Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D to Open in Record Number of IMAX(R) Theatres on September 23rd

Press Release From: IMAX Corporation
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2005


Tickets Are Now On Sale For IMAX(R) 3D Space Film Presented And Narrated By Tom Hanks

Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D will launch in 85 IMAX theatres worldwide on September 23rd, with additional locations confirmed for later dates. This film marks the widest initial release of an IMAX(R) film ever, and a continuation of the IMAX space film legacy. Previous IMAX space films have achieved great success, including Space Station 3D, which has generated almost $90 million in worldwide box office sales since its 2002 release.

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, a Playtone/IMAX production sponsored by Lockheed Martin, takes audiences to the lunar surface to walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there to experience what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did. The astronauts' words are brought to life by an array of some of Hollywood's most recognizable and sought-after motion picture and television actors, including Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Paul Newman, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and more. The film features rarely seen NASA footage, CGI imaging and live-action renditions of the lunar landscape to propel audiences nearly a quarter-million miles above the Earth's surface. These various elements, combined with IMAX(R) 3D technology, crystal clear images and state-of-the-art digital surround sound, provide a completely immersive cinematic experience.

"The winning combination of Tom Hanks, Playtone, an all-star voice cast and IMAX 3D's unique ability to transport people to places they could only dream of going, has resulted in an amazing film for both institutional and commercial IMAX theatres - making this our widest initial IMAX release ever," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We thank our theatre network for sharing in this new distribution milestone with our long-time partners Lockheed Martin and NASA, and are confident that more moviegoers than ever before will experience the sensation of space exploration through the magic of IMAX 3D."

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D will play at the following IMAX 3D Theatres unless otherwise noted:

     Opening September 23, 2005


      Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 IMAX Theatre
      Tempe-- IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills
      Cathedral City - Desert IMAX Theatre
      Dublin -- Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX
      Irvine -- Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
      Los Angeles-California Science Center IMAX Theater
      Los Angeles -- IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
      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 **
      Santa Clarita -- Edwards Valencia IMAX
      Colorado Springs - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle
      Denver -- UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre
      Hartford - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills
      District of Columbia
      Washington-Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, National Air and Space Museum
      Fort Lauderdale -- Blockbuster IMAX Theater at Museum of Discovery and
      Tampa -Channelside IMAX
      Atlanta -- Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX
      Boise -- Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX
      Chicago -- Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
      Chicago-Henry Crown Space Center, OMNIMAX Theatre at the Museum of
       Science & Industry **
      Lincolnshire -- Regal Lincolnshire IMAX
      Woodridge -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges
      Evansville -- Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre
      Indianapolis-IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum
      Hutchinson-Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center **
      Kansas City - AMC Studio 30 IMAX Theatre
      Louisville - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook
      Boston-Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium Central Wharf
      Natick -- Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture
      Reading - Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture
      Dearborn - The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
      Detroit-Detroit Science Center IMAX Theatre **
      Grand Rapids -- IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
      Lansing -- IMAX Theatre Celebration! Cinema
      Sterling Heights-IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30
      Apple Valley -- Imation IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota 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
      Garden City-Grumman IMAX Dome Theater at the Cradle of Aviation
       Museum **
      New Rochelle -- Regal New Roc City IMAX
      New York -- 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
      Raleigh -- IMAX Theatre at Exploris
      Cincinnati - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale
      Cincinnati-- Robert D. Linder Family OMNIMAX Theatre **
      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
      Philadelphia-Tuttleman IMAX Theatre, Franklin Institute **
      Pittsburgh -- Rangos OMNIMAX Theater at Carnegie Science Center **
      Tarentum-CINEMARK at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
     Rhode Island
      Providence-- Feinstein IMAX Theatre
     South Carolina
      Charleston -- The Charleston IMAX Theatre at Aquarium Wharf
      Nashville -- Regal Opry Mills IMAX
      Austin-- IMAX Theatre at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
      Dallas -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
      Houston -- Edwards Houston Marq*E IMAX
      Salt Lake City-- Clark Planetarium IMAX Theatre
      Sandy-- Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons
      Hampton -- Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

     Seattle -- Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater
     Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre *


      Calgary -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Chinook
      Edmonton -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, SilverCity West Edmonton Mall
     British Columbia
      Langley -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley
      Richmond -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Riverport
      Vancouver-- CN Theatre at Canada Place
     Nova Scotia
      Halifax -- Empire IMAX Theatre
      Mississauga -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga
      Toronto -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Toronto
      Woodbridge -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge
      Montreal -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Montreal
      Gatineau-- Canadian Museum Of Civilization's IMAX Theatre **
      Quebec City-- IMAX Le Theatre, Les Galeries de la Capitale


     United Kingdom
      Bradford-- IMAX Cinema, National Museum of Photography, Film &
      London-- Science Museum IMAX Cinema
      London-- bfi London IMAX Cinema
      Manchester-- UCI IMAX Cinema at Printworks, Manchester



      Huntsville-Spacedome IMAX Theatre at the US Space and Rocket Center **
      Little Rock-Aerospace Education Center
      Kennedy Space Center-IMAX Theater, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
      St. Augustine-- World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre *
      Tallahassee-IMAX Theatre at the Challenger Learning Center *
      Cedar Rapids-McLeod/Busse IMAX Theatre Science Station **
      Davenport-Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
      Des Moines-Science Centre of Iowa *
      Shreveport-Sci-Port Discover Center *
     New Mexico
      Alamogordo-New Mexico Museum of Space History **
      McMinnville-Evergreen Aviation Museum
      Memphis-- Union Planters IMAX Theatre Pink Palace Museum *
      San Antonio -- IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter


      Winnipeg-- IMAX Theatre at Portage Place *


      Melbourne-IMAX Melbourne
      Sydney-- LG IMAX Theatre
      Paris-Gaumont Disney Village IMAX Theatre
      Cuernavaca-- Cinema Diana IMAX Theater
      Mexico City-- Cinepolis IMAX Theatre
      Amsterdam - Pathe IMAX Arena Amsterdam

     *  IMAX 2D Theatre
     ** IMAX 2D Dome Theatre

Please check local listings or for opening dates and showtimes.

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Tom Hanks presents a Playtone/IMAX Production: Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D. It is narrated by Tom Hanks. The director of photography is Sean MacLeod Phillips. The production designer is Charles Lee. The music is by James Newton Howard. It is edited by William Schinski. It is written by Tom Hanks, Mark Cowen and Christopher G. Cowen. The supervising producer is Jini Durr. The executive producers are Hugh Murray and Mark Herzog. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Cowen, and directed by Mark Cowen.

About IMAX Corporation

Founded in 1967, IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMAX) is the newest distribution platform for Hollywood content and one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies. IMAX delivers the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR(R) technology. IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) makes it possible for virtually any 35mm film to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R). The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences. As of March 31, 2005, there were 250 IMAX theatres operating in more than 35 countries.

IMAX(R), IMAX(R) 3D, IMAX DMR(R) and The IMAX Experience(R) are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.

About NASA

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is an investment in the future. The people of NASA boldly expand frontiers to inspire and serve America and to benefit the quality of life on Earth. For more than 45 years, NASA has focused its groundbreaking work on scientific research and development, human space flight, robotic space exploration, and aeronautics. NASA personnel are currently designing the next generation spacecraft that will take humans back to the Moon and on to Mars; living and working in Space aboard the world's only orbiting laboratory; using probes to explore Mars, Saturn, and the edge of the solar system; pushing the envelope in aeronautics research; and peering through telescopes to glimpse the beginning of time.

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