STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS POWERS INTO THE CHINESE BOX OFFICE WITH $8.1 MILLION OPENING WEEKEND IN 270 IMAX® THEATRES

January 14, 2016 – 12:46 pm | Permalink

SHANGHAI, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by The Walt Disney Studios, blasted into the Chinese market with a two-day opening gross of $8.1 million from 270 IMAX® theatres, making it the highest IMAX two-day opening weekend of all time in China, surpassing Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (with $6.6 million).

Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens now has amassed more than $179 million from 940 IMAX theatres, of which $108.7 million comes from 391 domestic IMAX sites and $70.3 million from 549 international locations (including China).

In addition to its record two-day opening weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed $4.3 million on Saturday, setting a record for that day in IMAX in China. The film beat the previous Saturday record holder, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, with $3.5 million.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an unparalleled worldwide phenomenon, having broken records across the board — and now, The Force Awakens continues to thrill fans and make history with this record-setting Chinese debut in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “The growth of the Chinese market and appetite forHollywood titles in China has resulted in this benchmark IMAX opening; but more importantly, it successfully establishes the Star Wars franchise on the mainland, creating a new tradition of event movie-going in the IMAX network for future Chinese audiences.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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 “HK1970.”

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 September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 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 “HK1970.”

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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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS CROSSES $100 MILLION WORLDWIDE IN IMAX® THEATRES, SETTING NEW RECORD PACE FOR IMAX

January 14, 2016 – 12:41 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by The Walt Disney Studios, soared to $106 million globally in just 12 days — without the benefit of China, where the film opens Jan. 9, following its Dec. 27 Chinese premiere in Shanghai at a specially built temporary IMAX theatre. Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached its box-office milestone in record pace for IMAX, supplanting previous record-holder, Jurassic World, which reached the same milestone 18 days after its release (with China). During its second weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed $27.2 million at the worldwide box office, with $18.6 million from 391 domestic IMAX locations and $8.6 million from 282 international sites, beating even the largest opening weekend worldwide for a film without China (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, with $25.2 million).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues its record-smashing momentum in IMAX theatres after scoring the Company’s largest-ever worldwide box-office opening with$48 million, including benchmark domestic ($30 million) and international ($18 million) debuts.

Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens averaged a stunning $48,000 per screen in its second weekend and cumulatively reached $70 million in just 11 days, outpacing Avatar, which took 30 days to reach that same benchmark.

International IMAX results for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during its second weekend were boosted by key territories ranging from Sweden to Brazil to Japan. The film has reached $36.6 million in total overseas so far.

“After achieving its historic opening weekend at the global box office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to thrill audiences and break records in IMAX theatres worldwide,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We are extremely proud of our contribution to this monumental release, as well as the future Star Wars installments; and we look forward to the continued global success of The Force Awakens throughout the rest of the holiday season and beyond.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was 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 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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 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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GSCA 2016 International Conference and Trade Show Will Be Held in Toronto on October 4-7

December 22, 2015 – 12:21 pm | Permalink

December 22, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that its 2016 International Conference and Trade Show will be held on October 4-7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre will host flat-screen presentations on the IMAX next-generation digital laser projection system, and the Ontario Science Centre will host 15/70 film presentations on the dome screen in the Shoppers Drug Mart Omnimax Theatre. The Fairmont Royal York is the official event hotel. Registration and film submissions for the conference will open in April 2016.

“We’re excited to be going back to Toronto for our annual conference,” says Tammy Seldon, GSCA Executive Director. “Both Cineplex and the Ontario Science Centre have been long-time supporters and members of GSCA, and we appreciate their invitation to host GSCA and our delegates for this event.”

The GSCA International Conference and Trade Show will feature screenings of new films, films in production, and projects in development; professional development sessions; a trade show; a technical session highlighting the latest giant screen projection and image capture technology; and the annual GSCA Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. Additional details will be posted at www.giantscreencinema.com as they are confirmed.

About GSCA
The mission of the GSCA is to facilitate communication, information sharing, and the development of best practices to support the production and exhibition of original, high-quality, educational and entertaining giant screen cinema experiences. GSCA’s membership includes more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. Connect with GSCA at www.giantscreencinema.com, https://www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema, https://twitter.com/gsca, and https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1046547. For more information, contact GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon at tammy@giantscreencinema.com.

IMAX SCORES RECORD-SHATTERING OPENING WEEKEND BOX OFFICE WITH STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS GROSSING $48 MILLION IN IMAX® THEATRES WORLDWIDE

December 22, 2015 – 11:52 am | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by The Walt Disney Studios, scored a record-setting opening weekend in IMAX® theatres with $48 million worldwide on 677 screens (excluding China), making it the Company’s best-ever weekend at the global box office, beating Jurassic World’s $44.1 million worldwide opening (which included China). The previous worldwide box-office record holder in IMAX – without China – was Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which earned $25.2 million during its opening weekend globally. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also set various other IMAX records including for both domestic and international openings.

Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed a benchmark $30 million on 391 IMAX screens, of which 359 were record-breaking. The film trounced the previous North American IMAX opening weekend record of $20.9 million (Jurassic World) by roughly 50 percent.

International IMAX results for Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached a record $18 million on 276 IMAX screens – without the benefit of China – more than doubling the previous-best non-China day-and-date release of $8 million (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2). Markets that saw record-setting openings include: U.K., France, Germany, Russia, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

The IMAX network was at capacity with sell-out screenings all weekend as the film earned the highest single-day box-office gross for IMAX worldwide on Friday with $17.7 million. The previous best was Jurassic World with $13 million.

Star Wars has become a global cultural phenomenon, and IMAX has benefitted, with new IMAX records set across our entire worldwide network and China still to come. We only wish we had more seats to meet the demand,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Congratulations to Disney and Lucasfilm – we’re extremely proud of the collaboration between our companies, which has resulted not only in this record-setting worldwide opening for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but also in setting the stage for the franchise for years to come. With IMAX effectively playing two Star Wars films per year over the next several years, we believe it will add even greater visibility to our business.”

“With numbers like this, it’s clear that even casual viewers sought out a premium theatrical experience to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and in a weekend of incredible performances across the board, the folks at IMAX pulled out all the stops for a tremendous, record-setting debut for the format that has gone beyond anything we could’ve hoped,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios.

“We always believed the worldwide opening for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to be strong, but these results have exceeded our expectations,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We extend a big congratulations to our friends and long-time partners J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burk and all of our friends at Disney and Lucasfilm for this phenomenal achievement. The synergy created by fans of theStar Wars franchise, The IMAX Experience®, and the support of our filmmaker, studio and exhibitor partners has manifested itself in a truly phenomenal way – creating a new cinema paradigm. With stellar reviews, incredibly strong word-of-mouth, and an open runway for many weeks in IMAX, we look forward to the film’s continued global success – especially as it broadens to China on Jan. 9 – and elsewhere across our network well into February.”

The IMAX® 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was 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 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 inLondon, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 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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D3D to Install Christie Laser Projection System at Naval Aviation Museum

December 14, 2015 – 1:10 pm | Permalink

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation selects D3D Cinema to install next-generation Christie laser projection technology

Evanston, IL (December 14, 2015) — D3D Cinema is pleased to announce they will install a cutting-edge laser-illuminated giant screen cinema system for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

D3D will replace the existing 15/70 projection system with a Christie 4K laser-illuminated solution. The installation marks the world’s first permanent installation of a giant-screen 2D laser-powered projection system in an institutional theater. The Christie 4K laser projection system will provide viewers with vastly improved image resolution, sharpness, and brightness, and with greater contrast and a wider color gamut than ever before possible with conventional digital projection systems.

“The conversion of our theater from film to D3D’s digital laser projection system will improve the quality of the programs we can offer and enhance the experience of our nearly one million visitors annually,” said General Duane Thiessen, President & CEO Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. “This conversion allows us to take a 20 year old theater and make it relevant for the next 20 years. This is a win-win for us.”

The theater will undergo a significant physical transformation alongside the installation of the new cinema system, with new carpeting, LED lighting, wider seating with custom tables and new lobby amenities.

“We’re honored to have been selected by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation for this important project, and we’re thrilled to bring another prestigious national museum into the D3D family.” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development for D3D. “This stunning new laser-illuminated system will not only provide the museum with a powerful and compelling new guest experience, but will dramatically improve the museum’s programming flexibility – allowing them to present everything from mission-centric documentary films to dazzling Hollywood blockbusters, and from streaming event programming to hosting live presentations in Pensacola’s premier event space – and it will do all this while providing dramatic operational savings over the existing system.”

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s flagship film, The Magic of Flight, will continue to be shown daily. RPG Productions in Burbank, CA is converting the film to the 4K digital format. The Magic of Flight premiered at the museum in 1996 and has been seen by over 1.7 million people in its theater over the past 19 years.

About the National Naval Aviation Museum
The National Naval Aviation Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. It features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation, and is one of Florida’s most visited museums.

TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards named the National Naval Aviation Museum one of the “Top 25 Museums in the United States,” alongside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. It ranks 13 on the list of 25 best museums in the United States. In 2014 USA Today named it as one of the “10 Best Military Museums” in America. Museum admission is FREE and open to the public. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org

About D3D Cinema
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 3D content production built around four core capabilities – theater design and installation, touring exhibition theaters, an award-winning library of content, and custom signature film production. D3D’s production arm produces films for D3D Cinema, IMAX® and other giant-screen and museum cinemas. 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 has become an industry leader through the design and integration of digital theater systems in large format venues for clients such as the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH, the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA, the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, PA, Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport, IA, the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, TN, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque and the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theater in Montana, among others. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL. Visit www.d3dcinema.com

IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.

Sigourney Weaver Narrates: New ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME Digital Fulldome Film/NatGeo Studios & Sky-Skan

December 9, 2015 – 2:22 pm | Permalink

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STUDIOS AND SKY-SKAN DISTRIBUTE NEW DIGITAL FULLDOME FILM

NARRATED BY SIGOURNEY WEAVER:

‘ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME’

Open Now in Fulldome Theaters Worldwide

Coming to Digital 2D, 3D and Flat Screen in Spring 2016

WASHINGTON (December 9, 2015) – ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME, a new digital fulldome adventure from National Geographic Studios and Sky-Skan, features narration by actress Sigourney Weaver. Open now in fulldome theaters worldwide as of fall 2015, the film is coming to digital 2D, 3D and flat screen cinemas in early 2016. ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME takes audiences on an epic journey to explore what it would take for astronauts to harness asteroids and facilitate exploration into deep space.

“Sigourney Weaver is the ideal guide for this immersive trek across our Solar System, which spotlights the wonders and possibilities of science and will inspire a new generation of space explorers,” said Jeff Hasler, EVP, Production and Development at National Geographic Studios.

“There is little content in the world that matches the quality offered by this unique film experience, using 8k resolution at 60 frames per second,” said Steven Savage, Sky-Skan president.

Using stunning visuals and state-of-the-art computer graphics, ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME hurtles audiences through space on an extraordinary adventure with astronauts to discover the possibilities of using asteroids as stepping stones to connect with other worlds. Based on real science, the film presents the fascinating idea and unique challenges of asteroids as “way stations” to facilitate manned space travel, and also explores various ways to prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth.

An original co-production of National Geographic Studios and Sky-Skan, ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME is presented by Lockheed Martin. Produced and directed by Annette Sotheran-Barnett (To Space & Back), the film is written by Sotheran-Barnett, Mose Richards and Rick Adams. Executive producers are Jeff Hasler, Brooke Runnette, and Steven Savage.

For more information or to view the trailer, visit the film website, asteroidfilm.com.

Become a fan on Facebook [Facebook.com/natgeomovies], or follow the film on Twitter at [@natgeomovies; #asteroidfilm].

About National Geographic Studios
National Geographic Studios is the video and film production division of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, whose mission is to inspire, illuminate and teach. From television series and specials to giant screen, from mobile video to digital news and educational content, National Geographic Studios’ productions embody the Society’s long-standing reputation for stunning visuals and captivating storytelling. National Geographic Studios has received nearly 150 Emmy Awards and almost 1,000 other industry accolades, including recognition from the Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple film and museum industry awards and the highest honors from natural history film festivals. National Geographic Studios also produces and distributes giant screen and digital 3D films for the museum cinema industry.

About Sky-Skan
Since premiering the first-ever commercially available hemispherical video projection system in 1998, Sky-Skan’s innovations have defined the immersive theater experience. We create award-winning technology and fulldome immersive films for planetariums, science centers, attractions, and multidisciplinary installations around the globe. Learn more at www.skyskan.com.

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IMAX Launches Private Theatre Business With More Than 80 Initial Signings

December 9, 2015 – 2:10 pm | Permalink

IMAX Corp. joint venture with TCL shows strong momentum after June product launch in China; Installations beginning now and extending through 2018

SHANGHAI, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) announced that in the six months following the launch of the IMAX Private Theatre “Palais™” (Palais), it has signed agreements for more than 80 committed systems. The agreements follow the June 15 launch of the first TCL-IMAX Palais showroom. Additional showrooms are scheduled to open in the coming months on the Chinese resort island of Hainan, Beijing, London, Los Angeles, New York and Dubai.

The majority of the total systems signed to date comprise agreements with high-end luxury property developers in China. The first installations are taking place now, with the current backlog scheduled to install over the next three years. In addition to these larger-volume deals, the TCL IMAX joint venture has also signed multiple additional Palais agreements, including iconic global installations in London and New York.

“We are very encouraged by the strong initial Palais signings to date and the interest that continues to build for IMAX in a home environment among key developers, dealers and high-net-worth individuals,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We’ve invested in this new line of business over the past few years and will continue to do so, based on the significant interest shown to date. We are encouraged by our results so far and – together with our partner TCL – look forward to the launch of our upcoming showrooms and the broad roll-out of this impressive product.”

“We are pleased to have exceeded our initial signings targets for this important new venture,” added IMAX Chief Business Development Officer Robert D. Lister, who is also Chairman of the TCL-IMAX joint venture. “We are focused now on continuing to leverage the strong interest we are seeing in China, in particular, and on expanding our target markets, with an aggressive roll-out in the Middle East planned at the start of 2016.”

The IMAX Private Theatre “Palais” delivers IMAX’s best-in-class projection and sound technology as part of the very first completely integrated home theatre system from a single holistic IMAX design and source. Features include sound isolation, acoustics, wall treatments, flooring, lighting, seating, and specialized, high-quality and unique audio-visual content provided by IMAX.

About IMAX China Holding, Inc.
IMAX China (HKSE: 1970) is a leading cinematic technology provider, the exclusive licensee of the IMAX brand and technology and the sole commercial platform for the release of IMAX format films in Greater China. Standing for the highest quality and most immersive motion picture entertainment experience, the IMAX brand is one of the strongest entertainment brands in Greater China, having had a presence in the PRC for nearly 15 years. IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong. On October 8, 2015 shares of IMAX China began trading 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 September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 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).

About TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation is a global manufacturer of smart products and provider of Internet application services. The wholly-listed TCL Corporation (000100. SZ) consists of TCL Multimedia (01070. HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK) and Tonly Electronics (01249. HK). Founded in 1981, TCL runs businesses with a workforce of 75,000 employees, with offices in over 80 countries and regions across Asia, America, Europe and Oceania, along with 23 R&D and 21 manufacturing facilities. In 2014, TCL reported operating revenue of 101 billion yuan (approx. US$16.6 billion) and the brand value equal to 66.9 billion yuan (approx. US$11.0 billion), ranking first among the TV brands in China.

About TCL-IMAX
TCL-IMAX is a joint venture formed by IMAX Corporation and TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited in China to design, manufacture, market and provide content for premium in-home theater systems. IMAX Private Theatre aims to take the world’s most immersive entertainment experience and completely customize it to create the most premium and exclusive in-home multimedia solution in the world.

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 Crosses 500th Theatre Signing Milestone In Greater China With CJ CGV 25-Theatre Agreement

December 7, 2015 – 3:26 pm | Permalink

Company’s Second-Largest Exhibitor Partner in Asia Ups its IMAX Commitment to 122 Theatres

SHANGHAI, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), IMAX China Holding Inc. (HKSE: 1970) and CJ CGV today announced an expansion of the companies’ partnership with the addition of 25 new IMAX® theatres across China. The theatres will be installed in new construction projects, most of which are located in first- or second-tier cities in China. With this deal IMAX has surpassed 500 theatre signings in Greater China, which will bring its network total in the region to 520 theatres, with 275 open and 245 contracted to open.

“Our 500th theatre signing in China represents another milestone in what has been a watershed year for IMAX in the country, and follows our IPO – which demonstrates our commitment to the region and our continued efforts to grow alongside our theatre partners,” said IMAX Corp. CEO and IMAX China Chairman Richard L. Gelfond. “We are truly honored to reach this milestone with CJ CGV, our valued partner and one of Asia’s leading exhibitors, and to continue to solidify our position at the epicenter of China’s burgeoning entertainment ecosystem.”

The deal brings CJ CGV’s IMAX commitment to 122 theatres, with two in Vietnam, 20 in South Korea and 100 in China, further strengthening its position as IMAX’s second-largest exhibitor partner in Asia and third-largest globally.

“China’s exhibition industry is very competitive, and delivering the best entertainment experience possible is critical to our ongoing success. As we aggressively expand our circuit across China, IMAX will continue to serve as an anchor attraction in our new locations – providing the differentiated and immersive experience that Chinese moviegoers have come to embrace,” said Mr. Seo Jung, CEO of CJ CGV. “IMAX is an important part of the local exhibition and film industry and we are proud to be a part of its landmark 500th theatre signing and offer them our best wishes for continued success.”

About CJ CGV
CJ CGV operates South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, with its headquarters in Seoul. It is a subsidiary of CJ Group and was established in 1996. CGV opened its first multiplex cinema in Korea in April 1998. Since the opening of its first cinema in eastern Seoul, CGV has expanded and currently operates 986 screens over 130 sites nationwide. CGV opened its first overseas branch in Shanghai, China in late 2006, opened its first North American branch in Los Angeles, California in June 2010 and acquired Megastar, Vietnam’s largest multiplex cinema chain in July 2011. CGV now has 50% of the market share in South Korea.

About IMAX China Holding, Inc.
IMAX China (HKSE: 1970) is a leading cinematic technology provider, the exclusive licensee of the IMAX brand and technology and the sole commercial platform for the release of IMAX format films in Greater China. Standing for the highest quality and most immersive motion picture entertainment experience, the IMAX brand is one of the strongest entertainment brands in Greater China, having had a presence in the PRC for nearly 15 years. IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong. On October 8, 2015 shares of IMAX China began trading 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 September 30, 2015, there were 1,008 IMAX theatres (887 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 102 institutions) in 66 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.”

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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.

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Images from Space Next 3D

December 3, 2015 – 12:42 pm | Permalink

Check out these images from upcoming Giant Screen film, Space Next 3D.

The film offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs.

Space Next premieres this Friday at the Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia.



Images courtesy BIG & Digital

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Trailer for Space Next

December 2, 2015 – 6:35 pm | Permalink

Check out the trailer for upcoming Giant Screen film, Space Next 3D.

The film offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs.

Space Next premieres this Friday at the Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia.



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