DESTINATION CINEMA TO ADD IMAX NEXT-GENERATION LASER TECHNOLOGY TO IMAX VICTORIA AT THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM

April 23, 2014 – 11:54 am | Permalink

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST DESTINATION THEATRE OPERATOR TO ADOPT IMAX’S GROUND-BREAKING LASER PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK – APRIL 23, 2014 — IMAX CORPORATION (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) AND DESTINATION CINEMA, INC., THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL OPERATOR OF DESTINATION THEATERS IN NORTH AMERICA, TODAY ANNOUNCED AN AGREEMENT TO INSTALL IMAX’S NEXT-GENERATION DIGITAL LASER PROJECTION SYSTEM AT THE IMAX® THEATRE IN THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM IN VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE LARGEST MUSEUM IN THE PROVINCE. THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL ENABLE DESTINATION CINEMA TO DELIVER A WIDER ARRAY OF DIGITAL CONTENT – INCLUDING DOCUMENTARIES AND BLOCKBUSTER FILMS – AND FURTHER ENHANCE THE IMAX EXPERIENCE® FOR VISITORS AT THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM.

IMAX’S NEXT-GENERATION LASER PROJECTION SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SET A NEW BENCHMARK AS THE INDUSTRY’S PREMIUM ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE. THE SYSTEM, WHICH REPRESENTS THE CULMINATION OF THE LARGEST R&D INITIATIVE IN IMAX’S HISTORY, INCORPORATES THE LASER DIGITAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IMAX EXCLUSIVELY LICENSED FROM EASTMAN-KODAK AND BARCO’S UNIQUE LASER INNOVATIONS. IT WILL ENABLE IMAX’S LARGEST SCREENS TO DELIVER THE HIGHEST-QUALITY DIGITAL CONTENT AVAILABLE WITH GREATER BRIGHTNESS AND CLARITY, A WIDER COLOR GAMUT AND DEEPER BLACKS.

“OUR GOAL IS TO CONTINUALLY FIND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO IMPROVE THE GUEST EXPERIENCE. IMAX’S LASER TECHNOLOGY IS PART OF THIS COMMITMENT THAT WILL ALLOW US TO OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS IN VICTORIA A MORE IMMERSIVE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE DRIVEN BY THE NEXT WAVE IN DIGITAL PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY,” SAID BOB PERKINS, CEO OF DESTINATION CINEMA INC. “WE ARE ALSO PLEASED THAT THE LASER SYSTEM WILL ENABLE US TO ACCESS THE FULL PORTFOLIO OF IMAX CONTENT, WHICH IS SURE TO DELIGHT OUR GUESTS AND FURTHER STRENGTHEN OUR BUSINESS.”

“FROM THE GRAND CANYON TO NIAGARA FALLS TO THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM IN VICTORIA, B.C., DESTINATION CINEMA IS A PIONEER IN DELIVERING WORLD-CLASS MOVIE-GOING EXPERIENCES AT SOME OF THE GREATEST SITES IN NORTH AMERICA,” SAID LARRY O’REILLY, IMAX EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WORLDWIDE SALES. “THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR UPCOMING LASER TECHNOLOGY IS TRULY A VALUED ENDORSEMENT AND WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ADD THEM TO THE DISTINGUISHED AND GROWING LIST OF INSTITUTIONAL, COMMERCIAL AND NOW DESTINATION EXHIBITORS THAT HAVE SIGNED LASER AGREEMENTS WITH US.”

ABOUT DESTINATION CINEMA, INC.
DESTINATION CINEMA, INC. OWNS AND OPERATES LARGE FORMAT THEATERS IN NORTH AMERICA. IT HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IMAX FILMS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FORMAT INCLUDING, GRAND CANYON: THE HIDDEN SECRETS AND MYSTERIES OF EGYPT AMONGST NUMEROUS OTHER TITLES. DCI IS A CONTRACTED, INTERPRETIVE CONCESSIONAIRE WITH THE STATE PARKS SYSTEMS OF NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA AND PROVIDES LARGE FORMAT THEATER CONSULTING SERVICES TO INSTITUTIONS BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.

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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Trailers, images for How to Train Your Dragon 2

April 22, 2014 – 1:17 pm | Permalink

Check out these trailers and images from upcoming animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters June 13, 2014.

Trailer #1



Trailer #2



Trailer #3



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DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2™ Breathes Fire Into International IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting June 13

April 22, 2014 – 12:31 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) and 20th Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) today announced that How to Train Your Dragon 2, the thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres internationally starting June 13.

Dean DeBlois returns to direct the follow-up to the 2010 global hit How to Train Your Dragon, which grossed nearly $495 million at the global box office and more than $277 million internationally. Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

“Filmmaker Dean DeBlois has crafted a fun, action-fueled spectacle that kids of all ages are going to love,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re pleased to once again be partnering with Jeffrey Katzenberg and our friends at DreamWorks Animation to bring this exciting animated film to life for fans of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise as well as international IMAX audiences.”

The IMAX 3D release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 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.

For more information about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks Animation’s official website at http://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/

About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.

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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MacGillivray Freeman Films Celebrate 50 Years Of Award-Winning Filmmaking With A Lifetime Achievement Award At The 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

April 21, 2014 – 11:55 am | Permalink

Events include “A Retrospective with MacGillivray Freeman Films” including the Orange County premiere of Journey to the South Pacific and a screening of the surfing cult classic Five Summer Stories with special guests Laird Hamilton, Gerry Lopez, Peter Townend and more

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For 50 years, Orange County filmmaker and giant-screen film producer/director Greg MacGillivray and his team at MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) have been making films that surprise and delight audiences. From the classic surfing documentaries A Cool Wave of Color and Five Summer Stories to collaborations on such Hollywood films as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and John Milius’ Big Wednesday to award-winning IMAX® films like Everest, The Living Sea and the upcoming Humpback Whales 3D, MFF has created meaningful and memorable movies that have both entertained and educated millions around the world.

In addition to this remarkable milestone, Greg MacGillivray is part of an elite club of filmmakers whose films have cumulatively earned more than $1 billion in ticket sales at the worldwide box office. MacGillivray is the first documentary filmmaker to join this incomparable group. MFF has also been nominated for two Academy Awards® and has won numerous accolades including Best Film of the Year from the Giant Screen Cinema Association. Throughout its 50 year tenure, the MFF crew has literally traveled to the most remote corners of the globe to bring back stories and images that immerse audiences in places that few will ever experience first-hand.

In celebration of these rare achievements and of 50 years in the filmmaking industry, MFF is proud to participate in the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival with two special events and will be honored by the Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their work in film.

“When Jim Freeman and I first started making films in the 1960s, our priority was always on quality and finding new ways to take the audience on an unforgettable adventure,” said Greg MacGillivray. “I’m proud that my team and I have been able to take global audiences on new adventures for 50 years, and that our films have had such a positive impact around the world. It delights us to no end that we can celebrate right here in our own backyard with our colleagues and friends.”

“Greg MacGillivray and MacGillivray Freeman Films are groundbreaking filmmakers whose presence is legendary in our community,” said Gregg Schwenk, Executive Director of the Festival. “We are honored to showcase their incredible work at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year and thrilled to celebrate their 50th anniversary which is a truly remarkable milestone in the filmmaking world.”

The first event will take place on April 29th at 5:00pm at South Coast Village Theater with a retrospective screening of Five Summer Stories. The film represents the culmination of Jim Freeman and Greg MacGillivray’s first decade of making surf films together. A panel discussion will follow with surfing luminaries Laird Hamilton, Gerry Lopez, Herbie Fletcher, Pete Townend, Greg MacGillivray and Steve Pezman who will discuss the impact of Five Summer Stories and the dramatic changes in surf culture of the ’70s.

Then on April 30th at 7:30pm at the Regency Lido Theatre, MacGillivray will take audiences on an adventure around the world during a Q&A and a multi-media presentation with film clips and tales from his most memorable filmmaking expeditions, culminating with the Orange County premiere of his newest film Journey to the South Pacific – about a young boy’s adventures amid the islands of West Papua–originally produced for IMAX theatres. The event will conclude with a presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Greg MacGillivray for his impact in the film community.

Five Summer Stories (followed by a panel discussion)
Tuesday, April 29 at 5:00pm
South Coast Village Theater
Special guests include: Laird Hamilton, Herbie Fletcher, Gerry Lopez, Peter Townend, Herbie Fletcher, Steve Pezman, Stacy Peralta and Greg MacGillivray

A Retrospective with MacGillivray Freeman Films and Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation plus the screening of Journey to the South Pacific
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30pm
Regency Lido Theatre
Program includes a multi-media Q&A with producer/director Greg MacGillivray

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 37 films for IMAX and other giant-screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for box office. For more information about the company, visit www.macgillivrayfreemanfilms.com

About the Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th – May 1st and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.

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New featurette for Maleficent

April 18, 2014 – 2:48 pm | Permalink

A new featurette has been released for Maleficent.

From Disney comes Maleficent — the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters May 30, 2014.

The Legacy Featurette



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IMAX And China’s WASU Group Announce Content Delivery Agreement For IMAX-TCL Premium Home Theatre

April 16, 2014 – 11:35 am | Permalink

Company to License and Distribute Top Hollywood, Chinese Digital Content for IMAX-TCL Premium Home Theatre Systems

BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd. today announced a joint-venture partnership with Wasu Digital TV Media Group (WASU) as part of their IMAX TCL home theatre initiative. As one of China’s largest digital content providers and one of five operators approved by the state to deliver multimedia content to the home, WASU will license and distribute IMAX-enhanced Hollywood and Chinese current theatrical and other content to the IMAX-TCL premium home theatre system.

The deal builds on the 2013 joint venture agreement between IMAX and TCL to design, develop and manufacture a premium, fully integrated home theatre system that is expected to launch in China and select other global markets in 2015. Today’s agreement is a significant milestone in the IMAX-TCL initiative that will enable the delivery of a wide array of premium, wholly differentiated IMAX content in the home.

“Following our joint venture with TCL and our investment in Prima Cinemas’ secure content transmission technology, today’s content alliance marks the next logical step in the development of our premium home theatre offering in China,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “As a pioneer in digital content transmission and the navigation of the regulatory environment in China with extensive experience and knowledge of the local business landscape, WASU is the ideal content distribution and operation partner and enables a complete end-to-end premium home theatre experience for consumers in China.”

“As TCL is transforming itself towards becoming a customer-centered entertainment technology provider, we are committed to bringing world-class movie experiences to households by working with IMAX and the Hollywood studios,” said Tomson Dongsheng Li, Chairman and CEO of TCL Corp. “The addition of our long-time partner WASU to this venture will provide us valuable distribution resources and market channels as well as access to high-quality local content.”

“With the world’s largest Internet population, entertainment consumption in China is undergoing a dramatic transformation. We are committed to supporting innovations that reflect the new digital media realities that are currently underway,” commented Qiang Cao, chairman of WASU Digital TV Media Group. “The merging of TCL Multimedia and IMAX’s ground-breaking entertainment technology in a home theatre environment is a powerful collaboration. We are proud to be a part of this offering which we believe will set a new standard of excellence in China’s premium home theatre market.”

“Today’s agreement, along with the recent investment in our China business by CMC Capital Partners and FountainVest Partners, is consistent with our long-term strategy in the country,” concluded Gelfond. “We are committed to aligning ourselves with strategic Chinese partners to better address consumer and market needs in order to strengthen our business interests in China and those of our shareholders.”

About TCL Corporation
Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China, with over 70,000 employees in 40 countries throughout the world. Currently it has three listed subsidiaries: TCL Multimedia (01070.HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK), and Tonly Electronics (01249.HK), with a diverse business portfolio covering LCD TVs, LCD panels, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, home appliances and lighting products. In 2013, TCL’s total sales reached RMB85.32 billion, and the TCL brand value exceeded RMB63.9 billion. TCL is ranked No. 3 in market share of LCD TVs, No. 5 in mobile phones, and No. 5 in LCD panels sector, on global basis. Starting from 2014, TCL is focusing its goal of building new customer-centered “product + service” business model, while pushing its transformation towards “smart + Internet technologies.” TCL is committed to its new vision of “enriching lives of its customers by rendering products and services of ultimate experience.” For more information, please visit its website: http://www.tcl.com/en.php

About WASU Digital TV Media Group
WASU Digital TV Media Group is one of the top three operators in China to hold licenses to deliver content on several media platforms including IPTV, 3G mobile TV and Internet TV. WASU is recognized by the industry as the first full service network operator in China with 20 million cable subscribers. WASU’s new network businesses include Cable TV, broadband, IPTV, WiFi and Mobile TV. As a new media operator, WASU’s IPTV services currently reach 12 million users in over 120 cities in 28 provinces in China. It is also China’s largest operator and digital content provider for 3G mobile TV and Internet TV.

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 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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