"The Dark Knight" Returns to IMAX Theatres for Encore Presentation January 23

 

 

 

    

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"The Dark Knight" Returns to IMAX Theatres for Encore Presentation January 23  1/21/09

Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight Returns to IMAX(R) theatres for encore presentation on January 23, 2009

Growth of IMAX Network Enables More Audiences in More Locations to Experience it in IMAX

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the box office smash hit The Dark Knight, which has grossed more than $997 million at the worldwide box office since its release on July 18th, 2008, will return to IMAX(R) theatres for an encore presentation. Starting January 23rd, the film will open in 143 IMAX screens domestically, and 29 screens internationally. Last year the film opened day and date in 94 domestic and 15 international IMAX theatres and went on to become the highest grossing live-action Hollywood IMAX release, generating $63 million as it continued to be released throughout the IMAX network.

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience features six sequences filmed with IMAX cameras, which marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras.

"The Dark Knight is a crowning achievement in every sense of the word," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We want to provide one more opportunity for moviegoers to experience it on the big screen as it was meant to be seen. We're also very excited to give more fans in new markets an opportunity to experience the film in this special way, thanks to the continued rapid growth of the IMAX theatre network."

"As audiences discovered over the summer, The Dark Knight is not only a phenomenal film, but an extraordinarily unique experience in IMAX," said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "With the multitude of accolades it has received this season, we wanted to bring this amazing film back to theaters to give audiences another chance to see it on the big screen and in the expanded IMAX locations around the globe."

"We are grateful to Chris Nolan and Warner Bros Pictures for incorporating IMAX into such a wonderful cinematic masterpiece, and we're honored to bring it back to our theatres," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "The anticipation surrounding the initial IMAX release reached beyond the markets where we had IMAX theatres and we're delighted that moviegoers in many of those markets will now have the chance to Experience it in IMAX."

One of the most celebrated and successful films of this or any year, The Dark Knight has been hailed by both critics and audiences since its original release last July. The film garnered widespread acclaim for its artistic and technical achievements, culminating with the film being named on more than 150 critics' lists of the year's top-ten films.

In addition, the filmmakers behind The Dark Knight have been honored by their peers, with Christopher Nolan receiving a Directors Guild of America Award nomination; producers Nolan, Charles Roven and Emma Thomas garnering a Producers Guild Award nomination; and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay going to Chris Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer. Cast member Heath Ledger received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, and has also won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Award and numerous other critics groups' awards for Best Supporting Actor.

The Dark Knight also won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Action Film, and swept the People's Choice Awards in five categories, including Favorite Movie and Favorite Cast.

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play at the following locations starting on January 23rd.

  UNITED STATES

    Arizona

    Mesa - Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
    Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
    Tempe - IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills

    Arkansas

    Little Rock - Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre

    California

    Anaheim - The Movie Experience 14 at Anaheim Gardenwalk
    Arcadia - AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
    Burbank - AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX
    Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
    Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
    Emeryville - AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
    Fresno - Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX
    Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
    Los Angeles - AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
    Los Angeles - AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
    Los Angeles - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
    Monterey - Cannery Row IMAX Theatre
    Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX
    Sacramento - Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Sacramento - Esquire IMAX Theatre
    Sacramento - Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
    San Diego - Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
    San Jose - AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX
    San Francisco - AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX
    Simi Valley - Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Stockton - Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Torrance - AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX

    Colorado

    Colorado Springs - Cinemark Carefree Circle IMAX Theatre
    Denver - UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Orchards of Westminster 12 & IMAX

    Connecticut

    Manchester - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills
    Norwalk - IMAX Theatre at The Maritime Aquarium

    Florida

    Altamonte Springs - AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX
    Aventura - AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX
    Fort Lauderdale - AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
     and Science
    Fort Myers - Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Jacksonville - AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
    Orange Park - AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
    Orlando - Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX
    St. Augustine - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
    St. Petersburg - Muvico Baywalk 20 & IMAX
    Tallahassee - IMAX Theatre at the Challenger Learning Center
    Tampa - AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
    Tampa - Channelside Cinemas IMAX
    Tampa - IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI
    West Palm Beach - Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

    Georgia

    Augusta - Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Buford - Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX

    Idaho

    Boise - Edwards Boise Stadium 22 & IMAX

    Illinois

    Batavia - Randall 15 IMAX
    Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
    Lincolnshire - Regal Lincolnshire 20 & IMAX
    Woodridge - Cinemark Seven Bridges IMAX Theatre

    Indiana

    Evansville - IMAX Theatre at Showplace Cinemas East 18
    Indianapolis - IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum
    Indianapolis - Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 & IMAX
    Noblesville - Hamilton Towne Center 16 + IMAX
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX

    Iowa

    Davenport - Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
    Des Moines - Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

    Kansas

    Olathe - AMC Studio 30 & IMAX

    Kentucky

    Louisville - IMAX Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook

    Louisiana

    Harahan - AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX
    New Orleans - Entergy IMAX Theatre, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    Maryland

    Baltimore - AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
    Columbia - AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX

    Massachusetts

    Boston - New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre
    Natick - Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture - Natick
    Reading - Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture - Reading

    Michigan

    Dearborn - The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
    Grand Blanc - NGC Trillium Cinema IMAX Theatre
    Grand Rapids - Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
    Lansing - Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
    Sterling Heights - AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
    Ypsilanti - Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor IMAX

    Minnesota

    Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre

    Missouri

    Kansas City - AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
    St. Louis - Wehrenberg Theatres Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

    Nevada

    Las Vegas - Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort
    Las Vegas - Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Las Vegas - Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX

    New Hampshire

    Hooksett - Cinemagic IMAX Theatre

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City -Tropicana Casino and Resort IMAX Theatre
    Cherry Hill - AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
    Hamilton - AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX

    New York

    Albany - Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
    Deer Park - Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Garden City - Grumman IMAX at Cradle of Aviation
    New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City 18 & IMAX
    New York City - AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
    New York City - AMC Empire 25 & IMAX
    Rochester - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
    West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
    White Plains - IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema De Lux 15
    Williamsville - Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAX

    North Carolina

    Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum

    Ohio

    Springdale - IMAX Theatre at Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux
    Columbus - AMC Easton Town Center 30 & IMAX

    Oklahoma

    Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Tulsa

    Oregon

    Tigard - Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX

    Pennsylvania

    Bensalem - AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
    Harrisburg - Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
    Homestead - AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
    King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Philadelphia - Tuttleman IMAX Theatre at the Franklin Institute
    Reading - RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX
    Tarentum - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills

    Rhode Island

    Providence - Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX

    Tennessee

    Knoxville - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX
    Nashville - Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

    Texas

    Austin - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
    Colleyville - Colleyville Cinema & Grille IMAX Theatre
    Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
    Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum Omni Theater
    Houston - AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
    Houston - Edwards Houston Marq*E 23 & IMAX
    San Antonio - Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
    Sugar Land - AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
    Tomball - Santikos Silverado Station 18 IMAX

    Utah

    Sandy - Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons

    Virginia

    Alexandria - AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
    Chantilly - Airbus IMAX Theater at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Hampton - Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
    Virginia Beach - AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
    Woodbridge - AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX

    Washington

    Lacey - Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre
    Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX
    Tukwila - AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX

    Washington DC

    Washington DC - Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of
    Nat. History

    Wisconsin

    Fitchburg - Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX

    CANADA

    Alberta

    Calgary - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook IMAX Theatre
    Edmonton - Cineplex Scotiabank West Edmonton Mall IMAX Theatre

    British Columbia

    Langley - Cineplex Colossus Langley IMAX Theatre
    Richmond - Cineplex SilverCity Riverport IMAX Theatre
    Vancouver - CN Theatre at Canada Place

    Manitoba

    Winnipeg - IMAX Theatre at Portage Place

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax - Empire IMAX, Bayer's Lake

    Ontario

    Mississauga - Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX Theatre
    Ottawa - Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
    Toronto - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX Theatre
    Woodbridge - Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre

    Quebec

    Montreal - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
    Quebec City - IMAX le Theatre

    INTERNATIONAL

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires - IMAX Center Norte

    Australia

    Melbourne - Hoyts Highpoint IMAX
    Melbourne - IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum
    Perth - Hoyts Carousel IMAX
    Sydney - Hoyts Entertainment Quarter IMAX
    Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre

    Brazil

    Sao Paolo - Unibanco IMAX Cinema

    China

    Hong Kong - UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre

    Columbia

    Bogota - IMAX Theatre Plaza de las Americas

    Ecuador

    Guayaquil - Fundacion Malecon 2000

    Guatemala

    Guatemala City - Pradera Concepcion

    Korea

    Goyangsi - CGV Ilsan
    Seoul - CGV Wangsipni
    Seoul - CGV Yongsan

    Mexico

    Guadalajara - Cinepolis Galerias Guadalajara IMAX Theatre
    Mexico City - Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre
    Mexico City - Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre
    Monterrey - Cinepolis Galerias Valle Oriente IMAX Theatre
    Toluca - Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre

    Netherlands

    Amsterdam - Pathe Arena IMAX

    Philippines

    Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre

    Taiwan

    Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas

    United Kingdom

    Birmingham - IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point
    Bradford - IMAX National Media Museum
    Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
    Greenwich - Odeon Greenwich IMAX
    London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
    Manchester - Odeon IMAX Cinema Manchester at The Printworks
    Wimbledon - Odeon Wimbledon

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best movie presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR(R), technology. IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. IMAX's renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of September 30, 2008, there were 320 IMAX theatres operating in 42 countries.

IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R), IMAX MPX(R), and The IMAX Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at www.imax.com.

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on 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 ongoing discussions with the SEC and OSC relating to their ongoing inquiries and the Company's accounting, the performance of films, the signing of theatre system agreements, the viability of new technologies, businesses and products, the timing of theatre system deliveries, the mix of theatre systems shipped, the timing of the recognition of revenues and expenses on film production and distribution agreements, risks arising from potential material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and fluctuations in foreign currency and in the large format, general commercial exhibition and out-of-home entertainment markets. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

SOURCE IMAX Corporation

 

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