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2009-06-22 03:00:00

Europe's Largest Exhibitor Expands its IMAX Network in the United Kingdom Following Success of New IMAX Digital Locations TORONTO, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, Europe's largest exhibitor, today announced an agreement to install an IMAX(R) theatre in its new ODEON Gateshead complex in Northeast England. The deal follows the strong performance of ODEON's new IMAX digital locations in Wimbledon and...

2008-10-03 12:00:15

The upcoming movie musical "High School Musical 3" has broken British records for advance ticket sales, Walt Disney Pictures said Friday. Slated for release in U.K. theaters Oct. 22, the third installment of the popular franchise has sold more than $890,000 in tickets since Wednesday, with some screenings already sold out, the movie studio said. Odeon Cinemas, the United Kingdom's largest theater chain, puts its total in advance bookings at $435,000. That amount beats "Harry Potter and...

2008-07-27 00:00:30

By Sarah Sands Those of us in the film world take seriously our responsibility for the moral health of the nation. As an usherette at the Swiss Cottage Odeon, I used to shine my torch with Stasi severity at the shadows of the back row. Dressed in my company uniform of violent purple nylon suit, lilac shirt and florid scarf, I oversaw approximately 50 showings of Yanks, starring Richard Gere in his prime, and, despite the screen message about oversexed and over here, the back row responded...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.