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Director J.J. Abrams Beams Moviegoers on Board the USS Enterprise with The IMAX Experience®

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


LOS ANGELES, CA, April 28, 2009 – 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® 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® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (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® 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® IMAX® 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^

Melbourne – Melbourne IMAX^

Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX^

Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts Sydney^

Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney^


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^

New Zealand

Auckland – SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street^


Manila – San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX


Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha^


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^

*denotes later launch               ^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 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® DMR, The IMAX 3D Experience®, and The IMAX Experience® 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.


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