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.

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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



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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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First trailer, images for Mad Max: Fury Road

July 29, 2014 – 3:32 pm | Permalink

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and images from Mad Max: Fury Road.

The story of Mad Max continues in Fury Road which is takes place a short while after the story detailed in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

The film is scheduled to open in IMAX 3D theaters May 15, 2015.

Comic Con First Look Trailer





(L-r) NICHOLAS HOULT as Nux, COURTNEY EATON as Fragile, RILEY KEOUGH as Capable, CHARLIZE THERON as Furiosa and ABBEY LEE KERSHAW as Wag in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.


TOM HARDY as Max Rockatansky in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED, – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.


A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.


NICHOLAS HOULT as Nux in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC¿U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED, – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.


CHARLIZE THERON as Furiosa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.


(L-r) CHARLIZE THERON with director GEORGE MILLER on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland. © 2014 WV FILMS IV LLC AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC – U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED, – ALL OTHER TERRITORIES.

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New clips from Guardians of the Galaxy

July 29, 2014 – 2:41 pm | Permalink

Two new film clips have been released from Guardians of the Galaxy.

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

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

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Tampa’s MOSI to convert to digital 3D

July 29, 2014 – 2:23 pm | Permalink

The Tampa Tribune writes:

Florida Hospital gave Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry a $2 million shot in the arm Friday.

The donation will cover the cost of converting the science museum’s Imax dome theater from film to 3D digital projection. Modernizing the theater will give MOSI the potential to increase its revenue from movies, helping improve its long-term sustainability, said Mike Schultz, president of Florida Hospital’s western region.

Any money left after the overhaul is the museum’s to spend as needed. That could include supporting museum programs or paying down its debt, said MOSI spokeswoman Shannon Herbon.

MOSI plans to add a new program to broadcast live surgeries by Florida Hospital as a way to introduce young people to medicine. Those program would take place is a smaller theater, not the Imax dome. They’ll start with the new school year, said Florida Hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Mcvan.

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Forrest Gump Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exclusive One-Week IMAX® Release On Sept. 5

July 29, 2014 – 12:54 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Robert Zemeckis’ Academy Award® Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX® re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the immersive IMAX® format and released domestically by Paramount Pictures in IMAX® theatres starting September 5.

Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Director, will also receive a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment September 30. The Diamond Luxe edition features a new sleek and durable collector-style packaging, with a state-of-the-art sophisticated design.

“As a ground-breaking achievement in both cinematography and visual effects for its time, Forrest Gump has become a modern American movie classic,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to once again collaborate with our longtime friends and partners Bob Zemeckis, Tom Hanks and Paramount. This film deserves a platform like The IMAX Experience® to help make its 20th anniversary one to remember.”

“On behalf of the entire Forrest Gump family, it is with great pleasure and pride that we bring Forrest Gump back to the big screen using the latest technology for the ultimate IMAX experience,” said producer Wendy Finerman.

Originally released in theaters by Paramount Pictures, Forrest Gump stars Hanks in the title role, a man who — despite his sub-normal IQ — led an extraordinary life, with a ringside seat to many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. The award-winning film went on to gross more than $675 million at the global box office, of which nearly $330 million came from North America, making it the highest-grossing film of all time when it was released in 1994.

The film also stars Robin Wright, Sally Field and Gary Sinise in his Oscar-nominated role as the cantankerous Lieutenant Dan.

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

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WBUltra.

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

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

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

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

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IMAX Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

July 24, 2014 – 5:29 pm | Permalink

HIGHLIGHTS
– Operating leverage drives approximately 15% growth in adjusted net income in the second quarter compared to Q2 2013, contributing to $21.3 million in cash flow from operations in the quarter
– IMAX installs 30 new theaters across 13 countries in Q2, including 12 new theaters in China
– Company signs deals for 24 theater systems in the second quarter, bringing backlog to 419 theaters

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today reported second quarter 2014 revenues of $79.1 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company’s credit facility of $32.8 million, adjusted net income, after non-controlling interest, of $17.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, and reported net income, after non-controlling interest, of $13.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.

“During the second quarter, we showed operating leverage, delivering strong growth in net earnings, which translated to operating cash flow growth in the period. Our bottom line financials reflected expanding margins and continued cost controls,” stated Richard L. Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation. “We also made strides in the quarter with respect to key 2014 initiatives, including expanding the network, developing our world-class laser projection system and testing new marketing strategies, which we believe will help further position us to take full advantage of the potentially very strong film slates in 2015 and 2016.”

Network Growth Update

The total IMAX® theater network consisted of 868 systems as of June 30, 2014, of which 735 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 419 theaters in backlog as of June 30, 2014, compared to 284 in backlog as of June 30, 2013. In the second quarter of 2014, the Company signed contracts for 24 theaters, of which 20 were for new locations and 4 were for upgrades. In the quarter, the Company installed 34 IMAX theater systems, 30 of which were for new theater locations and 12 of which were installed in China. For a breakdown of theater system signings, installations, network and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release.

“The IMAX network has grown significantly in China over the past several years, from just 9 theaters in 2008 to over 160 today, and just this week we announced another deal for 19 theaters in China with Shanghai Film Company,” Gelfond continued. “Couple this with stellar box office performances from films such as Transformers 4, which has become our biggest grossing film ever in China, and I believe it is clear how strong our business and brand have become in China. It is with this in mind that we announced earlier in the quarter the strategic investment by two Chinese investors for 20% of our IMAX China business, which we believe can help us further grow that business and unlock significant value for our IMAX shareholders.”

Second-Quarter Segment Results

  • Revenue from sales and sales-type leases was $14.5 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $17.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, in connection with the installation of 11 full, new theater systems under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent second quarter, compared to the 11 sales and sales-type theaters the Company installed in the second quarter of 2013. In addition, there were 4 digital system upgrades, of which two were under a short term operating lease, in existing locations in the second quarter of 2014, compared to one upgrade in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Revenue from joint revenue-sharing arrangements was $19.4 million in the quarter, compared to $18.3 million in the prior-year period. During the quarter, the Company installed 19 new theaters under joint revenue-sharing arrangements, compared to 18 in the year-ago period. The Company had 408 theaters operating under joint revenue-sharing arrangements as of June 30, 2014, as compared to 336 theaters one year prior.
  • Production and IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) revenues were $24.1 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $26.0 million in the second quarter of 2013. Gross box office from DMR titles was $216.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $219.7 million in the prior-year period. The average global DMR box office per screen in the second quarter of 2014 was $299,800 compared to $353,300 in the prior-year period.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 AM ET to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results. To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 524-8950 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before it begins. International callers should dial (416) 260-0113. The participant passcode for the call is 1883257. This call is also being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the ‘Investor Relations’ section of www.imax.com or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 1883257

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX 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. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; the performance of IMAX DMR films; competitive actions by other companies; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the signing of theater system agreements; changes in laws or regulations; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; risks related to the Company’s growth and operations in China; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks related to the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. by Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.; risks related to new business initiatives; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; risks related to the Company’s inability to protect the Company’s intellectual property; risks related to Eastman Kodak bankruptcy and the possibility of constrained film supply; risks related to the Company’s implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; risks related to the Company’s prior restatements and the related litigation; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors, other risks and uncertainties and financial details are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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IMAX Adds 19 Theatres With Shanghai Film Corp. And Subsidiaries In Significant China Deal

July 21, 2014 – 3:53 pm | Permalink

Agreement Positions SFC, Number-Two Exhibitor in China, as Third-Largest IMAX Partner in China

BEIJING, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an agreement with Shanghai Film Corporation (SFC), Shanghai United Circuit Co. Ltd. (SUC) and Shanghai SFG-EPR Cinema Development & Management Co., Ltd. (SFG-EPR) for 19 IMAX® theatres to be located in new construction projects throughout China. Nearly all of the 19 sites – which will be sales agreements – have been identified, with a significant number scheduled for installation before the end of 2015. Today’s deal brings Shanghai Film’s IMAX commitment to 22 theatres, positioning it as the Company’s fifth-largest partner worldwide.

“This is a fitting way to mark our decade-long successful partnership with IMAX,” said Zhu Zhongxiang, General Manager of SFC. “We’ve witnessed the demand for The IMAX Experience increase exponentially and as we embark on a major expansion of our exhibition business, IMAX will serve as the anchor attraction for our new sites. We are confident this investment will be a hit with our guests and continue to solidify our leading position in China’s exhibition market.”

Shanghai Film Corporation is China’s largest state-owned enterprise in the exhibition industry, with the second-largest exhibition market share in the country, and owns 100% of SUC along with a major share at its joint venture (SFG-EPR) with EPR, an entertainment REIT from Kansas City. Shanghai Film Group, SFC’s parent company, and SUC opened their first IMAX theatre – which was the first commercial IMAX theatre in China – in 2004 and went on to open two additional IMAX theatres in 2006 and 2010.

The agreement continues IMAX’s momentum in China, which has seen the Company’s year-to-date box office increase by 50%, propelled by a strong film slate – including the success of Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film set a new opening weekend record for IMAX in China with box office of $9.75 million – more than double the previous record.

“Our strong box-office results in China and our strengthening presence within the China entertainment ecosystem continues to yield results, as evidenced by today’s significant commitment by SFC,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “After 15 years in the market, our dedication to our business in China and to supporting the development of the nation’s film and exhibition market is stronger than ever. We are confident that with valued partners such as SFC, a new and exciting chapter in entertainment in China is upon us.”

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 200 affiliate complexes in 24 provinces with over 1000 screens and 11 IMAX screens. In 2013, SUC had BO of RMB 1.88 billion with an 8.6% share of China, making it runner-up in its peers.

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.

Earlier this year IMAX China completed an agreement to sell a 20 percent stake to CMC Capital Partners, run by Ruigang Li, and FountainVest Partners, a leading China-focused private equity firm. IMAX China is incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong, headquartered in Shanghai, and has more than 60 employees. China is IMAX’s second-largest and fastest-growing market

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

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

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

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IMAX AND MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE SIGN LASER TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT

July 17, 2014 – 1:15 pm | Permalink

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

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

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

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

Under the terms of the agreement the Museum of Discovery and Science will install IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system, which is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience. The system incorporates the laser digital intellectual property IMAX exclusively licensed from Eastman Kodak and Barco’s unique laser innovations. It will enable IMAX’s largest screens to deliver the highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, a wider color gamut and deeper blacks and in the original immersive IMAX film 1.43:1 aspect ratio.

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

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

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

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

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

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