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Harry Potter 5 to Open in Record Number of IMAX Theatres

By — July 10th, 2007

Warner Bros. Pictures' highly-anticipated next installment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will cast its spell in IMAX when it opens in a record 126 IMAX theatres worldwide today and throughout the weekend. Strong ticket pre-sales at many IMAX theatres across North America are resulting in sold out shows throughout the opening weekend and some theatres are adding additional shows to accommodate the high demand. The film is also scheduled to open in 17 additional international locations in the coming weeks. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience using IMAX DMR (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.

In addition to being digitally re-mastered into IMAX's 2D format, the film's finale has been digitally converted into An IMAX 3D Experience with IMAX Corporation's live-action 2D to 3D conversion technology. The combination of IMAX's unique theatre geometry and size, multi-channel digital surround sound and IMAX's powerful projector makes IMAX 3D the most immersive cinematic 3D ever created.

"Releasing this Harry Potter film in a record number of North American theaters is a testament to our belief in this movie and the strength of this property," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix carries on the tradition of this amazing series and we are thrilled to be able to bring it to theatergoers in both conventional and IMAX theaters - with the special 3D finale."

"This is the largest simultaneous release in IMAX's 40-year history, and we are delighted to reach this milestone with our partners at Warner Bros. Pictures," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "Consumer demand for blockbusters in IMAX has contributed to the growth of the IMAX theatre network, and that growth enables us to share this next exciting installment of the Harry Potter film series with more moviegoers worldwide."

"Harry Potter is truly a global phenomenon, and we are excited to offer to international audiences a new way to experience the series with the finale of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix presented in IMAX 3D," said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We are very excited to offer fans of Harry Potter a chance to get transported directly into Hogwarts to experience the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione in a completely unique first-person way," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Through the magic of IMAX and the vision of David Yates and his crew, moviegoers will already feel as is if they are part of the movie, and we are thrilled to treat them to an even more immersive experience with the finale of the film converted into IMAX 3D."

UNITED STATES

Alabama

Birmingham - McWane Center IMAX(xx)

Huntsville - Spacedome IMAX Theatre(xx)

Arizona

Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 IMAX Theatre

California

Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre

Dublin - Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX

Fresno - Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX

Irvine - Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX

Los Angeles - The Bridge: Cinema de Lux IMAX Theatre

Los Angeles - Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre

Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX

San Diego - San Diego IMAX at Mira Mesa 18

San Francisco - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

San Jose - Hackworth IMAX Dome Theatre at The Tech Museum of

Innovation(xx)

Colorado

Colorado Springs - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle

Denver - UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre

Connecticut

Manchester - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills

Florida

Fort Lauderdale - Blockbuster IMAX Theater at the Museum of Science &

Discovery

Jacksonville - World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre(x)

Orlando - Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX

St. Petersburg - Muvico Baywalk 20 IMAX Theatre

Tampa - Channelside IMAX

West Palm Beach - Parisian 20 and IMAX

Georgia

Atlanta - Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

Idaho

Boise - Edwards Boise IMAX

Iowa

Cedar Rapids - McLeod/Busse IMAX Theatre Science Station(xx)

Des Moines - Science Centre of Iowa(xx)

Illinois

Batavia - Goodrich Randall 16 & IMAX

Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Lincolnshire - Regal Lincolnshire IMAX

Woodridge - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

Indiana

Evansville - IMAX Theatre at Showplace Cinemas East

Indianapolis - ShowPlace 16 IMAX Theatre

Portage - Portage 16 IMAX

Kansas

Olathe - IMAX Theatre at AMC Studio 29

Kentucky

Louisville - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook

Louisiana

Covington - Holiday Squares IMAX Cinema

Massachusetts

Natick - Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture

Reading - Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture

Michigan

Ann Arbor - Showcase Cinema, Ann Arbor

Dearborn - The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre

Grand Rapids - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Lansing - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Sterling Heights - IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30

Minnesota

Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre

St. Michael - CineMagic Metropolitan IMAX Theatre

Missouri

St. Louis - Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

Nevada

Las Vegas - Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort

New Hampshire

Hooksett - CineMagic IMAX Theatre

New Jersey

Atlantic City - IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino

New York

Long Island - Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater(xx)

New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City IMAX

New York - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square

Rochester - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown

West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

White Plains - City Center: Cinema de Lux IMAX Theatre

Williamsville - Regal Transit Center IMAX

North Carolina

Charlotte - Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre, Discovery Place(xx)

Raleigh - IMAX Theatre at Exploris

Ohio

Cincinnati - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale

Columbus - IMAX Theatre at AMC Easton Town Center 30

Oklahoma

Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

Oregon

Tigard - Portland IMAX at Bridgeport Village 18

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg - Select Medical IMAX Theater at Whitaker Center

Philadelphia - UA King of Prussia IMAX

Pittsburgh - Cinemark at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

South Carolina

Charleston - The Charleston IMAX Theatre at Aquarium Wharf

Tennessee

Nashville - Regal Opry Mills IMAX

Texas

Austin - The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museaum IMAX Theatre

Colleyville - Metro Cinema of Colleyville IMAX Theatre

Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17

Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum Omni Theater(xx)

Houston - Edwards Houston Marq(x)E IMAX

San Antonio - Santikos Palladium IMAX

Utah

Salt Lake City - Cricket IMAX at Jordan Commons

Virginia

Chantilly - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater(x)

Hampton - Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

Richmond - Science Museum of Virginia's Ethyl IMAX Dome and

Planetarium(xx)

Virginia Beach - The Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Washington

Seattle - Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater

Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre(x)

Wisconsin

Fitchburg - Star Cinema IMAX

CANADA

Alberta

Calgary - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Paramount Chinook

Edmonton - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, SilverCity West Edmonton

Mall

British Columbia

Langley - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley

Richmond - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Riverport

Nova Scotia

Halifax - Empire IMAX Theatre

Ontario

Mississauga - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga

Ottawa - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Odeon Silver City

Toronto - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

Woodbridge - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge

Quebec

Montreal - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Paramount Montreal

INTERNATIONAL

Argentina

Buenos Aires - IMAX Center Norte

Australia

Melbourne - The Museum of Victoria IMAX Theatre

Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney

Czech Republic

Prague - Oskar IMAX

Ecuador

Guayaquil - Malecon 2000 IMAX(x)

England

Bradford - IMAX Cinema at National Media Museum

Birmingham - IMAX Cinema at Millennium Point

London - BFI London IMAX Cinema

Manchester - UCI IMAX Cinema at Printworks

France

Paris - Gaumont Disney Village IMAX

Germany

Berlin - Berlin Cinestar IMAX

Guatemala

Guatemala City - IMAX Pradera Concepcion

Hong Kong

Hong Kong - UA Megabox IMAX Theatre

India

Hyderabad - Prasad IMAX Theatre

Korea

Incheon - CGV IMAX Theatre Incheon

Pusan - CGV IMAX Theatre Seomyon

Seoul - CGV IMAX Theatre Goyangsi - Ilsan

Yongsan - CGV IMAX Theatre Yongsan

Mexico

Cuernavaca - Cinema Diana IMAX Theater

Guadalajara - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias

Mexicali - IMAX Theatre Sol de Nino

Mexico City - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Zentrika Santa Fe

Mexico City - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Universidad

Mexico City - Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre

Monterrey - Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias Valle Oriente

Veracruz - Acuario De Veracruz IMAX

Netherlands

Amsterdam - Pathe IMAX Theatre

Philippines

Manila - IMAX Theatre Manila

Poland

Katowice - Orange IMAX Katowice

Krakow - Orange IMAX Krakow

Lodz - Orange IMAX Lodz

Poznan - Cinema Park IMAX Theatre

Warsaw - Panasonic IMAX Theatre

Russia

Kazan - IMAX Theatre Kazan

Moscow - NESCAFE IMAX Theatre

St. Petersburg - Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City

Scotland

Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX

South Africa

Durban - Gateway IMAX Theatre(x)

Pretoria - Menlyn IMAX Theatre(x)

Spain

Barakaldo - IMAX Yelmo Cineplex, Megapark

Malaga - IMAX Yelmo Cineplex, Plaza Mayor

Oviedo - IMAX Yelmo Cineplex, Los Prados

Taiwan

Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas

Thailand

Bangkok - Krungsri IMAX Theatre

Turkey

Ankara - AFM Ankara IMAX

Istanbul - AFM IMAX Istinye Park

United Arab Emirates

Dubai - Gulf Film IMAX Cinema

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