The digitally re-mastered IMAX release of Twentieth Century Fox's Night at the Museum, an adventure comedy directed by Shawn Levy (The Pink Panther and Cheaper by the Dozen) and starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, will come to life in IMAX's format when it opens in 72 IMAX theatres in North America this Friday, December 22, 2006. The film has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

"Night at the Museum: The IMAX Experience is visually stunning, sounds incredible, and gives people another special way to experience the film throughout the holidays," said Bruce Snyder, President, Domestic Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox. "We look forward to sharing this hilarious adventure with moviegoers in both conventional and IMAX theatres on December 22."

"Responses to Night at the Museum have been very positive and people are going to love the immersive experience of the film, which is a natural fit for our theatres," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "When the giant T-Rex skeleton comes to life in IMAX, you can actually feel every move it makes as it runs towards you. From beginning to end, this film is an exciting IMAX adventure for the entire family, and we are delighted that it can be experienced in both commercially operated and museum-based IMAX theatres during the holiday and into 2007."

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Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he's destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how "big", when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift night watchman at a museum of natural history. But during Larry's watch, something extraordinary happens: the museum's exhibits magically come to life. A fearsome T-Rex insists on a game of fetch (with one of his own skeleton bones); Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; and a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) gives Larry important advice while harboring a crush for an Indian princess. As things spiral wildly out of control, Larry must find a way to control the magic to stop a nefarious plot and save the museum.

UNITED STATES

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 - IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux

Los Angeles - Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre

Ontario - Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX

San Francisco - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

Colorado

Colorado Springs - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle

Denver - UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre

Connecticut

Hartford - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills

Florida

Fort Lauderdale - Blockbuster IMAX Theater at Museum of Discovery and

Science

Tampa - Channelside IMAX

Georgia

Buford - Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

Idaho

Boise - Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX

Illinois

Batavia - Goodrich Randall 16 & IMAX

Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Lincolnshire - Regal Lincolnshire IMAX

Woodridge - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

Indiana

Evansville - Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Kansas

Olathe - AMC Studio 30 IMAX Theatre

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

Grand Rapids - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Lansing - IMAX Theatre Celebration! Cinema

Sterling Heights - IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30

Minnesota

Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX Theatre

St. Michael - Metropolitan 15 Ultra Cineplex

Missouri

St. Louis - Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

Nevada

Las Vegas - Brenden Theatres & IMAX at the Palms

New Jersey

Atlantic City - IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

New York

Buffalo - Regal Transit Center IMAX

New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City IMAX

New York - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square

Rochester - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA

West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

White Plains - IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema de lux

North Carolina

Charlotte - Observer Omnimax Theatre

Ohio

Columbus - AMC IMAX Theatre, Columbus

Springdale - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale

Oklahoma

Tulsa - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

Pennsylvania

King of Prussia - UA King of Prussia IMAX

Tarentum - CINEMARK at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

Tennessee

Nashville - Regal Opry Mills IMAX

Texas

Colleyville - The Metro IMAX Theatre

Dallas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17

Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Houston - Edwards Houston Marq(x)E IMAX

Houston - Wortham IMAX Theatre

San Antonio - IMAX Alamo Rivercenter

Utah

Sandy - Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons

Virginia

Chantilly - Steven Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater

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

Richmond - Ethyl IMAX Dome

Washington

Seattle - Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater

Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre

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, SilverCity Riverport

Nova Scotia

Halifax - Empire IMAX Theatre

Ontario

Gloucester - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Gloucester

Mississauga - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga

Toronto - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Paramount Toronto

Woodbridge - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge

Quebec

Montreal - Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Paramount Montreal

Quebec City - IMAX Le Theatre

Additional theatres will be confirmed. Check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

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