IMAX® & Los Angeles Times Offer Fans Early Hero Complex Screenings Of Universal Pictures' Oblivion

IMAX® & Los Angeles Times Offer Fans Early Hero Complex Screenings Of 
Universal Pictures' Oblivion 
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), 
Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), and Los 
Angeles Times today announced that the next feature in The Times' Hero Complex 
IMAX® Screening Series will be Universal Pictures' Oblivion. An interactive, 
live Q&A with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski, moderated by Times film 
writer Rebecca Keegan, will follow the screening in the IMAX® theatre at New 
York City's AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on Monday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET. 
Oblivion opens nationwide on April 19, with special IMAX previews starting 
April 18 at 8:00 p.m. local time. 
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The post-screening Q&A will be simulcast via satellite to nine additional IMAX 
theatres in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, 
Phoenix, San Diego and Virginia Beach. The discussion will also stream live at 
the Hero Complex as well as IMAX's Facebook page. Audiences in all 10 cities 
and online viewers will be able to submit potential questions in real time via 
Twitter by using #oblivion. 
Tickets and additional details will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on 
April 3 at Attendance is free and available on a 
first-come, first-served basis. 
"We're excited to team up with our partners at Universal and Los Angeles Times 
for this exciting Hero Complex event – offering fans who are feverishly 
anticipating this cinematic spectacle an early way to connect with the film by 
speaking directly with Tom Cruise and Joe Kosinski," said Greg Foster, 
Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment.  "It will also allow audiences 
to experience the film the way in which it was intended to be seen – in 
"Whenever possible, we involve moviegoers in the fascinating world of 
filmmaking, and this Hero Complex event will bring fans into the breathtaking 
universe that Joe and Tom created with Oblivion," said Nikki Rocco, President 
of Distribution, Universal Pictures. "We offer our thanks to IMAX and Los 
Angeles Times for supporting this simulcast screening and join audiences 
across the country as we're transported into this fantastic adventure." 
"Bringing together Oblivion, the 'wow' factor of IMAX theatres, Los Angeles 
Times' editorial expertise and a nationwide simulcast will create the kind of 
spectacle Hero Complex fans crave," said Times Executive Vice President, 
Advertising, Michael J. Tannourji. "The Times is pleased to collaborate with 
Hollywood in developing inventive experiences that engage and thrill 
The IMAX presentation of Oblivion has been specially formatted to feature a 
larger aspect ratio than the conventional release for the entirety of the 
film. Exclusively in IMAX, this aspect ratio has been optimized to take 
advantage of the IMAX screen, allowing audiences to see more of the image and 
result in a full panorama of the action – further immersing them into the 
vast scale and scope of the film. 
The award-winning Hero Complex debuted on in 2008 and has evolved 
to become the go-to resource for all things geek, covering every aspect of 
sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop culture entertainment. Its Screening Series, 
presented by IMAX, kicked-off in 2010 with Kosinski's TRON: Legacy. 
Oblivion has been 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 OBLIVION Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking 
cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of 
Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved 
beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a 
journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 
2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an 
evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after 
decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left 
of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he 
will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn 
world he has long called home. 
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, 
Jack's soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful 
stranger from a downed spacecraft. Drawn to Jack through a connection that 
transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to 
question everything he thought he knew. With a reality that is shattered as he 
discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be 
pushed to a heroism he didn't know he contained within. The fate of humanity 
now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be 
lost forever. 
Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the 
United States and Iceland. 
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 Dec. 31, 2012, there were 731 IMAX 
theatres (598 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 
institutions) in 53 countries. 
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About the Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan 
daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.5 million and 2.6 
million on Sunday, more than 23 million unique visitors monthly 
and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.1 million. The 
Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more 
than 131 years. 
The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates also 
include The Envelope, Times Community News, and Hoy Los Angeles which, 
combined with the flagship Los Angeles Times, reach approximately 5.2 million 
or 39% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns 
California Community News, LLC, operates Tribune Direct LA, and is part of 
Tribune Company, one of the country's leading media companies with businesses 
in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting. Additional information is 
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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 
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|IMAX Corporation, New York                                                                           |IMAX Corporation 
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|Ann Sommerlath                                                                                       |                  
|212-821-0155                                                                                         |Teri Loxam        
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|Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles                                                                       |                  
|John Conroy                                                                                          |   
|213-237-4791                                                                                         |                  
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|Principal Communications Group, Los Angeles                                                          |                  
|Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug                                                                          |Whit Clay         
|323-658-1555                                                                                         |                  
|  |212-446-1864                                                                               |
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