In recognition of its tremendous popularity around the world, The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience will be re-released by Warner Bros. Pictures beginning Wednesday, November 23rd for an exclusive IMAX-only encore engagement. As the first full-length feature film ever converted into IMAX® 3D, the record-breaking film opened last season to critical acclaim and unprecedented box-office success, cementing its place as highest-grossing IMAX digitally re-mastered film to date, generating $45 million on just 84 IMAX screens. The holiday film will be sharing its screen-time with the blockbuster hit Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience at many IMAX theatres, and will play on a total of 83 screens.

"When I saw the tests for The Polar Express in IMAX 3D, I was excited that audiences would be able to experience the movie this way," said director Robert Zemeckis. "The 3D adds incredible depth and allows the viewers to experience the visual splendor and amazing adventure of this classic story in a way which should create a really memorable experience, not only this holiday season but for years to come."

IMAX 3D is the world's premiere 3D movie experience. As the innovator and leader in 3D entertainment for more than 20 years, IMAX is the only large-screen experience that completely immerses the audience into the 3D world, allowing objects to maintain lifelike size and be brought in front of the screen -- right into the audience's faces. Last holiday season, from New York to London to Mexico City to Malaysia, The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience became a ‘must see' movie around the world. In its second run, IMAX Theatres have already recorded strong advanced ticket sales throughout North America – and have posted strong early results in select cities in the United Kingdom, Spain and Mexico, where the film has already debuted.

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"Audiences responded with great enthusiasm to this movie when it opened in IMAX 3D last year," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We're very pleased to kick off the holiday season again this year with The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience, and hope that it continues to conjure up magic for families everywhere."

IMAX 3D DMR is a process by which a conventional 2D, computer-generated film is converted into 3D and then digitally re-mastered into IMAX's larger than life format using IMAX DMR® technology. The proprietary IMAX DMR process creates a film format for The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience which is 10 times larger than its original. For audiences wearing special IMAX 3D glasses, the film will appear to have depth both beyond and in front of the screen. The sheer size, combined with the IMAX 3D projection technology, will provide moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary, cinematic experience as they grasp at the falling snowflakes and duck as the train screeches to a halt in their lap.

The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunited for this inspiring holiday adventure based on the classic Caldecott Medal-winning children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience will be playing at the following IMAX 3D Theatres, unless otherwise noted:

Opening November 23 and 25, 2005


Tempe-- IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills


Dublin -- Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX

Irvine -- Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX

Los Angeles -- Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre

Ontario -- Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX

Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre

San Francisco -- Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

San Jose – Hackworth IMAX DOME Theater, The Tech Museum of Innovation **


Denver -- UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre

District of Columbia

Washington -- Johnson IMAX Theater, National Museum of Natural History


Fort Lauderdale -- Blockbuster IMAX Theater at Museum of Discovery and Science

St. Augustine-- World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre *

Tampa –Channelside IMAX


Atlanta -- Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX


Chicago -- Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Lincolnshire -- Regal Lincolnshire IMAX

Woodridge -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges


Evansville -- Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Indianapolis—IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum


Cedar Rapids—McLeod/Busse IMAX Theatre Science Station **

Davenport—Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre

Des Moines—Science Centre of Iowa *


Kansas City – AMC Studio 30 IMAX Theatre


Louisville – IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook


Boston-- Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium

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

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


Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre

Grand Rapids -- IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Lansing -- IMAX Theatre Celebration! Cinema


Apple Valley -- Imation IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo


St. Louis -- Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX


Omaha -- Lozier IMAX Theater, Henry Doorly Zoo


Las Vegas -- Brenden IMAX Theatre at the Palms Casino Resort

New Jersey

Atlantic City -- IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

New York

Buffalo -- Regal Transit Center IMAX

New Rochelle -- Regal New Roc City IMAX

New York -- Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square

West Nyack -- IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

North Carolina

Raleigh -- IMAX Theatre at Exploris


Cincinnati – IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale

Columbus—AMC IMAX Theatre, Columbus


Tulsa -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa


Portland-- OMSI OMNIMAX Dome Theatre **


King of Prussia -- UA King of Prussia IMAX

Pittsburgh -- Rangos OMNIMAX Theater at Carnegie Science Center **

Rhode Island

Providence-- Feinstein IMAX Theatre

South Carolina

Charleston -- The Charleston IMAX Theatre at Aquarium Wharf


Chattanooga—IMAX 3D Theater at Tennessee Aquarium

Nashville -- Regal Opry Mills IMAX


Austin-- IMAX Theatre at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Dallas -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17

Fort Worth—OMNI THEATRE, Fort Worth Museum of Science**

Houston -- Edwards Houston Marq*E IMAX

San Antonio -- IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter


Sandy-- Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons


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

Richmond – Ethyl IMAX Dome & Planetarium, Science Museum of Virginia**

Virginia Beach – Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater


Seattle -- Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater



Calgary -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Chinook

British Columbia

Vancouver-- CN Theatre at Canada Place

Nova Scotia

Halifax -- Empire IMAX Theatre


Mississauga -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga

Woodbridge -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge


Quebec City-- IMAX Le Theatre, Les Galeries de la Capitale



Guayaquil – IMAX Theatre Malecon 2000**


Katowice -- IMAX Theatre Katowice

Additional Opening Dates (check for launch date)



Melbourne— IMAX Melbourne at the Museum of Victoria

Sydney-- LG IMAX Theatre


Guadalajara – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Plaza Galerias

Mexico City-- Megapantalla IMAX Theatre, Papalote Museo del Nino

Monterrey – Cinépolis IMAX Theatre Valle Oriente


Moscow – Nescafe IMAX Theatre


Bratislava -- Metropolis Plus, S.R.O. Kino Orange IMAX


Barcelona – IMAX Port Vell

Madrid -- IMAX Madrid

Malaga – IMAX Plaza Mayor

United Kingdom

Birmingham -- Cinegrand Birmingham IMAX Theatre

Bristol -- IMAX Theatre at Bristol

London-- Science Museum IMAX Cinema

London-- bfi London IMAX Cinema

Manchester-- UCI IMAX Cinema at Printworks, Manchester

* IMAX 2D Theatre

** IMAX 2D Dome Theatre

Check local listings or for additional theatres, showtimes and opening dates.