Following the record-breaking IMAX 3D release of the highest grossing movie of all-time, IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that Avatar: Special Edition will open in 175 IMAX theatres worldwide - 125 domestic and 50 international locations - on August 27, 2010, simultaneously with the motion picture's re-release in conventional theatres. This enhanced release will feature approximately nine additional minutes of never-before-seen footage and offers fans the opportunity to see it in IMAX theatres for a limited time only. Avatar has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience.

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks James Cameron's return to feature directing since helming 1997's Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong, incorporates new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.

Avatar: Special Edition An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play at the following IMAX Theatres beginning August 27th.

Related: Michelle Yeoh Joins the Avatar Sequels as Dr. Karina Mogue

United States

Alaska

  • Anchorage -- Regal Tikahtnu Commons & IMAX
  • Fairbanks -- Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 & IMAX

Arizona

  • Glendale -- AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX
  • Mesa -- Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
  • Phoenix -- AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
  • Phoenix -- AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX
  • Tempe -- Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX

Arkansas

  • Little Rock -- Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre

California

  • Alhambra -- Regal Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX
  • Aliso Viejo -- Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
  • Arcadia -- AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
  • Camarillo -- Regal Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
  • Covina -- AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
  • El Dorado Hills -- Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
  • Emeryville -- AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
  • Escondido -- Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Fairfield -- Regal Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Irvine -- Regal Irvine Spectrum IMAX
  • Long Beach -- Regal Long Beach 26 & IMAX
  • Los Angeles -- AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
  • Los Angeles -- Rave 18 & IMAX (formerly The Bridge: cinema de lux)
  • Los Angeles -- AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
  • National City -- AMC Plaza Bonita 14 & IMAX
  • Orange -- AMC 30 At The Block with IMAX
  • Riverside -- AMC Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX
  • Rowland Heights -- AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX
  • Sacramento -- Esquire IMAX
  • San Diego -- AMC Palm Promenade 24 & IMAX
  • San Diego -- Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
  • San Jose -- AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX
  • Santa Clara -- AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX
  • Simi Valley -- Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX
  • South Gate -- Regal South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
  • Stockton -- Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Temecula -- Regal Temecula Stadium15 & IMAX

Colorado

  • Denver -- Regal Colorado Center Stadium 8 & IMAX
  • Highlands Ranch -- AMC Highlands Ranch 24 & IMAX
  • Westminster -- AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX

Connecticut

  • Plainville -- AMC Plainville 20 with IMAX

Florida

  • Fort Myers -- Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Jacksonville -- AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
  • Orange Park -- AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
  • Orlando -- AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
  • Orlando -- Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
  • South Miami -- AMC Sunset Place 24 & IMAX
  • St. Petersburg -- Muvico Baywalk 19 & IMAX
  • Sunrise -- Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX
  • Tallahassee -- AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
  • Tampa -- AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
  • West Palm Beach -- Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

Georgia

  • Augusta -- Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
  • Kennesaw -- AMC Barrett Commons 24 & IMAX
  • Morrow -- AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX

Hawaii

  • Honolulu -- Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX

Illinois

  • Batavia -- Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
  • Chicago -- Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
  • Hodgkins -- AMC Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX

Indiana

  • Evansville -- Showplace East 18 & IMAX
  • Noblesville -- Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX
  • Portage -- Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX

Kentucky

  • Newport -- AMC Newport Levee 20 with IMAX

Louisiana

  • Harahan -- AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX

Maryland

  • Baltimore -- AMC White Marsh 16 with IMAX

Massachusetts

  • Boston -- AMC Boston Common 19 with IMAX
  • Danvers -- AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 with IMAX

Michigan

  • Auburn Hills -- AMC Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX
  • Grand Blanc -- NCG Trillium Cinema & IMAX
  • Lansing -- Celebration! Lansing 19 & IMAX
  • Livonia -- AMC Livonia 20 with IMAX
  • Sterling Heights -- AMC Forum 30 with IMAX

Minnesota

  • Eden Prairie -- AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX
  • Edina -- AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX

Missouri

  • Independence -- AMC Independence Commons 20 with IMAX
  • Kansas City -- AMC BarryWoods 24 with IMAX

Nevada

  • Henderson -- Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
  • Las Vegas -- Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • North Las Vegas -- Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX

New Jersey

  • Elizabeth -- AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
  • Hamilton -- AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
  • Paramus -- AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX

New York

  • Brooklyn -- Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 & IMAX
  • Deer Park -- Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • New York City -- AMC Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
  • Stony Brook -- AMC Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
  • West Nyack -- IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
  • White Plains -- National Amusements City Center 15 IMAX

North Carolina

  • Charlotte -- Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • Concord -- AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX

Ohio

  • Columbus -- AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX
  • Columbus -- AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
  • Springdale -- Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux IMAX
  • Westlake -- Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City -- AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX

Oregon

  • Tigard -- Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX

Pennsylvania

  • Bensalem -- AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX
  • Homestead -- AMC Waterfront 22 with IMAX
  • King of Prussia -- UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Reading -- RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX

South Carolina

  • Charleston -- Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX
  • Simpsonville -- Great Escape 14 & IMAX

Tennessee

  • Knoxville -- Regal Pinnacle Stadium Cinemas 17 & IMAX

Texas

  • Arlington -- AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 with IMAX
  • Garland -- AMC Firewheel 18 with IMAX
  • Houston -- AMC Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX
  • Mesquite -- AMC Mesquite 30 with IMAX

Utah

  • Sandy -- Megaplex 17 & IMAX at Jordan Commons

Virginia

  • Alexandria -- AMC Hoffman Center 22 with IMAX
  • Hampton -- AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
  • Midlothian -- Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX

Washington

  • Bellevue -- Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
  • Kent -- AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX
  • Lacey -- Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
  • Lynnwood -- AMC Alderwood Mall 16 with IMAX
  • Seattle -- Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX
  • Seattle -- Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
  • Spokane -- AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX

Wisconsin

  • Wauwatosa -- AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX

Canada

British Columbia

  • Richmond -- Cineplex SilverCity Riverport IMAX Theatre

Ontario

  • Mississauga -- Coliseum 12 Mississauga & IMAX
  • Woodbridge -- Colossus Toronto & IMAX

Quebec

  • Montreal -- Cineplex Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal & IMAX
  • Quebec City -- Galeries de la Capitale IMAX

International

Australia

  • Melbourne -- Highpoint Hoyts IMAX**
  • Melbourne -- Melbourne Museum IMAX**
  • Perth -- Carousel Hoyts IMAX**
  • Sydney -- Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX**
  • Sydney -- LG IMAX Theatre Sydney**

Brazil

  • Curitiba -- Dom Bosco IMAX Palladium Shopping Center*
  • Sao Paolo -- Bourbon Shopping Center Espaco Unibanco Pompeia IMAX*

Costa Rica

  • San Jose -- Nova Repretel Cine IMAX Centro Comercial Avenida Escazu*

France

  • Lyon -- Pathe Carre de Soie
  • Paris -- Cinema Pathe Quai d'Ivry
  • Paris -- Gaumont Disney Village
  • Rouen -- Gaumont Rouen Grand Quevilly

Guatemala

  • Guatemala City -- Circuito Alba IMAX Pradera Concepcion*

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong -- UA iSQUARE IMAX Theatre**
  • Hong Kong -- UA MegaBox BEA IMAX Theatre**

India

  • Mumbai -- Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Japan

  • Kanagawa -- 109 Cinemas Kawasaki*
  • Minoh -- 109 Cinemas Minoh*
  • Nagoya -- 109 Cinemas Nagoya*
  • Saitama -- 109 Cinemas Shobu*

South Korea

  • Daegu -- CGV Daegu**
  • Gwangju -- CGV Gwangju**
  • Ilsan -- CGV Ilsan**
  • Pusan -- CGV Seomyun**
  • Seoul -- CGV Wangsipni**
  • Seoul -- CGV Yongsan**

Mexico

  • Guadalajara -- Cinepolis Galerias IMAX Theatre*
  • Juarez -- Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre*
  • Mexico City -- Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre*
  • Mexico City -- Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre*
  • Monterrey -- Cinepolis Galerias Valle Oriente*
  • Toluca -- Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre*

Philippines

  • Cebu -- Cebu
  • Manila -- SM City North Edsa Mall IMAX

Russia

  • Moscow -- KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha IMAX**
  • Moscow -- KinoStar Teply Stan IMAX**
  • Perm -- Kristall IMAX**
  • St. Petersburg -- Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City**
  • Ufa -- IMAX Iskra Theatre**

United Kingdom

  • Birmingham -- IMAX Cinema at Millennium Point
  • Cardiff -- Odeon Cardiff IMAX
  • Gateshead -- Odeon Metrocentre IMAX
  • Glasgow -- Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
  • Greenwich -- Odeon Greenwich IMAX
  • Liverpool -- Odeon Liverpool
  • London -- BFI IMAX London
  • Manchester -- Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks
  • Southampton -- Odeon Southampton IMAX
  • Wimbledon -- Odeon Wimbledon IMAX

Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

** denotes earlier launch * denotes later launch