The IMAX® system was developed for EXPO'67, in Montreal, where multi-screen movies were the hit of the fair.
A small group of Canadian entrepreneurs and filmakers (Grame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr), who had made some of those popular movies, decided then to design a new system using a single projector rather that the cumbersome multiple projectors used at the time.
The result was the IMAX® motion picture projection system that would revolutionize giant-screen cinema.
In 2008, there are nearly 300 IMAX® theatres in the world.
The head office of IMAX® Corporation is in Mississauga, Ontario.