SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX), today announced an agreement to release four of Fox's upcoming films in the immersive IMAX® format in select international territories, bolstering the companies' growing relationship.
The deal includes DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of Madagascar, which is set to kick off internationally on Nov. 26; Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, launching on Dec. 4; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on Dec. 17; and EuropaCorp's Taken 3 on Jan. 8. The films will be released in select IMAX theatres in countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
"We are excited to bring these four distinctly entertaining films to IMAX fans internationally and encouraged by this deal as we continue to grow our relationship with Fox," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We believe these films are fantastic additions to our slate and hopefully a sign of more to come."
The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
For more information about each film, visit Fox's official website at www.foxmovies.com.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of September 30, 2014, there were 880 IMAX theaters (751 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 110 institutions) in 60 countries.
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