Breaking

Tweet TWEET

Universal Pictures' Les Miserables To Open In Select IMAX® Theatres Beginning December 25

Universal Pictures' Les Miserables To Open In Select IMAX® Theatres Beginning 
December 25 
Film's Limited Domestic IMAX Run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and 
Montreal Begins on Christmas Day; International Release in Select Territories 
Starts Jan. 10, 2013 
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: 
IMX) and Universal Pictures today announced that Les Miserables, the 
motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation, will be 
digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in select 
IMAX(®) digital theatres worldwide.  The film will begin its limited domestic 
IMAX run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal day-and-date with its 
domestic release on December 25. Internationally, the film will begin its IMAX 
run on January 10 in the Netherlands, followed by Russia, U.K., Mexico, 
Croatia, Israel, Poland, Italy, France and Brazil. 
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO) 
"Les Miserables is a musical epic that lends itself perfectly to The IMAX 
Experience®," said Nikki Rocco, President of Distribution, Universal 
Pictures.  "Audiences will be immersed in the unforgettable music and 
breathtaking visuals that only IMAX can provide." 
"Universal's Les Miserables is a captivating cinematic event that is an ideal 
fit for The IMAX Experience(®)," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of 
IMAX Filmed Entertainment.  "The enhanced visual spectrum and precise, 
powerful IMAX sound will transport audiences to 19(th)-century France, where 
they will feel as if they are there on set as Tom Hooper's ensemble cast 
performs Les Mis' classic soundtrack." 
The IMAX release of Les Miserables 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. 
About Les Miserables Les Miserables is the motion-picture adaptation of the 
beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 
countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office 
records everywhere in its 27th year.  Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy 
Award(®)-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh 
production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar(®) winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, 
Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena 
Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. 
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an 
enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and 
redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.  
Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless 
policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole.  When Valjean agrees to care 
for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives 
change forever. 
In December 2012, the world's longest-running musical brings its power to the 
big screen in Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor 
Hugo's epic tale.  With international superstars and beloved songs—including 
"I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own"—Les 
Miserables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical 
experience of a lifetime.  www.lesmiserablesfilm.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 Sept. 30, 2012, there were 689 
IMAX theatres (556 commercial multiplex, 20 commercial destination and 113 
institutional) in 52 countries. 
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D 
Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of 
IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at 
www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook 
(www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube 
(www.youtube.com/imaxmovies). 
This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX 
management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks 
and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from 
future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These 
risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on 
Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 
For additional information please contact: 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                                                   |Investors:          
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |IMAX Corporation 
– New York                                                              |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|Entertainment Media:                                                                               |Teri Loxam          
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|IMAX Corporation – Los Angeles                                                               |212-821-0110            
                                                                    |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|Christine Tasto                                                                                    |tloxam@imax.com     
  |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|310-255-5547                                                                                       |Business Media:     
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|ctasto@imax.com              |IMAX Corporation – New York                                                            
  |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|Principal Communications Group – Los Angeles                                                 |Ann Sommerlath          
                                                                    |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug                                                                        |212-821-0155        
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|323-658-1555                                                                                       
|asommerlath@imax.com|
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|melissa@pcommgroup.com|Sloane & Company– New York                                                               |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|paul@pcommgroup.com      |Whit Clay                                                                                    
  |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |212-446-1864        
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |                    
                                                                        |
|                                                                                                   |wclay@sloanepr.com  
|
|___________________________________________________________________________________________________|___________________
____________________________________________________________________________| 
http://www.imax.com 
http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO 
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com 
SOURCE: IMAX Corporation 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2012/04/c6143.html 
CO: IMAX Corporation
ST: California
NI: ENT FILM INTERNET NP  
-0- Dec/04/2012 19:35 GMT
 
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.