Great White Shark Wins Multiple Awards at Blue Ocean Film Festival

November 26, 2014 – 12:23 pm | Permalink

Evanston, IL (November 26, 2014) – Giant Screen Films is pleased to announce that Great White Shark took home multiple awards at this month’s Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. Great White Shark, the latest collaboration between GSF, Yes/No Productions and Liquid Pictures, won both the “Marine Life” and “Special Jury Recognition for 3D” categories.

“It’s an honor to receive such high acclaim from Blue,” said Luke Cresswell, director of Great White Shark. “Having attended the festival, it was fun to see such a positive audience response to the film. We screened the film multiple times and it’s great to know the film was loved by audiences and judges alike.”

Great White Shark is available in all 2D and 3D formats, with 20 and 40 minute versions. For more information, please contact your Giant Screen Films representative.

About Giant Screen Films
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com

About Blue Ocean Film Festival
Blue Ocean Film Festival is an international non-profit organization that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment, and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world. The annual festival has become the premier watering hole for scientist, filmmakers, explorers, artists, government leaders, celebrities and ocean enterprises, providing a springboard for individual empowerment and policy action to help save Earth’s blue life support system.

Jurassic World trailer released

November 25, 2014 – 6:27 pm | Permalink

The first trailer for Jurassic World has been released.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters June 12, 2015.

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Antarctica: On the Edge Wins Major Award at Blue Ocean Film Festival

November 25, 2014 – 5:45 pm | Permalink

Evanston, IL (November 25, 2014) – Giant Screen Films is pleased to announce that Antarctica: On the Edge took home honors at this month’s Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. Antarctica, a new release from GSF and noted Antarctic explorer Jon Bowermaster, won the “Exploration and Adventure” category, which recognizes the best film featuring ocean exploration, adventurous exploits, research expeditions or other activities relating to ocean discovery and understanding.

“When we embarked upon this project, one of our main goals was to communicate the grand sense of adventure still present in an Antarctic expedition,” said Jon Bowermaster, director of Antarctica. “It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized for this by Blue.”

Antarctica: On the Edge is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton and is available in 2D and 3D formats, with 20 and 40 minute versions. For more information, please contact your Giant Screen Films representative.

About Giant Screen Films
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com

About Blue Ocean Film Festival
Blue Ocean Film Festival is an international non-profit organization that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment, and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world. The annual festival has become the premier watering hole for scientist, filmmakers, explorers, artists, government leaders, celebrities and ocean enterprises, providing a springboard for individual empowerment and policy action to help save Earth’s blue life support system.

IMAX® Corporation Bolsters Film Slate In China With Jackie Chan’s 3D Action Film Dragon Blade

November 21, 2014 – 2:53 pm | Permalink

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced that the 3D action-adventure film Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released by Shanghai Film Group Corporation in IMAX® theatres in China on Feb. 19. Golden Network Asia Limited is handling distribution rights to the film elsewhere internationally.

In addition to Dragon Blade, IMAX will release the two-part 3D historical epic The Crossing, of which the first installment is set for release in China on Dec. 2. The Crossing: Part Two will be released in that market in May 2015.

“Our dedication to bringing unparalleled cinema to China by partnering with the best filmmakers and celebrated actors such as Jackie Chan is paramount to the vision here at IMAX,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “IMAX has been at the forefront of the cinema industry in China for the last 15 years, and with a growing network and the addition of more locally produced films, we expect to help continue to grow the entertainment ecosystem in that country for all parties involved.”

Chan stated: “From CZ12 to Police Story 2013, and now Dragon Blade, it’s my honor and pleasure to work with IMAX again. The Chinese film industry is growing rapidly; and, as such, Chinese audience expectations are also increasing. That’s why IMAX’s participation in China is very important. I hope IMAX and I will continue to collaborate on future projects, and I am looking forward to see Dragon Blade on IMAX screens during Chinese New Year.”

Dragon Blade, from director Daniel Lee (White Vengeance, 14 Blades), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan. Set in 48 B.C., Dragon Blade tells the thrilling story of heroism, friendship and betrayal, which has never before been depicted on film. Visualizer Films produced the film. Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers, Shanghai Film Group, Home Media and Entertainment, Shenzhen Tencent Video Culture Communication and China Film all served as primary investors.

The IMAX® 3D release of Dragon Blade 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 IMAX China
IMAX China is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX’s business throughout Greater China.

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, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 countries.

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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John Woo’s Epic Two-Part 3D Adventure The Crossing To Charge Into IMAX® Theatres In China

November 21, 2014 – 2:10 pm | Permalink

First installment launches locally on Dec. 2; Part 2 dated for May 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced that writer-director John Woo’s grandiose two-part 3D film The Crossing will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released by Le Vision in IMAX® theatres in China. The film will be released locally in two parts, the first of which is slated for release on Dec. 2. The second installment has been scheduled for May 2015.

The Crossing, which was produced by Lion Rock Productions and financed by four of the most influential movie studios in China – Galloping Horse, Le Vision, China Film Group and Huayi Brothers – reunites stars Takeshi Kaneshiro and Ziyi Zhang, both of whom starred in House of Flying Daggers (2004). The Crossing also stars Song Hye-kyo (The Grandmaster), Huang Xiaoming (The White-Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom) and Tong Dawei (Red Cliff). The film was written by Woo, Su Chaopin and Chen Chinghui, with a script by Wang Hui-ling.

“I have always been a huge fan of IMAX, and I am thrilled to have an IMAX version of my film” said Woo. “The Crossing is set in a tumultuous period in recent Chinese history; and a lot of the spectacular scenes, like the two battle scenes and the sinking of the ‘Taiping,’ are shown to maximum effect on the IMAX screen.”

Shot on location throughout mainland China, Inner Mongolia, Taipei and the south of Taiwan, the two-part film took 14 months to finish production. The film takes place during the Chinese Revolution in the late 1940s when many couples fled China, crossing the Taiwan Strait to Taiwan. In 1949, the sinking of the steamer “Taiping” led to the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew.

The Crossing is an epic event film perfectly suited for The IMAX Experience®,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Not only is The Crossing an ideal fit for us thematically, it’s also a strategically important addition to our film slate as it runs through the Chinese New Year and beyond.”

The IMAX® 3D release of The Crossing 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 IMAX China
IMAX China is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX’s business throughout Greater China.

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, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 countries.

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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Second trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

November 19, 2014 – 3:16 pm | Permalink

The second trailer has been released for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Get ready for the most wild and adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever, as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters December 17, 2014.

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New clips from Penguins of Madagascar

November 19, 2014 – 3:06 pm | Permalink

Four new clips have been released from Penguins of Madagascar.

Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters November 26, 2014.

Cheezy Dibbles



I Make My Own Options



Shopping For Revenge



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Interstellar Takes Flight At Chinese Box Office, Scoring 2D Record Launch In IMAX® With $6.7 Million

November 18, 2014 – 4:11 pm | Permalink

Film Kick-Starts Record Five-Day Debut in China with Benchmark Midnight and Opening Day Grosses

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, opened in China to record-setting results, estimating $6.7 million from 174 IMAX® theatres in five-days, making it the highest grossing IMAX 2D title ever in the market.

Interstellar began its record IMAX debut in China with an opening day gross of $1.1 million, the highest IMAX 2D opening of all time locally, as well as a career-best debut in China for Nolan and the overall largest opening-day IMAX gross in November. The film also earned nearly $185,000 in midnight grosses from 159 IMAX theatres, which accounted for more than half of the film’s total late-night gross in China.

“The record-setting launch in China reaffirms the power and efficacy of Christopher Nolan films and his connection with IMAX,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “After its powerhouse worldwide debut last weekend in IMAX — and now with China added so successfully to the mix — we couldn’t be more excited about how we believe Interstellar will perform in our global network over its run.”

Interstellar has grossed more than $49.3 million worldwide from 751 IMAX locations, including China. Domestically, the film so far has grossed an estimated $25.2 million on 368 IMAX theatres, while international IMAX totals have reached $24 million from 383 theatres.

Continuing the legacy begun by IMAX trailblazer Christopher Nolan and his use of the 15 perf 65mm IMAX® cameras in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, more than an hour of Interstellar was shot using IMAX cameras. Exclusively in IMAX theatres, these sequences expand to fill the entire screen and will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and provide audiences with a truly cinematic and immersive experience.

Sequences of Interstellar shot in 35mm film have been 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 Interstellar
“INTERSTELLAR” stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

To learn more about Interstellar, visit the film’s Official website:
www.interstellar-movie.com.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures meets worldwide tastes and demands with a diverse mix of filmed entertainment and is a global leader in the marketing and distribution of feature films. The International Division operates offices in 24 countries and releases films in over 125 international territories, either directly to theaters or in conjunction with partner companies and co-ventures. Internationally, the Studio has been the market leader in six of the last 13 years, having surpassed $1 billion in grosses a total of 15 years, 12 of which were consecutive years, and crossed $2 billion five times, including 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 countries.

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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IMAX Forges New Partnership With Toho Cinemas Ltd. To Bring The First IMAX® Theatre To Downtown Tokyo

November 14, 2014 – 6:41 pm | Permalink

Japan’s Top Exhibitor to make IMAX a Main Attraction at its New Iconic Tokyo Site

Agreement Builds on IMAX’s Recent Box Office Success in Japan with Transformers: Age of Extinction and Godzilla

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Toho Cinemas Ltd., Japan’s highest-grossing exhibition company and subsidiary of Toho Co. Ltd., the largest film production and distribution company in Japan, announced an agreement for an IMAX® theatre to be added to Toho’s new development in Shinjuku, the commercial, business and entertainment center of Tokyo. The new construction project will include a hotel, restaurants, retailers and the Toho Cinemas Shinjuku where IMAX will serve as the multiplex’s anchor entertainment attraction. The deal marks the Company’s first agreement with Toho Cinemas and the first IMAX theatre to be located in downtown Tokyo.

IMAX opened its first commercial multiplex theatre in Japan in 2009 and has since expanded its contracted commercial network to 23 theatres, of which 17 are open. The demand for The IMAX Experience® continues to grow as evidenced by recent IMAX releases including Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Godzilla, which are among our highest-grossing opening weekends ever in Japan.

“Japan is the third-largest film market in the world and as evidenced by today’s agreement and our recent box office success, our activity in this market continues to increase,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “It has been our experience that when new exhibitors enter our business, especially in a market with strong results, it often leads to greater demand. As such, we’re delighted to welcome Japan’s number one exhibitor to the IMAX business and bring the world’s most immersive cinematic experience to such an iconic site in Tokyo.”

“With the tremendous IMAX success of Godzilla and Transformers in Japan, we’ve witnessed the power of IMAX to deliver a differentiated experience that will attract audiences,” said Mr. Kazuhiko Seta, President of Toho Cinemas Ltd. “As such, the addition of an IMAX theatre in the iconic Shinjuku area, at the Toho Cinemas Shinjuku, will create a landmark entertainment destination for the city of Tokyo. As this will be the beginning of our exciting new partnership, we look forward to further opportunities to leverage IMAX as a competitive advantage and delight more audiences throughout Japan.”

About Toho Cinemas Ltd.

Toho Cinemas is an exhibiting company that provides latest entertainment with a wide-ranging and diverse lineup including films, concerts, live stage performances and public viewing for sports through 65 theatres consisting of 596 screens* nationwide. More information on films and services can be found at www.tohotheater.jp.
*Includes jointly managed 5 theatres 56 screens

TOHO Cinemas® is a registered trademark of TOHO Cinemas Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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 theaters 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, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 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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Third trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings

November 12, 2014 – 2:27 pm | Permalink

The third trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings has been released.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters December 4, 2014.

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