IMAX CORPORATION TO PRESENT AT MORGAN STANLEY TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOM CONFERENCE

February 28, 2017 – 12:03 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that CEO Richard L. Gelfond will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:35pm Pacific Time. The conference is being held in San Francisco, CA.

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 presentation will be archived for 30 days.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK CONQUERS CHINESE BOX OFFICE WITH RECORD-SETTING $8.6 MILLION OPENING IN 390 IMAX® THEATRES

January 31, 2017 – 3:02 pm | Permalink

Film Scores Largest Three-Day Opening Gross in IMAX for Chinese Local Production

SHANGHAI, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE: 1970) today announced that Stephen Chow and Tsui Hark’s 3D fantasy-adventure sequel Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back blasted into the Chinese market on Saturday, January 28 – the first day of the Chinese New Year – with a three-day opening weekend gross of $8.6 million from 390 IMAX® theatres, making it the largest three-day IMAX opening for a local-language film ever. This includes a record-setting opening-day gross of $4.5 million – the best-ever single-day gross for a Chinese local-language film in IMAX, as well as the Company’s highest Chinese New Year opening day.

Overall, IMAX represented a stellar 17 of the top 20-grossing theatres in China for Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, including all of the film’s top five locations.

“We’d like to congratulate our friends and partners Stephen Chow and Tsui Hark on this record-breaking achievement,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “Not only is this a fantastic kick-off to the Chinese New Year holiday play period, but also an incredible start to a year slated with a diverse line-up of both local-language and Hollywood films. With Journey to the West, it’s clear that the combination of fun and thrilling entertainment as seen in the best possible format – IMAX – continues to be a powerful force at the box office, and we look forward to the film’s enduring overall success throughout the CNY holiday and beyond.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back was digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About IMAX China
IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX’s business throughout Greater China. IMAX China trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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 Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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 FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND HOST CONFERENCE CALL

January 31, 2017 – 2:54 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 23 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on ‘Investor Relations.’ To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 274-0251 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. Other international callers should dial (647) 794-1827. The conference ID for the call is 6312959. 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 6312959.

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 Sept. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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Academy Award® Winner, Jeff Bridges, Narrates MacGillivray Freeman’s Newest 3D Documentary for IMAX® and Giant Screens Theatres “DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World”

January 26, 2017 – 1:05 pm | Permalink

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January 26, 2017, Laguna Beach, CA —Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges, who recently received his seventh Academy Award nomination for his performance in “Hell or High Water,” lends his voice to narrate “DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World,” MacGillivray Freeman’s new 3D film for IMAX and giant screen theatres opening globally beginning February 17, 2017. Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, and produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, “DREAM BIG” is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars, and smart, sustainable cities, “DREAM BIG” celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the creativity and compassion that drive engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

“I am a believer in encouraging our youth to make a difference in the world, and “DREAM BIG” encourages young people to do just that,” says narrator Jeff Bridges.

“As an innovator in his own field, Jeff Bridges brings his passion and inspiration to a film that encourages young people to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world,” says director Greg MacGillivray. “Teachers and parents are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering, and with “DREAM BIG” we hope to bring something new to that effort with an entertaining, visually spectacular film full of stirring human stories.”

One of Hollywood’s most successful actors and a seven-time Academy Award nominee, Jeff Bridges’ performance in “Crazy Heart” deservedly garnered the iconic performer his first Oscar® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. The actor’s multi-faceted career has cut a wide swathe across all genres. He has starred in numerous box office hits, including Gary Ross’ “Seabiscuit,” “The Fisher King,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “The Jagged Edge,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” “Blown Away,” “Fearless” and “American Heart” which earned Bridges an IFP/Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Actor. He appeared in the critically acclaimed “The Door in the Floor” which also earned him an IFP/Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. He has played a major featured role in other films including “The Muse,” “Arlington Road” and starred in “Simpatico,” “The Big Lebowski,” “White Squall,” “Wild Bill,” “Fat City” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces” among many others. Bridges starred in the Coen Brothers’ critically acclaimed western “True Grit” which landed him his sixth Oscar nomination as well as other recent movies such as “The Giver” and “TRON: Legacy” where he reprised his role from the 1982 classic film “TRON.” Bridges can most recently be seen in “Hell or High Water” for which he received both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor for a Supporting Role. In 1983, Jeff founded the End Hunger Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. He is currently the national spokesman for the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign that is fighting to end childhood hunger in America.

DREAM BIG” is the first giant screen project to promote the educational STEM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). MacGillivray Freeman Films and its partners at ASCE and Bechtel have produced educational materials to go with the film and are providing funding for programs at museums and science centers such as Engineering Festivals and Girls Night Out. Some of the targeted programming is meant to introduce middle and high-school girls to dynamic women engineer role models to encourage their interest in engineering careers. Also available are 50 hands-on engineering activities, educational videos, lesson plans for grades K-12 and other engineering-themed events. These educational components are hosted on the educational website www.DiscoverE.org/dreambig.

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World” opens globally on February 17, 2017
www.dreambigfilm.com

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 40 films for IMAX theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for worldwide box office.

About the American Society of Civil Engineers
As a production partner, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been planning, coordinating, and promoting Dream Big and its outreach programs since inception. With 150,000 members in 177 countries, ASCE members engineer the built environment while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

About Bechtel Corporation
Bechtel Corporation is among the most respected engineering, construction and project management companies in the world. Together with their customers, they deliver landmark projects that foster sustainable progress and economic growth. Since 1898, they have completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.

Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

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The Montreal Science Centre to Convert to IMAX® with Laser

January 6, 2017 – 12:25 pm | Permalink

Science Centre First in Montreal to Commit to IMAX’s Next-Generation Laser Technology

IMAX and the Montreal Science Centre today announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system – IMAX® with Laser- at its IMAX® TELUS theatre. The groundbreaking new laser technology will replace the current IMAX film projection system and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for visitors.

IMAX with Laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema technology – providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio. The technology will enable the Montreal Science Centre to deliver the full array of the highest-quality IMAX digital content available.

“The IMAX TELUS Theater at the Montreal Science Center is a leader on the international scene and we are proud to consolidate this position with major investments in technology,” says Julie La Roche, Director of Business Development at the Science Center and the Old Port of Montreal. “As of February 23rd, we will have the chance to offer our visitors the latest generation of laser projection as well as a new sound system that will offer even more power and precision. These new systems will enhance the cinematic experience and allow an even more immersive experience with this advanced IMAX technology.”

“We are extremely pleased to continue our 28 year partnership with the Old Port of Montreal,” said Don Savant, IMAX President of Global Sales, Development & Exhibitor Relations. “We are proud that this prestigious institution looks to IMAX to deliver the world’s best giant screen cinematic experience and together we will introduce a new chapter of immersive movie going in Montreal.”

Designed from the ground up for !MAX’s largest screens, the dual 4K laser projection system is equipped with a new optical engine and suite of proprietary IMAX technologies capable of projecting an image with up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio with maximum resolution and sharpness, unparalleled 2D and 3D brightness, industry-leading contrast and an expanded color gamut that will allow filmmakers to present more vivid and exotic colors than ever before.

The new system also includes !MAX’s next-generation sound technology that delivers even greater power and precision for ultimate audio immersion. It has been upgraded to 12 discrete channels plus sub-bass, and includes additional side channels as well as new overhead channels that will improve the system’s ability to position sounds around the audience and further ensure every seat is the best in the house.

Some of the world’s most iconic venues have installed I MAX with Laser including the Smithsonian’s Air and Space museums (Washington, DC and Chantilly, VA), the Pacific Science Center’s Boeing® IMAX Theatre (Seattle), the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim (Germany) and the Museum Victoria IMAX Theatre (Australia).

For more information on IMAX with laser, please visit: http://www.imax.com/news/imax-laser-here

D3D and Christie to Install Giant Screen Laser System at Fernbank Museum

January 6, 2017 – 11:43 am | Permalink

D3D Cinema to Upgrade Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Giant Screen Theater with Christie’s 4K 3D Laser-Illuminated Technology

Evanston, IL (January 6, 2017) – D3D Cinema is pleased to announce that the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (FMNH) has selected D3D to provide FMNH with two new digital cinema systems in early 2017. Located in central Atlanta, Georgia, FMNH is undertaking significant upgrades to their existing Giant Screen theater as well as a second auditorium space. Work will begin this month, with both new theaters launching in early February after undergoing comprehensive technology upgrades to provide significantly enhanced viewer experiences, as well as dramatic improvements to functionality.

In the all-new Rankin M. Smith, Sr. Giant Screen Theater, D3D will replace the existing projection system with dual Christie® Digital 4K 3D laser-illuminated projectors, a premium QSC 5.1 audio system and a new screen from MDI. The state-of-the-art laser projectors will illuminate the Fernbank’s giant screen with a brilliant expanded color gamut and 3D images well beyond the capabilities of the former IMAX® 15/70 2D film-based projection system.

The system will be complemented by a full alternative content package which will allow FMNH to present a far wider selection of mission-related and specialty content in the theater than ever before, as well as to turn the theater into a powerful and capable event space for everything from lectures to private rentals outside of normal museum operating hours.

“Fernbank has always sought to immerse viewers in the natural world through films, but the new top-of-the-line digital laser technology and 3D capabilities of the Giant Screen Theater will greatly enhance the experience. We hope moviegoers will continue to discover a deep connection to science, nature and human culture through the stunning image and sound quality of this highly advanced digital system,” said Jennifer Grant-Warner, Fernbank Executive Vice President & Chief Programming Officer.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with the Fernbank Museum on this important and exciting project,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Business Development for D3D. “In redefining the Fernbank’s signature Giant Screen experience, a new generation of museum visitors will be inspired through unparalleled presentations of compelling stories from around the world, and beyond. The new digital laser system will also provide the Fernbank with significant ongoing savings in operating costs in the theater, expected in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.”

In addition to the digital laser system for the Giant Screen Theater, D3D will also install a 2K 2D DCI-compliant digital cinema system with a premium 5.1 QSC audio system as part of a major upgrade to Fernbank’s Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater, which will be used for a wide variety of special programs as part of the museum experience.

D3D Cinema offers complete digital cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of giant-screen digital content; and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas, Canada and Spain. www.d3dcinema.com

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta. Home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, Atlanta’s biggest Giant Screen Theater and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States, Fernbank brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. Fernbank continues its nearly 80-year environmental legacy to protect Fernbank Forest while fulfilling an educational mission to inspire life-long learning of natural history. Visit fernbankmuseum.org for more information and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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IMAX AND REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP® SIGN 11-THEATRE AGREEMENT; EXTEND LEASE TERMS FOR ALL JOINT VENTURE THEATRES

January 6, 2017 – 11:16 am | Permalink

Parties Reach 100th Theatre Milestone with Deal; Brings IMAX Domestic Theatre Signings to a Five-Year High

NEW YORK and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) today announced an expansion of the companies’ existing joint revenue sharing agreement to include the installation of 11 additional IMAX® theatres in the U.S – bringing to 100 theatres Regal’s total IMAX network. The companies intend to open the new joint venture theatres in new and existing complexes in U.S. markets such as Lexington, Ky., Albuquerque, N.M., Fredericksburg, Va., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas. The expanded agreement provides for an additional two years of operation and an adjusted financial formula for all Regal IMAX joint venture locations.

“For nearly 20 years, Regal has brought The IMAX Experience® to millions of moviegoers across the U.S. We are excited to reach the 100th theatre milestone with such a valued partner and tremendous IMAX ambassador that has helped us to expand our reach from coast-to-coast and in cities big and small. This deal is a testament to Regal’s continued commitment to IMAX as it extends all leases under the current joint venture agreement by two years with no theatres now due for renewal until the beginning of 2021,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We’re excited to expand upon our long-term partnership with Regal as we look to continue to bolster our domestic network, where in 2016 we’ve had more domestic theatre signings than any year since 2011.”

“We believe in the strategic value IMAX delivers to our business, which is why we’re increasing our IMAX footprint and extending the length of our agreements for all of our IMAX sites,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal is focused on delivering the best customer experience and we believe that IMAX both delights our guests and drives incremental revenue for our business. We are excited to mark our 100thIMAX theatre commitment with today’s agreement.”

About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,310 screens in 565 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of September 30, 2016. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at www.REGmovies.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 Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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LIONSGATE’S HIGHLY ACCLAIMED LA LA LAND POISED FOR SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT IN DOMESTIC IMAX® THEATRES BEGINNING JAN. 13

January 5, 2017 – 4:40 pm | Permalink

Run Also Slated for Select International IMAX Locations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) announced that Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) highly acclaimed award-winning original musical La La Land, from writer/director Damien Chazelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, will receive a special engagement in select IMAX® theatres domestically beginning Jan. 13, 2017. The film received seven Golden Globes® nominations, more than any other film, including Best Picture, and was also named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Internationally, the film opened in IMAX theatres in South Korea in December 2016 and will continue rolling out in other international territories over the next several months.

“The beautiful presentation of La La Land in IMAX took my breath away,” said director Damien Chazelle. “I cannot wait for audiences to see the work of all the talented crafts-people who helped bring this story to life — the music, sound, production design, costumes, performances — everything explodes in IMAX.”

La La Land is a beautiful and entertaining love letter to old-school Hollywood made with a clear passion for the movies, and what better way to savor the music and unique visual style of Golden Globes®-nominated La La Land than in the most immersive movie-going experience possible — in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We are excited to work again with our friends and partners at Lionsgate, as well as the incredibly talented writer/director Damien Chazelle in bringing this crowd-pleasing film to IMAX audiences around the world.”

The IMAX® release of La La Land will be shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes 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 La La Land:
La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. The film is written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle.

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 Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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SHANGHAI FILM CORPORATION ADDS THREE NEW IMAX® THEATRES TO CIRCUIT IN CHINA

December 6, 2016 – 1:47 pm | Permalink

Deal Builds on Record-Setting Theatre Signings Year for IMAX Corp. and IMAX China; SFC Adds 28 IMAX® Theatres to Circuit in Approximately Two Years

SHANGHAI, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corp. (NYSE:IMAX) and IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE: 1970) today announced an agreement with Shanghai Film Corporation (SFC) and SFC-Bailian Cinema Management Co., Ltd. (SFC-Bailian) for three new IMAX® theatres in China. An IMAX theatre will be added to a new complex in the city of Anqing, Anhui Province. Two additional IMAX theatres will be located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, with one added to a new development in Chuansha and another to an existing complex at the First Yaohan shopping center that is slated to open in December. Today’s deal brings the SFC’s IMAX commitment to 32 theatres.

Shanghai Film Corporation is China’s largest state-owned enterprise in the exhibition industry, with the second-largest exhibition market share in the country. SFC-Bailian is a joint venture between SFC and Bailian Group, which was established to manage all Bailian Group cinema exhibition developments in China.

“IMAX is a premium brand that has been embraced by Chinese consumers as the gold standard in moviegoing,” said Mr. Zhang Feng, General Manager of SFC. “While the film and exhibition industry in China continues to grow, it remains fiercely competitive. As such, IMAX is a key differentiator that allows us to capitalize on the many growth opportunities that exist and strengthen our leadership position in the market.”

“We are delighted that after 12 years in the IMAX business, our valued partner SFC continues to expand its footprint and position IMAX as the anchor attraction for their most important locations,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Today’s agreement builds on a record-setting signings year for IMAX globally and in China. In the first nine months of this year, we signed 232 theatre agreements in China compared to 74 in all of 2015, which has also driven installations to record levels. This reflects the strength of our business in the China where we remain committed to delivering the best in Hollywood and Chinese movies in IMAX to more audiences across the country.”

About Shanghai SFC-Bailian Cinema Management Co Ltd.
Shanghai SFC-Bailian Cinema Management Co Ltd. is a joint venture established in September 2015. It mainly focuses on cinema investment management, and also offers technical development and consulting services as well as technology transfer for TV and films. The company has two shareholders, Shanghai Film Corporation (SFC) and Shanghai Bailian Group (Bailian ). SFC is a film distribution and screening enterprise, which owns Shanghai United Circuit, a leading cinema line with 250 cinemas and 1,300 screens nationwide; Shanghai Bailian Group is a large state-owned retail enterprise whose main business includes department stores, supermarket, shopping malls and outlet. The company also owns real estate covering the whole industry chain. By leveraging both sides, Shanghai SFC-Bailian Cinema Management Co. Ltd. aims to become a professional platform operating 20 cinemas within three years.

About Shanghai Film Corporation
Shanghai Film Corporation (SFC) is a holding subsidiary of Shanghai Film Group Corporation. SFC operates in a few business areas including film distribution, copyright content sales, cinema line management, and the investment, development and management of cinemas. As one of the few companies which cover a complete chain of film distribution and exhibition, SFC perfectly combines a few roles as professional distributor, comprehensive cinema line and high-end theater operator. SFC is a leading company in both film distribution and exhibition businesses.

Shanghai United Circuit Co. Ltd., (SUC) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Film Corporation, is one of the leading cinema lines in China. Now it has over 250 affiliate complexes in 23 provinces with 1,300 screens and 16 IMAX screens. In 2014, SUC had BO of RMB 2.274 billion with a 7.7% share of China, making it runner-up in its peers.

About IMAX China
IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX’s business throughout Greater China. IMAX China trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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 Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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IMAX CORPORATION TO PRESENT AT THE CREDIT SUISSE 20TH ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOM CONFERENCE

November 22, 2016 – 2:48 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, Greg Foster will present at the Credit Suisse 20th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Nov. 29th, 2016, at 2:00pm MST (4:00pm EST) in Scottsdale, AZ.

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 presentation will be archived for 30 days.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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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