IMAX commences Consent Solicitation from holders of its Senior Notes and announces two-thirds of required consents have already been obtained

    TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:  IMAX; TSX:IMX)
announced today that it is soliciting consents (the "Consent Solicitation")
from the holders of its $160 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding
9 5/8% Senior Notes due 2010 (the "Senior Notes") to extend the deadline to
file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and
all other reports required to be filed by it under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, until May 31, 2007 or at its election until June 30, 2007. The
consent of a majority of the holders of the principal amount of the
outstanding Senior Notes is required to extend the filing deadline, and
approximately 67% of the required consents have already been obtained. The
consent will constitute a waiver of any defaults or event of defaults arising
from the Company's failing to file its 10-K prior to its deadline, including
pursuant to a notice of default it will receive from the Trustee under the
    Holders of the Senior Notes are referred to the Company's Consent
Solicitation Statement dated April 3, 2007 and the related Consent Form, which
are being mailed to holders, for the detailed terms and conditions of the
Consent Solicitation. The record date for determining the holders who are
entitled to consent was 5:30 p.m., New York City time, on March 28, 2007. The
Consent Solicitation will expire at 5:01 p.m., New York City time, on
April 12, 2007, unless extended.
    The Company is offering holders a consent fee of $10.00 in cash for each
$1,000 in principal amount of Senior Notes for their consent to the extension
of the filing deadline until May 31, 2007 (plus applicable cure period), with
the option by the Company to extend the filing deadline until June 30, 2007
(plus applicable cure period), all subject to the terms of the Consent
Solicitation. If the Company elects to extend the filing deadline until
June 30, 2007, shortly after notice of such election, it will pay holders an
additional consent fee of $5.00 in cash for each $1,000 in principal amount of
Senior Notes.
    As previously disclosed, the Company has not yet filed with the SEC its
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 in order to
allow additional time to complete a previously announced restatement due to
certain accounting errors, and to allow an internal review of its accounting
relating in particular to its revenue recognition policies.
    The Company has retained Global Bondholder Services Corporation to serve
as its information agent and tabulation agent for the Consent Solicitation.
Requests for documents should be directed to Global Bondholder Services
Corporation at (866) 857-2200 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774. The Company has
also retained Credit Suisse as solicitation agent for the Consent
Solicitation. Questions concerning the terms of the Consent Solicitation
should be directed to Credit Suisse, Attention: Liability Management Group, at
(212) 325-7596 (collect).

    This announcement is not an offer to purchase or sell, a solicitation of
an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of consents with respect to any
securities. The Consent Solicitation is being made solely pursuant to the
Company's Consent Solicitation Statement dated April 3, 2007 and the related
Consent Form.

    About IMAX Corporation
    IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology
companies, specializing in digital and film-based motion picture technologies.
The worldwide IMAX(R) 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(R) 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(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, 2006, there were 280 IMAX theatres operating in 40 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

    This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on
management 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 the outcome of
the accounting review and related matters discussed in this press release, 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, the ability to satisfy the
reporting covenant by the amended filing deadlines, risks associated with the
inability to obtain the requisite consents, the extent and impact of the
restatement of our financial statements 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, 2005.

For further information:

For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155,; Business Media: Sloane & Company,
New York, Whit Clay, (212) 446-1864,; Investors: Integrated
Corporate Relations, Amanda Mullin, (203) 682-8243,

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