In celebration of the 75th anniversary of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, an IMAX state-of-the-art, interactive road tour is being launched in spring 2016. Also partnering on the project is MLB Advanced Media, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and CAA. Arny Granat of Grand Slam Productions will also be involved.
Central to the road show experience will be a mobile IMAX theater, which the company will be building for the first time, with a 15-20 minute short focusing on the past, present and future of the game. No director has been tapped yet. “Viewers will be able to see the scope of the sport on the IMAX screen; what a 90 mile-per-hour pitch feels like coming straight at you, or how it feels to catch a ball in the outfield,” said IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster during a conference call today. The road show will kick off in one of the MLB training camp states — either Arizona or Florida. In total, the tour will stop at 10 MLB cities per year for a three-week stop in each location during its first phase (lasting three years). During years four through six, the tour will stop in cities of high demand and large minor league markets. (more…)