Luxury IMAX Theater to Open with
Beauty and the Beast
National Amusements will open the circuit's first-ever
IMAX theatre on January 1, 2002 at The Bridge luxury 17-screen
cinema and entertainment complex at Howard Hughes Center
on Los Angeles' westside. The IMAX theater will open on
January 1, 2002 with Beauty and the Beast.
'The Bridge' quickly becoming Los Angeles' most popular
entertainment location, we couldn't ask for a more complementary
addition than the presence of the largest commercial IMAX
3D screen in Southern California." said Shari E.
Redstone, President of National Amusements, Inc. "With
its high-visibility location at 'The Bridge', our new
IMAX theatre will, without question, become a must-visit
venue for patrons from Santa Monica to the South Bay.
We are looking forward to premiering the IMAX theatre
with Disney's Beauty and the Beast when it opens
to the public on January 1st."
Bridge Cinema Deluxe or "The Bridge," as the
theatre complex is known, is the centerpiece of a 250,000-square-foot
entertainment and shopping complex called the Promenade
at Howard Hughes Center, an office and retail development
adjacent to the 405 (San Diego) Freeway.
Corporation is not only excited about the new theater,
but also about the films it is lining up for IMAX theaters.
strongest film slate ever will be made available to the
large-format industry during the next 18 months,"
says Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler, Co-CEOs
of the IMAX Corporation. "Our major focus has been
on better and more film product to drive attendance at
IMAX theatres and we are obviously happy with the results
of our efforts. Approximately 30 films will be released
from a variety of independent and Hollywood filmmakers
and distributors, including Disney's Beauty and the
Beast, IMAX's own 3D film shot in space, entitled
Space Station, Steve Oedekerk's Santa vs. The
Snowman, The Young Black Stallion - Disney's
prequel to The Black Stallion - and James Cameron's Ghosts
of the Abyss."
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