Under the Sea 3D dives into IMAX(R) theatres February 13, 2009



    
    The Next IMAX(R)3D Co-Production from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX
    Corporation Features Jim Carrey as Narrator and the World's most
    Mysterious Creatures of the Sea
    

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX
Corporation (Nasdaq:   IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Under the Sea 3D,
narrated by Jim Carrey, will open in 49 IMAX(R) theatres domestically and
three locations internationally on February 13, 2009. This is the third
original IMAX(R) 3D co-production from the partnership between Warner Bros.
Pictures and IMAX.
    Under the Sea 3D offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to
explore the ocean wilderness. Moviegoers will be able to experience
face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning
creatures of the sea. In IMAX 3D, the images literally leap off the screen and
float around the theatre, putting the audience IN the movie.
    "We are delighted to offer audiences another powerful and inspiring
original IMAX 3D adventure from the talented filmmaking team behind Deep Sea
3D," said Dan Fellman, president, domestic distribution, Warner Bros.
Pictures.
    Under the Sea 3D follows the 2006 box office hit Deep Sea 3D, which is
approaching $80 million in worldwide box office receipts. Deep Sea 3D
continues to draw audiences after 150 weeks in release, demonstrating the
strong legs and significant appeal that original IMAX 3D productions are often
known for.
    "We are amazed by what the film crew has encountered during the
production of this film and the resulting scenes are breathtaking," said Greg
Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "The esteemed
filmmaking team behind the box office hit Deep Sea 3D has once again delivered
a powerful IMAX 3D adventure that transports audiences to places that most
will never have the chance to go to."
    "The dazzling colors and amazing animals featured in the film are
perfectly suited to the grand scale and intensity of IMAX 3D," said Toni
Myers, the film's producer, editor and writer. "But these spectacular yet
delicate ecosystems are threatened by climate change. It's vitally important
to promote awareness of that, especially among the young people who will be
the stewards of our planet's health and well-being."
    Under the Sea 3D was filmed in IMAX 3D by award-winning
Director/Cinematographer Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers, executive
produced by Graeme Ferguson, and produced for Howard Hall Productions by
Michele Hall. In addition to Under the Sea 3D and Deep Sea 3D, Hall, Ferguson
and Myers were all part of the accomplished filmmaking team behind IMAX's
first underwater 3D adventure, Into The Deep, which has grossed more than $70
million since its 1991 release.
    Under the Sea 3D is scheduled to play at the following IMAX(R) Theatres
beginning February 13th.

    
    UNITED STATES

    Alabama

    Birmingham - IMAX Dome Theatre at McWane Centre(*)

    Arizona

    Tempe - IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills

    Arkansas

    Little Rock - Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre

    California

    Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
    Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossing Stadium 21 & IMAX
    Irvine - Regal Irvine Spectrum IMAX
    Los Angeles - California Science Center IMAX Theater
    Los Angeles - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
    Sacramento - Esquire IMAX Theatre
    San Diego - Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
    San Francisco - AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX

    Colorado

    Denver - UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX

    Florida

    Fort Lauderdale - AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
    and Science
    St. Augustine - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
    Tampa - IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI

    Georgia

    Atlanta - Fernbank Museum's Rankin M. Smith IMAX Theatre(*)

    Illinois

    Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

    Indiana

    Indianapolis - IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX

    Iowa

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

    Maryland

    Baltimore - Maryland Science Center IMAX Theater(*)

    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

    Minnesota

    Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre

    Nebraska

    Omaha - Lozier IMAX Theater at Henry Doorly Zoo

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City -Tropicana Casino and Resort IMAX Theatre

    New York

    New York City - AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
    West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

    North Carolina

    Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum

    Oklahoma

    Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Tulsa

    Pennsylvania

    Harrisburg - Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
    Philadelphia - Tuttleman IMAX at Franklin Institute(*)
    Pittsburg - Rangos OMNIMAX Theater at Carnegie Science Center

    Rhode Island

    Providence - Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX

    South Carolina

    Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach IMAX 3D Theatre(*)

    Tennessee

    Chattanooga - Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater
    Nashville - Regal Opry Mills IMAX

    Texas

    Austin - Bob Bullock IMAX at Texas State History Museum(*)
    Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17

    Utah

    Salt Lake City - Clark Planetarium ATK IMAX Theatre

    Virginia

    Hampton - Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
    Virginia Beach - The Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

    Washington

    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre

    Wisconsin

    Fitchburg - Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX

    CANADA

    British Columbia

    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
    Toronto - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX Theatre

    INTERNATIONAL

    Australia

    Melbourne - IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum(*)
    Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney(*)

    United Kingdom

    Greenwich - Odeon Greenwich IMAX Theatre
    London - bfi London IMAX Cinema
    Wimbledon - Odeon Wimbledon IMAX Theatre

    India

    Hyderabad - PRASAD IMAX Theatre(*)

    South Africa

    Durban - Gateway IMAX Theatre(*)
    Pretoria - Menlyn IMAX Theatre(*)

    (*) denotes later launch
    Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or
    IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
    

    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 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). 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.





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For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155, sgormley@imax.com; Entertainment Media: Rogers &
Cowan, Los Angeles, Jason Magner, (310) 854-8128, jmagner@rogersandcowan.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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