Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: The IMAX Experience opens in IMAX(R) theatres Friday, May 22, 2009

    LOS ANGELES, May 20 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox
today announced that Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, starring
Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain
Chabat and Robin Williams and directed by Shawn Levy, will open in 160 IMAX(R)
theatres domestically, simultaneously with its wide release this Friday, May
22, 2009. The film had its world premiere last week at the Smithsonian
Institution's Lockheed Martin IMAX theatre in Washington D.C. The IMAX release
will also open in 38 IMAX theatres internationally.
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the sequel to the box
office hit Night at the Museum, which grossed $251 million at the box office
with $18.3 million coming from 113 IMAX theatres. This highly anticipated next
installment in the series has also been digitally re-mastered into the
unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with
proprietary IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
    "We're delighted to be back in IMAX theatres for this next Night at the
Museum adventure, where fans can experience the enhanced image and sound
quality of The IMAX Experience," said Bruce Snyder, President, Domestic
Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox. "The rollout of IMAX's digital theatres
has expanded the audience for our IMAX release and we look forward
transporting even more people into the magical museum exhibits, this time at
the Smithsonian, with the hilarious cast from the first film."
    "Our summer film slate is off to a great start and this exciting film
delivers all the elements that are ideally suited to The IMAX Experience,"
said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "With more IMAX theatres for people to
choose from, audiences have more choices of when and where they want to
experience the IMAX release, and the extra options have already proven to be a
huge success this summer. Twentieth Century Fox has delivered another top
quality film and we look forward to sharing it with IMAX moviegoers."
    "Shawn Levy and Twentieth Century Fox have created another wonderful
adventure for the whole family," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President,
IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "This film plays well for people of all ages, and
we're very excited to offer it to IMAX moviegoers in multiplexes and many
    It's a new "Night" and "Museum" for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several
other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history --
including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as
villainous Egyptian pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant
Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon. Owen Wilson is back as cowboy
Jedediah, and Robin Williams again rides into history as Teddy Roosevelt. The
centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution,
which houses the world's largest museum complex with more than 136 million
items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her
nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot
to Dorothy's ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker's lounge chair. No major film
has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington...until Night at the
Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The "Battle" begins in theaters and IMAX
everywhere May 22.



    Birmingham - IMAX Dome Theatre at McWane Centre


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


    Little Rock - Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre


    Aliso Viejo - Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Anaheim - CinemaFusion IMAX Anaheim GardenWalk
    Arcadia - AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
    Burbank - AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX
    Camarillo - Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
    Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
    Cupertino - AMC Cupertino 16 & IMAX
    Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
    El Dorado Hills - Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
    Emeryville - AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
    Escondido - Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Fairfield - Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Fresno - Edwards Fresno Stadium 21 & IMAX
    Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
    Long Beach - Edwards Long Beach 26 & IMAX
    Los Angeles - AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
    Los Angeles - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
    Los Angeles - AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
    National City - AMC Plaza Bonita 14 & IMAX
    Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX
    San Diego - AMC Palm Promenade 24 & IMAX
    San Diego - Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
    San Jose - AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX
    San Francisco - AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX
    Santa Clara - AMC Mercado 20  & IMAX
    Simi Valley - Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX
    South Gate - Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Stockton - Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Torrance - AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX
    Woodland Hills - AMC Promenade 16 & IMAX


    Colorado Springs - Cinemark Carefree Circle IMAX Theatre
    Denver - UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
    Highlands Ranch - AMC Highlands Ranch 24 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX


    Manchester - IMAX Theatre at Cinema de Lux Buckland Hills 18

    District of Columbia

    Washington - Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of
                 Nat. History
    Washington - Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian Institute


    Altamonte Springs - AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX
    Aventura - AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX
    Fort Lauderdale - AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
                      and Science
    Fort Myers - Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Jacksonville - AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
    Orange Park - AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
    Orlando - Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Orlando - Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
    South Miami - AMC Sunset Place 24 & IMAX
    St. Augustine - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
    St. Petersburg - Muvico Baywalk 20 & IMAX
    Tampa - AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
    Tampa - Channelside Cinemas 9 & IMAX
    West Palm Beach - Muvico Parisian IMAX


    Augusta - Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Buford - Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Kennesaw - AMC Barrett Commons 24 & IMAX
    Morrow - AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX


    Honolulu - Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX


    Boise - Edwards Boise Stadium 22  & IMAX


    Batavia - Randall 15 IMAX
    Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
    Lincolnshire - Regal Lincolnshire 20 & IMAX
    South Barrington - AMC Barrington 30 & IMAX
    Woodridge - Cinemark Seven Bridges IMAX


    Evansville - Showplace Cinemas East 18 & IMAX
    Indianapolis - Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 & IMAX
    Noblesville - Hamilton 16 IMAX
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX


    Council Bluffs - Kerasotes Star Cinemas 16 & IMAX
    Des Moines - Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater


    Olathe - AMC Studio 30 & IMAX


    Louisville - Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX
    Newport - AMC Newport On The Levee 20 & IMAX


    Harahan - AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX


    Saco - Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco


    Baltimore - AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
    Baltimore - Maryland Science Center IMAX Theater
    Columbia - AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX


    Natick - Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture - Natick
    Reading - Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture - Reading


    Dearborn - The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
    Grand Blanc - Trillium Cinema 14 & IMAX, Grand Blanc
    Grand Rapids - Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
    Lansing - Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
    Sterling Heights - AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
    Ypsilanti - Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor IMAX


    Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre
    Roseville - AMC Rosedale 14 & IMAX


    Kansas City - AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
    St. Louis - Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 IMAX


    Henderson - Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
    Las Vegas - Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort
    Las Vegas - Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
    North Las Vegas - Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX

    New Hampshire

    Hooksett - Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City - Tropicana IMAX Theatre
    Cherry Hill - AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
    Hamilton - AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX

    New York

    Albany - Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
    Brooklyn - UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX
    Deer Park - Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Garden City - Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
    New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City 18 & IMAX
    New York City - AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
    New York City - AMC Empire 25 & IMAX
    Rochester - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
    Stony Brook - AMC Stony Brook 17 & IMAX
    West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
    White Plains - City Center 15 & IMAX: Cinema de Lux
    Williamsville - Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAX

    North Carolina

    Charlotte - Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
    Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum


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


    Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa


    Tigard - Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX


    Bensalem - AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
    Harrisburg - Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
    Homestead - AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
    King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Reading - RC Reading Movies 11 + IMAX
    Tarentum - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills

    Rhode Island

    Providence - Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX


    Knoxville - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
    Nashville - Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX


    Austin - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
    Colleyville - Metro Cinema of Colleyville IMAX Theatre
    Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
    Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum Omni Theater
    Houston - AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
    Houston - Edwards Houston Marq(*)e 23 & IMAX
    Houston - Wortham IMAX Theatre
    Mesquite - AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
    San Antonio - Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
    Sugar Land - AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
    Tomball - Santikos Silverado Station 18 IMAX


    Sandy - Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons


    Alexandria - AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
    Midlothian - Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
    Virginia Beach - AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
    Woodbridge - AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX


    Bellevue - Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
    Lacey - Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre
    Seattle - Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
    Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre
    Tukwila - AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX


    Fitchburg - Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX



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

    British Columbia

    Langley - Cineplex Colossus Langley IMAX Theatre
    Richmond - Cineplex SilverCity Riverport IMAX Theatre

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax - Empire IMAX Theatre


    Gloucester - Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
    Mississauga - Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX Theatre
    Toronto - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX Theatre
    Vaughan - Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre


    Montreal - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre



    Buenos Aires - IMAX Theatre Center Norte(xx)


    Melbourne - Highpoint Hoyts IMAX(xx)
    Melbourne - Melbourne IMAX(xx)
    Perth - Carousel Hoyts IMAX(xx)
    Sydney - Entertainment Quarter Hoyts Sydney(xx)


    Beijing - IMAX Theatre at the China National Film Museum(*)
    Beijing - IMAX Theatre UME Beijing International(*)
    Beijing - Shijingcheng Wanda Cinema(*)
    Changchun - Wanda International Cinema Changchun(*)
    Changsha - Changsha Wanda International Cinema(*)
    Dongguan - Dongguan Wanda Theatre(*)
    Shanghai - IMAX Theatre at Peace Cinema(*)
    Suzhou - Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre(*)


    Bogota - IMAX Theatre Centro Comerical Plaza de Las Ameritas(xx)


    Guayaquil - Fundacion Malecon 2000(xx)


    Paris - Gaumont Disney Village IMAX


    Guatemala City - Pradera Concepción(xx)

    Hong Kong

    Kowloon - BEA IMAX Theatre(xx)


    Gwangju - CGV Gwangju(*)
    Seoul - CGV Yongsan(*)


    Juarez - Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre(*)
    Toluca - Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre(*)


    Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX


    Moscow - KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha(xx)
    Moscow - Nescafe IMAX Theatre(xx)
    St. Petersburg - Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City(xx)

    South Africa

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


    Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas(*)


    Bangkok - KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon(xx)


    Ankara - Ankara AFM IMAX
    Istinye - AFM Istinye Park IMAX


    Birmingham - IMAX Cinema Millennium Point
    Bradford - National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
    Greenwich - ODEON Greenwich
    London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
    Manchester - ODEON Manchester IMAX Cinema at The Printworks
    Wimbledon - ODEON Wimbledon

    (*)denotes later launch    (xx)denotes early launch

    Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

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