Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con trailer

July 13, 2015 – 12:47 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the Comic-Con trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The film will feature sequences filmed with IMAX® cameras, and will be released in IMAX theaters March 25, 2016.

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Trailer for Pixels

July 9, 2015 – 11:51 am | Permalink

Check out the trailer for upcoming film, Pixels.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters July 24, 2015.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels To Be Released In Select IMAX® Theatres

July 9, 2015 – 11:27 am | Permalink

Domestic and International Dates Set to Begin Mid-July

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that Pixels, the action-comedy starring Adam Sandler, directed by Chris Columbus, and produced by Happy Madison Productions and 1492 Pictures, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into select IMAX® theatres domestically on July 24. The film will also be released in select overseas IMAX® theatres in conjunction with their wide international release dates.

Along with Sandler, the film also stars Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan.

Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Pixels is an extremely fun ride with dazzling special effects – which makes it a perfect match with IMAX. Moviegoers will love how exciting this 3D summer tentpole looks in the IMAX screens.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Pixels 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 Pixels, visit the film’s official website at www.sonypictures.com/movies/pixels.

About Pixels:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN™, Donkey Kong™, Galaga™, Centipede®, and Space Invaders™. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus. The screenplay is by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, with a screen story by Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Allen Covert.

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, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 countries.

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

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

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IMAX Corporation To Announce Second-Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Host Conference Call

July 8, 2015 – 11:11 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, July 23 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.’ 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 (888) 438-5519 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (719) 325-2469. The conference ID for the call is 1711636. 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 1711636.

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, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 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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BIG & Digital Secures Distribution Rights To Space Next By Luke Ployhar

July 7, 2015 – 11:48 am | Permalink

HENDERSON, NEVADA (July 7, 2015) – BIG & Digital, LLC and Afterglow Studios, Inc. announced today that Space Next will be distributed worldwide by BIG & Digital to the network of IMAX®, Giant Screen, and Fulldome Theaters in Fall 2015.

Space Next, directed and produced by Luke Ployhar of Afterglow Studios, takes us on a journey of mankind’s pursuit to reach the stars. From the beginning of our earliest dreams that sparked the imagination to the machines that took us there, Space Next will present the history that inspired generations and inventions that have changed the world forever. The film will reveal the possibilities of what is to come next and will explore the exciting future of private space developments, national space programs, and the latest innovations. The result is a mesmerizing display of intergalactic excellence sure to inspire the next generation of dreamers and astronomers.

“The concept of Space Next started while I was doing the Animation and Visual Effects for the film Space Junk,” said Luke Ployhar of Afterglow Studios, Inc., “The Space Shuttle Program was winding down and many topics were being discussed about the future of space development and privatization. We began doing research and found that there are fantastic developments for a film that will inspire young audiences to learn more about space science and the possibility of interstellar travel.”

Working with leading scientists and consultants from NASA and other institutions, Space Next does not just show speculations, but actual possibilities of what lies in the future of space development and exploration.

“We are pleased to be working with Ployhar of Afterglow Studios and a team of experts to bring this new film to museums and planetariums,” said Tina Ratterman, president of BIG & Digital. “The future of space travel is exciting and relevant and this film will bring audiences something they have never seen on the giant screen.”

A 40-minute and a 20-minute version of Space Next will be released, featuring mesmerizing CGI Animation and Visual effects in 4K stereoscopic. Space Next will have its industry premiere at the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco in September 2015.

More information on the film can be found at www.spacenextmovie.com and updates and announcements can be received through social media: Twitter – www.twitter.com/spacenextmovie and Facebook – www.facebook.com/spacenext

Distribution and leasing information is available from BIG & Digital. Contact: info@biganddigital.com or 702-932-4045.

About Afterglow Studios
Afterglow Studios was founded in 2007 by Luke Ployhar as a Digital Animation and Post Studio. Luke Ployhar has worked in Visual Effects and Animation for over 15 years with credits that include Minority Report, A.I., Planet of the Apes and many other feature films. With the ever-changing digital landscape and needs for a multitude of media outlets, Afterglow Studios provides cutting edge Visual Effects, Animation and Design. After working on several Giant Screen films providing Effects and Post solutions, Ployhar and Afterglow Studios decided to venture into the realm of feature film-making. Space Next is Afterglow Studio’s first production for the Giant Screen industry.

About BIG & Digital, LLC
BIG & Digital specializes in distribution of films for museums with IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters and Planetariums. BIG & Digital was founded in 2009 by Tina Ratterman, a veteran in the giant screen industry with 18 years of successful marketing and distribution experience. Current films in distribution include Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures and Watermelon Magic. More information can be found at www.biganddigital.com.

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Carmike Cinemas Inc. And IMAX Expand Partnership With Three-Theatre Agreement

July 7, 2015 – 11:11 am | Permalink

Deal Includes the First Commercial IMAX® Theatres in Montana

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ga., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture presenter, today announced an expansion of the parties’ revenue-sharing arrangement with the addition of three new IMAX® theatre systems. One theatre will be added to the Carmike 12 multiplex in Missoula and another to the Carmike Shiloh 14 multiplex in Billings, marking the first commercial IMAX theatres in Montana. The third will be added to a new construction project in Manhattan, Kansas. Today’s agreement brings to 24 theatres Carmike Cinemas’ total IMAX commitment.

“With the strong recent domestic box office performance and a powerful IMAX slate for 2015 and beyond, we are pleased to grow our IMAX footprint, which is also a direct result of our IMAX success to date,” said Carmike CEO, David Passman. “IMAX is a key part of our growth and brand strategy, delivering an unparalleled, immersive experience that helps to drive incremental revenue. We look forward to future collaborations with IMAX in support of our mutual growth.”

“The small to mid-size domestic market continues to present growth opportunities for IMAX. As both a leading U.S. exhibitor and a world-class cinema operator, Carmike is a strategically important partner in helping us to further penetrate these markets,” said IMAX CEO, Richard L. Gelfond. “Organically and through acquisition, Carmike has grown its IMAX network to 24 theatres in less than three years – a testament to the confidence our exhibitors have in IMAX to strengthen their businesses.”

About Carmike Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 273 theatres with 2,906 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 47 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 29 “BigDs,” 16 IMAX auditoriums with an additional eight under contract, and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain” Carmike’s primary focus is midsized communities. Visit www.carmike.com for exact show-times and to purchase tickets.

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, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 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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National Geographic Studios Hits Box Office Milestone with Award-Winning Films Collectively Grossing Over $20 Million

June 30, 2015 – 12:21 pm | Permalink

— “Jerusalem” Surpasses $10 Million Worldwide —

— “Mysteries of the Unseen World” Tops $7 Million —

— “Pandas: The Journey Home” Moves Past $4 Million —

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2015)—National Geographic Studios announced today that three of its most recent standout releases have reached a new box office milestone — collectively they have surpassed $20 million in gross box office earnings, performing strongly in giant-screen, IMAX® and digital theaters worldwide. Leading the way is the award-winning “Jerusalem,” which continues to soar at the box office, recently exceeding $10 million in worldwide gross revenue. “Mysteries of the Unseen World” has topped $7 million in box office earnings, and “Pandas: The Journey Home” has brought in over $4 million worldwide.

“We are thrilled that audiences and exhibitors around the world are responding in a tremendously positive way to these three exceptional films, which continue to connect with families and communities,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution, National Geographic Studios.

The three large-format films were specially developed for museums and science centers and cover an array of subjects — but all have in common National Geographic Studios’ signature storytelling and captivating visuals. “Jerusalem” is a spectacular cinematic journey and an intersection of history, science and religion. “Mysteries of the Unseen World” transports audiences to hidden dimensions using innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology. “Pandas: The Journey Home” is a breathtaking and groundbreaking natural history and conservation film.

“National Geographic Studios understands the power of the giant-screen experience to engage audiences with meaningful entertainment,” said Brooke Runnette, president of National Geographic Studios. “As one of the world’s largest providers of museum content, we will continue to develop varied and inspiring films like these, which appeal to audiences everywhere.”

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, “Jerusalem” first opened in fall 2013 and has shown in more than 70 theaters around the world. An original production from Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures, “Jerusalem” was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts (“Gandhi,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Dances with Wolves”) and produced by Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson. Ferguson also wrote and directed the film. In addition to tremendous response from audiences, critics and theaters, the film won two prestigious awards at the 2014 GSCA industry conference: “Best Film, Short Subject” and “Best Cinematography.”

“Mysteries of the Unseen World” has been booked by more than 60 theaters worldwide since late 2013. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, this original production from National Geographic Studios and Day’s End Pictures was produced by Lisa Truitt (“Mysteries of Egypt”) and Jini Dürr (“Robots” and “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”) and directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“Disneynature: Wings of Life”). The 3D/2D film takes audiences on an extraordinary journey to a world beyond the naked eye — a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies and in events that occur minute by minute — to uncover the mysteries of things that are too fast, too slow or too small to see.

“Pandas: The Journey Home” was released in spring 2014, and has opened in 40 theaters worldwide to date. Narrated by Joely Richardson, the mesmerizing 40-minute large-format natural history film directed by Nicolas Brown (“Human Planet”) and produced by Caroline Hawkins, is an Oxford Scientific Films Production for National Geographic Studios and Sky 3D, in association with the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association, Wolong Panda Conservation Centre, CCTV9 and Nat Geo WILD.

About National Geographic Studios
National Geographic Studios is the video and film production division of the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. From television series and specials to giant screen, from mobile video to digital news and educational content, National Geographic Studios’ productions embody the Society’s long-standing reputation for stunning visuals and captivating storytelling. National Geographic Studios has received nearly 150 Emmy Awards and almost 1,000 other industry accolades, including recognition from the Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple film and museum industry awards and the highest honors from natural history film festivals. National Geographic Studios also produces and distributes giant-screen and digital 3D films for the museum cinema industry. Brooke Runnette is president of National Geographic Studios.

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IMAX Entertainment Options Rights To Best-Selling Book Moby Duck

June 30, 2015 – 11:32 am | Permalink

Project to be Made Into an IMAX Theatrical Documentary to be Produced, Written and Directed by Drew Fellman

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that it has optioned theatrical rights, among others, to author Donovan Hohn’s 2011 best-selling nonfiction book Moby Duck. The story, about a ship in the North Pacific that loses a container carrying thousands of rubber duck bath toys and their mysterious journey that spans the globe, will be made into a theatrical documentary produced by IMAX; its production will be spearheaded by Drew Fellman (Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, writer/producer on both), who will produce and direct the project from a script he writes and develops.

Moby Duck, which was published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, lends itself ideally to the IMAX® experience by drawing from the rich IMAX heritage of 3D adventure documentaries. As a film, Moby Duck will dramatize such interlocking threads as oceanic currents, the effects of plastics on wildlife, and the phenomenon of gyres and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

“This is an exciting new project for IMAX Entertainment, one that goes hand-in-hand with our legacy but with a fun twist,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “By optioning rights to Moby Duck, a thrilling and entertaining global journey based on an unbelievable true story, IMAX continues to provide quality entertainment to our fans around the world. We are thrilled to work again with our partner Drew Fellman and look forward to this out-of-the-box addition to IMAX’s decades-long success of documentary filmmaking.”

“From the very first pages of Moby Duck, I knew this riveting tale would make an amazing IMAX film that would be wildly entertaining and also tackle vital environmental issues,” said Fellman. “This story of thousands of toys lost at sea illustrates how something as simple as a rubber ducky can reveal natural mysteries as deep as the ocean itself.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Moby Duck will be captured with IMAX cameras. 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 Moby Duck:
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive arena of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation, 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 Corporation is headquartered in Toronto with executive offices in New York and Los Angeles, and offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are registered 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 Corporation’s 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 Set To Join Russell Index

June 25, 2015 – 11:48 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that the Company is set to join the Russell Index at the conclusion of the Russell indexes annual reconstitution on June 26, according to the final list of additions and deletions posted June 19 on http://www.russell.com/indexes/americas/tools-resources/reconstitution/additions-deletions.page#indexes.

Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $5.7 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell’s U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of the FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell reconstitution, go to the “Recon Central” section on the FTSE Russell website.

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, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 countries.

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

About FTSE Russell
FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally and trading on over 25 exchanges worldwide.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks use FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and client collaboration as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com.

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 Signs First Agreement In Nigeria With Filmhouse Cinemas

June 24, 2015 – 11:28 am | Permalink

Nigeria’s Largest and Fastest-Growing Circuit to Bring The IMAX Experience® to Country; IMAX Continues Push into Africa Following Deals in Angola and South Africa

BARCELONA, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria’s largest chain of theatres, today announced an agreement for an IMAX® theatre to be located in a new construction project in Lagos, the nation’s biggest city with a population of more than 20 million. The deal, announced at CineEurope, marks the first-ever IMAX agreement in Nigeria and West Africa. Nigeria now ranks as Africa’s largest economy. Today’s agreement also underscores the Company’s continued expansion in Africa, where in the past year IMAX signed its first-ever deal in Angola and added four new theatres to its network in South Africa.

“Our mission is to establish the best movie-going experience in Nigeria. IMAX will help us realize this goal by delivering an immersive and differentiated experience previously unavailable to Nigerian moviegoers,” said Kene Mkparu, CEO, Filmhouse Cinemas. “As we continue our aggressive expansion plans, IMAX will serve as an anchor attraction in our multiplex in Lagos, redefining the premium cinema experience in Nigeria. We are proud to be the first to introduce IMAX in the country and look forward to broadening its reach.”

“We are delighted to join forces with Filmhouse Cinemas and enter Nigeria, which represents a key strategic move for our expansion in Africa. Recent reports project that Nigeria’s entertainment and media revenues will reach an estimated $8.5 billion by 2018 – more than doubling from 2013,” said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. “As the biggest economy on the continent and a market that is extremely under-screened, we believe that together with Filmhouse we can seize the mutual growth opportunities that exist in Nigeria and bring the world’s most immersive cinematic experience to more audiences across the country.”

About Filmhouse Cinemas

Filmhouse Cinemas Limited is a dynamic film exhibition company with a vision to be the no.1 cinema brand in Nigeria. From inception it has focused on developing innovative multiplex cinemas across the country of Nigeria. Filmhouse is currently implementing a strategic development plan to roll-out twenty five cinemas over a six year period that commenced in December, 2012.

The company management team has over 100 years combined cinema operation and development experience gained in England, Italy, USA, Spain and Nigeria.

Our cinema designs and operation style largely incorporate complimentary multifarious features and sub-brands including Filmhouse Cinemas, Filmhouse Signature (VVIP cinema), Filmhouse Digital, Filmhouse Naija (community cinemas), iScream Café and FilmXtra (film programme magazine).

Filmhouse success is driven primarily by a strong experienced management team, innovative marketing activities and impressive guest service standards. More information about Filmhouse is available at www.filmhouseng.com, www.facebook.com/FilmhouseCinemas, www.twitter.com/FilmhouseCinema, www.instagram.com/filmhousecinemas. For additional information contact info@filmhouseng.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, 2015, there were 943 IMAX theatres (820 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 105 institutions) in 63 countries.

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

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

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