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Woodland Hills, CA -- PokémonTM fans across America will be marking their calendars for a special limited engagement theatrical event this holiday season. The newest full-length Pokémon feature film, Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom, is coming to movie theater screens across the U.S. for one weekend only: December 3rd and 4th, 2011! As a special treat, fans can catch the debut of the movie's trailer this weekend, September 17th and 18th, on www.Pokemon.com immediately following an on-demand, online screening of the most recent feature-length movie, Pokémon-Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
The Pokémon Company International has partnered with innovative digital theatrical distribution company Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) to share Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom with its devoted fans for this limited, one-weekend-only screening event in more than 300 digital theaters across the United States. Pokémon fans will catch all the action and find out whether Ash can awaken the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom to help him stop the misguided Damon and save the Victory Pokémon Victini! A complete list of participating theaters will be announced shortly.
"We are thrilled to provide fans an opportunity to see this exciting new Pokémon feature film on the big screen," said Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, Chief Marketing Officer at Cinedigm. "Pokémon fans are a passionate group and will truly relish seeing this film together."
"It's going to be a lot of fun for the entire Pokémon community to get together and watch Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom," said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. "We're excited to be working with Cinedigm to make this special engagement possible across the country."
As part of a Pokémon first, Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom is one of two feature-length films debuting in December. Launch details about the second movie, Pokémon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram, will be coming soon.
For more information about Pokémon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom, please visit www.Pokemon.com/MovieWhite.
Los Angeles -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Underworld Awakening, the fourth installment in the popular supernatural-action franchise produced by Lakeshore Entertainment along with creator Len Wiseman, will be released to IMAX® digital theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release Jan. 20, 2012. The latest chapter in the Underworld saga marks the return of Kate Beckinsale in the title role of Selene and is the first of the series to be filmed in 3D and released in IMAX.
"Underworld is one of Screen Gems' most important franchises, so it's important to us to present the movie as its fans want to see it: on the IMAX screen," said Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing.
"The Underworld franchise has established a dedicated fan following and we think Underworld Awakening will serve as a terrific kick off to our robust 2012 film slate," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.
The IMAX release of Underworld Awakening will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.