IMAX COMPLETES FIRST PHASE OF $50 MILLION VIRTUAL REALITY FUND THAT WILL FINANCE NEW HIGH-QUALITY, IMMERSIVE VR CONTENT

November 22, 2016 – 2:31 pm | Permalink

Funds Will Be Used to Develop Interactive, Multi-Dimensional VR Experiences from High-Profile Filmmakers and Leading Content Creators for VR Platforms, Including IMAX VR™ Centres
Strategic Investors include Acer, CAA, China Media Capital, Enlight Media, The Raine Group, Studio City and WPP

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE: 1970) today announced that together, the Companies have completed the first phase of a $50 million virtual reality fund between IMAX and other strategic investors to help finance the creation of at least 25 interactive VR content experiences over the next three years for use across all VR platforms including in IMAX VR™ centres.

IMAXand its partners, which include leaders from the media, entertainment and technology sectors, will use the funds to aid in the creation of higher-quality VR content that can be leveraged across the burgeoning VR industry. The group will target premium, event-style productions with its Hollywoodstudio and filmmaker partners that complement IMAX’s film slate, as well as gaming publishers and other leading content developers.

In addition to IMAX, other strategic investors include Acer, one of the world’s premium hardware and manufacturing companies; Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency; China Media Capital, China’s prominent media- and entertainment-focused investment fund and a shareholder in IMAX China; Enlight Media, a leading entertainment-content-focused corporation in China; The Raine Group, a global merchant bank focused exclusively on technology, media, and telecommunications; Studio City, an investment company responsible for the founding of the China national showcase zone for TV and films; and WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group.

“IMAX has built its legacy on using innovation and creative collaboration to drive the further adoption of new technologies. Today, we are expanding upon that legacy by teaming up with leaders across the media, entertainment and technology space to unlock a new level of premium, high-quality content for use throughout the VR ecosystem,” said IMAX Corp. CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We will be leveraging our collective relationships with world-class filmmakers and content creators to fund VR experiences that excite and attract a larger user base to capitalize on opportunities across all VR platforms including IMAX VR.”

Today’s announcement is also related to IMAX’s efforts to provide its upcoming IMAX VR centres an ongoing array of premium interactive content experiences that let users see, feel, move and play in new worlds in a powerfully immersive and realistic way. The Company, which is already in advanced discussions with numerous content developers – including Hollywood studios and gaming publishers – intends to utilize the cinema-grade virtual reality camera that it is currently developing in partnership with Google for several of the projects.

“With VR in its ascendancy, this initiative is a key step in ensuring that more high-quality content makes its way to various VR platforms, including IMAX VR centres,” added IMAX Chief Business Development Officer Robert D. Lister. “We were extremely pleased with the significant interest we received from such a prominent group of investors, and together, we look forward to helping usher in the next generation of highly differentiated, highly immersive VR content experiences to audiences worldwide.”

IMAX is in the process of launching its first pilot IMAX VR centres in Los Angeles and at ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group’s Printworks multiplex location in Manchester, England. The Company is also targeting additional test facilities in China, Japan, the U.S., the Middle East and Western Europe in the coming months. IMAX plans to use these pilot locations to gauge several factors including the overall customer experience, pricing models and the types of content featured. If successful, the intent is to roll out the concept globally to select multiplexes as well as commercial locations such as shopping centers and tourist destinations.

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

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

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries.

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 communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to invest in the fund, nor shall there be any sale of an interest in the fund to any party to whom the offer of such an investment is prohibited.

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 THIRD-QUARTER 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS

October 20, 2016 – 1:03 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

HIGHLIGHTS

· IMAX increases installation guidance to a range of 155 to 160 theatres, up from prior guidance of 155 theatres

· Signed a record 162 theatre systems in the third quarter, bringing first nine month signings to 293, eclipsing the 138 system signings for all of 2015

· Installed 48 new IMAX® theatres—a third-quarter Company record

· Domestic Per Screen Average of $174,200 in third quarter, up 8% vs. the prior year period

· Announced pilot virtual reality facilities in Los Angeles and Manchester, England, both to open late 2016

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today reported third-quarter 2016 revenues of $86.6 million and net income attributable to common shareholders of $2.5 million, or $0.04 per share. Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders was $7.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company’s credit facility was $24.5 million. For reconciliations of adjusted net income to reported net income, adjusted net income per diluted share to reported net income per diluted share, and for the definition and reconciliation of EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company’s credit facility, please see the end of this press release.

“The third quarter was strategic on several fronts that we believe will support the continued long-term growth and health of our business – including record signings and installation activity, the repurchase of 500,000 common shares under our buy-back program and reaching key milestones in the coming launch of our pilot location-based virtual reality offering,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “In just the first nine months of the year, we signed a record 293 theatre agreements, the majority of which came from existing partners looking to expand their IMAX footprint. As importantly, our accelerated install pace continued into the third quarter as well, with a record 48 new theatre installs–signaling continued demand from exhibitors to open their IMAX® theatres ahead of the highly anticipated upcoming film slate.”

Network Update:
During the quarter, the Company installed 50 theatres, of which 48 were for new theatre locations and 2 were upgrades. The Company also signed contracts for 162 theatres in the third quarter of 2016. The total IMAX theatre network consisted of 1,145 systems as of Sept. 30, 2016, of which 1,037 were in commercial multiplexes. There were 547 theatres in backlog as of Sept. 30, 2016, up 23.8% from the 442 in backlog as of June 30, 2016. For a breakdown of theatre system signings, installations, network and backlog by type, please see the end of this press release.

Box Office Update:
Gross box office from IMAX DMR® titles was $186.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with$189.8 million in the prior-year period. The average global DMR box office per-screen average in the third quarter of 2016 was $184,700.

“From a box office perspective, we were encouraged by a number of key markets – including the domestic market – which saw IMAX per screen averages rise 8% in the third quarter. While global box office overall was flat versus the third quarter of last year, box office is cyclical and we can expect periods that are stronger than others – such as the first five months of 2016. We anticipate box office will pick up again in the fourth quarter with titles such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which includes more than an hour of footage specially formatted exclusively for IMAX, the Harry Potter spin-offFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and of course Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With the anticipated strength of the tentpole-heavy film slate over the next 24 months coupled with the heightened demand from filmmakers to differentiate their movies using IMAX® cameras and the ideal content spacing, we believe we are well-positioned to take advantage of the years ahead.”

Third-Quarter Segment Results

· Revenue from sales and sales-type leases was $21.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $26.6 million in the third quarter of 2015. The Company installed 15 full theatre systems under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent quarter, compared with the 12 full sales-type theatres installed in the third quarter of 2015. The Company also recognized 2 upgrades under sales and sales-type lease arrangements in the most recent quarter, compared to 8 in the same period last year.

· Revenue from joint revenue-sharing arrangements was $19.7 million in the quarter, compared with $19.8 million in the prior-year period. During the quarter, the Company installed 33 new theatres under joint revenue-sharing arrangements, compared with 22 in the third quarter of 2015. The Company had 592 theatres operating under joint revenue-sharing arrangements as of Sept. 30, 2016, as compared to 498 joint revenue-sharing theatres one year prior.

· Production and DMR revenues were $21.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with$20.9 million in the third quarter of 2015. As mentioned above, gross box office from DMR titles was $186.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $189.8 million in the prior-year period. The global DMR per screen average in the third quarter of 2016 was $184,700, compared with $220,500 in same period last year.

· Gross margin across all segments in the third quarter of 2016 was 51.9%, compared to 49.8% in the third quarter of 2015.

· Operating expenses (which include SG&A and R&D, and excludes stock-based compensation) were $27.5 million in the quarter, compared with $23.4 million in the third quarter of 2015.

“While we remain focused on our core business, in the third quarter we expanded our efforts to deliver differentiated entertainment experiences with the coming launch of our premium location-based VR offering, IMAX VR™,” Gelfond said. “I am pleased to report that we have already made significant progress on this initiative and have received strong interest for centre partnerships, content deals and many other opportunities that we hope to begin announcing over the coming months. While we are still in the early test phase of this effort, we are optimistic about VR and the potential sizeable opportunity that it presents our business.”

Share Buybacks

The Company repurchased 500,000 shares in the third quarter of 2016. The Company purchased the shares at an average price of $29.32, for a total value of $14.7 million. The Company did not repurchase any shares in connection with the administration of the Company’s long-term incentive plan in the third quarter of 2016.

Supplemental Earnings Materials
For more information about our results, please refer to the earnings slides posted on the IMAX Investor Relations website located at www.imax.com/content/investor-relations.

Investor Relations Website and Social Media

Beginning the week of October 24, 2016, and on a weekly basis thereafter, the Company intends to post quarter-to-date box office results on the IMAX Investor Relations website located at www.imax.com/content/investor-relations. The Company expects to provide such updates on Friday of each week, although the Company may change this timing without notice. Results will be displayed with a one week lag. In addition, the Company has created a new Twitter account: @IMAX_IR. The Company intends to use Twitter to disclose the foregoing box office information, as well as other information that may be of interest to the Company’s investor community.

The information posted on the Company’s website and/or via its Twitter account may be deemed material to investors. Accordingly, investors, media and others interested in the Company should monitor the Company’s website and its Twitter account in addition to the Company’s press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call today at 8:30 AM ET to discuss its third-quarter 2016 financial results. To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 505-9568 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. Other international callers should dial (416) 204-9271. The conference ID for the call is 6905161. A replay of the call will be available via webcast on the IMAX Investor Relations website located at www.imax.com/content/investor-relations or via telephone by dialing (888) 203-1112 (US and Canada), or (647) 436-0148 (international). The Conference ID for the telephone replay is 6905161.

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

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

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

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, references to future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business and technology strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of business, operations and technology, plans and references to the future success of IMAX Corporation together with its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) and expectations regarding the Company’s future operating, financial and technological results. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with the expectations and predictions of the Company is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the signing of theater system agreements; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the performance of IMAX DMR films; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; competitive actions by other companies; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; 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 Company’s largest customer accounting for a significant portion of the Company’s revenue and backlog; risks related to new business initiatives; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; risks related to cyber-security; risks related to the Company’s inability to protect its intellectual property; risks related to the Company’s implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; general economic, market or business conditions; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; changes in laws or regulations; 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 EXPANDS BOARD; ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN DOUGLAS AND GREG FOSTER AS DIRECTORS

October 19, 2016 – 2:20 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK – Oct. 19, 2016 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced the appointment of Kevin Douglas, Chairman and Founder of Douglas Telecommunications, and Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corporation, to its Board of Directors, expanding the board to 11 members from 10. Martin Pompadur, a board member since 2010, has retired.

Douglas Telecommunications is a family investment office through which Douglas manages the Douglas family investment portfolio. Prior to Douglas Telecommunications, he was Chairman of the Board at Rural Cellular Management Corporation. He currently serves on the boards of KSR International Co. and was formerly on the board of Stamps.com. Douglas is IMAX Corporation’s largest individual investor and has been a shareholder since 2007. In 2014, the Company partnered with Douglas and his spouse, Michelle Douglas, to donate an IMAX® theatre to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre and Immersive Media Lab serves as a research and teaching facility for students to learn IMAX filmmaking as well as other immersive entertainment experiences.

Foster joined the Company in 2001, and supports IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond in driving the Company’s overall strategy, with a particular emphasis on the Company’s global entertainment activities, including creative, production, film distribution, business affairs, marketing, sponsorship, studio relationships and the revolutionary IMAX DMR® process. The appointment to the board is pursuant to Foster’s recent contract extension.

“I’m delighted to welcome both Kevin and Greg to our board,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “Kevin, a respected investor and business adviser, has demonstrated a long-term commitment to IMAX as a shareholder and I have valued his advice over the years. I am pleased that his expertise in identifying new opportunities for growth will be a resource for the board. Greg has played a pivotal role in making IMAX a key player in the global entertainment landscape. His relationship with filmmakers, studios and exhibitors and his passionate commitment to IMAX will be a tremendous asset to our board. I would also like to thank Marty for his many contributions to the Board of Directors and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Douglas holds a BA from Stanford University and a Doctor of Law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Previously, Foster was at MGM/UA where he served in various senior management posts, including Executive Vice President of Production and Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Marketing and Research. Foster is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 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).

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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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IMAX® AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES EXTEND LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH EXPANDED GLOBAL SLATE DEAL

October 19, 2016 – 1:16 pm | Permalink

Diverse Film Line-Up Now Includes Dunkirk, Kong: Skull Island and The LEGO Batman Movie

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 19, 2016 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced a multi-picture worldwide agreement that includes up to 12 new films from the studio’s upcoming slate as an extension of the two companies’ longstanding partnership.

As part of the agreement, IMAX will release a number of high-profile tentpoles, including animated and live-action releases. Notable titles include 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and its Godzilla sequel; Blade Runner 2049 (domestic only with Warner Bros.); Tomb Raider; Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One; The LEGO Batman Movie; Minecraft; the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel; as well as the previously announced Justice League, Wonder Woman, and additional DC titles.

The agreement also includes Christopher Nolan’s previously announced film, Dunkirk. Continuing the legacy begun by his use of the 15 perf 65mm IMAX® cameras in The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar, Nolan is once again capturing material and key sequences of Dunkirk using IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

“We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with IMAX with these exceptional pictures and look forward to ensuring our audiences have the opportunity to see a range of diverse films on the largest and most immersive canvas possible,” said Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“We’re proud to re-up our 13 year partnership with the Warner Bros. family. This extension includes titles from some of the industry’s most acclaimed filmmakers, such as our friends Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, David Ellison, David Heyman and David Yates,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “The WB/IMAX pairing has yielded billions of dollars in box office and has become synonymous with blockbuster entertainment around the globe.”

The IMAX release of each film 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 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, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 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).

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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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“National Parks Adventure” Wins Best Film of the Year Award

October 13, 2016 – 4:13 pm | Permalink

Documentary also takes home Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Score and Best Marketing Campaign Awards

October 13, 2016, Laguna Beach, CA“National Parks Adventure” took home top honors at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s Achievement Awards, winning Best Film of 2016 in the Short Subject category. The awards were presented at the GSCA’s annual worldwide conference and trade show, held Oct. 4 to 7 in Toronto.

The film also received achievement awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Original Score, as well as Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor. Additionally, the film was named in connection with the award for Best Film Launch by a Theatre.

“The response to ‘National Parks Adventure’ has been nothing short of outstanding, and we are honored to receive this recognition by the giant screen industry,” said Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and President of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “The film is inspiring millions of moviegoers to fall in love with the national parks all over again, and to recognize the importance of preserving these untamed wildernesses for generations to come.”

Narrated by Robert Redford, “National Parks Adventure” was filmed in more than 30 national parks, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Arches and Glacier and in lesser known parks such as Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

‘National Parks Adventure’ celebrates not only the Centennial of America’s national parks, but wild landscapes everywhere,” said Greg MacGillivray, the film’s director and Chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “These natural environments are an essential part of the human spirit, and we are so pleased the film is encouraging our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of nature’s treasures wherever they are.”

In addition to the film’s artistic success, the film has been a commercial powerhouse. “National Parks Adventure” has generated more than $18 million in worldwide ticket sales since February, making it the highest-grossing documentary of 2016 (for both giant screen and Hollywood-made documentaries).

The film was produced in association with Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States.

“This movie has been an ideal vehicle for showcasing and inspiring visitation to our national parks and the Great Outdoors experiences that await international visitors in the United States,” said Chris Thompson, President and CEO of Brand USA. “In fact, exit surveys have indicated that 81% of those people who have watched the film are either “much more likely” or “somewhat more likely” to visit the United States after seeing the film.”

“National Parks Adventure” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on Feb. 10, and then opened in more than 100 museums and science centers in the U.S. and around the world. The film continues to open in new markets and is anticipated to play in theatres throughout 2017 and beyond.

About Brand USA
Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, was established by the Travel Promotion Act as the nation’s first public-private partnership to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and to communicate U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures to worldwide travelers. The organization’s mission is to increase international visitation to the USA in order to fuel the U.S. economy and enhance the image of the United States worldwide. Formed as the Corporation for Travel Promotion in 2010, the public-private entity began operations in May 2011 and does business as Brand USA. According to studies by Oxford Economics, over the past three years Brand USA’s marketing initiatives have helped welcome more than 3 million incremental visitors to the USA, benefiting the U.S. economy with nearly $21 billion in total economic impact, which has supported, on average, 50,000 incremental jobs a year.

For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit TheBrandUSA.com. For information about exceptional and unexpected travel experiences in the United States, please visit Brand USA’s consumer website VisitTheUSA.com (global).

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 38 films for IMAX and other giant-screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark in worldwide ticket sales.

For information about the company, visit www.macgillivrayfreemanfilms.com.

For more information about the film, visit
www.nationalparksadventure.com

IMAX SIGNS LARGEST AGREEMENT IN FRANCE WITH FIVE-THEATRE DEAL WITH LES CINÉMAS GAUMONT PATHÉ

October 12, 2016 – 11:25 am | Permalink

France’s Number One Exhibitor to Bring IMAX® with Laser to Several Locations in France

PARIS, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it signed a hybrid joint revenue share agreement with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the biggest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlandsand Switzerland, for five new IMAX® theatres in France. A new theatre will be added to Pathé’s La Villette Cinema in Paris and four new theatres featuring IMAX® with Laser will be added to the exhibitor’s circuit in France with locations to be determined. In addition, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé will upgrade the IMAX theatre at its Gaumont Disney Village Cinema to an IMAX with Laser system.

The agreement brings to 22 Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé’s total IMAX commitment, with 12 theatres in France, six in the Netherlands and four inSwitzerland that are currently open or contracted to open. The deal also represents the single largest theatre signing for IMAX in France and positions Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé as the second-largest IMAX exhibitor in Western Europe.

“Today’s agreement is a direct result of our guests’ positive response to the quality delivered by the IMAX with Laser systems at our La Valette-du-Var andMontpellier multiplexes, which have been among the top-performing IMAX screens in Western Europe since launch,” said Martine Odillard, Chairman of Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé. “We are delighted to add more IMAX theatres to our circuit and bring more of our patrons in France the most advanced cinema technology available.”

“Western Europe is a key growth market for IMAX. Expanding in France with the country’s number one exhibitor makes this a highly strategic agreement that underscores the rising demand for IMAX in the region,” said IMAX Corp. CEORichard L. Gelfond. “Thanks to the support of valued partners such as Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, we’ve made tremendous strides in expanding our footprint in Western Europe, where we’ve grown our network by 43 percent in just two years.”

IMAX with laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema technology — providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio. Designed from the ground up for IMAX’s largest screens, the dual 4K laser projection system is equipped with a new optical engine and suite of proprietary IMAX technologies capable of projecting an image with up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio with maximum resolution and sharpness, unparalleled 2D and 3D brightness, industry-leading contrast and an expanded color gamut that will allow filmmakers to present more vivid and exotic colors than ever before.

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

About Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé is the biggest cinema chain operator in France (71 movie theatres), the Netherlands (25 movie theatres) and Switzerland (9 movie theatres). It is also present in Belgium (5 movie theatres). At the end of 2015, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé operates 110 movie theatres totaling 1,051 screens, 64.5 million admissions and 710 million euros in revenue.

Les cinemas Gaumont Pathé is constantly striving to improve the quality of its screens and services, by offering wide-ranging programming and innovative settings for screenings in order to ensure a unique and up-to-date experience for moviegoers

Les cinemas Gaumont Pathé is a subsidiary of Pathé, one of the biggest film producers in Europe and a major player in film distribution.

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 Jun. 30, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX and AMC managements’ 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 and AMC’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and their other public filings.

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IMAX CORPORATION TO ANNOUNCE THIRD-QUARTER 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND HOST CONFERENCE CALL

October 11, 2016 – 1:38 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK – October 11, 2016 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its third-quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on ‘Investor Relations.’ To access the call via telephone, interested parties in the US and Canada should dial (800) 505-9568 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins. Other international callers should dial (416) 204-9271. The conference ID for the call is 6905161. 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 6905161.

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, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 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).

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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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IMAX CHALLENGES STUDENT FILMMAKERS TO CREATE DOCUMENTARIES THAT DRIVE GLOBAL AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

October 11, 2016 – 1:32 pm | Permalink

A wide-ranging effort with UN Environment to inspire young filmmakers to address challenges through film

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today launched the first component of its In Focus program to showcase the work of young filmmakers and encourage them to create content that inspires audiences to improve the planet. Specifically, IMAX has tasked student filmmakers with developing short documentaries to raise awareness of some of today’s most pressing environmental, societal and economic issues. IMAX will award $5,000 grants to four high schools and a non-profit film workshop selected by the All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) as exemplary programs.

IMAX formally announced the grant recipients last weekend during the 2016 AAHSFF Teen Indie Awards held in New York City, which is the world’s largest annual festival for high school filmmakers. Each of the selected programs has been asked to produce an eight-minute documentary, as well as related content for social media, including Instagram and Snapchat posts.

The recipients of IMAX grants for the 2016-2017 school year are:

– Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.
– University School of Nova Southeastern University, a college preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
– Ballard High School’s digital filmmaking program in Seattle
– Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego
– Mythic Bridge, public non-profit youth filmmaking workshop in New York City

Executive Director Tom Oliva says, “IMAX represents the pinnacle of film industry achievement and technology. To have a company at their level supporting young filmmakers and immersive arts education is truly incredible. Perhaps more incredible, is that this opportunity offers students a chance to affect social change on a wide scale.”

Partnering with the UN Environment, the In Focus initiative is a component of IMAX Big Picture, the corporate social responsibility program launched in March to leverage the power of film to mobilize action and effect positive change. The selected recipients – which represent a diverse cross-section of students – will create short films that raise awareness of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as told through the lens of today’s youth.

“Movies have always had an outsized impact on audiences around the world. For more than a century, great films have shown an unparalleled ability to influence people, build cultural bridges and drive action,” said IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond. “Awarding these grants is a natural extension of IMAX’s origins in documentaries that have educated and informed generations of movie-goers. As a longtime leader in immersive entertainment, IMAX has an obligation to cultivate young filmmakers and help them promote change by immersing audiences in important issues that will affect the quality of life for generations to come.”

Each of the selected student film programs will create original content to specifically address at least one of the following UN sustainable development goals:

– Climate action, which calls for efforts to stem greenhouse gas emissions, which scientists cite as a major factor in the earth’s changing weather patterns, rising sea levels and extreme weather events.

– Life below water, encouraging people, enterprises and nations to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources. According to the UN, some 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.

– Life on land, encouraging people, enterprises and nations to sustainably manage forests, and halt and reverse land degradation. According to the UN, forests account for a third of the earth’s surface, highlighting the global imperative to reverse deforestation.

“Our environment is an unlimited source of incredibly powerful, engaging and inspiring stories, and we owe it to the planet to tell these to as wide an audience as possible,” said UN Environment chief Erik Solheim. “I congratulate the grant recipients, and hope to see their work on the big screen.”

The UN’s 17 development goals – adopted by 193 UN-member countries in September 2015 – range from eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality and protecting the environment to ensuring universal access to clean water, modern energy and quality education. UN Environment is the world’s leading environmental authority.

“This effort provides an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to elevate their work to a higher platform and work with new film technology, while encouraging them to use film to effect change and social improvement,” said Gelfond.

In addition to the rollout of In Focus on a pilot basis in the U.S., IMAX is considering expanding the program to Europe, Africa,Asia and elsewhere, in a joint effort with UNEP.

In March, IMAX in partnership with UN Environment hosted a panel discussion on “The Power of Film to Effect Change” at The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre and Immersive Media Lab at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In April, IMAX hosted a New York City premiere of A Beautiful Planet, and in June, in recognition of World Environment Day, the company hosted 15 free screenings of the film worldwide. IMAX also funded film premieres in Nairobi to kick off the 2016 UN Environment Assembly and, later, in Rio De Janeiro, in conjunction with UN Environment’s Green Passport initiative.

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 Jun. 30, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 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 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).

About UN Environment
UN Environment is the leading global voice on the environment. For more information visit www.unep.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unep and Twitter at www.twitter.com/unep

About All American High School Film Festival
The All American High School Film Festival is the premiere destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. Our mission is to provide immersive education with a profound impact, connecting the filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect and recognition they deserve.

Each year, in the heart of New York City, we present the world’s largest high school film festival. We offer a grand stage for the next generation of talented filmmakers where they can: screen their amazing creations, learn from top industry professionals, connect with the latest technology, explore myriad higher education opportunities, receive scholarships and technology prizes, and, perhaps most importantly, create a community of shared passions and lifelong relationships.

We believe in the voices of our youth.

We invest in the stories they have to tell.

We empower young artists to share their stories and transform their world through digital media.

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 ODEON & UCI CINEMAS TO LAUNCH FIRST IMAX VR™ CENTRE IN EUROPE

October 11, 2016 – 1:07 pm | Permalink

Groundbreaking Agreement Ushers in Next-Generation of Immersive Entertainment Experiences to ODEON’s Printworks Multiplex in England

LONDON – October 11, 2016 –IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced an agreement with leading European exhibitor, ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, to install the first pilot IMAX VR™ centre in Europe at its Printworks multiplex location in Manchester, England. The centre, which the parties are planning to open by the end of 2016, will deliver guests immersive, multi-dimensional VR experiences, including entertainment content and games.

The IMAX VR Experience features a unique combination of premium technology that lets users see, feel, move and play in new worlds in a powerfully immersive and realistic way, much like IMAX® theatres offer moviegoers a differentiated and best-in-class film experience. IMAX is working with Acer and Starbreeze AB to incorporate next-generation headset-mounted display (HMD) technology that offers industry-leading resolution and an extra-wide peripheral field of view.

IMAX will provide the centre an ongoing array of new, premium interactive content experiences that are expected to range between 5 and 15 minutes in length each. The Company is in advanced stages with several content developers, including Hollywood studios and gaming publishers, to produce and distribute high-quality VR experiences to its centres. IMAX also plans to eventually incorporate premium content resulting from the cinema-grade virtual reality camera that it is currently developing in partnership with Google.

“For nearly 50 years, IMAX’s mission has been to give audiences – of all ages and across generations – a reason to get off their couches and leave the comfort of home to go out to the cinema. Today’s agreement with ODEON marks an important milestone in our continued effort to deliver differentiated entertainment experiences – now through location-based VR,” said IMAX Corp. CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We are extremely pleased with the significant progress we’ve made on this initiative in this short period of time and believe this commitment from such a significant European exhibitor is a testament to the interest and potential of this offering. ODEON is a longtime partner that shares our vision in delivering guests the ultimate in premium experiences and we look forward to ushering in the next evolution of immersive entertainment with this test centre.”

The centre will employ a new modular design – proprietary to IMAX – that will consist of several “pods” to allow multiple players to enjoy interactive, exciting, moveable VR experiences. The pods, which are designed to optimize user mobility and interaction in virtual environments, can be adapted for specific content experiences – whether single or multi-user.

“We’re always looking for new ways to give our guests an even more immersive experience, so are very excited to be hosting Europe’s first IMAX VR centre at ODEON Printworks” said Paul Donovan, CEO of ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group. “We have a longstanding close relationship with IMAX which creates unforgettable experiences in many of our cinemas across Europe, so we are delighted to be alongside them again, at the cutting edge of innovation, to introduce and pilot awesome new technology which will delight our guests.”

IMAX is in the process of launching its first showroom and pilot IMAX VR centre in Los Angeles and is targeting to open additional test facilities in China, Japan, the U.S., the Middle East and Western Europe in the coming months. The Company plans to use these pilot locations to test several factors including the overall customer experience, pricing models and the types of content featured. If successful, the intent is to roll out the concept globally to select multiplexes as well as commercial locations such as shopping centers and tourist destinations.

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, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 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).

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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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Winners of the GSCA 2016 Achievement Awards and IMAX Maximum Image Awards Announced at GSCA Conference

October 5, 2016 – 11:41 am | Permalink

October 4, 2016—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. The awards were announced the evening of October 4 at the GSCA 2016 International Conference and Trade Show in Toronto during a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the opening reception, presented the IMAX Maximum Image Awards during the ceremony as well.

The following awards were presented by GSCA:

Outstanding Achievement Award
Graeme Ferguson

Best Film-Short Subject
National Parks Adventure
Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and directed by Greg MacGillivray

Best Film-Feature Length
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: An IMAX 3D Experience
IMAX Corporation, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Bad Robot Productions

Best Film for Lifelong Learning
A Beautiful Planet
Produced by IMAX Corporation and Toni Myers, directed by Toni Myers

Best Cinematography
National Parks Adventure, MacGillivray Freeman Films
Cinematography by Brad Ohlund, Greg MacGillivray, Doug Lavender, Michael Brown, Shaun MacGillivray, Robert Walker, Jason Sturgis, and Nick Savander

Best Sound Design
National Parks Adventure, MacGillivray Freeman Films
Sound Design by Andrew DeCristofaro, MPSE; Ken Teaney, CAS; Marshall Garlington; and Michael Payne, MPSE

Best Original Score
National Parks Adventure, MacGillivray Freeman Films
Composer Steve Wood

Best Visual Effects
Space Next, Afterglow Studios

Best Theater Marketing Campaign
Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity, Austria

Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor
MacGillivray Freeman Films, National Parks Adventure

Best Film Launch by a Theater (tie)
Cincinnati Museum Center, National Parks Adventure
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater, National Parks Adventure

Big Idea
Given for the most original and effective idea of a single marketing campaign.
Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus Theatre, Living in the Age of Airplanes

Big Shoe
Selected by GSCA staff to recognize exemplary volunteers.
Cherie Rivers, James Neihouse, and IMAX Post/DKP Inc.

IMAX Corporation also presented the following Maximum Image Awards at the GSCA Achievement Awards ceremony.

Hall of Fame
Honors a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old
North of Superior

Best IMAX Booth
IMAX Melbourne, Melbourne Museum
Odeon Wimbledon & IMAX

Chief Quality Officer Awards of Distinction
Bela Webster
Sheffield, England

Mahmood Arjomand
Dubai and Los Angeles, CA area

Thanapat Sangwattanarat
Hat Yai, Thailand

The GSCA International Conference and Trade Show is the largest gathering of educational giant screen and immersive cinema professionals. The 2016 event is being held on October 4-7 at the Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre and Ontario Science Centre, and features new films, films in production, projects in development, professional development sessions, a technical session, trade show, and the GSCA Achievement Awards, which honor excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and education. Conference details are available at http://www.giantscreencinema.com.

About GSCA
The Giant Screen Cinema Association’s mission 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. Visit www.giantscreencinema.com for further information. Connect with GSCA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gsca). Questions about the GSCA or the conference should be directed to Tammy Seldon at tammy@giantscreencinema.com.