Toronto, Canada - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Vie Show Cinemas, the leading exhibitor in Taiwan, today announced an agreement to open an IMAX® theatre in its Sun Cinemas multiplex in the city of Taipei. The installation is scheduled to be completed to take advantage of IMAX's robust 2009 Hollywood slate. The deal continues IMAX's international expansion momentum, which has been fueled by the introduction of IMAX's digital projection technology. There are currently 75 IMAX theatres scheduled to be operating in Asia by 2012. To date, IMAX has signed contracts for more than 200 IMAX digital projection systems worldwide, with 46 currently in operation and at least 115 scheduled to be in operation by year end.

"IMAX theatres offer the world's most immersive movie experience, and consumers in Asia have demonstrated they are willing to pay a premium for it," said Charles Wang, Chairman of Vie Show Cinemas. "The economics of IMAX's digital projection system, combined with the increase in Hollywood content being released in IMAX's format, made the decision to get into the IMAX business easy. We're very excited to install the system during the first quarter, with the goal of offering our customers most of this year's strong IMAX film slate."

"VieShow has a very strong brand in Taiwan and we believe a partnership with them is an ideal way to strengthen our own brand in the country," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "This partnership also advances our overall growth strategy in Asia, by adding another well-known exhibitor to the IMAX network and maximizing visibility with consumers in the region."

"We're very excited to work with VieShow to change the way moviegoers experience Hollywood movies in Taiwan," added Larry O'Reilly, IMAX's Executive Vice president, Theatre Development. "Our digital projection technology continues to fuel exhibitor interest in the IMAX business, and we are delighted that this interest has resulted in a partnership with Taiwan's leading exhibitor."

IMAX's revolutionary digital projection system delivers The IMAX Experience® and helps drive profitability for studios, exhibitors and IMAX theatres by eliminating the need for film prints, increasing program flexibility and ultimately increasing the number of movies shown on IMAX screens. The system can run both IMAX and IMAX® 3D presentations.

Upcoming IMAX releases include:

2009
The Dark Knight - Warner Bros. Pictures
Under the Sea 3D - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
Watchmen - Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Monsters vs. Aliens 3D - DreamWorks Animation
Star Trek - Paramount Pictures
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Twentieth Century Fox
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount Pictures
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (with scenes in IMAX 3D)- Warner Bros. Pictures
A Christmas Carol - Walt Disney Studios
Avatar 3D - Twentieth Century Fox

2010
Hubble 3D (working title) - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
How to Train Your Dragon 3D - DreamWorks Animation
Shrek Goes Fourth 3D - DreamWorks Animation

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COLUMBUS, GA - Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) announced today the departure of its chief executive officer and president, Michael W. Patrick, effective Monday, January 19, 2009. Mr. Patrick remains a member of Carmike's board of directors.

The board of directors has appointed S. David Passman III, currently Carmike's lead independent director, as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors. In addition, the board of directors has established an Office of the Chairman. The Office of the Chairman will focus on the strategic direction of Carmike and transition Carmike to new chief executive leadership. The Office of the Chairman will include Mr. Passman, as non-executive chairman of the board, Fred W. Van Noy, Carmike's chief operating officer, and Richard B. Hare, Carmike's chief financial officer.

"We thank Michael for his service to Carmike," said Mr. Passman. "I am honored to have the opportunity to work closely with my fellow board members and Carmike's senior management team as non-executive chairman to seek new opportunities to create shareholder value. I have confidence in our team at Carmike and believe the company is poised to take full advantage of the opportunity presented by digital cinema. We are optimistic about Carmike's future."

Mr. Passman, 56, has been a member of Carmike's board since June 2003 and currently serves as a member of the audit, executive and compensation and nominating committees. Mr. Passman recently retired from his position as the president and chief executive officer of IBS-STL, Inc., a book publishing and distribution company, where he has served since June 2005.

Previously, Mr. Passman served as the president of the Harland Printed Products and Harland Checks divisions of John H. Harland Company, a provider of printed products and software and related services to the financial institution market, from 1999 to 2003. He served as Harland's chief financial officer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Passman is a former partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office from 1993 to 1996.

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HONG KONG - GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce the signing of a major contract in China. Under the new agreement, Dadi Digital Cinema Development Limited ("Dadi") will deploy 100 units of GDC's SA-2100 Digital Cinema Server in China by the middle of 2009. A roll out target of 300 servers by 2010 has also been set.

Dadi is a Guangdong based company focusing on the business of building digital cinema multiplexes in China. "GDC is the undisputed leader in China digital cinema industry in terms of both the number of projects deployed and also the number of servers installed," said Mr. Liu Kaijun, General Manager of Dadi Cinema. "It really gives us extra peace of mind to work with a company of such stature and track record like GDC," Mr. Liu added.

GDC has been providing exhibitors with one-stop digital cinema solutions, 3D digital cinema solutions and 24x7 customer service that covers all provinces in China. "Dadi is the first cinema chain in China to exclusively use digital cinema projection systems for all its cinema multiplexes," said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are heartened by the repeat order from Dadi; this will add to the more than 100 Dadi digital cinema screens provided by GDC that we know have been running smoothly in the last 2 years without using any 35mm projector."

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Singapore -- GDC Technology (GDC), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, and RealD, the global leader in 3D cinema technology, are pleased to announce today further cooperation between the two companies. In this latest agreement, RealD will license to GDC the right to install and deploy its 3D EQ (aka ‘ghostbuster') technology in GDC's line of digital cinema servers.

RealD's 3D EQ technology enhances the separation of the left and right eye images. In the past, this process was incorporated into the master by the studios; RealD's new approach incorporates the technology into the digital cinema server and therefore simplifies the distribution process without sacrificing the optimal 3D visual experience.

"As the leader in 3D cinema, RealD is focused on using our technology to make the creation and distribution of 3D content as efficient as possible," said Joe Peixoto, president of worldwide cinemas at RealD. "Working with GDC to deploy our 3D EQ technology in their digital cinema servers offers a streamlined approach so the focus can stay on delivering to audiences a 3D experience unlike anything they've ever seen."

"GDC is a firm believer in bringing the best and latest feature sets available in its digital cinema servers to its customers," said Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are quick to notice the superiority of RealD's technology and wasted no time to incorporate it in GDC's line of digital cinema servers. This is another illustration of GDC's alertness to emerging technology and incessant commitment to its customers' needs."

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TORONTO, ON - Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to announce the world film premiere of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra will be shown one time only on Saturday, January 31, at 1p.m., in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound exclusively at more than 80 select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"We are excited to work with the Stratford Festival, Barry Avrich and CTV to bring this classic performance of Caesar and Cleopatra exclusively to our guests in communities large and small across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From the Metropolitan Opera to The National Ballet of Canada and now the Stratford Festival, Cineplex Entertainment continues to provide our guests with the best out-of-home entertainment available."

"The Cineplex release gives audiences across Canada an opportunity to see Christopher Plummer - a great Canadian actor and international treasure - in a role that he was born to play, along with the brilliant newcomer Nikki James as the legendary teenage queen," said Des McAnuff, Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and director of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra. "Caesar and Cleopatra is the story of the occupation of one nation by another - and while it is set more than 2,000 years ago, it is surprisingly contemporary in its subject and its sharp sense of humour. I hope it will serve as a banner production to let Canadians across the country witness the great things that are happening in Stratford."

Starring the internationally renowned Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra, the play sparkles with Shaw's legendary wit. Political drama turns to comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounter under a desert moon will lead to a shift in the course of history, as Cleopatra gradually overcomes her timidity to become a determined player in the game of power politics.

Executive Producers Christopher Plummer, Barry Avrich and Michael Levine worked in partnership with Bravo! to capture the stage performances of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra over three days in front of live audiences in HD and digital surround sound.

"The historic opportunity to preserve the legendary live performances in this theatrical production on film is unprecedented and an extraordinary gift for both film and theatre lovers," said Mr. Avrich, who is also Producer of the film.

Caesar and Cleopatra is presented by Bravo! and is produced by Melbar Entertainment Group. Isme Bennie is the Production Executive for Bravo! Bravo! is a division of CTV Limited.

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $17.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more at $16.95 + tax per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

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