Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film opens in record number of IMAX(R) Theatres on April 4



    Legendary Rock Band, Academy Award-winning Director and World's Most
    Powerful Cinematic Format Join Forces in "Shine A Light: The IMAX
    Experience"

    LOS ANGELES, March 31 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation, Paramount Classics,
Shangri-La Entertainment and Concert Productions International today announced
that the highly anticipated Rolling Stones concert film Shine A Light,
directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, will be released
in a record 93 IMAX(R) theatres domestically on April 4, simultaneously with
the film's wide release. The picture will also be released in IMAX theatres
internationally during the days and weeks following the domestic launch. Shine
A Light has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound
quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-Mastering)
technology.
    "IMAX puts you right in the centre of every action and every move - it's
as if you are right there on stage with the band," said Mr. Scorsese. "I've
always loved looking at IMAX, but to see these images of the Rolling Stones on
the biggest canvas is something else all together."
    "The highly positive exhibitor response to advance screenings of Mr.
Scorsese's first IMAX release, combined with the growing IMAX theatre network
has resulted in a new domestic day and date record," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We are thrilled that
more moviegoers will have the chance to be immersed in the premium sight and
sound of The IMAX Experience - and with Shine A Light, that means audiences
will feel as if they are literally in the front row at the concert."

    
    Shine A Light: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play at the following
IMAX Theatres

    UNITED STATES

    Arizona

    Mesa - Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
    Phoenix - IMAX Theatre at AMC Deer Valley 24
    Tempe - IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills

    California

    Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
    Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX
    Fresno - Fresno Stadium Cinema & IMAX
    Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
    Los Angeles - Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre
    Los Angeles - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
    Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX
    Sacramento - Esquire IMAX Theatre
    San Diego - San Diego IMAX at Mira Mesa 18
    San Francisco - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

    Colorado

    Colorado Springs - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle
    Denver - UA Colorado Center IMAX

    Connecticut

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

    Florida

    Fort Lauderdale - AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
     and Science
    Orlando - Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX
    St. Petersburg - Muvico BayWalk 20 & IMAX
    Tampa - Channelside Cinemas IMAX
    Tampa - IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI
    West Palm Beach - Parisian 20 & IMAX

    Georgia

    Buford - Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

    Idaho

    Boise - Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX

    Illinois

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

    Indiana

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

    Iowa

    Davenport - Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre

    Kansas

    Olathe - IMAX Theatre at AMC Studio 30

    Kentucky

    Louisville - Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX Theatre

    Massachusetts

    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 IMAX Theatre
    Grand Rapids - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
    Lansing - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
    Sterling Heights - IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30
    Ypsilanti - Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor

    Minnesota

    Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre
    St. Michael - CineMagic Metropolitan IMAX Theatre

    Missouri

    St. Louis - Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

    Nebraska

    Omaha - Star Cinemas Council Bluffs

    Nevada

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

    New Hampshire

    Hooksett - Cinemagic IMAX Theatre

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City - IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino

    New York

    Garden City - Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
    New York City - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square
    New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City 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
    Williamsville - Regal Transit Center IMAX

    North Carolina

    Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum

    Ohio

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

    Oklahoma

    Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

    Oregon

    Tigard - Portland IMAX at Bridgeport Village Stadium 18

    Pennsylvania

    King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia IMAX
    Tarentum - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills

    Rhode Island

    Providence - Feinstein IMAX Theatre Providence Place

    Tennessee

    Knoxville - Pinnacle 18 Complex at Turkey Creek
    Nashville - Regal Opry Mills IMAX

    Texas

    Austin - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
    Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
    Houston - Edwards Marq(*)E IMAX
    Houston - Silverado Station 18 IMAX (opening February 22)
    San Antonio - Palladium IMAX Theatre

    Utah

    Sandy - Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons

    Virginia

    Chantilly - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater
    Hampton - Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
    Richmond - Science Museum of Virginia's Ethyl IMAX Dome and Planetarium

    Washington

    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theater

    Wisconsin

    Fitchburg - Star Cinema IMAX

    CANADA

    Alberta

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

    British Columbia

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

    Manitoba

    Winnipeg - IMAX Theatre at Portage Place

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax - The Empire IMAX in Bayers Lake

    Ontario

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

    Quebec

    Montreal - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre
     Montreal

    INTERNATIONAL

    Australia

    Melbourne - IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum
    Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney

    New Zealand

    Auckland - SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street

    UK

    London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
    Manchester - ODEON IMAX Cinema Manchester @ The Printworks
    

    Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or
IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
    On April 4, 2008, an Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker and the world's
greatest rock n' roll band will unite to bring audiences the year's most
extraordinary musical film event, "Shine a Light," to theaters everywhere.
    Martin Scorsese's concert documentary "Shine a Light" will show the world
the Rolling Stones as they've never been seen before. Filming at the famed
Beacon Theatre in New York City in fall 2006, Scorsese assembled a legendary
team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band.
    Oscar(R)-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson ("The Aviator," "JFK")
supervised the camera team comprised of several highly acclaimed directors of
photography, including Oscar(R) winner John Toll ("The Last Samurai,"
"Braveheart") Oscar(R) winner Andrew Lesnie ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy,
"King Kong"), Oscar(R) nominee Stuart Dryburgh ("The Piano," "The Painted
Veil"), Oscar(R) nominee Robert Elswit ("Magnolia," "Good Night and Good
Luck"), Oscar(R) nominee Emmanuel Lubezki ("Lemony Snicket's A Series of
Unfortunate Events," "Sleepy Hollow") and Ellen Kuras ("Summer of Sam,"
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"). The film was edited by David
Tedeschi, who most recently worked with Scorsese on the acclaimed Bob Dylan
documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan."
    Financed by Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment and longtime Rolling
Stones tour promoter Michael Cohl's Concert Promotions International, the film
was produced by Victoria Pearman, Michael Cohl, Zane Weiner and Steve Bing.
The executive producers are Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards,
Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, with Jane Rose serving as co-executive
producer.

    About Paramount Classics

    Paramount Classics is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures
Corporation, (PPC), a unit of Viacom (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B). PPC is a global
producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. The company's labels include
Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films,
Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include
Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount
Pictures International, Paramount Licensing, Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and
Worldwide Television Distribution.

    About IMAX Corporation

    IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading digital entertainment and
technology companies. 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
cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR
technology. IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital remastering
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 and new digital systems display
crystal-clear images on the world's biggest screens. The IMAX brand is
recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment
experiences for consumers. As of December 31, 2007, there were 299 IMAX
theatres operating in 39 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, 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, the performance of films, the viability of new
businesses and products, risks arising from potential material weaknesses in
internal control over financial reporting and fluctuations in foreign currency
and in the large format and general commercial exhibition market. These
factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in the
subsequent reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.





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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; Entertainment Media:
Newman & Company, Los Angeles, Al Newman, (310) 278-1560, asn@newman-co.com

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