Disney's A Christmas Carol Opens in IMAX(R) Theatres on November 6, 2009

Epic Fantasy From Director Robert Zemeckis and Starring Jim Carrey Comes to Life in IMAX(R) 3D

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

             Film to Play in Record Number of IMAX(R) Theatres

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Disney's A Christmas Carol, the spectacular Disney Digital 3D(TM) holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, will open in a record 181 IMAX(R) theatres domestically on November 6, 2009 and 57 IMAX theatres internationally starting on November 5th, 2009. Disney's A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience 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.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Zoradi, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, said, "Seeing Disney's A Christmas Carol in IMAX(R) 3D is the ultimate way to experience this extraordinary motion picture from acclaimed filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. With its enormous screens, incredible sound, and crystal clear imagery, moviegoers will feel like they're actually in the Victorian world of Scrooge and the other classic Dickens' characters. 'Disney's A Christmas Carol' takes the Disney Digital 3D experience to a delightful new level of enjoyment, and the IMAX 3D engagements take that experience to the maximum. Audiences are going to love seeing Jim Carrey and this wonderful cast as they bring this holiday classic to life as never before."

"Robert Zemeckis has consistently delivered brilliant content that is ideally suited to IMAX 3D and we're certainly looking forward to this next big 3D adventure," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "Our growing theatre network enables us to reach the widest audience ever for an IMAX opening, which is very encouraging given the tremendous buzz surrounding the film."

"This film brings together the extraordinary talents of Robert Zemeckis, who is a true 3D visionary, the marketing savvy of Disney, our friend Jim Carrey and The IMAX Experience to create a major motion picture Holiday event," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're very excited to kick off the holiday season with this highly anticipated 3D movie that is sure to transport IMAX audiences right into the classic Dickens tale with a cool 2009 edge."

Robert Zemeckis' takes the art of performance capture to the next level with Disney's A Christmas Carol. This multi-sensory 3D motion picture captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking motion picture event. Ebeneezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman), and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come (all played by Carrey) take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.

Disney's A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to open at the following IMAX(R) Theatres beginning November 6th.


 Glendale - Westgate 20
 Mesa - Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
 Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
 Phoenix - Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX*
 Little Rock - Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
 Alhambra - Edwards Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX
 Aliso Viejo - Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
 Anaheim - CinemaFusion 14 + IMAX
 Arcadia - AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
 Burbank - AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX
 Camarillo - Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
 Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
 Covina - AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
 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 - 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
 Riverside - Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX-
 Rowland Heights - AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX
 Sacramento - Esquire 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
 Temecula - Temecula Stadium15
 Torrance - AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX
 Woodland Hills - AMC Promenade 16 & IMAX
 Colorado Springs - Carefree Circle 16 + IMAX
 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
 Altamonte Springs - AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX
 Aventura - AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX
 Fort Myers - Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
 Ft. Lauderdale - AutoNation IMAX - MODS
 Jacksonville - AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
 Oldsmar - Woodlands Square 20 with IMAX
 Orange Park - AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
 Orlando - Loews Universal Cineplex 20*
 Orlando - Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
 Orlando - Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX
 South Miami - AMC Sunset Place 24 & IMAX
 St. Petersburg - Baywalk 19 + IMAX
 Tallahassee - AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
 Tampa - Channelside Cinemas Stadium 9 + IMAX
 Tampa - AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
 West Palm Beach - Muvico Parisian IMAX
 Augusta - Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
 Buford - 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
 Batava - Randall 14 + IMAX
 Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
 Hodgkins - Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
 Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Stadium 20 + IMAX
 South Barrington - AMC Barrington 30 & IMAX
 Woodridge - Cinemark 16 + IMAX
 Evansville - Showplace East 18 + IMAX
 Indianapolis - Indiana State Museum*
 Indianapolis - Showplace 16 + IMAX
 Noblesville - Hamilton 16 IMAX
 Portage - Portage 15 + IMAX
 Council Bluffs - Kerasotes Star Cinemas 16 & IMAX
 Olathe - AMC Studio 30 & IMAX
 Louisville - Stoney Brook IMAX
 Newport - Newport Levee 20 with IMAX
 Harahan - Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
 Saco - Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
 Baltimore - Maryland IMAX - MD Sci Ctr
 Baltimore - AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
 Columbia - AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX
 Danvers - AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 & IMAX
 Methuen - Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
 Natick - Jordan's Furniture IMAX - Natick
 Reading - IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading - Jordan's Furn
 Auburn Hills -Lakes 25 with IMAX
 Dearborn - Henry Star Great Ford IMAX
 Grand Blanc - NCG Trillium Cinema + IMAX
 Grand Rapids - Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
 Lansing - Celebration - Lansing 19 + IMAX
 Livonia - Livonia 20
 Sterling Heights - AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
 Ypsilanti - Showcase Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX
 Apple Valley - Great Clips Imation IMAX
 Edina - Southdale 16 with IMAX
 Roseville - AMC Rosedale 14 & IMAX
 Independence - AMC Independence Commons 20 & IMAX
 Kansas City - AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
 St. Louis - Ronnies Cinemas 19 + IMAX
 Henderson - Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
 Las Vegas - Brenden Palms 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 - IMAX & the Tropicana
 Cherry Hill - AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
 Elizabeth - Jersey Gardens 20
 Hamilton - AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX
 New Brunswick - Loews New Brunswick 18 with IMAX
 Paramus - Garden State 16*
 Rockaway - Rockaway 16 with IMAX*
 New York
 Albany - Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
 Brooklyn - Sheepshead Bay 14 with IMAX
 Dear Park - Deer Park Stadium 16 and IMAX
 New Rochelle - New Roc City Stadium 18 + IMAX
 New York City - AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX
 New York City - AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
 Rochester - Tinseltown 16 + IMAX
 Stony Brook - AMC Stony Brook 17 & IMAX
 West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
 White Plains - City Center 15 IMAX
 Williamsville - Transit Center Stadium 18 + IMAX
 North Carolina
 Charlotte - Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
 Concord - AMC Concord Mills 24 & IMAX
 Raleigh - Wachovia IMAX Theatre
 Cincinnati - Showcase Springdale 18 IMAX
 Columbus - Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
 Columbus - Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
 Oklahoma City - Quail Springs 24*
 Tulsa - Cinemark 17 + IMAX
 Tigard - Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
 Bensalem - AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
 Harrisburg - The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX
 Homestead - AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
 King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
 Reading - RC Reading Movies 11 + IMAX
 Tarentum - Pittsburgh Mills Mall 17 + IMAX
 Rhode Island
 Providence - Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX
 South Carolina
 Charleston - Southeast Cinemas
 Knoxville - Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
 Nashville - Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX
 Austin - IMAX Theater Austin - Bob Bullock
 Colleyville - Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX
 Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
 Frisco - Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
 Galveston - Moody Gardens
 Garland - AMC Firewheel 18 & IMAX
 Houston - AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
 Houston - Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAX
 Houston - Wortham IMAX Theater
 Mesquite - AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
 San Antonio - IMAX Rivercenter - 3D
 San Antonio - Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
 Sugar Land - AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
 Tomball - Silverado 19 IMAX
 Sandy - Jordan Commons 16 + IMAX
 Alexandria - AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
 Hampton - Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
 Hampton - VASC IMAX Theatre
 Midlothian - Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
 Virginia Beach - AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
 Virginia Beach - Marine Science Museum IMAX
 Woodbridge - AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX
 Bellevue - Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
 Kent - Kent Station 14 with IMAX
 Lacey - Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
 Seattle - Boeing IMAX - Pacific Science Center
 Seattle - Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
 Spokane - River Park Square 20 with IMAX*
 Tukwila - AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX
 Fitchburg - Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX
 Wauwatosa - Mayfair Mall 18 with 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
 Woodbridge - Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre
 Montreal - Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
 Quebec City - IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec

 Buenos Aires - IMAX Showcase Norte*
 Melbourne - Highpoint Hoyts IMAX~
 Melbourne - Melbourne Museum IMAX~
 Perth - Carousel Hoyts IMAX~
 Sydney - Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX~
 Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney~
 Graz - Cineplexx 8055 Graz~
 Vienna - Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino~
 Curitiba - Palladium Shopping Center IMAX
 Sao Paolo - Bourbon Shopping Center Espaco Unibanco Pompeia IMAX
 Czech Republic
 Prague - Oskar IMAX Palace Flora*
 Berlin - CineStar Potsdamer Platz IMAX 3D~
 Hong Kong
 Kowloon - UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre*
 Hong Kong SAR - I Square - Lark Intl. Multimedia Ltd.*
 Budapest - Cinema City Arena IMAX Hungary~
 Hyderabad - Prasad IMAX Theatre*
 Kolkata - Cinemax Kolkata*
 Mumbai - Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre*
 Kanagawa - 109 Cinemas Kawasaki*
 Minoh - 109 Cinemas Minoh*
 Saitama - 109 Cinemas Shobu*
 Gwangju - CGV Gwangju*
 Seoul - CGV Yongsan*
 Guadalajara - Cinepolis Galerias
 Juarez - Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre
 Mexicali - Sol del Nino
 Mexico City - Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre
 Mexico City - Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre
 Monterrey - Galerias Valle Oriente
 Toluca - Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre
 Amsterdam - Pathe*
 New Zealand
 Auckland - SKYCITY IMAX Queen Street~
 Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX*
 Manila - SM City North Edsa Mall IMAX*
 Katowice - Orange IMAX Katowice*
 Krakow - Orance IMAX Krakow*
 Lodz - Orange IMAX Manufaktura*
 Poznan - Poznan IMAX*
 Warsaw - Orange IMAX Sabyda*
 Moscow - KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha*
 Moscow - Nescafe IMAX*
 St. Petersburg - Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City*
 Barakaldo - Megapark*
 Malaga - Plaza Mayor*
 Taipei - Samsung IMAX Theatre Miramar Cinema
 Taipei - Viewshow
 Bangkok - KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon*
 Birmingham - Birmingham IMAX Millennium Point
 Bradford - National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
 Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
 Greenwich - ODEON Greenwich IMAX
 London - BFI London IMAX Cinema
 Manchester - Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks
 Wimbledon - ODEON Wimbledon IMAX
 Kiev - Utel IMAX Theatre*

 ~ denotes earlier launch  *denotes later launch

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

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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(R) 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. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of June 30, 2009, there were 394 IMAX theatres (273 commercial, 121 institutional) operating in 44 countries.

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