IMAX AND MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE SIGN LASER TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT

July 17, 2014 – 1:15 pm | Permalink

Fort Lauderdale Museum to Adopt IMAX Ground-Breaking Digital Laser Projection Technology

NEW YORK – July 17, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Museum of Discovery and Science, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system at the Museum’s AutoNation IMAX® Theater. The new technology will enable the Museum to deliver a wider array of digital content and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for its visitors.

“We look forward to embarking on a new and exciting chapter of movie-going with IMAX’s laser technology, which we believe is a major technological advancement in giant screen film experiences,” said Kim Cavendish, President/CEO of Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale. “While our AutoNation IMAX® Theater has thrilled countless guests over the years with awe-inspiring documentaries on our giant screen, IMAX’s laser solution will offer an even more immersive and visceral experience, allowing us to deliver more IMAX documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters. This is truly a game-changing innovation for our visitor experience.”

“Leading museums and science centers such as the Smithsonian, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Pacific Science Center in Seattle have committed to our next-generation laser projection technology and today we are delighted to add the Museum of Science and Discovery to this distinguished list,” said Larry O’Reilly, President, Worldwide Sales, IMAX Corporation. “As the largest R&D initiative in IMAX history, the development of our laser technology underscores our unwavering commitment to our institutional clients with the most immersive large-format IMAX experience ever and more programming possibilities to support their mission of lifelong learning.”

Under the terms of the agreement the Museum of Discovery and Science will install IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system, which is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience. The system 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 and in the original immersive IMAX film 1.43:1 aspect ratio.

About The Museum of Discovery and Science
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Broward Health, Sun Sentinel, and Wells Fargo.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. General Admission prices are $19 adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one 45-minute IMAX® film at the 300-seat AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. The Museum of Discovery and Science is at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org

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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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, featurettes for Lucy

July 16, 2014 – 12:29 pm | Permalink

Three clips and three featurettes have been released for Lucy.

Director Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters August 8, 2014.

Lucy And Del Rio Speed Through Downtown Paris



Lucy Is Ordered To Open The Briefcase



Lucy Tells Del Rio To Look Out For 3 Drug Mules



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Temple, Texas IMAX theater to open July 23

July 16, 2014 – 11:24 am | Permalink

The Temple Daily Telegram reports:

After eight months of construction, the new IMAX Theater in Temple Mall is almost ready for its July 23 grand opening. The five-story screen will not only be one of the largest indoor movie screens in Texas, also it will be the only IMAX screen between Austin and Dallas along the Interstate 35 corridor, Premiere Companies CEO Gary Moore said.

“IMAX is very restrictive about where they allow their theaters to be opened,” Moore said. “The Temple area was approved because it’s such a hub.”

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New images from Lucy

July 15, 2014 – 3:36 pm | Permalink

New images from Lucy have been released.

Director Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters August 8, 2014.



Writer/director Luc Besson directs SCARLETT JOHANSSON in “Lucy,” an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind. Photo Credit: Jessica Forde. 2014 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Photo Credit: Jessica Forde. © Universal Pictures.


Lucy (SCARLETT JOHANSSON) is aided by Capt. Del Rio (AMR WAKED) in “Lucy,” an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind. Photo Credit: Jessica Forde. 2014 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Extended Look trailer released for Guardians of the Galaxy

July 15, 2014 – 2:46 pm | Permalink

An extended look trailer has been released for Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters August 1, 2014.

Extended Look



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New featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy

July 9, 2014 – 2:15 pm | Permalink

A new featurette has been released for Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters August 1, 2014.

Definitive Anti-Heroes Featurette



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Trailer, poster, images for Lucy

July 8, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Permalink

Check out the first trailer, poster, and images for Lucy.

Director Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The film opens in select international IMAX theaters August 8, 2014.

Trailer





Luc Besson directs SCARLETT JOHANSSON in “Lucy”, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. 2014 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Luc Besson directs SCARLETT JOHANSSON in “Lucy”, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. 2014 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Luc Besson directs SCARLETT JOHANSSON in “Lucy”, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. 2014 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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IMAX Corporation To Announce Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results And Host Conference Call

July 8, 2014 – 2:23 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 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) 524-8950 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. International callers should dial (416) 260-0113. The conference ID for the call is 1883257. 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 1883257.

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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Universal Pictures And EuropaCorp’s Lucy Races Into International IMAX® Theatres Starting August 8

July 8, 2014 – 2:18 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and EuropaCorp today announced that Lucy, the new thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson that stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres in select international territories starting August 8.

Furthering The IMAX Experience®, select scenes in Lucy were captured using IMAX® cameras. Those sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will add to the explosive action and scope of the film as seen best in IMAX theaters.

“Luc Besson is one of the most gifted creators of on-screen heroines in cinema history, and Scarlett Johansson is a favorite of IMAX audiences around the world,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Besson uses IMAX cameras to capture this powerful combination, making Lucy the kind of visceral visual spectacle that our fans are looking for and providing a moviegoing experience only IMAX can deliver.”

“When shooting a movie, as much as possible, I try and remove the wall between the lens and the performers,” said Besson. “Filming key scenes in Lucy with IMAX cameras allowed me to bring the gradual awakening that our heroine is experiencing directly to the audience. I hope that you can feel what she feels and go on this exciting journey with her as she adapts to the incredible changes to her mind and body.”

The IMAX release of Lucy 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 Lucy:
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in recent cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman in Lucy, an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind. For more information about Lucy, please visit the official website at www.lucymovie.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).

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 trailer for Dracula Untold

June 30, 2014 – 1:12 pm | Permalink

The first trailer 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.

Trailer #1



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New images from Wingsuit Flyers

June 30, 2014 – 12:15 pm | Permalink

Check out the first images from upcoming digital 3D film, Wingsuit Flyers.

Soar with the world’s premiere wingsuit pilots, Jeb Corliss and Joby Ogwyn, as they fly “around the world” their way, seeing incredible sights, sounds and cultures … and making epic wingsuit flights in the most spectacular locales on the planet.

The film is set to open in digital 3D theaters and other specialty venues in 2015.



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New teaser poster for The Equalizer

June 27, 2014 – 2:32 pm | Permalink

Sony Pictures has released a new teaser poster for The Equalizer.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

The film opens in IMAX theaters September 26, 2014.



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New trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

June 27, 2014 – 2:08 pm | Permalink

A new trailer has been released for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save New York City and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

The film opens in select international IMAX 3D theaters August 8, 2014.

Trailer #3



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Trailer, poster, images for The Equalizer

June 25, 2014 – 12:27 pm | Permalink

Here are the first trailer, poster, and images for The Equalizer.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

The film opens in IMAX theaters September 26, 2014.

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McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) talks to Slavi in Columbia Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER. Photo By: Scott Garfield. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.


Teri (CHLOE GRACE MORETZ) and McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) walk across the bridge in Boston in Columbia Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER. Photo By: Scott Garfield. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

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The Equalizer, Starring Denzel Washington And Directed By Antoine Fuqua, To Be Released Into IMAX® Theatres Worldwide Starting September 26

June 25, 2014 – 12:04 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Equalizer, the highly anticipated reteaming of Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide starting September 26.

Fuqua directed Washington in the critically lauded 2001 box office hit Training Day, for which Washington won the Academy Award® for Best Actor.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by Richard Wenk. Based on the Television Series Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan.

“Antoine Fuqua is one of the most provocative filmmakers working today, and Denzel Washington is nothing short of being one of the greatest American movie stars,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re excited to be working with our long time partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring this exciting film to IMAX moviegoers worldwide.”

Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “The Equalizer is a visceral action-thriller, and Denzel’s character – a man driven by a relentless pursuit of justice – is one that is compelling for everyone. It’s the kind of picture that is perfectly suited for The IMAX Experience®.”

The IMAX release of The Equalizer will offer consumers the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with its 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.

Audiences can learn more about The Equalizer by visiting the film’s official site at www.EqualizerTheMovie.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®, 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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IMAX And Ster-Kinekor Expand Partnership With A Further Two-Theatre Deal

June 25, 2014 – 11:38 am | Permalink

Building on Success of the IMAX® Theatre at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Durban, South Africa’s Top Exhibitor to Bring The IMAX Experience® to Pretoria East and Johannesburg

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Ster-Kinekor Theatres, a division of Primedia (Pty) Ltd., today announced an agreement for two further IMAX® theatres. The first IMAX theatre will be added to the exhibitor’s upcoming multiplex at The Grove Mall in Pretoria East in June 2014, with a second to be added to another new multiplex at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Johannesburg in the second half of 2015. The deal brings Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX commitment to three theaters.

“Today’s agreement is a direct result of the success of our first IMAX theatre in Durban, which has been tremendously popular with our patrons and has strengthened the overall performance of our multiplex,” said Fiaz Mahomed, CEO, Ster-Kinekor. “IMAX helps us deliver on our commitment to offer our guests a premium entertainment experience and we are proud to bring more movie-goers in South Africa the biggest event films in the world’s most immersive format.”

“Given the box office success of the first IMAX theater in Durban, we are very pleased to see Ster- Kinekor commit to two additional locations in South Africa just nine months after their first opening,” said Andrew Cripps, President of IMAX EMEA. “South Africa was one of a number of new countries that we entered in 2013, which also included Germany, Switzerland, and Portugal, and it is clear there is a growing appetite for IMAX in the market. We look forward to working with Ster-Kinekor to help build the IMAX brand throughout the country.”

About Ster-Kinekor Theatres
Ster-Kinekor Theatres is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Primedia Group and is the largest movie exhibitor on the African continent. The company operates 54 commercial cinema complexes in South Africa, with five international sites based in Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The cinema chain’s sites house more than 450 large-scale screens, over 64000 seats and the largest 3D footprint featuring more than 120 state-of-the-art 3D screens across the country.

As the industry leader, Ster-Kinekor has pioneered cinema concepts such as Cinema Nouveau, one of the world’s largest dedicated art-house multiplex circuits, and the luxurious Cine Prestige theatres, the first ‘business class’ cinema experience in South Africa. It boasts one of the few cinemas on the continent that is fitted with the advanced Dolby Atmos sound system (at Gateway in Durban); and has headed the return of The IMAX Experience®, with the opening of the IMAX® Theatre at Gateway in 2013. As one of South Africa’s most loved brands, it is Ster-Kinekor’s ongoing mission to become synonymous with the unrivalled magic of the cinema experience, by providing ‘Great Moments at Their Greatest’. During 2013, the company embarked on a massive roll-out project to convert and equip every cinema with the very latest in digital projection and sound technology. The result of this upgrade is that every cinema now boasts state-of-the-art cinema technology that encompasses 2K and 4K digital projection and 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems.

The award-winning SK App, which is downloadable on all smart phone operating systems, is interactive, user-friendly and feature-rich, and recently recorded its 1.5-millionth download. The new-look SK Club loyalty programme rewards members with redeemable points when they swipe their card when buying movie tickets or catering. Combined with industry leading loyalty programmes from Edcon and Discovery Vitality, these give Ster-Kinekor a strong consumer value proposition and competitive advantage.

As the market leader, Ster-Kinekor aims to spearhead the advancement of cinema across both South Africa and the rest of Africa, to ensure that consumers continue to experience movies as they were made to be seen – on the big screen.

See more at: www.sterkinekor.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®, 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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Character posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

June 24, 2014 – 1:14 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released four character posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save New York City and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

The film opens in select IMAX 3D theaters August 8, 2014.



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IMAX SIGNS FIRST LASER TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FOR AN IMAX® DOME THEATRE WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

June 24, 2014 – 11:49 am | Permalink

NEW YORK – Jun. 24, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and the Science Museum of Minnesota today announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system at the Museum’s IMAX® dome theatre, marking the first laser agreement for an IMAX dome theatre worldwide. The new technology will enable the Museum to deliver a wider array of digital content and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for its visitors.

“Today’s agreement marks the entry of our laser technology to the unique dome market and we are pleased that one of the most widely-acknowledged leaders in the giant screen dome world is the first to commit to our new offering,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We continue to redefine the landscape of projection technology with our next-generation laser system, which we believe will deliver the most immersive, differentiated cinema experience available.”

“We are constantly exploring and implementing new technologies to educate our audiences about science,” said Science Museum of Minnesota President, Dr. Eric Jolly. “Since we opened our new museum facility in 1999 on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Saint Paul, a cornerstone of fulfilling our mission has been our IMAX dome theater, the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater. We are also looking into new types of science-related content and visualization that we can bring to life through the laser offering in a way that’s never been possible. This commitment to innovation with IMAX’s laser system will provide us with more programing options in a format we believe will be the industry’s most powerful and immersive.”

Under the terms of the agreement the Science Museum of Minnesota will install IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system, which 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. IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system will also be custom-designed for dome theatre environments.

About the Science Museum of Minnesota
Among the nation’s largest and most esteemed science museums, the Science Museum of Minnesota inspires hundreds of thousands of people each year. The museum conducts research, collects and preserves artifacts, produces and distributes award-winning exhibits and giant screen films, and offers educational programs for children, families, and adults.

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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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, featurettes for Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 23, 2014 – 1:12 pm | Permalink

Three clips and two featurette have been released for 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.

I Think We Found A Transformer



Maybe It Should Be



Where Is Optimus Prime



View the featurettes after the jump.

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National Geographic’s Giant Screen film Mysteries of the Unseen World Named Finalist in 2 Categories for Wildscreen Panda Awards

June 19, 2014 – 3:42 pm | Permalink


Nano gold may someday be able to patrol your body for all kinds of diseases, as featured in the 3-D giant screen film, “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day’s End Pictures. Photo credit: National Geographic 2013

National Geographic’s giant-screen film “Mysteries of the Unseen World” was named a finalist in the 3-D and Science categories for this year’s Wildscreen Panda Awards. The 40-minute film, narrated by actor Forest Whitaker, is an original production by National Geographic and Day’s End Pictures that was created especially for giant-screen viewing and is available in 3-D and 2-D, 15/70 and digital formats.

“Mysteries of the Unseen World” shines a fascinating spotlight on objects and events that escape the naked eye every minute of every day. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, the film blends high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology. “Mysteries of the Unseen World” was produced by Lisa Truitt (“Mysteries of Egypt”) and Jini Dürr (“Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”) and directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“Disneynature: Wings of Life”).

“This film exemplifies National Geographic’s dedication to creating films that inspire people with the wonder and possibilities of science,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution at National Geographic Cinema Ventures, which is part of the newly formed National Geographic Studios. “We are honored to have this film be selected as a finalist in both the 3-D and Science categories for this year’s Panda Awards.”

The film is currently booked in 33 theaters worldwide. For more information on “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” including theater listings, links to the trailer and behind-the-scenes videos, visit nationalgeographic.com/movies. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/NatGeoMovies and follow on Twitter @NatGeoMovies, #unseenworld.