T-JOY CO. LTD. ENTERS IMAX BUSINESS IN JAPAN WITH TWO-THEATRE AGREEMENT

February 11, 2016 – 11:41 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and T-Joy Co. Ltd., (T-Joy) a subsidiary of Toei Company Ltd. (Toei), Japan’s leading film production and distribution company, and one of Japan’s largest exhibitors, today announced an agreement for two IMAX® theatres. The theatres will be added to existing T-Joy complexes in the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, and brings to 42, the total number of IMAX screens in the country, of which 25 theatres are currently open and 17 are contracted to open.

The deal marks the first exhibition agreement with Toei Company Ltd. The parties first joined forces in 2013 for the IMAX release of Toei’s Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which marked the first IMAX local-language release in Japan. The film was followed with the 2015 IMAX release of Toei’s Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F. Both films were the highest-grossing titles in Japan during their respective opening weekends.

“Japan continues to be a market that excites us. In 2015, we generated record-setting box office in the country – which surpassed our previous best year in 2012 by almost 30 percent. Driven by the tremendous success of our existing sites, the demand for The IMAX Experience® among consumers and exhibitors is at an all-time high and we are beginning to see these factors coalesce into growth,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with Toei on the exhibition front, and believe this deal is a testament to the confidence exhibitors have in IMAX to deliver results for their business.”

About T-Joy Cinemas
T-Joy is an entertainment company specialized in the operation of multiplex chains as well as the financing and development of digital contents. Since its launch as Japan’s first multiplex chain tailored to digital cinema distribution, T- Joy has taken an early lead in the Japanese digital cinema. Taking the initiative in Japanese cinema industry, all T- Joy’s cinemas are fully-equipped with digital systems including 3D by July 2010.

Aside from its multiplex theaters, T- Joy also provides alternative contents (Other Digital Stuff, ODS) such as sports, musicals, concerts and many other forms of real-time (live satellite) and pre-recorded events via digital data transmission.

T- Joy’s business lines are extensive, operating in a broad spectrum of entertainment fields. The company is also active in distribution, acquisition, and sales of unique and innovative projects (feature films, alternative contents, and film festivals etc.) from all over the world in order to enhance its value chain and strengthen its core competencies.

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 September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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IMAX’S MIDDLE EAST SIGNINGS MOMENTUM CONTINUES WITH TWO-THEATRE AGREEMENT IN UAE

February 4, 2016 – 1:44 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and World Media Holding Inc., a leading media company in the Middle East, today announced an agreement for two new IMAX® theatres. The theatres will be operated by World Media Holding subsidiary CinemaCity and will be added to new multiplexes in Abu Dhabi’s Mushrif Mall and at the ZERO 6 Mall in Sharjah – the first IMAX theatre in the UAE’s third-largest city. Today’s deal brings World Media Holding’s IMAX commitment to three theatres, with an IMAX theatre contracted to open in Doha, Qatar.

“Our existing theatres in the Middle East have performed exceptionally well with per-screen averages of over $1 million, up more than 16 percent year-to-date versus last year. We believe these strong results are serving as a catalyst for growth in the region, where we have signed seven theatre deals this year compared to two in 2014,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “I am optimistic about our prospects in the Middle East and, together with valued partners such as World Media Holding, look forward to expanding our footprint in this underpenetrated market.”

“We are proud to align ourselves with the IMAX brand, which is becoming increasingly popular among moviegoers in the Middle East,” said Hammad Atassi, CEO World Media Holding Inc. “IMAX is the most advanced cinema format in the world. By adding additional IMAX theatres to our circuit we are gaining a key competitive advantage we are confident will help strengthen our business and delight our guests.”

About World Media Holding, Inc.
World Media Holding through its subsidiaries operating in the Middle East andEurope is one of the leading Entertainment companies in the Region. The company is currently adding 5 new Multiplexes with 60 new screens in 3 different countries and is currently in discussions to add 3 more to its already existing network. With the opening of the projects in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, World Media Holding will be operating 11 Cinema locations with 107 screens and over 16,000 seats in theMiddle East.

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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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DISNEY’S ZOOTOPIA TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX® 3D THEATRES DOMESTICALLY AND IN SELECT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INCLUDING CHINA

February 4, 2016 – 1:39 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Zootopia, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 55th feature-length animated film, will receive a special one-week domestic engagement in IMAX® 3D theatres beginning March 4. The film will also have an IMAX release in select international markets starting Feb. 12, including China on March 4.

Zootopia, about an optimistic bunny, Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), who teams up with the fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), to solve a mystery, is directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons) and co-directed and co-written (along with Phil Johnston, Wreck-It Ralph) by Jared Bush (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero).

Commenting on the announcement, Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios, said, “Zootopia features some of the richest and most inventive environments ever created for an animated film, and we are thrilled that moviegoers around the world will have a chance to experience it in IMAX® 3D.”

“We are excited to team with Disney and the talented filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios on what is sure to be another animated Disney classic,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Zootopia is a visually stunning and layered film — not to mention a whole lot of fun — that we believe will resonate with IMAX audiences of all ages worldwide.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Zootopia will be shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Zootopia
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons), co-directed and co-written (along with Phil Johnston, Wreck-It Ralph) by Jared Bush (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero), and produced by Clark Spencer (Wreck-It Ralph), Walt Disney Animation Studios’ comedy-adventure Zootopia opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® 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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Amazing images from upcoming Giant Screen film National Parks Adventure

February 2, 2016 – 1:40 pm | Permalink

Check out these images from upcoming Giant Screen film, National Parks Adventure.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, the film takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

National Parks Adventure opens in IMAX, Giant Screen, and other specialty venues February 12, 2016.



Sunrise in Yosemite Valley looking onto El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray. ©VisitTheUSA.com


Conrad Anker climbs frozen waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray. ©VisitTheUSA.com


Sunrise reflection on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: David Fortney. ©VisitTheUSA.com


Sky and mountains reflecting on St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: David Fortney. ©VisitTheUSA.com


Sunrise over the hoodoo rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray. ©VisitTheUSA.com


Half Dome rises 4,737 feet above the Merced River on the floor of Yosemite Valley in California. ©Dmitri Fomin

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IMAX AND DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS FORGE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING PARTNERSHIP FOR IMAX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY CONTENT

February 1, 2016 – 5:41 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced a distribution and marketing partnership, which provides Discovery Communications’ (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) flagship network Discovery Channel with 18 months of exclusive paid global television rights for up to 10 IMAX documentary films to be released through the IMAX Original Film Fund (Fund), following the titles’ theatrical release across the IMAX institutional theatre network. The alliance marks IMAX’s first television distribution agreement for original content.

Under the partnership agreement, Discovery Channel will air IMAX documentaries worldwide following their theatrical IMAX release, and consult on development, production and marketing. The IMAX Original Film Fund was established in 2014 to deliver new educational documentaries for the Company’s institutional partners, which include many of the world’s most prestigious museums, science centers and aquariums. The Fund will finance an ongoing supply of educational documentaries that push the envelope of traditional documentary filmmaking for a new generation of moviegoers.

“As content is created and consumed across multiple platforms we continue to innovate and look for new ways to maximize the reach of our original films. We are delighted to partner with Discovery to help us achieve this goal,” said IMAX CEO Richard L Gelfond. “From content creation and capture to distribution and presentation, IMAX is a diversified company involved in every aspect of the entertainment ecosystem. As today’s agreement shows, we will continue to invest in all parts of our business to drive long-term, sustainable growth and bring IMAX to more and more consumers worldwide.”

“Discovery is dedicated to nourishing our global audiences with the most compelling and highest-quality content on the planet,” said David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications. “IMAX is a terrific company and partner, and we are proud to come together to ensure these important documentary films are given, through Discovery’s unmatched global distribution platform, the expanded viewership they deserve.”

“Both IMAX and Discovery have reinvested in our legacy business of producing family-focused entertainment – a responsibility that we both hold near and dear to our hearts,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “This partnership is the coming together of two pioneering brands in the documentary space to deliver a new breed of IMAX original content to billions of viewers across Discovery’s global networks following the initial exclusive IMAX theatrical release.”

“This partnership signifies the importance that Discovery is placing on documentary filmmaking that spurs action. Working with IMAX, we can provide audiences multiple global platforms to experience these important stories,” stated Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. “We are thrilled to be in business with IMAX to bring socially important films to the world.”

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including TestTube, Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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RUSSIAN EPIC ATTRACTION TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX® THEATRES IN RUSSIA AND SELECT INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES BEGINNING JANUARY 27, 2017

February 1, 2016 – 5:36 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that the Russian-language film, Attraction, from Art Pictures Studio and Vodorod Studios will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX® theatres in Russia and select international markets starting Jan. 27, 2017.

Marking the fourth Russian-language film to be released in IMAX, Attraction is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, who also produced, along with Dmitry Rudovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryuschenko. Attraction is the second film from acclaimed director Bondarchuk to be digitally re-mastered for the IMAX format after the record-breaking Stalingrad, which was produced by Alexander Rodnyansky and was the first Russian-language film ever to be released in IMAX and stands as the highest-grossing film of all time in Russia.

“After teaming up with Team IMAX for the first time on Stalingrad, I am thrilled to announce our next project – Attraction – in IMAX,” said Bondarchuk. “With this film, we want to give audiences a chance to erase all borders of perception and to immerse completely into the story as only seen through the IMAX Experience®.”

“We are excited to partner again with Fedor Bondarchuk on this thrilling new Russian-language epic Attraction,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Local-language productions continue to be an important part of the IMAX business, especially now in Russia with what will likely become one of the most anticipated local films of 2017.”

The IMAX® release of Attraction will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Attraction

An unidentified falling object from outer space changes our view of humanity and life beyond Earth. As local residents of a Moscow residential district gather to see the fallen object, it forces mankind to question existing civilization and the potential for learning more.

Attraction, from Art Pictures Studio and Vodorod Studio, is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk and produced by Bondarchuk, Dmitry Rudovskiy, Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryuschenko. The film features an all-star Russian cast includingAlexander Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Rinal Mukhametov and Oleg Menshikov.

About Art Pictures

Art Pictures Studio is a major Russian film-making company that operates both in the domestic and international market. Founded by Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovskiy, the studio is part of the Art Pictures Group. Art Pictures Studio’s productions include: Fedor Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad, an unrivaled box office success in Russia; Roman Prygunov’s Soulless (Dukhless); Dunya Smirnova’s Two Days (Dva Dnya); Rezo Gigineishvili’s Heat (Zhara); The 9th Company (9 Rota), which became Fedor Bondarchuk’s debut as a director; and many more. Art Pictures Studio’s releases in 2015 included Battalion, a war drama set in WWI; Soulless-2, a sequel to Soulless; Heart of the Warrior (Sertsa Voina), an animated film; comedies Bartender (Barmen) and Hunting the Groom (Srochno Viydu Zamuzh), as well as sports drama The Warrior (Voin). In 2016, Art Pictures Studio will release psychological thriller, Queen of Spades by Pavel Lungin; the animated film, Legend of the Golden Dragon; and comedies, Anyone But Them and Rating. While working on its projects, Art Pictures Studio gladly collaborates with the leading Russian and international film-making companies and TV channels, such as Sony Pictures, Universal, Columbia Pictures, Kinoslovo, Non-stop Production, STS, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, and others.

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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® 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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SPIDER-MAN TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE IN IMAX® 3D THEATRES

January 26, 2016 – 5:34 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Spider-Man, one of the world’s most beloved superheroes, will once again come to IMAX® Theatres for a network-wide event run when the film is released in theaters on its new worldwide date on July 7, 2017, it was announced today by Josh Greenstein, president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, and Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. As the movie, which Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Marvel Studios to produce, enters wide release, it will also be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format. The highly anticipated next installment in the $4 billion franchise, which will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, will be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Feige and Amy Pascal.

Commenting on the announcement, Greenstein said, “There’s so much about Spider-Man – including the web-slinging action – that lends itself perfectly to the IMAX screen. We are confident that audiences everywhere around the world will want to see it in IMAX.”

Feige said: “Time and time again IMAX delivers super-hero sized movie going experiences to fans. With the anticipation for Spider-Man climbing, we are excited that IMAX has committed early to this extended release plan- it will be a great way for audiences around the world to experience such a big event film.”

Foster said, “IMAX’s long-standing relationship with Marvel and Sony first began with Spider-Man in 2002, establishing the ultimate way for fans to be transported into the world of their favorite characters like Peter Parker. By re-teaming with our friends at Sony and Marvel on the newest Spider-Man reboot, we are excited to deliver audiences what they’re asking for: a must-see cinematic adventure – in IMAX.”

The IMAX® 3D release of the Spider-Man film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX® 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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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS CROSSES $200 MILLION WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE MILESTONE IN RECORD PACE FOR IMAX

January 25, 2016 – 11:54 am | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by The Walt Disney Studios, reached $200 million at the worldwide box office in 35 days, hitting the global benchmark in record time for IMAX. With $207.5 million globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens now stands as IMAX’s second-highest grossing title of all time, behind Avatar (with $243 million).

Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has amassed $120 million from 391 IMAX® theatres, while the film’s international grosses reached $87.5 million from 556 locations.

“It’s amazing to see how Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been embraced globally by audiences and it’s no surprise to see how strong the IMAX performance has been,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The film looks spectacular in the digital IMAX® 3D format; it’s the kind of moviegoing experience that people go to the theatre for.”

“It’s been an incredible ride ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted into IMAX theatres across the globe, setting numerous records and resonating with audiences the world over,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “The IMAX presentation of The Force Awakens truly was a singular experience — with key footage in the film shot with IMAX cameras — and we could not be more proud to have been part of this historic release.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® 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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Images from Gods of Egypt

January 21, 2016 – 4:03 pm | Permalink

Check out these images for upcoming film, Gods of Egypt.

In this spectacular action-adventure, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters February 26, 2016.



Zaya (Courtney Eaton) and Bek (Brenton Thwaites) in GODS OF EGYPT. Photo Credit: Lisa Tomasetti


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Brenton Thwaites stars as ‘Bek’ in GODS OF EGYPT. Photo Credit: Lisa Tomasetti


Bek (Brenton Thwaites, left) and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, right) in GODS OF EGYPT. Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as ‘Horus’ in GODS OF EGYPT. Photo Credit: Lisa Tomasetti


Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate.


Gerard Butler stars as ‘Set’ in GODS OF EGYPT. Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate.

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LIONSGATE’S VISUAL EFFECTS-DRIVEN EVENT FILM GODS OF EGYPT ROLLS OUT IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL IMAX® 3D THEATRES FEBRUARY 26

January 21, 2016 – 3:44 pm | Permalink

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that the event film Gods of Egypt, which rolls out worldwide on February 26, will be released limited domestically in IMAX® 3D theatres, as well as select international territories.

Gods of Egypt, to be released on Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, is directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Knowing) and is a visually spectacular re-envisioning of mythical ancient Egypt. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites and Gerard Butler and was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Basil Iwanyk and Proyas produced.

Gods of Egypt and our other upcoming films scheduled for IMAX release, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Deepwater Horizon, underscore the commercial strength and vibrancy of a slate that is loaded with franchises, potential franchises and star-driven event films,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with IMAX to release Gods of Egypt in the uniquely immersive IMAX format that will showcase its spectacular visual effects and help create a major motion picture event for audiences around the world.”

“We are excited to partner again with our friends at Lionsgate,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We always strive to provide IMAX fans with entertaining content year round, and we believe Gods of Egypt fits the bill.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Gods of Egypt will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Gods of Egypt
In this spectacular action-adventure, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.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 September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®and IMAX Is Believing® 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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