New poster for Seventh Son

September 10, 2014 – 2:49 pm | Permalink

A new poster has been released for Seventh Son.

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters February 6, 2015.



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IMAX Corporation To Present At The Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference

September 10, 2014 – 12:07 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:55pm ET. The conference is being held at the Conrad Hotel in New York.

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 theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 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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IMAX Corporation to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference and MKM Partners Investor Day Conference

September 8, 2014 – 12:43 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 2014, at 6:00 pm ET. The conference is being held at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, CA.

Separately, Joseph Sparacio, Chief Financial Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the MKM Partners Investor Day Conference on Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014, at 12:00 pm ET. The conference is being held at the NY Palace, New York, NY.

Both conferences 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 theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 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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The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX to install digital projection system

September 4, 2014 – 1:49 pm | Permalink

IMAX is pleased to announce that the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will install IMAX’s cutting-edge digital projection system. The technology will allow the iconic state museum to present a wider array of IMAX content, offering greater programming flexibility.

The IMAX digital projection system is the most advanced digital projection system in the industry. It delivers crystal-clear, lifelike images with approximately 40% greater contrast and 60% more brightness found in other digital projection systems.

“We are very pleased to bring IMAX digital technology to our theatre” said John Lewis, Theater Operations Manager at the Museum. “The system will allow us to better serve our community through expanded programming, reaching new and larger audiences through the IMAX experience.”

An IMAX customer since 2001, the Bullock Texas State History Museum has delighted millions of guests by presenting awe-inspiring IMAX documentaries that have taken audiences from the far reaches of space to the depths of the ocean. The commitment to the IMAX digital system marks a new chapter in this legacy that will allow the Museum to offer patrons a greater variety of IMAX digital content previously unavailable.

Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery & Science IMAX closed for renovations

September 3, 2014 – 5:05 pm | Permalink

The Sun Sentinel reports:

The AutoNation IMAX 3D theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale is getting an estimated $2 million makeover.

The theater closed down last month and is set to reopen Oct. 13 boasting a new 60-foot by 80-foot screen, new luxury seats, a new powerful sound system and digital projectors.

The new digital projectors will be available in addition to the theater’s current 15/70 film projector, ultimately enabling the theater to show movies in both formats.

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New poster for The Great Apes

September 3, 2014 – 11:47 am | Permalink

The poster for upcoming Giant Screen film, The Great Apes 3D, has been released.

The film brings us face to face with some of the world’s rarest primates. Featuring chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and the magnificent mountain gorillas, the film captures the emotional connection we all experience when encountering such extraordinary creatures.

The film is scheduled to open in IMAX, Giant Screen, and other specialty theaters October 2014.



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Clips, featurettes from The Maze Runner

August 26, 2014 – 5:38 pm | Permalink

Check out two clips and two featurettes from upcoming film, The Maze Runner.

The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D.

The film opens in IMAX theaters September 19, 2014 for a limited one-week engagement.

Good Job



Let Me Show You



Dashner Walk and Talk Featurette



Meet the Gladers Featurette



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Trailers, poster, images from The Maze Runner

August 26, 2014 – 5:18 pm | Permalink

Check out the trailers, poster, and images from upcoming film, The Maze Runner.

The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D.

The film opens in IMAX theaters September 19, 2014 for a limited one-week engagement.

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THE MAZE RUNNER A group of boys known as the Gladers are trapped inside a mysterious and massive maze. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


THE MAZE RUNNER (From left), Teresa (Kaya Scoderlario), Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Alby (Aml Ameen) and Jeff (Jacob Latimore) react to a shocking development in the Glade. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


MAZE RUNNER A group of boys known as the Gladers, are shocked to discover a girl, Teresa (Kaya Scoderlario), amongst their midsts. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Dylan O´Brien stars as Thomas in THE MAZE RUNNER. TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Fox’s Epic Adaptation Of Best-Seller The Maze Runner Bolts Into IMAX® Theatres Domestically And Abroad Starting Sept. 11

August 26, 2014 – 3:52 pm | Permalink

The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released across all domestic IMAX® theatres for a one-week engagement on Sept. 19. The film also will be released in select international territories starting Sept. 11.

Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien (TV’s Teen Wolf), who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

The Maze Runner also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (TV’s Game of Thrones), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers), Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans), and veteran Academy Award®-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson. Wes Ball directed, from a script by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin.

“We’re thrilled to be able to present visionary director Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner in the immersive IMAX experience, which will enthrall audiences world wide,” commented Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Distribution, 20th Century Fox.

“After seeing The Maze Runner, this is an ideal and very cinematic adaptation that is ripe for IMAX moviegoers,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “With The Maze Runner, we’re not only thrilled to add this exciting and action-packed film to our Fall slate but also pleased to be in business with Fox.”

The IMAX release of The Maze Runner 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 The Maze Runner, please visit Fox’s official website at themazerunnermovie.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 June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 countries.

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

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

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IMAX And AMC Theatres Sign 11-Theatre Deal; Brings AMC IMAX Footprint To 159 Theatres

August 18, 2014 – 1:45 pm | Permalink

Agreement with IMAX’s Largest North American Exhibitor Includes 13-Year Lease Terms for New IMAX® Theatres at AMC Locations in Chicago, New York, Newark and Phoenix

NEW YORK and LEAWOOD, Kan., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) today announced an expansion of the companies’ existing joint revenue sharing arrangement with the addition of 11 IMAX® theatres. The theatres, which will carry 13-year lease terms from the date of installation, are expected to be installed in 2015 in cities that include Chicago, New York, Newark and Phoenix. Today’s agreement brings AMC’s total IMAX commitment to 159 theatres and reinforces its position as the largest IMAX exhibitor in North America.

“Guests are choosing AMC because they know they’ll get the best possible movie-going experience, including more immersive IMAX theatres than anyone else in North America,” said Gerry Lopez, CEO and president of AMC. “We look forward to strengthening our longstanding successful partnership and bringing The IMAX Experience® to more moviegoers across the United States”

“For nearly a decade, AMC and IMAX have worked together to bring millions of movie fans across North America the best cinema-going experience possible,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Our collaborations continue on many fronts, most recently on new marketing initiatives which include developing custom IMAX content for AMC’s marketing channels, successfully generating awareness of our brand and experience. We see today’s agreement with AMC as an endorsement of the long-term viability of the IMAX domestic business and anticipate many more years of shared success.”

The agreement terms include six new sites and the confirmation of five previously conditional sites.

About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC (NYSE: AMC) is the guest experience leader with 342 locations and 4,968 screens primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). www.amctheatres.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 theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 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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Premier Sponsor MacGillivray Freeman Films to Host Reception and Fine-Cut Screening of Humpback Whales at GSCA Conference in Toronto

August 15, 2014 – 1:46 pm | Permalink

August 14, 2014 — The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that MacGillivray Freeman Films is a premier-level sponsor of the GSCA 2014 International Conference and Trade Show, which is being held September 20-23, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

MacGillivray Freeman’s generous support as a premier sponsor includes hosting an all-delegate reception to be held on Sunday, September 21, at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theatre in Toronto. The evening will feature a fine-cut screening presented in IMAX digital of the upcoming MacGillivray Freeman Films release Humpback Whales, which will be released internationally to giant-screen theatres on February 13, 2015.

The GSCA conference is the largest gathering of educational giant screen and immersive cinema professionals. This year’s event is being held at the Ontario Science Centre and the Scotia Bank IMAX Theatre in Toronto.

“We look forward to sharing a fine cut of our new film Humpback Whales, which was shot primarily in the highest quality 15/70 format, as we know anticipation for the film is high,” says Bob Harman, MFF Director of Distribution. “We are always proud to support the GSCA and we look forward to participating in another stimulating industry conference.”

“We are excited to have MacGillivray Freeman Films, a longtime and generous supporter of GSCA, as a premier sponsor of this year’s conference,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “The reception will be a wonderful opportunity for the industry to see an early screening of this beautiful film and network with industry colleagues.”

MacGillivray Freeman’s Humpback Whales is the incredible story of nature’s most fascinating marine mammal. Captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras, the mysterious world of the humpback comes alive in breathtaking detail as audiences experience how they communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today they are steadily recovering. Join a team of researchers in Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga as they attempt to unlock the secrets of the humpback — and celebrate the return of these giants of the sea.

The GSCA 2014 International Conference is the industry’s leading event, including presentations of new films, films in production, and projects in development; professional development sessions addressing exhibition, marketing, and filmmaking; a technical session on the latest developments in laser projection, cinematography, and 3D capture; and the giant screen industry’s only trade show.
 


For more information and conference registration, visit www.giantscreencinema.com. Also find GSCA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema), Twitter (http://twitter.com/gsca), and LinkedIn. 
 


About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of giant-screen films for IMAX theatres, including Everest, the highest-grossing giant-screen film of all time, and two Oscar®-nominated films, Dolphins and The Living Sea. For the past forty years, the company’s films have been shown in leading institutions around the world, making the company the first documentary filmmaker to reach the $1 billion box office benchmark. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and successful blend of education and entertainment, as well as their celebration of science and the natural world.

Spain’s Madrid, Barcelona IMAX theaters set to close

August 14, 2014 – 1:05 pm | Permalink

The Olive Press reports:

SPAIN’S two biggest Imax cinemas are set to close after years of making losses.

The cinemas, in Madrid and Barcelona, are owned by Teatromax, which claims to have never made a profit.

Three high-resolution, giant-screen cinemas remain in Spain, located in Palma de Mallorca, Valencia and Leganes, near Madrid.

“We have held on against all odds until now, but we just can’t keep hoping things will improve,” Juan José Castelló, Teatromax CEO, told El Pais.

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Christie, Electrosonic, and Harkness Team to Provide Laser Projection Demo at GSCA Conference

August 13, 2014 – 12:15 pm | Permalink

Laser technology from Christie, screen innovations from Harkness and installation expertise from Electrosonic combine to deliver unprecedented immersive, 2D and 3D projection presentation at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show

August 13, 2014 — In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.

Press and GSCA delegates from 20 countries will have an opportunity to learn all about the latest in cinema technology from a group of industry experts and will be treated to the ultimate cinema experience, with clips from educational documentary films as well as Hollywood blockbusters being projected at over 90,000 lumens (brightness) by the Christie laser projection system — which delivers more than three times the light output compared to current, lamp-based digital projectors. Coupled with an immersive array of Christie Vive Audio speakers, this session represents the best cinema technology available today.

“GSCA prides itself on showcasing the best films in their best possible light,” says Tammy Seldon, GSCA Executive Director. “We are very pleased to partner with Christie, Harkness Screens, and Electrosonic to show our members the latest in projection technology” she added.

“As a pioneer in the cinema industry, Christie is known for delivering the ultimate cinema experience, both in image and audio reproduction,” said Don Shaw, senior director, Product Management, Christie.

Added Shaw, “As exhibitors realize the benefits of laser projection and advanced immersive audio systems, they will also realize the benefits of engaging leading integrators such as Electrosonic to take advantage of the oversight, detailed design assistance — for both hardware and software components — and system-level testing to perfection that only skilled integrators can deliver. We also can’t overlook the impact of matching the technology with the ideal screen surface, which has a tremendous impact on both the visual and audio experience in a cinema. Currently, we recommend Harkness Screens for all of our laser projection installations.”

“Electrosonic is proud to have shared 50 years with innovative partners and customers, pushing the limits of what audio-visual technology can do,” says Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group. “It’s an incredible evolution across many markets including entertainment, which has been one of our top priorities for decades. Our work with visionary suppliers like Christie — who has led in laser projector development — reflects an important mutual commitment to technology and customers.”

The Christie laser projection system installed for the GSCA laser event uses a state-of-the-art,
6 primary (6P) color system that provides intense brightness, wider color gamut capabilities and higher contrast than traditional digital projectors, and delivers naturally simultaneous stereoscopic imagery with no 3D “crosstalk.” The result is the ultimate giant screen cinema experience for all 2D and 3D films. The system installed for this show will provide greater than 90,000 lumens of brightness, and images will be delivered at 4K resolution, to reveal stunningly clear details.

Film clips scheduled to be seen at the technical session include Antarctica’s Penguin Emperors, Dark Universe, The Life of Trees, NAYA Legend of the Golden Dolphin, Remnants, Star Spangled Banner: An Anthem of Liberty, The Turn of This Century, UFOTOG, as well as several shorter clips of the best of the Giant Screen clips.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays and audio solutions, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display and audio solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

About GSCA
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA’s membership includes more than 250 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. The 2014 International Conference and Trade Show will be held on September 20-23 at the Ontario Science Centre, Cineplex Scotiabank and Cineplex Queensway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It will feature will feature digital and 15/70 presentations of new films and films in production, a session featuring projects in development, as well as the technical session, professional development sessions, and the industry’s only trade show. Visit www.giantscreencinema.com for further information. Any questions about the GSCA should be directed to Tammy Seldon at tammy@giantscreencinema.com.

For more information contact:
David Paolini, Christie
(519) 572-6848
david.paolini@christiedigital.com

Mario Almonte
Herman & Almonte PR
(212) 616-1190, ext. 267
malmonte@herman-almontepr.com

GSCA
Tammy Seldon, GSCA Executive Director
919.346.1123
tammy@giantscreencinema.com

Electrosonic
Ramzi Shakra, Marketing Director
818.333.3600
ramzi.shakra@electrosonic.com

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IMAX And Cinepolis Sign Three-Theatre Agreement In U.S. Which Expands Partnership To 25 Theatres In Eight Countries

August 13, 2014 – 12:06 pm | Permalink

Deal Boosts Cinepolis’ IMAX Footprint and Marks Exhibitor’s First IMAX Screens in U.S.

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cinépolis, the world’s fourth-largest cinema exhibition company, announced an agreement for three IMAX® theatres to be located throughout the United States. The first theatre will be added to the Cinépolis Posner Park complex in Kissimmee, Fla., with locations for the second and third theatres yet to be determined. The deal brings Cinépolis’ IMAX commitment to 25 theatres and marks the exhibitor’s first IMAX theatres in the United States.

“Fueled by our success in other countries, the U.S. is now among the most important markets we’ve targeted for expansion. IMAX – with whom we have a relationship in eight countries – offers a complete end-to-end solution, works closely with filmmakers and has a brand that is widely recognized as the best way to experience event films,” said Alejandro Ramirez, CEO of Cinépolis Worldwide. “Based on these factors and our success to date, we are confident IMAX will continue to strengthen our competitive position as we develop our U.S. circuit and other potential new markets.”

“Today’s agreement with Cinépolis makes it a true global partner that shares our international perspective on the growth of the film and exhibition industry,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “With our extensive network, IMAX is well-positioned to continue helping exhibitors and studios alike capture and grow the premium entertainment market globally. We are pleased to once again partner with Cinépolis to bring its first IMAX theatres to the U.S.”

About Cinépolis
Cinépolis is the world’s 4th largest movie theater circuit, operating more than 3,425 screens in 11 countries and serving close to 200 million patrons annually. As a company that is committed to innovation, Cinépolis was the first to pioneer the concept of luxury movie theaters. The company aspires to provide its patrons the best overall experience in filmed entertainment and employs a global workforce of 27,029 people to support its mission. Founded in 1971, Cinépolis is privately held and is headquartered in Morelia, Mexico.

www.cinepolisusa.com
www.cinepolis.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 theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 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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Four featurettes for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

August 6, 2014 – 4:55 pm | Permalink

Four featurettes have 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.

Four Turtles in 3D



Meet April O’Neil



Meet Vern Fenwick



Turtle Power



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New trailer for Interstellar

August 6, 2014 – 4:19 pm | Permalink

A new trailer for Interstellar has been released.

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film opens in IMAX theaters November 7, 2014.

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New image from Jupiter Ascending

August 6, 2014 – 3:39 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new image from Jupiter Ascending.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters July 18, 2014.



MILA KUNIS as Jupiter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “JUPITER ASCENDING,” an original science fiction epic adventure from Lana and Andy Wachowski. A Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Poster, images from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

August 6, 2014 – 2:50 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released the theatrical poster and new images from 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.



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IMAX Corporation To Present At The Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference

August 5, 2014 – 5:08 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 2:30 pm ET. The conference is being held at the InterContinental Boston.

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 theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2014, there were 868 IMAX theaters (735 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 institutions) in 59 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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First trailer, poster, and images for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

July 29, 2014 – 4:28 pm | Permalink

The first trailer, poster, and images for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released.

The film brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in IMAX 3D theaters December 17, 2014.

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(L-r) KEN STOTT as Balin and MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


A scene from the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


LUKE EVANS as Bard in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


A scene from the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


A scene from the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


(L-r) IAN McKELLEN as Gandalf and LUKE EVANS as Bard in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Photo Credit: Mark Pokorny. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.


(L-r) LUKE EVANS as Bard and ORLANDO BLOOM as Legolas in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Photo Credit: Mark Pokorny. ©2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.

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