Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today that guests visiting AMC Courtney Park 16, AMC Whitby 24 and AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 in Toronto and AMC Kanata 24 in Ottawa will be able to enjoy PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 as part of The IMAX Experience® from IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) on Oct. 22.

"We are tremendously excited to open three IMAX auditoriums in Toronto and one in Ottawa," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO, IMAX Corporation. "The addition of The IMAX Experience at these four AMC theatres builds upon on our successful partnership with AMC as well as AMC's commitment to offer the best and broadest menu of entertainment choices for guests seeking an unparalleled experience."

The IMAX Experience combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience. The IMAX auditoriums at these theatres have been custom-designed for multiplexes. To maximize the field of view in the modified auditoriums, the screens were replaced with a larger, slightly curved and specially treated IMAX screens positioned closer to the audience.

Additionally, IMAX's digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAX's proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contrast. The images on screen are complemented with IMAX's latest sound system, which features its proprietary loudspeaker technology and uncompressed digital sound. This system has ten times more dynamic range, cuts down on distortion and provides a sound quality that feels more immersive, especially with the added acoustic paneling that absorbs sound and removes echo.

These physical modifications combine with IMAX's digital projection systems and high-quality audio to maximize the experience for guests so they feel as if they are "IN" the movie they are watching, such as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, the suspenseful sequel to 2009's PARANORMAL ACTIIVTY. After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins," the family in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 is just one example of movies that have been digitally re-mastered into IMAX's format exclusively for presentation in the IMAX auditorium. Other upcoming Hollywood movies to be released in IMAX's format include: MEGAMIND (Nov. 5), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (Nov. 19) and TRON: LEGACY (Dec. 17). Please note that movie titles at some locations are subject to change.

The combination of IMAX's revolutionary digital projection system, customized theatre geometry, specially designed screen and powerful digital audio system with AMC's guest service and innovative products and amenities will make these four AMC theatres the No. 1 destinations for entertainment in Toronto and Ottawa.

The opening of the IMAX auditoriums at these AMC theatres is part of a joint-venture agreement by AMC and IMAX to install more than 115 IMAX digital projection systems at AMC locations in major U.S. markets and Canada. In addition to IMAX-formatted movies, AMC also delivers other types of entertainment to guests, including live and pre-recorded alternative content events.

 

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After Jackass 3D's staggering $50.4 million debut, Paramount is reportedly considering releasing more footage into theaters.

"We shot two movies' worth of footage," says Johnny Knoxville. "We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas - funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right."

Paramount released Jackass 2.5 straight to the Internet three months after 2006's Jackass Number Two opened to an impressive $29 million. This time around a theatrical release makes more sense, because there's no guarantee of a fourth installment.

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TORONTO, ON -- Lay your hands on tickets to the latest Cineplex Entertainment Front Row Centre presentation. From AEG Network Live and Universal Music Canada, see Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour on Monday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. local time, exclusively in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres. Presented in High Definition, this special event celebrates the upcoming release of Bon Jovi Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection on November 9th and captures the magic and energy of the band's sold-out, four-night stand at New Meadowlands Stadium. Footage is included from the four epic nights, which drew 200,000 fans on the band's home turf, and began with the stadium's inaugural concert on May 26, 2010.

"Bon Jovi is known for putting on a spectacular live show so we are delighted to be able to offer this exclusive in-theatre experience to our guests," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "This one-night only event is must-see entertainment for Bon Jovi fans."

Bon Jovi-The Circle Tour features live performances of songs from the band's 2009 platinum selling album, The Circle, as well as their career-spanning hits. The event will kick off with a behind the scenes look at the making of Bon Jovi's new music video, "What Do You Got," followed by a sneak peek of the video itself.

Advance tickets are available online at www.cineplex.com/events or at participating theatre box offices.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby
SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Mission
SilverCity Mission Cinemas, 32555 London Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Pitt Meadows
Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas, 19800 Lougheed Highway
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas, 780 Yates Avenue

ALBERTA
Calgary
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, 165 Stewart Green SW
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, 14231-137th Avenue NW
Grand Prairie
Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street
Red Deer
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, 160-1255 St. Mary's Road

SASKATCHEWAN
Moose Jaw
Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw, 1235 Main Street N
Prince Albert
Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert, 2995 2nd Avenue
Regina
Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas, 3025 Gordon Road
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Aurora
Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas, 15460 Bayview Avenue
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive
Belleville
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard
Brampton
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Drive
Brantford
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Gloucester
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
London
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sarnia
Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas, 1450 London Road
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue
St. Thomas
Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas, 417 Wellington Street
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road

QUEBEC
Beauport
Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 rue Clemenceau
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Gatineau
Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Sherbrooke
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand

 

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BURBANK, Calif. - October 18, 2010 - The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Paramount will transfer its worldwide marketing and distribution rights to Disney for Marvel Studios' The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Paramount will remain the worldwide distributor of the upcoming films, Thor and Captain America, as well as the previously released Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

Under terms of the new deal, Disney will pay Paramount $115 million for the transfer of the distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers to be paid on the theatrical release dates. These monies will serve as a minimum guarantee against the distribution fees.

"In completing this agreement, Disney will now assume worldwide marketing and distribution of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 and leverage these two highly-anticipated films across the multiple global platforms of The Walt Disney Company," said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. "We appreciate the tremendous momentum that Paramount established with these iconic Marvel characters and look forward to propelling the brand even further in the coming years."

"Five years ago, when Paramount and Marvel made our initial deal, both our businesses were in very different places," said Brad Grey, Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures. "We are grateful for the partnership we have had with the terrific Marvel team over these years and proud of the work we have done together. Today, this new agreement is the right deal for Paramount, for Marvel and for Disney. We look forward to working together on Thor and Captain America, and we wish Disney and Marvel the utmost success, in what we know will be a very productive and wide-ranging partnership."

"Paramount has been a wonderful partner in helping Marvel Studios bring our characters to the big screen," said Alan Fine, Office of the President, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. "This agreement makes sense now that Marvel is part of The Walt Disney Company."

Paramount will release Marvel Entertainment's Thor and Captain America worldwide beginning on May 6 and July 22 of 2011, respectively. The Avengers will be licensed to Epix under Paramount's existing pay television arrangement.

 

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