Larger Than Life

The modern giant screen film industry was built by educational institutions and world's fairs. After the 15/70 film process was introduced in 1970 by Imax Corp. at the Osaka World Expo, a network of 200-some permanent large-format theatres grew up over the subsequent 25 years in science centers and museums. Imax competitors sprang up along the way, such as Iwerks Entertainment, MegaSystems, and Christie.

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