Our strength lies in developing strategic partnerships
Partnerships are key in this business and Destination Cinema has developed a core group of companies with which it works to provide our clients with the best solutions possible. There is no better film producer than National Geographic and IMAX offers the best large format film experience.
Innovatively weaving together the complimentary attributes and services of diverse organizations, DCI has developed important solutions for our clients to enhance the overall interpretive experience of a destination, stimulate visitor traffic, enhance visitor satisfaction, and improve profitability.
Our current list of partners includes:
National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) is part of National Geographic Entertainment (NGE). Building on its global reputation for remarkable visuals and compelling stories, NGCV produces, acquires and distributes original 2-D and 3-D productions for the giant screen (Imax) and for digital cinemas.
These critically acclaimed films include:
“Mysteries of Egypt” (2-D released in 1998)
“Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West” (2-D released in 2002)
“Forces of Nature” (2-D released in 2004)
“Lions 3D : Roar of the Kalahari” (2-D released in 2005, 3-D released in 2006)
“Mysteries of Egypt,” with more than $100 million in box office revenue, is one of the highest grossing giant-screen specialty films of all time.
NGCV also retains distribution rights to more than 20 third-party titles, one of the largest film libraries in the industry. This distribution portfolio includes some of the most acclaimed films ever produced for the giant screen:
“U2 3D” (for IMAX and digital 3-D cinemas in 2008)
“Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets”
“The Human Body”
“Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure”
NGCV handles domestic and or international distribution for each of these products.
NGCV has successfully engaged a number of high-visibility corporate partners to collaborate on films, including Eddie Bauer with “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West”; Amica Insurance with “Forces of Nature” and Best Buy with “U2 3D.”
Founded in 1967, IMAX is one of the world’s leading entertainment technology companies. To date, almost a billion people have enjoyed The IMAX Experience® at specially designed theatres around the world.
The IMAX theatre network currently consists of more than 295 IMAX theatres in 40 countries. Approximately 60 percent of the theatres are located in North America, while the remaining 40 percent are spread internationally. IMAX is a fully integrated, out-of-home entertainment enterprise with activities ranging from the design, leasing, marketing, maintenance, and operation of IMAX® theatre systems to film development, production, post-production and distribution of large-format films.
Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV) is one of the world’s leading tourism and attraction development firms with a staff of more than 140 highly talented professionals, including strategic planners, architects, exhibit designers, interior designers, media planners, landscape architects, earned revenue specialists, ride planners, show developers, and artists.
Our services range from developing business growth plans, to marketing strategy and branding, to design and implementation of complex attraction projects. No other firm in our industry has so successfully created such an integrated approach to destination planning. Each year, more than 75 million people visit destinations developed or revitalized by PGAV. In the past five years, we have done projects in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. Currently we are working on projects on four different continents – North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Kramer Design Associates (KDA) is an internationally renowned, multi-disciplined design firm providing expertise in Branding Solutions, Signage Programs, and Themed Environments for corporate, casino, gaming, entertainment, resort, and hospitality industries.
For more than 30 years, KDA has built its reputation on successfully delivering distinct, powerful design solutions that enhance a brand, add value to all aspects of a project, and meet business goals and objectives. From big picture conceptual planning to intricate design details, KDA’s team of graphic, industrial, new media, and interior designers have developed award-winning programs that creatively differentiate clients in a complex and competitive marketplace.
New York State Parks
Niagara Falls State Park, which surrounds mighty Niagara Falls, is the oldest state park in the United States. The park is made up of numerous islands, as well as the famous Prospect Point area. The magnificent Great Lakes Garden greets visitors entering the park. The visitor center offers information and exhibits about the park’s history, geology and technology.
The Niagara Scenic Trolley provides three-mile guided tours, stopping at the park’s most scenic vistas and at such facilities as the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which tells the story of the creation of the falls with exhibits and a multiscreen theater presentation. The Observation Tower has elevators that take visitors 180 feet down to the base of the tower for a close-up view of the American Falls. While in the park ride the world famous Maid of the Mist Boat and get wet while at the Cave of the Winds attraction.
California State Parks
California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: from the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.
Royal British Columbia Museum
The Royal BC Museum Corporation, one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world, was founded in 1886; the archives in 1894. These two organizations integrated in 2003 to become British Columbia’s combined provincial museum and archives, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of BC’s natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future, and sharing them with the world.