New image from Jupiter Ascending

April 14, 2014 – 4:28 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new image from Jupiter Ascending.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters July 18, 2014.



(L-r) CHANNING TATUM as Caine and MILA KUNIS as Jupiter Jones in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “JUPITER ASCENDING,” an original science fiction epic adventure from Lana and Andy Wachowski. A Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. (C) 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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New images from Transformers: Age of Extinction

April 14, 2014 – 2:55 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released new images from Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay will once again capture material and key sequences using IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 27, 2014.



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New featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

April 14, 2014 – 2:28 pm | Permalink

A new featurette has been released for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 16, 2014 internationally, and May 2, 2014 domestically.

Scoring Spidey




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MacGillivray Freeman Films to produce IMAX film on America’s National Parks

April 9, 2014 – 12:14 pm | Permalink

Travel Weekly writes:

Brand USA has commissioned an IMAX film to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s National Parks.

The national marketing organisation is working with IMAX specialist producers MacGillivray Freeman Films, with the film due for release next summer ahead of the National Parks centennial in 2016.

Speaking at US trade show IPW in Chicago, Brand USA chief executive Chris Thompson said the film would tell one of the country’s “most compelling stories” and showcase the diversity of the National Parks to a global audience.

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IMAX Corporation To Announce First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results And Host Conference Call

April 9, 2014 – 11:16 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its first-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on ‘Investor Relations.’ The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson Street Events Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 820-0231 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (416) 640-5926. The conference ID for the call is 2860379. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 2860379.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 837 IMAX theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Clips from Transcendence

April 8, 2014 – 12:52 pm | Permalink

Seven clips from Transcendence have been released.

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.

The film opens in IMAX theaters April 18, 2014.

Can You Prove You’re Self Aware?




Casey’s Solution




For 130 Thousand Years




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IMAX Sells 20 Percent Stake In IMAX China To Strategic Chinese Investors

April 8, 2014 – 11:44 am | Permalink

Sale of Shares in IMAX’s China Subsidiary to CMC Capital Partners, FountainVest Partners Expected to Further Strengthen Company’s Position in Greater China

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced the investment in its Greater China business by CMC Capital Partners (CMC), China’s leading investment fund that is run by Ruigang Li and focused on media and entertainment, and FountainVest Partners (FountainVest), a leading China-focused private equity firm. The investment provides for the sale and issuance of 20 percent of the shares in IMAX China (Holding), Inc., with the intent of further strengthening IMAX’s competitive position in China.

The purchase price for the 20 percent investment is $80 million, to be paid by the investors in two equal installments. The first installment is expected to close today and the second installment will close in early 2015. IMAX China will continue to be a consolidated subsidiary of IMAX Corp.

By introducing Chinese ownership into its China subsidiary, IMAX expects the transaction to lead to an eventual initial public offering of IMAX China. Some of the key goals of the transaction include the continued expansion of IMAX’s theatre network in China, the sustained performance in the marketplace of IMAX’s Hollywood and Chinese titles, and the further strengthening of government and industry relationships within China, all of which, the Company believes, will benefit from the strong presence of the investors, including Ruigang Li’s knowledge of the Chinese media and entertainment industry.

“China is an enormously complex market in which we have accomplished quite a bit over the last 15 years,” said IMAX Corp. CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “At this juncture, it makes sense to bring in Chinese investors to help us better address local market dynamics and further optimize our business in China, including both our core theatre business as well as new business initiatives such as the home theatre joint venture we announced last year with TCL. We believe Ruigang Li and CMC, as well as FountainVest, are ideal partners whose status, leadership and expertise will be invaluable in helping us accomplish these goals.

“We expect this strategic alliance, along with the strength of our existing relationships with Chinese partners like Wanda and TCL, will help us usher in the next phase of growth for IMAX in China,” Gelfond continued. “Today’s agreement represents a joint commitment to further develop China’s movie industry by offering premium entertainment experiences, fostering the development of Chinese content and continually focusing on innovation.”

“China’s movie and entertainment industry is at a critical point of its development,” Ruigang Li, Chairman of CMC Capital Partners said. “As the preeminent investment platform in China dedicated to the media and entertainment sector, CMC is excited to be able to forge this strategic alliance with IMAX – the world’s leading innovator of entertainment technology under the leadership of CEO Richard L. Gelfond. Based on our common understanding of market opportunities, industry evolution trends, and effective strategy, CMC and FountainVest look forward to working together with IMAX towards accelerating the growth of China’s movie and entertainment sector and increasing the presence of premium China entertainment content throughout the global market.”

IMAX already enjoys strong brand recognition as a leading premium entertainment option in the Chinese market, and has become the preferred way to experience both Chinese and Hollywood blockbusters in the region. In the last several years, China has enjoyed robust economic growth and a consumer spending boom, as well as regulatory policies supportive of growth in the cinema and film sectors. Assisted by these trends, IMAX’s screen count in China has doubled since 2011 to 173 screens open with an additional 237 in backlog as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Through its subsidiaries, IMAX China will continue to have the right to conduct the IMAX business in Greater China. A nine-member Board of Directors will be established for IMAX China comprising six IMAX executives, one representative each from CMC and FountainVest and an independent member to be nominated by the newly formed board.

The Raine Group LLC acted as exclusive financial adviser to IMAX for the transaction.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call today at 8:00 AM ET to discuss this transaction. To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 820-0231 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (416) 640-5926. The conference ID for the call is 8935125. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 8935125.

About CMC Capital Partners
CMC Capital Partners is the first media-and-entertainment-sector-focused fund approved by the NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) to dedicate to media and entertainment investments in China and global markets. Ruigang Li is the Chairman. CMC has made a series of successful investments which have caught the keen attention of the media and entertainment industry within China and internationally. CMC acquired the controlling stake in Star China, formerly News Corporation’s China assets, which include three nationally and regionally distributed TV channels – Star (Xing Kong), Star (Xing Kong) International and Channel V (China) – as well as the largest contemporary Chinese language film library Fortune Star. Canxing under Star China is now the #1 TV production brand and created a series of top TV entertainment shows including The Voice of China and China’s Got Talent, achieving record-setting ratings and commercial returns. CMC earlier announced that it together with Star China management team will acquire 21 Century Fox’s entire stake in Star China. CMC set up the joint venture Oriental DreamWorks (ODW) in a partnership with Hollywood animation powerhouse DreamWorks Animation. The JV is well positioned to be China’s leading family entertainment brand with animation-centered businesses to encompass production and distribution of feature films and TV programming for China and global markets, consumer product licensing, gaming, live entertainment and location-based entertainment. CMC also launched TVB China, a joint venture with the Hong Kong-based TVB – one of the world’s largest Chinese-language TV content supplier and broadcaster – to dedicate to building a media and entertainment group with content-based comprehensive business scope. CMC invested in OCJ, China’s #1 TV shopping business with a customer base of 30 million households. CMC’s investment portfolio also covers sectors such as advertising, film, sports, gaming and Internet. CMC has strategic partnerships with global leaders in content creation including Time Warner and RatPac.

About FountainVest Partners
FountainVest is a leading China-focused private equity firm. FountainVest focuses on long term oriented investments and targets high growth industry leaders in China in the consumer, media and technology, and new industrial and healthcare sectors. FountainVest works closely with management teams to create value in the areas of strategy, operations, finance, industry consolidation and governance.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 837 IMAX theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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European Association Euromax To Host Its 2014 Annual Film Event With Breathtaking New Giant Screen Documentaries

April 3, 2014 – 12:24 pm | Permalink

Industry event to be held at Den Haag-based Omniversum, in conjunction with the ECSITE conference, and will feature a Laser Projection Workshop

Paris (France)/Den Haag (The Netherlands)/April 2, 2014/MarketWire/ Euromax (euromax.org), the European Association for giant screen, specialty and institutional documentary films, has announced its 2014 annual meeting, which will be held at Omniversum, Den Haag (The Netherlands), May 21-24. This year’s industry event will be hosted in parallel to the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE) annual conference (ecsite.eu) in collaboration with the International Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA).

An exciting film program accompanies the 2014 event, including eighteen new documentary films, available from leading distribution companies, most premiering for the very first time in Europe:

National Geographic Cinema Ventures: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, Jerusalem 3D, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D, Pandas 3D: The Journey Home

nWave Pictures Distribution: Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, The Great
Apes 3D
, Penguins 3D

IMAX Corporation: Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar

MacGillivray Freeman Films: Hidden Universe, Journey to the South Pacific

BIG & Digital: Watermelon Magic 3D, Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures,Napa Valley Dreams

3D Entertainment Distribution: D-Day: Normandy 1944

Giant Screen Films: Wonders of the Arctic, Antarctica 3D, Tiny Giants 3D

Helifilms: The Earth Wins

Speaking about the conference, Laurent Dondey, Euromax President and CEO of Paris-based giant screen theatre La Géode commented, “We are hugely excited about our meeting this year. Each Euromax event attracts leading players from across the production, distribution and exhibition industry – we are delighted to be welcoming them once again with never-seen-before productions in Europe, 4K Digital 3D projection and Laser-illuminated technologies.”

In addition to the extensive line-up of films, clips, trailers, demonstrations and discussions, this year Euromax will offer delegates of ECSITE’s annual conference (hosted in Den Haag during the same week), a taste of the giant screen and institutional documentary film industry. In partnership with the International Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), Euromax will be hosting a special free giant screen breakfast event for ECSITE delegates on Friday, May 23rd.

The event is expected to attract over eighty delegates from institutional theatres, museums, film production companies and distributors across the globe. Alongside the 15-perf./70-mm film and 4K Digital 3D presentations, a special demonstration workshop featuring Laser-illuminated projection from NEC Display Solutions, installed by D3D Cinema, will also be unveiled.

With an existing IMAX 15-perf./70-mm projection system, the Omniversum giant screen dome theatre is also being furnished with a state-of-the-art 4K 3D Digital projection system for the Euromax film event to allow screenings in a wide range of formats. The 4K 3D Digital System will be supplied and installed by European technical services company 2AVI, featuring the newest CP4230 projection system from US manufacturer Christie Digital Systems.

“The Euromax and GSCA associations are key resources for educational films and cinema technologies. We represent the business of educational cinema experiences worldwide, and the bridging of our associations with ECSITE will facilitate new networking, learning and business exchange opportunities,” explains Beth Nicholas, Euromax General Administrator.

“We are very excited about partnering with Euromax for ECSITE this year,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “GSCA has had much success in our partnership with ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) in the US, and expanding our relationships with European science centers will bring tremendous value to the giant screen and educational cinema network worldwide.”

For the latest event, film slate news, conference details and hotel bookings, please visit www.euromax.org For more information please contact Beth Nicholas, General Administrator of Euromax and Press Contact via administrator@euromax.org

About Euromax
Euromax aims to advance the production and exhibition of films made in 2D or 3D/Stereoscopic for educational giant screen cinema theatres/exhibitors and immersive cinema experiences across Europe. Euromax provides a platform for its members to screen trailers and films, share information, experiences and expertise about the giant screen cinema industry. Member organizations include film producers, distributors, theatres/exhibitors, suppliers and manufacturers. The giant screen cinema industry is traditionally one comprising theaters, filmmakers, producers, distributors and technical services specializing in 70-mm film formats. Today, this niche cinematic market includes high performance digital technologies in 4K.

About GSCA
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA(r)) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA’s membership includes more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. For more information visit http://www.giantscreencinema.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gsca.

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IMAX Expands Partnership By 11 Theatres With Cineworld Group PLC

April 3, 2014 – 12:14 pm | Permalink

Cineworld Group Becomes IMAX’s Largest Partner in Europe

NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Cineworld Group PLC (the “Group”) for an additional 11 IMAX® theatres. Under the terms of the agreement, the Group will add eight new IMAX® theatres to be installed in existing and new Cineworld multiplexes in the UK and will add three IMAX theatres to its Cinema City circuit in Central Europe and Israel.

Cineworld Group PLC operates under the brands of Cineworld, Picturehouse, Cinema City, and Yes Planet. The combination of Cineworld and Cinema City International was completed in February 2014. The resulting Group is now the second-largest cinema chain in Europe. With a total of 35 IMAX theatres following this agreement, the Group will become IMAX’s largest partner in Europe.

“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our momentum in Europe, where business activity has picked up dramatically in the last few years,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “This agreement is particularly gratifying as we have been in business with members of the management team for 20 years.”

“We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our IMAX expansion is a direct result of giving our customers more of what they want – the biggest blockbusters in the world’s most immersive format,” said Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld Group PLC. “As we enter a new chapter of our evolution, we are excited to grow our partnership with IMAX and continue to leverage the power of The IMAX Experience® as the premium offering in our combined portfolio and a key differentiator that will help us seize the growth opportunities that we see throughout Europe.”

“We look forward to building on our successful partnerships with Cineworld and Cinema City – both of which are world-class exhibitors and tremendous IMAX brand advocates,” said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. “We believe that the collective strengths from their combination, which has formed our largest exhibitor partner in Europe, will further support our continued expansion efforts.”

Since January 2012, IMAX has signed 66 theatre agreements in Europe.

About Cineworld Group PLC
The Group is the second largest operator of cinemas in Europe, operating in nine countries. The enlarged Group was formed by the combination of Cineworld and Cinema City in February 2014. Cineworld is the number one operator by market share in the UK & Ireland with 81 cinemas under the Cineworld brand and 21 Picturehouse cinemas. Cinema City operates 99 cinemas in seven countries under the Cinema City and Yes Planet Brands. Cineworld Group PLC is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

More information can be found at www.cineworldplc.com

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 837 IMAX theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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New clips, featurette for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 2, 2014 – 1:32 pm | Permalink

A new clip and featurette have been released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

When a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Captain America becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 4, 2014.

Stand Down




Conspiracy Featurette




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D3D Cinema to Convert Giant Screen at Yellowstone IMAX® Theatre to 4K Digital

April 2, 2014 – 12:13 pm | Permalink

D3D Cinema is pleased to announce the giant screen digital conversion of the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre, located at the west entrance to the world renowned Yellowstone National Park. The new theater shall be rebranded as the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre. D3D will begin a multiphase upgrade in April, replacing the 15/70 2D projection system with a NEC 4K projector, Dolby 4K server, QSC 5.1 audio system and a new screen from MDI. The system is designed to provide a seamless pathway to Phase 2 of the theater’s upgrade plan, which is expected to include 3D and, ultimately, laser illumination.

“The upgrade to a 4K digital solution is a big first step in modernizing the theater,” said Glenn Hales, General Manager of Yellowstone IMAX Theatre. “With the conversion in April, we will immediately start taking advantage of the vastly improved quality, economics and versatility of digital exhibition. Operational savings today will be redeployed towards future improvements.”

“D3D Cinema is honored to have been selected by one of the most venerable destination theaters in the history of the giant screen market,” said Don Kempf, President and Founder of D3D. “The Yellowstone Theatre’s approach is very strategic – they will realize massive operational savings in the short term and then invest in future upgrades as new technologies are ready. And here’s what’s truly remarkable: the operational savings generated in the first three years alone will likely fund both their current conversion and the coming future upgrades they desire. It’s just a great example of how the dramatically improved economics of digital 3D are breathing new life into the giant screen market. Theaters that have been saddled with burdensome economics for decades will not only save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, but also have the opportunity to redeploy a portion of those savings toward vitally important film marketing activities.”

In addition to the giant screen upgrade, D3D is converting the theater’s signature film, Yellowstone, to 4K digital format. The theater is scheduled to reopen on May 1 with Yellowstone and Titans of the Ice Age, a film shot largely in Yellowstone National Park and produced by D3D’s sister company, Giant Screen Films.

About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of 3D film content; and custom signature film production.
http://www.d3dcinema.com/

IMAX® is a registered trademark of the IMAX Corporation

New images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

March 31, 2014 – 4:16 pm | Permalink

Sony Pictures has released new images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 16, 2014 internationally, and May 2, 2014 domestically.



Andrew Garfield stars in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2, also staring Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.


Dane DeHaan in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.


Andrew Garfield stars in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” also starring Emma Stone. Photo By: Niko Tavernise. © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Paul Giamatti in Columbia Picture’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved.


Dane Dehann as the Green Goblin in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Photo By: Niko Tavernise. © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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New clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

March 31, 2014 – 2:08 pm | Permalink

A new clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been released.

When a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Captain America becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 4, 2014.

Here To Ask A Favor




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New images from Transcendence

March 28, 2014 – 6:03 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released new images from Transcendence.

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.

The film opens in IMAX theaters April 18, 2014.



CILLIAN MURPHY as Agent Buchanan in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


REBECCA HALL as Evelyn Caster in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


(L-r) MORGAN FREEMAN as Joseph Tagger and JOHNNY DEPP as Will Caster in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


JOHNNY DEPP as Will Caster in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


PAUL BETTANY as Max Waters in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


JOHNNY DEPP as Will Caster in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller “TRANSCENDENCE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. © 2014 ALCON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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New poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction

March 28, 2014 – 3:48 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released a new poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay will once again capture material and key sequences using IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 27, 2014.



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First trailers and image for Jupiter Ascending

March 28, 2014 – 3:40 pm | Permalink

Here are the first two trailers and image for Jupiter Ascending.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters July 18, 2014.

Trailer #1




Trailer #2






CHANNING TATUM as Caine in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “JUPITER ASCENDING,” an original science fiction epic adventure from Lana and Andy Wachowski. A Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. (C) 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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New clips, featurette for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

March 28, 2014 – 1:01 pm | Permalink

Two clips and a new featurette have been released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

When a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Captain America becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters April 4, 2014.

Engine Room Secure




Good Vs. Bad




Black Widow Featurette




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IMAX Celebrates Lemur Week March 29-April 4

March 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | Permalink

Partnering with a range of organizations focused on wildlife preservation, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment will help conduct a national week of lemur activities timed to the release of the new IMAX®3D documentary ‘Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar’

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corp., in partnership with a range of organizations dedicated to the cause of wildlife preservation, is proud to support a weeklong series of events dedicated to raising awareness for the endangered lemurs of Madagascar. Starting March 29, Lemur Week will feature events conducted by IMAX theatres, museums, local zoos, educator and non-profit organizations across the country, all leading up to the release in select IMAX® theatres of the new IMAX®3D documentary, Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, starting Friday, April 4, 2014.

“I’m proud to be part of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar and the first-ever Lemur Week,” said Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film’s narrator. “Lemurs and their incredible story of survival and adaptation in the face of changing conditions and habitat loss are inspiring to all of us.”

In celebration of Lemur Week, filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman and primatologist Dr. Patricia C. Wright will be visiting several cities. Festivities will begin with the “Lemur Week Kick-Off” ceremony on March 31 at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC, where Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden’s Lemur Week Proclamation will be announced. Other cities in which they will appear are:

Toronto, Canada, March 31
Washington, D.C., April 1
New York, NY, April 2
Boston, MA, April 3

The following organizations, in partnership with IMAX, will be participating in local Lemur Week events:

BrainPOP
Centre ValBio / Stony Brook University
Conservation International
Duke Lemur Center / Duke University
Madecasse Madagascar Chocolate
Smithsonian Channel
Wildlife Conservation Society

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar premieres Friday, April 4 at the following IMAX 3D theatres:

UNITED STATES
Alabama
Birmingham – IMAX Dome Theatre**
California
Los Angeles – California Science Center IMAX Theatre
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX
San Jose – Hackworth IMAX**
Colorado
Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science Phipps IMAX Theatre
Connecticut
Norwalk – Maritime Aquarium IMAX Theatre**
Florida
Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation IMAX
St. Augustine – World Golf Village IMAX
Tallahassee­ – Challenger IMAX Theatre Tallahassee
Tampa­­ – Museum of Science and Industry IMAX**
Georgia
Atlanta – Rankin M. Smith, Sr. IMAX Theatre**
Columbus – Patriot Park IMAX Theatre
Iowa
Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa IMAX Dome Theatre**
Illinois
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Indiana
Indianapolis – White River IMAX
Louisiana
New Orleans – Entergy IMAX Theatre
Shreveport – Sci-Port Discovery Center IMAX**
Minnesota
Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX
Montana
Branson – Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex**
Saint Louis – OMNIMAX Theatre – St. Louis Science Center**
North Carolina
Raleigh ­– Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Nebraska
Omaha – Lozier IMAX
New Jersey
Atlantic City – IMAX & The Tropicana
Jersey City – Liberty Science Center IMAX Dome Theatre**
New York
Syracuse – Bristol IMAX Omintheatre**
Ohio
Cleveland – Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX Theatre – Great Lakes Science Center**
Texas
Fort Worth – Omni Theatre IMAX**
Utah
Salt Lake City – Clark Planetarium ATK IMAX
Virginia
Hampton – Virginia Air & Space Center IMAX Theatre
Washington
Seattle – Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center
Spokane – Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre**

CANADA
Alberta
Edmonton – TELUS World of Science IMAX Theatre
British Columbia
Victoria – National Geographic IMAX Theatre
Manitoba
Winnipeg – IMAX Theatre at Portage Place
Ontario
Sudbury – IMAX Theatre Sudbury
Quebec
Montreal – Old Port IMAX Theatre, Montreal
Quebec City – IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec
Saskatchewan
Regina –Kramer IMAX Theatre

Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
** Denotes 2D

Nationally, Lemur Week kicks off with the premiere of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar in Los Angeles on March 29 and continues with local community events and screenings across the country.

About Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Dolphin Tale”) narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary “Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary “Born To Be Wild 3D,” and director/cinematographer David Douglas, who was the director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered. “Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar” highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 837 IMAX theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

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