Los Angeles -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) announced today that Paramount Pictures' Paranormal Activity 2, the follow-up to the hit supernatural thriller released in 2009, will be released to 161 digital IMAX® theatres in domestic and international territories, on October 22nd, simultaneously with the film's release. The film's limited IMAX release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology.

"Paramount has delivered another great movie that we believe will really resonate with IMAX fans," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "The growth of our digital theatre network has allowed us greater flexibility in programming, and we're very pleased to bring this highly anticipated sequel to the ever-increasing IMAX audience."

"We are thrilled to partner with Paramount Pictures for Paranormal Activity 2, a film that will be a terrifying treat for IMAX audiences," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We look forward to sharing the next installment of this highly anticipated movie for a limited two-week run that includes the Halloween weekend."

A listing of IMAX theatres playing Paranormal Activity 2 and ticket purchase is available via www.IMAX.com.

 

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New York, NY -- Screenvision announced the closing of its acquisition by Shamrock Capital Growth Fund today as well as the appointment of Travis Reid as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

"We have known Travis for many years and are thrilled that he has agreed to lead Screenvision to the next era of growth," said Shamrock Managing Director Steve Royer. "Travis has an over thirty-year history in the exhibition space having operated chains and most recently, pioneering the digital revolution for the cinema exhibition industry. He was our ideal candidate."
Prior to joining Screenvision, Mr. Reid was the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP), the digital integration entity owned collectively by AMC Entertainment Inc, Regal Entertainment Group and Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Prior to DCIP, Mr. Reid held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Loews Cineplex Entertainment, which was acquired by AMC Entertainment in 2005, and has held positions on the boards of AMC Entertainment Inc., Fandango, Inc., The Cineplex Galaxy Income Trust Fund, Yelmo Cineplex, and the Will Rogers Memorial Fund.

"I am eager to join this stellar team of professionals at Screenvision," stated Mr. Reid. "I have known and followed Screenvision since its inception. I signed their first long-term exhibitor advertising agreement when I was at Loews and have watched them successfully propel their network to over 15,000 screens and over 150 exhibition partners as well as increasing their advertising platform with the launches of their new pre-show, online vertical, alternative content and mobile solutions. This is an inventive and driven team who has grown the business consistently throughout the years, yet the biggest opportunities are in front of us."

 

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HONOLULU, HAWAII -- When Moving Image Technologies' Rydt Entertainment Systems Division faced the challenge of installing Hawaii's largest commercial movie screen, part of Consolidated Theatre's latest venture to attract more moviegoers, it turned to Harkness' Perlux® 220 3D screen (ShowEast Booth 518) for the solution.

Named "Titan Extreme Cinema" ("Titan XC"), this new big-screen concept treats guests to an enormous wall-to-wall movie screen, pristine, eye-popping 3D images, ground-breaking sound and brand new, first-class leather seating.

The Titan XC, which made its Hawaiian debut at the popular Ward Stadium 16 on Friday, June 18, 2010, to coincide with the release of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 in 3D, has quickly established itself as Hawaii's premier cinema viewing experience. The auditorium offers a seating capacity of 500 and features a 66-foot wide Harkness Perlux® 220 screen.

"We chose the Harkness brand because we believe it is the best screen on the market," says Jerry VandeRydt, president of the Rydt Entertainment Systems Division of Moving Image Technologies. "For this unique project, we selected Harkness' Perlux® 220 because we wanted the higher 2.2-gain screen. When dealing with such a large screen, you are always starved for light when running 3D. The 2.2-gain screen gives us the most reflectivity and, in turn, the most light output to utilize for a 3D situation."

In addition to the selection and installation of the Perlux® 220, Rydt also designed the sound system and performed all of the installs of the speakers and equipment inside the theater.

VandeRydt and his team installed QSC amplifiers, JBL backstage speakers and surrounds and QSC subwoofers for a total of 18 surround speakers in the walls, 14 surround speakers in the ceiling and eight subwoofers.

All movies shown in Titan XC and on the Harkness Perlux® 220 will be presented digitally with a new, state-of-art NEC digital projection system, providing Titan moviegoers with striking, vivid images. Additionally, 3D blockbusters will be showcased using XpanD's 3D system, the first of its kind in Hawaii.

Harkness Perlux® screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the premier gain projection surfaces. The Perlux® line of screens provides a choice of gain characteristics, high contrast, bright pictures, generous viewing angles and excellent color temperature. The Perlux® 180 and 220 high gain screens are perfect companions for digital 3D systems that use non-polarized light, such as XpanD 3D and Dolby 3D.

 

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TORONTO, ON -- Cineplex Entertainment via our Front Row Centre events and Eagle Rock Entertainment, are very pleased to announce our next concert event - Phil Collins Going Back Live from Roseland, NYC. This extraordinary concert will play in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada for one-night only on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm local time in all regions.

"Phil Collins is a legendary performer and this concert is must-see entertainment," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From his days as the frontman for Genesis to his solo career, Phil Collins has a host of hits that will take us all down memory lane. The concert features Phil Collins backed by an 18-piece band so he needed Cineplex's big screens to fit it all in."

Going Back was filmed live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The production is full of classic songs from the likes of The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson including great versions of You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Standing In The Shadows Of Love and Heatwave (Love Is Like A Heatwave). The 18-piece band includes three of Motown's original backing band The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willlis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis' live shows: Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars.

Tickets for this event are on sale now at participating theatre box offices listed below and online at www.cineplex.com/events

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas,170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas,700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
ColossusLangleyCinemas,20090 91A Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo,213-4750 Rutherford Road
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver,900 Burrard Street
Vernon
Galaxy Cinemas Vernon, 2306 Highway 6
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook,6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas,817 St. James Street

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina,420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon,347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie,72 Commerce Park Drive
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas,1025 The Queensway
Gloucester
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas,2385 City Park Drive
Hamilton
SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas,626 Gardiners Road
London
SilverCity London Cinemas,1680 Richmond Street
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas,3055 Vega Boulevard
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas,18151 Yonge Street
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas,7555 Montrose Road
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas,3531 Wyecroft Road
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas,1351 Grandview Street N
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Port Hope
Capitol Theatre, 224 Main Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie,293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas,355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas,850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas,3100 Howard Avenue

QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas,9350 boul. Leduc
Gatineau
StarcitéGatineau Cinemas,115 boul. Du Plateau
Granby
Cinéma Élysée, 160 rue Simonds nord
Jonquière
Cinéma Élysée, 160 rue Simonds nord
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas,3200 rue Jean Yves
Montreal
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
St-Eustache
Cinéma St-Eustache, 282 Hector Lanthier
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas,1200 boul. Duplessis
Terrebonne
CinémaTriomphe, 1100, rue Yves-Blais

 

 

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