captured at four shows in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas on their 1972 North American tour promoting the "Exile on Main Street" album. The music played on that spectacular tour included what would later be known as some of the band's greatest all-time hits such as "Tumbling Dice," "Brown Sugar," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash."

"It's a full on performance and energy levels are really high...everyone's very together and on," said Jagger.

Richards agreed with Jagger and recalled, "I knew that ‘Tumbling Dice' was a killer live."

Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones was originally filmed in 1972 in 16mm by Bob Freeze and Steve Gebhardt of John Lennon's Butterfly Films and has been restored and re-mastered from vintage footage. Movie theatre audiences will get a one-time opportunity to flashback and be next to the stage during these historic concerts.

"Ladies & Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones offers fans a rare opportunity to experience history," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "On the big screen, enhanced by our superb digital surround sound systems, is the only way to experience a Stones concert."

Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones will appear in more than 70 select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.

 

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Dwayne Johnson will star alongside Josh Hutcherson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Brendan Fraser will not be reprising his role from the original film.

Journey to the Center of the Earth was able to rake in more than $230 million worldwide, so it's no surprise that Warner Bros. wants to move forward with a sequel.

Johnson will next be seen in Faster, which CBS Films will open on November 24.

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DALLAS, TX --The Oak Cliff Foundation has officially handed the keys to the historic Texas Theatre over to Aviation Cinemas, Inc., a newly formed movie theatre company with the expressed goal of renovating the theatre by installing a 35mm changeover system, tweaking the existing digital projection system to meet I-Cinema compliance, and installing a new adjustable 40 foot screen. This will allow the theatre to screen movies of various exhibition formats, utilizing state of the art equipment. The large screen will be moveable to allow for other kinds of entertainment including plays and concerts. The old school style film changeover system will allow the Texas to screen repertory film prints that would not normally be allowed to be spliced together on a platter. Additional exhibition for small format films and filmmaking will be supported by the addition of 16mm and Super 8mm projection. Plans also include constructing a concession stand and a separate full-service bar in the main lobby and soundproofing the area between the theatre and the bar.

"Phase one is to get the theatre in good working condition in order to exhibit films in traditional and digital formats," said Barak Epstein, President and CEO of Aviation Cinemas. "Long term goals to restore the theatre to its original condition still exist; but in order to realize those goals we've got to be on par with competing theaters. Attracting audiences is the only way this theatre will survive."

Aviation Cinemas, named in honor of billionaire Howard Hughes, who financed The Texas Theatre in 1931, is the brainchild of award-winning independent filmmaker, Barak Epstein. Epstein has been scouting potential spaces in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for several years. Following the Oak Cliff Foundation's involvement with the Texas Theatre led him to his first opportunity.

Award-winning Independent film producer, Adam Donaghey, is Vice-President and CMO. "Barak and I have been looking for the next project to team up on," said Donaghey, who's produced several films alongside Epstein, "and when the opportunity to be a part of a movie theatre with the kind of history the Texas has, I jumped all over it."

Creative Director for The Oak Cliff Foundation, Jason Reimer, will stay on as a part of Aviation Cinemas, continuing to head up programming and book shows. "When Barak came to us with his ideas for the Texas Theatre, " says Reimer, "I knew instantly he was the right fit. Coupled with Adam's ability to scout the latest and greatest on the indie film market, will make for some quality programming."

While the theatre has content booked through the rest of the year, beginning in October, including the Texas Blood Bath Film Festival in November, the grand opening of the new Texas Theatre is scheduled in January 2011. Following the grand opening, phase two will consist of remodeling the balcony by possibly turning it into two additional screens (ala the Inwood Theater in Dallas), remodeling additional areas for lounge space and installing a digital cinema 2K and 3D projector.

The Texas Theatre is currently booking independent films, concerts, theater programs, parties and events. Book your event by calling: 940-391-5899

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