First poster for Dracula Untold

June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | Permalink

The first poster for Dracula Untold has been released.

The film tells the origin story of the man who became Dracula.

Dracula Untold opens in international IMAX theaters October 2, 2014, and in North American IMAX theaters October 17, 2014.



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Acclaimed Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar To Expand In IMAX® 3D Theatres Across North America on Friday, August 22

June 18, 2014 – 11:26 am | Permalink

Acclaimed Documentary’s Subject, Dr. Patricia C. Wright, Also Honored with Animal Conservationism’s Most Prestigious Award, the Indianapolis Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today announced that the IMAX® 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), written and produced by Drew Fellman (Born to be Wild 3D) and directed by David Douglas (Born to be Wild 3D) will debut in IMAX 3D theatres across North America starting Aug. 22.

Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar brings IMAX 3D cameras to perhaps the most compelling region for wildlife on the planet, capturing this environment in the clearest, most vibrant way possible. As proven with IMAX documentaries such as Born to Be Wild 3D, Morgan Freeman is the perfect guide to lead moviegoers through this one-of-a-kind experience.”

The film focuses on the groundbreaking wildlife conservation work of Dr. Patricia C. Wright, who recently received the prestigious Indianapolis Prize. This award recognizes high achievement in the area of animal conservation.

One of today’s most respected and prolific actors, Morgan Freeman won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. Freeman has earned four additional Oscar® nominations, the latest for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Eastwood’s Invictus. He was previously Oscar®-nominated for his work in The Shawshank Redemption; Driving Miss Daisy, for which he won a Golden Globe; and Street Smart. His myriad credits encompass more than 80 films over five decades, only recently including Now You See Me, Oblivion, the Dark Knight trilogy, Dolphin Tale, and Red. He has also lent his recognizable voice to such titles as War of the Worlds and the Oscar®-winning documentary March of the Penguins. In 2012, he was the recipient of the HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to film.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar features trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar. Wright is also a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Founder of Centre ValBio, a research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar.

About Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

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 March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAXnXos® 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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First images from Jurassic World

June 17, 2014 – 1:00 pm | Permalink

Universal Pictures has released the first images from Jurassic World.

The film is set to open in IMAX 3D theaters June 12, 2015.



(L to R) NICK ROBINSON and TY SIMPKINS star in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD and CHRIS PRATT star in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


CHRIS PRATT stars in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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New images from Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 17, 2014 – 12:46 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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IMAX Transforms Hong Kong Culture Center For June 19 World Premiere Of Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 17, 2014 – 11:45 am | Permalink

Transformers: Age of Extinction will premiere June 19 at the Hong Kong Culture Center in Hong Kong, which is being specially transformed into an IMAX® 3D theatre for this one-night event. The film begins its global roll-out in IMAX theatres on June 25, with the U.S. IMAX launch on June 27.

The red-carpet event and screening will take place at the Hong Kong Culture Center, which is receiving a makeover of IMAX proportions exclusively for this event – complete with a 60-by-34-foot IMAX screen and IMAX’s proprietary projection and sound technology.

Attendees of the event also will be able to see up close and personal the new IMAX® 3D Digital Camera, which is being flown to the premiere from IMAX’s headquarters in Toronto where it is housed. Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature film to have been captured using the state-of-the-art 3D camera.

Attending the world premiere in Hong Kong is director Michael Bay, cast members Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, T. J. Miller, Han Geng and the band IMAGINE DRAGONS, who wrote the original song “Battle Cry” for the film and will perform live on the rooftop of Harbour City following the film’s screening.

“With Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay is taking IMAX 3D to the next level – putting moviegoers smack in the middle of the action with the Autobots as audiences have never seen before,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We could not be more pleased to partner with our friends at Paramount to premiere the film at this one-of-a-kind world event.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with IMAX in Hong Kong as we debut Transformers: Age of Extinction on the worldwide stage,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures. “IMAX’s 3D experience is a perfect fit for the size and spectacle of Michael Bay’s new film and will excite and entertain audiences at the world premiere and around the globe.”

Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, sequences filmed with the camera will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen and provide moviegoers with even greater scope, breathtaking image quality and earth-shattering 3D for a truly immersive experience.

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise, stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, Titus Welliver and T. J. Miller. Produced By Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. Based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ Action Figures. Written By Ehren Kruger. Directed By Michael Bay.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is produced by Paramount Pictures, with production assistance in mainland China by 1905 (Beijing) Network Technology Co., Ltd., China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises.

For more information about Transformers: Age of Extinction, please visit Paramount Pictures’ official website at http://www.transformersmovie.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 March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 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).

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.

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 Corporation To Present At Bernstein Future Of Media Summit

June 17, 2014 – 11:41 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Bernstein Future of Media Summit on Wed., June 18, 2014, at 3:30 pm ET. The conference is being held at the Taj Boston in Boston, MA.

The conference will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the ‘Investor Relations’ section of the Company’s website, www.imax.com. The presentations will be archived for 30 days.

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 March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 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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Cavea Cinemas To Bring The IMAX Experience® To Tbilisi, Georgia

June 17, 2014 – 11:37 am | Permalink

IMAX Signs Agreement with Country’s Marquee Cinema Project to Open First IMAX® Theatre in Georgia

BARCELONA, Spain, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the 2014 CineEurope Conference, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cavea Cinemas, the fastest-growing cinema chain in South Caucasus, announced an agreement to install an IMAX® theatre at the exhibitor’s new ten-screen multiplex – the largest in the region – located at the Eastpoint Shopping Mall in Tbilisi. The deal marks IMAX’s first entry into Georgia.

“We are proud to be the first to bring The IMAX Experience® to audiences in Tbilisi and launch a new era of immersive moviegoing in the country,” said Beso Abesadze, CEO, Cavea Cinemas. “IMAX is known worldwide as the best way to experience blockbuster films and we believe the addition of an IMAX theatre to our flagship complex will be a tremendous success with our guests.”

“We are excited to partner with a top-notch exhibitor such as Cavea Cinemas to introduce IMAX to audiences in Georgia and look forward to working together to expand our presence in this new market,” said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. “Today’s agreement marks the sixth new territory we’ve entered in 2014 and represents the 13th country in the EMEA region to have added an IMAX theatre this year. Our partnership with Cavea Cinemas builds on this momentum and furthers our efforts in expanding the IMAX network into new markets with leading exhibitor partners who share our commitment to quality and providing audiences the world’s most immersive entertainment experience.”

About Cavea Cinemas
Cavea Cinemas, headed by an experienced group of leading cinema professionals, is a brand new circuit based in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Company aims at drastically expanding the horizons of cinematic entertainment for moviegoers across a wider market. In addition to multiple, cutting-edge projects currently in the pipeline, we – as a first-class exhibitor – are proud to be developing the largest cinema complex across the region – a ten-screen flagship operation at the East Point Shopping Center, including a state-of-the-art IMAX® theatre for over 400 viewers.

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 March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 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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Cathedral City’s Desert IMAX switches to UltraMax

June 16, 2014 – 6:22 pm | Permalink

The Desert Sun reports:

Change is coming to the Coachella Valley’s IMAX theater that officials say will mean more first-run movies on the large screen, but not in IMAX format.

The theater is transitioning to UltraMax, a product of UltraStar Cinemas, which manages the Desert IMAX and neighboring 14-screen Mary Pickford Theatre for Cathedral City.

Over the weekend, IMAX lettering was removed from the theater’s exterior. Above the marquee, a banner announcing “Desert Cinema Large Screen Experience” was hung over the former lettering.

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China’s ‘Gone with the Bullets’ to be released in IMAX

June 16, 2014 – 6:03 pm | Permalink

CRIEnglish.com writes:

Imax has just officially announced its the cooperation with Jiang Wen’s new film “Gone with the Bullets” at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Saturday.

It was the first time that Imax disclosed such a collaboration in public.

Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment, made the announcement. He told CRI reporter that the film was currently being shot in Inner Mongolia.

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IMAX introduces their Dual 65mm 4K Digital 3D Camera

June 16, 2014 – 6:00 pm | Permalink

Gizmodo reports:

If you thought 3D movies were only a fad that has already come and gone for good, think again. IMAX cameras have been used to shoot 3D films and documentaries for decades now, including immersive content for theme park rides. And the company has just revealed a new fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital 3D camera that promises to make seeing 3D movies at your local theater worthwhile again.

IMAX is only just going public with the new camera today, but the hardware has actually been in use for a while now. In addition to internal testing within the company, Michael Bay used the camera for filming various action sequences in the upcoming Transformers film, Age of Extinction. So it’s definitely one of those rare times when paying extra to see the IMAX version of a film will undoubtedly be worth it.

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