IMAX Corporation Announces Repurchase of Certain Outstanding Bonds



    NEW YORK, June 9 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:  IMAX; TSX:IMX)
announced today that it has repurchased $44.3 million of its 9.625% Senior
Notes due December 1, 2010, at $0.9775 cents on the dollar.
    IMAX Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Gelfond stated, "We believe the
repurchase of outstanding bonds at a discount represents a good return on
investment on behalf of our shareholders and is a key step toward refinancing
our remaining long-term debt in a timely and cost effective manner."

    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(R) 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(R). The IMAX brand
is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive
entertainment experiences for consumers. As of March 31, 2009, there were 371
IMAX theatres (250 commercial, 121 institutional) operating in 43 countries.
    IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX(R) DMR, The IMAX 3D Experience(R) and The IMAX
Experience(R) 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/imaxnews) and
YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

    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, but are not
limited to, general economic, market or business conditions, including the
length and severity of the current economic downturn, the opportunities that
may be presented to and pursued by the Company, the performance of IMAX DMR
films, conditions in the in-home and out-of home entertainment industries, the
signing of theatre system agreements, changes and developments in the
commercial exhibition industry, the failure to convert theatre system backlog
into revenue, investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions, foreign
currency fluctuations and the Company's prior restatements and the related
litigation and ongoing inquiries by the SEC and the OSC. 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.




For further information:

For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155, sgormley@imax.com; Business Media: Sloane & Company,
New York, Whit Clay, (212) 446-1864, wclay@sloanepr.com; Investors: IMAX
Corporation, New York, Heather Anthony, (212) 821-0121, hanthony@imax.com

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