Paramount Pictures' Star Trek opens in IMAX(R) theatres May 7, 2009

        Director J.J. Abrams Beams Moviegoers on Board the USS Enterprise
                         with The IMAX Experience(R)

    Limited Two-Week IMAX Run Has IMAX Theatres Operating Around the Clock

    LOS ANGELES, April 28 /CNW/ - Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation
(NASDAQ:   IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J.
Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III", "Lost" and "Alias"), will open for a
special, limited two-week run in 134 IMAX(R) theatres domestically,
concurrently with the wide release on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm. The film will
also open in 29 IMAX theatres internationally. Star Trek has 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.
    The film has already received strong reviews, and IMAX theatres are
adding midnight shows to meet the demand during the limited run.
    "Star Trek is a fantastic addition to our 2009 film slate, and we're
pleased that the continuing rollout of digital IMAX theatre systems made this
limited release possible," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "This film
combines top Hollywood story-telling talent with space exploration, which is a
perfect combination for The IMAX Experience."
    "J.J. Abrams' extraordinary vision and IMAX's DNA has created a powerful
combination that is generating strong pre-sales and incredible buzz as fans
worldwide anticipate its release," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President
of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Both Star Trek and IMAX take audiences to far
away places they would normally not be able to go, and Paramount Pictures has
done an excellent job making it possible for these two great brands to come
together. We're already seeing feverish interest from the young tech-savvy
crowd in addition to the millions of Trekkies worldwide."
    The greatest adventure of all time begins with "Star Trek," the
incredible story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced
starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action,
comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil
being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
    The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T.
Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other,
Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all
emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but
powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through
unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

    Star Trek: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the
    following IMAX(R) Theatres beginning May 8th.

    Huntsville - Spacedome IMAX at US Space and Rocket Center
    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
    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
    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
    Denver - UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
    Highland Ranch - AMC Highland Ranch 24 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX
    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
    Kennedy Space Center - IMAX Theatres at Kennedy Space Centre
    Orange Park - AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
    Orlando - Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Orlando - Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & 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
    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
    Indianapolis - Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 & IMAX
    Noblesville - Hamilton 16 IMAX
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX
    Council Bluffs - Kerasotes Star Cinemas 16 & IMAX
    Olathe - AMC Studio 30 & 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
    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
    Detroit - The New Detroit Science Center's IMAX Dome 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
    Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre
    Kansas City - AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
    St. Louis - Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 IMAX
    Henderson - Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
    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
    Stony Brook - AMC Stony Brook 17 & IMAX
    West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
    White Plains - City Center 15 & IMAX: Cinema de Lux
    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
    Tigard - Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
    Bensalem - AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
    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
    Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
    Houston - AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
    Houston - Edwards Houston Marq(*)e 23 & IMAX
    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
    Chantilly - Airbus IMAX Theater
    Hampton - Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
    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
    Tukwila - AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX
    Fitchburg - Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX

    Nova Scotia
    Halifax - Empire IMAX Theatre
    Gloucester - Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
    Vaughan - Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre
    Montreal - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
    Quebec City - IMAX Le Theatre

    Melbourne - Highpoint Hoyts IMAX(xx)
    Melbourne - Melbourne IMAX(xx)
    Perth - Carousel Hoyts IMAX(xx)
    Sydney - Entertainment Quarter Hoyts Sydney(xx)
    Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney(xx)
    Beijing - Shijingcheng Wanda Cinema(*)
    Changsha - Changsha Wanda International Cinema(*)
    Changchun - Wanda International Cinema Changchun(*)
    Ilsan - CGV Ilsan(*)
    Seoul - CGV Wangsipni(*)
    Seoul - CGV Yongsan(*)
    Metepec - Cinepolis Metepec IMAX Theatre
    Amsterdam - Pathe Arena IMAX(xx)
    New Zealand
    Auckland - SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street(xx)
    Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX
    Moscow - KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha(xx)
    Barakaldo - Yelmo Cines Megapark
    Malaga - Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor
    Oviedo - Yelmo Cines Los Prados
    Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas
    Taipei - Sun VieShow IMAX Theatre

    Birmingham - IMAX Cinema Millennium Point
    Bradford - National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
    Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
    Greenwich - ODEON Greenwich
    London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
    Manchester - ODEON Manchester IMAX Cinema at The Printworks
    Wimbledon - ODEON Wimbledon
    Kiev - Utel IMAX Theatre(xx)

    (*)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.

    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 cinematic presentations using
proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR 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. 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 December 31, 2008, there were
351 IMAX theatres (231 commercial, 120 institutional) operating in 42

    IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX(R) DMR, The IMAX 3D Experience(R), and The IMAX
Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the
Company can be found at

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Media: IMAX Corporation, New York, Sarah
Gormley, (212) 821-0155,; Entertainment Media: Rogers &
Cowan, Los Angeles, Jason Magner, (310) 854-8128,;
Investors: IMAX Corporation - New York, Heather Anthony, (212) 821-0121,; Business Media: Sloane & Company, New York, Whit Clay,
(212) 446-1864,

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