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World’s Biggest Motion Picture Screen Replaced at Sydney IMAX

by Joe Kleiman, IPM Online News Editor

Sydney, Australia (February 10, 2012) — Yesterday, a new screen was raised at the LG IMAX Theatre, located on Sydney’s Darling Harbour, replacing the original screen which had been in use for the past sixteen years.  The original screen, the world’s largest, was manufactured by Harkness Screens.  The replacement is from Queubec-based Strong/MDI and maintains the world record, measuring 96.5 feet high by 117 feet wide.  31 riggers participated in the screen raising.  All photos courtesy WORLD’S BIGGEST SCREENS Pty, Ltd.





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LG IMAX Theatre Sydney
Strong/MDI
IMAX Corporation

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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