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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.
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.