Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight Returns to IMAX(R) theatres for encore presentation on January 23, 2009

    Growth of IMAX Network Enables More Audiences in More Locations to
    Experience it in IMAX

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:   IMAX; TSX: IMX)
and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the box office smash hit The
Dark Knight, which has grossed more than $997 million at the worldwide box
office since its release on July 18th, 2008, will return to IMAX(R) theatres
for an encore presentation. Starting January 23rd, the film will open in 143
IMAX screens domestically, and 29 screens internationally. Last year the film
opened day and date in 94 domestic and 15 international IMAX theatres and went
on to become the highest grossing live-action Hollywood IMAX release,
generating $63 million as it continued to be released throughout the IMAX
    The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience features six sequences filmed with
IMAX cameras, which marks the first time ever that a major feature film has
been even partially shot using IMAX cameras.
    "The Dark Knight is a crowning achievement in every sense of the word,"
said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"We want to provide one more opportunity for moviegoers to experience it on
the big screen as it was meant to be seen. We're also very excited to give
more fans in new markets an opportunity to experience the film in this special
way, thanks to the continued rapid growth of the IMAX theatre network."
    "As audiences discovered over the summer, The Dark Knight is not only a
phenomenal film, but an extraordinarily unique experience in IMAX," said
Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros.
Pictures. "With the multitude of accolades it has received this season, we
wanted to bring this amazing film back to theaters to give audiences another
chance to see it on the big screen and in the expanded IMAX locations around
the globe."
    "We are grateful to Chris Nolan and Warner Bros Pictures for
incorporating IMAX into such a wonderful cinematic masterpiece, and we're
honored to bring it back to our theatres," said Greg Foster, Chairman and
President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "The anticipation surrounding the
initial IMAX release reached beyond the markets where we had IMAX theatres and
we're delighted that moviegoers in many of those markets will now have the
chance to Experience it in IMAX."
    One of the most celebrated and successful films of this or any year, The
Dark Knight has been hailed by both critics and audiences since its original
release last July. The film garnered widespread acclaim for its artistic and
technical achievements, culminating with the film being named on more than 150
critics' lists of the year's top-ten films.
    In addition, the filmmakers behind The Dark Knight have been honored by
their peers, with Christopher Nolan receiving a Directors Guild of America
Award nomination; producers Nolan, Charles Roven and Emma Thomas garnering a
Producers Guild Award nomination; and a Writers Guild of America Award
nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay going to Chris Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
and David S. Goyer. Cast member Heath Ledger received a Screen Actors Guild
Award nomination, and has also won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Award and
numerous other critics groups' awards for Best Supporting Actor.
    The Dark Knight also won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Action Film,
and swept the People's Choice Awards in five categories, including Favorite
Movie and Favorite Cast.
    The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play at the
following locations starting on January 23rd.



    Mesa - Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
    Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
    Tempe - IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills


    Little Rock - Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre


    Anaheim - The Movie Experience 14 at Anaheim Gardenwalk
    Arcadia - AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
    Burbank - AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX
    Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
    Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
    Emeryville - AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
    Fresno - Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX
    Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
    Los Angeles - AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
    Los Angeles - AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
    Los Angeles - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
    Monterey - Cannery Row IMAX Theatre
    Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX
    Sacramento - Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Sacramento - Esquire IMAX Theatre
    Sacramento - Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
    San Diego - Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
    San Jose - AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX
    San Francisco - AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX
    Simi Valley - Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Stockton - Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Torrance - AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX


    Colorado Springs - Cinemark Carefree Circle IMAX Theatre
    Denver - UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
    Westminster - AMC Orchards of Westminster 12 & IMAX


    Manchester - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills
    Norwalk - IMAX Theatre at The Maritime Aquarium


    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 - Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX
    St. Augustine - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
    St. Petersburg - Muvico Baywalk 20 & IMAX
    Tallahassee - IMAX Theatre at the Challenger Learning Center
    Tampa - AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
    Tampa - Channelside Cinemas IMAX
    Tampa - IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI
    West Palm Beach - Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX


    Augusta - Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
    Buford - Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX


    Boise - Edwards Boise Stadium 22 & IMAX


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


    Evansville - IMAX Theatre at Showplace Cinemas East 18
    Indianapolis - IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum
    Indianapolis - Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 & IMAX
    Noblesville - Hamilton Towne Center 16 + IMAX
    Portage - Portage 16 IMAX


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


    Olathe - AMC Studio 30 & IMAX


    Louisville - IMAX Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook


    Harahan - AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX
    New Orleans - Entergy IMAX Theatre, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas


    Baltimore - AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
    Columbia - AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX


    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


    Dearborn - The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
    Grand Blanc - NGC Trillium Cinema IMAX Theatre
    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


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


    Las Vegas - Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort
    Las Vegas - Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Las Vegas - Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX

    New Hampshire

    Hooksett - Cinemagic IMAX Theatre

    New Jersey

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

    New York

    Albany - Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
    Deer Park - Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Garden City - Grumman IMAX at Cradle of Aviation
    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
    West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
    White Plains - IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema De Lux 15
    Williamsville - Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAX

    North Carolina

    Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum


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


    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
    Philadelphia - Tuttleman IMAX Theatre at the Franklin Institute
    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 & IMAX
    Nashville - Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX


    Austin - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
    Colleyville - Colleyville Cinema & Grille 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
    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 at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    Hampton - Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
    Virginia Beach - AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
    Woodbridge - AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX


    Lacey - Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
    Seattle - Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre
    Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX
    Tukwila - AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX

    Washington DC

    Washington DC - Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of
    Nat. History


    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
    Vancouver - CN Theatre at Canada Place


    Winnipeg - IMAX Theatre at Portage Place

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax - Empire IMAX, Bayer's Lake


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


    Montreal - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
    Quebec City - IMAX le Theatre



    Buenos Aires - IMAX Center Norte


    Melbourne - Hoyts Highpoint IMAX
    Melbourne - IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum
    Perth - Hoyts Carousel IMAX
    Sydney - Hoyts Entertainment Quarter IMAX
    Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre


    Sao Paolo - Unibanco IMAX Cinema


    Hong Kong - UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre


    Bogota - IMAX Theatre Plaza de las Americas


    Guayaquil - Fundacion Malecon 2000


    Guatemala City - Pradera Concepcion


    Goyangsi - CGV Ilsan
    Seoul - CGV Wangsipni
    Seoul - CGV Yongsan


    Guadalajara - Cinepolis Galerias Guadalajara IMAX Theatre
    Mexico City - Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre
    Mexico City - Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre
    Monterrey - Cinepolis Galerias Valle Oriente IMAX Theatre
    Toluca - Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre


    Amsterdam - Pathe Arena IMAX


    Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre


    Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas

    United Kingdom

    Birmingham - IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point
    Bradford - IMAX National Media Museum
    Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
    Greenwich - Odeon Greenwich IMAX
    London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
    Manchester - Odeon IMAX Cinema Manchester at The Printworks
    Wimbledon - Odeon Wimbledon

    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(R) 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. 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) 821-0144, sgormley@imax.com; Investors: IMAX Corporation - New
York, Heather Anthony, (212) 821-0121, hanthony@imax.com; Entertainment Media:
Rogers & Cowan, Los Angeles, Jason Magner, (310) 854-8128,
jmagner@rogersandcowan.com; Zoomwerks, Warren Betts, (626) 836-2080,

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