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 UNITED STATES Arizona Phoenix - AMC Deer Valley 30 IMAX Theatre Tempe-- IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills California 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 Colorado Springs - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle Denver -- UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre Connecticut Hartford - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills District of Columbia Washington-Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, National Air and Space Museum Florida Fort Lauderdale -- Blockbuster IMAX Theater at Museum of Discovery and Science Tampa -Channelside IMAX Georgia Atlanta -- Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX Idaho Boise -- Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX Illinois 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 Indiana Evansville -- Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre Indianapolis-IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum Kansas Hutchinson-Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center ** Kansas City - AMC Studio 30 IMAX Theatre Kentucky Louisville - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook Massachusetts 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 Michigan 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 Minnesota Apple Valley -- Imation IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo Nevada 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 Ohio Cincinnati - IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale Cincinnati-- Robert D. Linder Family OMNIMAX Theatre ** Columbus-AMC IMAX Theatre, Columbus Oklahoma Tulsa -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa Oregon Portland-- OMSI OMNIMAX Dome Theatre ** Pennsylvania 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 Tennessee Nashville -- Regal Opry Mills IMAX Texas Austin-- IMAX Theatre at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Dallas -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17 Houston -- Edwards Houston Marq*E IMAX Utah Salt Lake City-- Clark Planetarium IMAX Theatre Sandy-- Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons Virginia Hampton -- Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center Washington Seattle -- Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater Spokane - Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre * CANADA Alberta 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 Ontario Mississauga -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga Toronto -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Toronto Woodbridge -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge Quebec 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 INTERNATIONAL United Kingdom Bradford-- IMAX Cinema, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television London-- Science Museum IMAX Cinema London-- bfi London IMAX Cinema Manchester-- UCI IMAX Cinema at Printworks, Manchester LATER OPENING DATES UNITED STATES Alabama Huntsville-Spacedome IMAX Theatre at the US Space and Rocket Center ** Arkansas Little Rock-Aerospace Education Center Florida 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 * Iowa Cedar Rapids-McLeod/Busse IMAX Theatre Science Station ** Davenport-Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre Des Moines-Science Centre of Iowa * Louisiana Shreveport-Sci-Port Discover Center * New Mexico Alamogordo-New Mexico Museum of Space History ** Oregon McMinnville-Evergreen Aviation Museum Tennessee Memphis-- Union Planters IMAX Theatre Pink Palace Museum * Texas San Antonio -- IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter CANADA Manitoba Winnipeg-- IMAX Theatre at Portage Place * INTERNATIONAL Australia Melbourne-IMAX Melbourne Sydney-- LG IMAX Theatre France Paris-Gaumont Disney Village IMAX Theatre Mexico Cuernavaca-- Cinema Diana IMAX Theater Mexico City-- Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Netherlands Amsterdam - Pathe IMAX Arena Amsterdam * IMAX 2D Theatre ** IMAX 2D Dome Theatre
Please check local listings or http://www.imax.com/magnificentdesolation 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.
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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.
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