The Dark Knight Makes Motion Picture History in Imax(R) Theatres on July 18th



    
        Director's Groundbreaking Use of IMAX(R) Cameras Generates
                        Anticipation Around the Globe

     Excitement Surrounding Film and Early Reviews Drives Record-Setting
                          Advance IMAX Ticket Sales

        Worldwide Premiere to be Held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with
                              IMAX on July 14th
    

    LOS ANGELES, July 10 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:  IMAX; TSX:IMX) and
Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the studio's highly anticipated and
technologically unprecedented summer movie, The Dark Knight, starring
Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, and directed by Christopher Nolan, will open
in a record 94 IMAX(R) theatres domestically on July 18th in conjunction with
the film's wide release. The film will also open in 15 IMAX theatres
day-and-date internationally, with at least 23 additional international
locations opening in the coming weeks.
    The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience features six sequences filmed with
IMAX(R) cameras, the first time ever that a major feature film has been even
partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the
two film formats. The worldwide premiere of the film will be held at the AMC
Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX in New York on July 14th, the first time a
Hollywood feature film has premiered in an IMAX theatre.
    Advance IMAX ticket sales demonstrate the huge enthusiasm surrounding the
movie:

    
    -   Advance IMAX ticket sales have already surpassed $2 million, more
        than a week prior to opening
    -   Over 100 shows are already sold out
    -   93 domestic IMAX theatres have added midnight screenings
    -   Many IMAX theatres in the USA are adding 3am shows, and some are
        screening non-stop for 24 hours to meet the high moviegoer demands
    -   Chicago's Navy Pier and the Palisades Center (West Nyack, NY) IMAX
        theatres will run shows non-stop for 72 hours
    

    "The combination of Chris' inimitable vision and IMAX's groundbreaking
technology produced a version of 'The Dark Knight' that will blow audiences
away in theaters all over the world," said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic
Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
    Sequences shot in traditional 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into
The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) technology. The two
formats will be seamlessly integrated and morph between IMAX and IMAX DMR. In
other words, scenes shot in 35mm will appear in IMAX DMR (letterbox), while
scenes shot with IMAX's cameras on 15/70mm film will expand vertically to fill
the entire IMAX screen, which can be up to eight stories tall, for an
all-encompassing IMAX Experience.
    "Chris Nolan's enthusiasm for IMAX technology has taken Hollywood
filmmaking to a new level, and we're thrilled with the results on the screen
and by the positive reactions to advance screenings," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Warner Bros. Pictures,
together with Chris Nolan and the entire filmmaking team, have created an
unprecedented filmmaking event that can't be missed, and we are honored to be
a part of the excitement."
    With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent,
Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate
proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising
criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and
forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and
vigilante.
    Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Academy Award
nominee Heath Ledger ("Brokeback Mountain") stars as arch-villain The Joker,
and Aaron Eckhart plays District Attorney Harvey Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins
the cast in the role of Rachel Dawes. Returning from "Batman Begins" are Gary
Oldman as Lieutenant Jim Gordon; Oscar winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House
Rules") as Alfred; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") as
Lucius Fox.

    The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at
the following IMAX(R) Theatres beginning July 18th:

    

    UNITED STATES

    Alabama

    Huntsville - Spacedome IMAX at US Space and Rocket Center

    Arizona

    Mesa - Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
    Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX

    Arkansas

    Little Rock - Promenade at Chenal

    California

    Anaheim - The Movie Experience at Anaheim Gardenwalk
    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

    Florida

    Fort Lauderdale - AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
     and Science
    Jacksonville - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
    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 - ShowPlace 16 IMAX Theatre
    Noblesville - Hamilton Towne Center 16 + IMAX
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX

    Iowa

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

    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

    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

    Charlotte - Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre, Discovery Place
    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

    Harrisburg - Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
    King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia IMAX
    Philadelphia - Tuttleman IMAX Theatre, Franklin Institute
    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
    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
    Virginia Beach - The Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

    Washington

    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theater
    Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre

    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

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax - The Empire IMAX in Bayers Lake

    Ontario

    Mississauga - Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga
    Ottawa - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, 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
    Quebec City - IMAX Le Theatre

    INTERNATIONAL

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires - IMAX Center Norte

    Australia

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

    Ecuador

    Guayaquil - Fundacion Malecon 2000

    France

    Paris - Gaumont Disney Village IMAX

    Germany

    Berlin - CineStar IMAX 3D, Sony Center Berlin

    Guatemala

    Guatemala City - Pradera Concepcion

    Hong Kong

    Kowloon - UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre

    India

    Hyderabad - PRASAD IMAX Theatre

    Israel

    Haifa - IMAX Kiryon at GlobusMax Kiryon

    Korea

    Ilsan - CGV Ilsan
    Incheon - CGV Incheon
    Seoul - CGV Yongsan

    Mexico

    Cuernavaca - Cinemex Diana IMAX Theatre
    Guadalajara - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias Guadalajara
    Mexico City - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Perisur
    Mexico City - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Universidad
    Monterrey - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias Valle Oriente

    Netherlands

    Amsterdam - Pathe Arena

    New Zealand

    Auckland - SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street

    Philippines

    Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre

    Poland

    Warsaw - Orange IMAX Warszawa

    Russia

    St. Petersburg - Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City

    South Africa

    Durban - Gateway IMAX Theatre
    Pretoria - Menlyn IMAX Theatre

    Spain

    Barakaldo - Yelmo Cines Megapark
    Malaga - Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor
    Oviedo - Yelmo Cines Los Prados

    Taiwan

    Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas

    Thailand

    Bangkok - KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon

    Turkey

    Ankara - IMAX Odeon Cineplex
    Istinye - AFM IMAX Istinye Park

    UAE

    Dubai - Grand Megaplex 21 IMAX

    UK

    Birmingham - IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point
    Bradford - IMAX National Media Museum
    Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
    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 show times.

    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 March 31, 2008, there were 298 IMAX theatres
operating in 40 countries.
    IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(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 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, as well as the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.





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For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155, sgormley@imax.com; Entertainment Media: Newman &
Company, Los Angeles, Al Newman, (310) 278-1560, asn@newman-co.com; Investors:
IMAX Corporation - New York, Heather Anthony, (212) 821-0121,
hanthony@imax.com; Business Media: Sloane & Company, New York, Whit Clay,
(212) 446-1864, wclay@sloanepr.com

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