Disney's Alice in Wonderland Opens in IMAX(R) Theatres March 5, 2010

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


Title to Play in Record 270 IMAX Theatres Over Course of Run

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Collaborate on A Classic Tale to Offer a Magical IMAX® 3D Experience

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, will open in 188 domestic IMAX®theatres simultaneously with the film's wide release on March 5, 2010. The film will also open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally this weekend, and ultimately will play in 82 international IMAX theatres for a total of 270 IMAX runs, which marks a new record. The special IMAX® 3D release has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.

Commenting on the announcement, Chuck Viane, President, Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, said, "This fantastic interpretation of Alice in Wonderland is a film that truly deserves to be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and the premium IMAX 3D format. It delivers an eye-popping cinematic experience, where  moviegoers are taken down the rabbit hole and into dimensional worlds filled with incredible characters, sly humor, and wild adventures."

"There is an enormous amount of buzz and enthusiasm surrounding Alice in Wonderland, especially among fans of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. We're very excited to finally share this much-anticipated IMAX 3D adventure with them," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "We believe 3D fans are primed and ready for the next big IMAX 3D adventure and this magical film presents a great opportunity to deliver that to them."

Along with Depp, Hathaway and Wasikowska, the all-star cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, and Alan Rickman.

"Alice in Wonderland combines the imagination of Tim Burton's creative vision with incredibly outrageous characters and world-class actors, making it a fantastic fit for The IMAX Experience," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Disney has done a great job of making the IMAX release available to more IMAX theatres worldwide than ever before, giving more IMAX fans the opportunity to experience this very special movie event."

Alice In Wonderland: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX® Theatres beginning March 5.

UNITED STATES
Arizona
Glendale – AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX
Mesa – Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX
Tempe – Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX
Arkansas
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
California
Alhambra – Edwards Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX
Aliso Viejo – Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 30 & 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 
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
Colorado Springs – Carefree Circle 16 & IMAX
Denver – UA Colorado Center Stadium 8 & IMAX
Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX
Connecticut
Manchester – Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills IMAX
Florida
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 with IMAX
Orlando – Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 19 & IMAX
South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 & IMAX
Sunrise – Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX
Tallahassee – AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX
Georgia
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
Hawaii
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX
Idaho
Boise – Edwards Boise Stadium 22  & IMAX
Illinois
Batavia – Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Hodgkins – Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX
South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 with IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark 16 & IMAX
Indiana
Evansville - Showplace East 18 & IMAX
Indianapolis - Showplace 16 & IMAX
Noblesville - Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Portage 16 IMAX
Iowa
Council Bluffs – Kerasotes Star Cinemas 16 & IMAX
Kansas
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 & IMAX
Kentucky
Louisville – Cinema de Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX
Newport - Newport Levee 20 with IMAX
Louisiana
Harahan - Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
 
Maine
Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
Maryland
Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
Baltimore – Maryland Science Center IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX
Massachusetts
Danvers – AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 & IMAX
Methuen – Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
Natick – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Reading – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Michigan
Auburn Hills – Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX 
Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX
Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema & IMAX
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Grand Rapids North 17 & IMAX
Lansing – Celebration! Lansing 19 & IMAX
Livonia – Livonia 20
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
Ypsilanti – Showcase Ann Arbor 20 IMAX
Minnesota
Apple Valley - Great Clips Imation IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 & IMAX
Missouri
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 & IMAX
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
St. Louis – Wehrenberg Ronnies Cinemas 19 & IMAX
Nevada
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 Theatre at Tropicana
Cherry Hill – AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX
Elizabeth – AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New Brunswick – Loews New Brunswick 18 with IMAX
Paramus – AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX
Rockaway – AMC Rockaway 16 with IMAX
New York
Albany – Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
Brooklyn – Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 & IMAX
Deer Park - Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City Stadium 18 & IMAX
New York City – AMC Empire 25 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark Tinseltown 16 & IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains – City Center 15 IMAX
Williamsville – Regal 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
Ohio
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 & IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
Springdale – Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux IMAX
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs 24
Tulsa – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Oregon
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Pennsylvania
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
Harrisburg – IMAX Theatre at The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts
Homestead – AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
King of Prussia – UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark Pittsburgh Mills Mall 17 & IMAX
Rhode Island
Providence – Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX
South Carolina
Charleston – Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16
Tennessee
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX
Texas
Austin – IMAX Theatre at Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Dallas – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 & IMAX
Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
Houston – Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
San Antonio – IMAX 3D Theatre at San Antonio Rivercenter
San Antonio – Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
Tomball – Santikos Silverado 19 IMAX
Utah
Sandy – Jordan Commons 16 & IMAX
Virginia
Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
Hampton – VASC IMAX Theatre
McLean – AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX
Washington
Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Kent – AMC 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 – AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX
Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX
Wisconsin
Fitchburg – Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX
Wauwatosa – Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX
 
CANADA
Alberta
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 17 & IMAX Theatre
Ontario
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
Mississauga – Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX Theatre
Toronto – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto & IMAX
Woodbridge – Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre 
Quebec
Montreal – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
Quebec City – Galeries de la Capitale IMAX
 
INTERNATIONAL
Argentina
Buenos Aires – IMAX Showcase Norte^
Australia
Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX^
Melbourne – Melbourne Museum IMAX^
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX^
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX^
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney^
Austria
Graz – Cineplexx 8055 Graz^
Vienna – Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino^
Brazil
Curitiba – Palladium Shopping Center IMAX*
Sao Paolo – Bourbon Shopping Center Espaço Unibanco Pompéia IMAX*
Bulgaria
Sofia – Mtel IMAX
China
Beijing – China National Film Museum
Beijing – Shijingshan Wanda IMAX
Beijing – SUC Beijing UME IMAX
Changchun – Wanda Changchun IMAX Cinema
Changsha – Wanda Changsha IMAX Cinema
Chongqing – Chongqing Science and Technology Museum IMAX*
Dongguan – Wanda Dongguan IMAX Cinema
Kunming – Broadway IMAX Theatre
Shanghai – Shanghai Peace IMAX
Suzhou – Suzhou Science & Cultural Arts Center IMAX*
Tianjin – China Film Cinema IMAX Theatre
Wuhan – Studio City Wuhan IMAX
Wuxi – Big World IMAX Cinema
Columbia
Bogota – IMAX Theatre Plaza de las Americas
Costa Rica
San Jose – Centro Comercial Avenida Escazu Cine IMAX
Czech Republic
Prague – Oskar IMAX Palace Flora^
France
Paris – Gaumont Disney Village IMAX*
Guatemala
Guatemala City – Pradera Concepcion
Hong Kong 
Kowloon – UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre^
Hungary
Budapest – Cinema City Arena IMAX Hungary^
India
Hyderabad – Prasad IMAX Theatre*
Mumbai – Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre*
Japan
Kanagawa – 109 Cinemas Kawasaki*
Minoh – 109 Cinemas Minoh*
Nagoya – 109 Cinemas Nagoya*
Saitama – 109 Cinemas Shobu*
Korea
Gwangju – CGV Gwangju^
Seoul - CGV Wangsipni^ 
Seoul – CGV Yongsan^
Kuwait
Safat – Kuwait National Cinema Company Cinescape 360 IMAX^
Mexico
Cuernavaca – Cinemex Diana IMAX
Guadalajara – Cinepolis Galerias
Juarez – Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre
Mexico City – Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre
Mexico City – Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre
Mexico City – Megapantalla IMAX, Papalote Museo Interactivo Infantil
Monterrey – Galerias Valle Oriente
Toluca – Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre
Netherlands 
Amsterdam – Pathe Arena IMAX
Eindhoven – Pathe Eindhoven IMAX*
Rotterdam – Pathe Schouwburgplein IMAX
New Zealand 
Auckland – SKYCITY IMAX Queen Street^
Philippines
Manila – SM City North Edsa Mall IMAX^
Poland
Katowice – Orange IMAX Katowice
Krakow – Orange IMAX Krakow
Lodz – Orange IMAX Manufaktura
Poznan – Poznan IMAX
Warsaw – Orange IMAX Sabyda
Qatar
Doha – Villagio Shopping Mall IMAX*
Romania
Bucharest – Cinema City IMAX Bucharest
Russia
Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha^
Moscow – Coca-Cola IMAX KinoStar De Lux Teply Stan^
Moscow – Nescafe IMAX^
St. Petersburg – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City^
Ufa – IMAX Iskra Theatre^
Spain
Barakaldo – Yelmo Megapark IMAX*
Barcelona – Port Vell IMAX*
Madrid – Madrid IMAX*
Malaga – Yelmo Plaza Mayor IMAX*
Oviedo – Yelmo Los Prados IMAX*
Taiwan
Taipei – Samsung IMAX Theatre Miramar Cinema*
Taipei – Viewshow Cinemas Taipei Sun IMAX*
Thailand
Bangkok – KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon^
Ukraine
Kiev – Utel IMAX Theatre*
United Kingdom
Birmingham – Birmingham IMAX Millennium Point
Bradford – National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
Cardiff – Odeon Cardiff IMAX Cinema 
Gateshead – Odeon Metrocentre IMAX Cinema
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
Greenwich – Odeon Greenwich IMAX Cinema
London – BFI London IMAX Cinema
Manchester – Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks
Wimbledon – Odeon Wimbledon IMAX Cinema
 
 
^ 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 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 September 30, 2009, there were 403 IMAX theatres (280 commercial, 123 institutional) operating in 44 countries.

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