IMAX® Coming To Historic TCL Chinese Theatre

On Heels of Theatre Renaming, Chinese Theatres LLC Signs Agreement with IMAX 
to Bring The World's Most Immersive Experience to Hollywood's Premier Historic 
Landmark 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: 
IMX) and Chinese Theatres LLC today announced an agreement to add an IMAX(®) 
theatre to the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, through an extensive 
transformation of the landmark site. The addition brings the theatre into the 
21(st) Century and gives Hollywood its first IMAX(®) theatre, providing fans 
with a movie-going experience that will rival any in southern California. Once 
complete, this will be IMAX's largest auditorium in the world in terms of 
seating capacity and its third-largest commercial theatre screen in North 
America. Closing of the agreement is subject to the issuance of final permits. 
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO) 
Home to more than 40 of the world's biggest, A-list film premieres per year as 
well as the celebrated handprint and footprint forecourt, the historic, 
world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre (www.tclchinesetheatres.com) will undergo its 
first major makeover in 85 years. The theatre will close for principal 
construction on May 1 and is expected to re-open to the public in late summer. 
"As we embark on our much-anticipated renovation of the TCL Chinese Theatre, 
IMAX will play a key role in rejuvenating this historical landmark," said 
Alwyn Hight Kushner, TCL Chinese Theatre President and C.O.O. "We believe that 
IMAX's unparalleled entertainment technology, coupled with its blockbuster 
portfolio of films, will usher in a new era of movie-going at our famed 
theatre that will strengthen our business by delivering a premium viewing 
experience for our guests.  The recent awarding of naming rights to TCL, the 
inclusion of TCL technology in many areas of the theatre complex and the 
addition of IMAX will all play decisive roles in further modernizing this 
beloved historical landmark." 
"Steeped in Hollywood tradition and history, the TCL Chinese Theatre is 
arguably one of the most famous movie theatres in the world and we are honored 
to bring The IMAX Experience(®) to this iconic location," said IMAX CEO 
Richard L. Gelfond. "Today's agreement is the perfect marriage of Hollywood 
history and cutting-edge entertainment technology that will transform the 
moviegoing experience for guests of the TCL Chinese Theatre for years to come." 
The popular handprint and footprint-populated forecourt, adjacent Chinese 6 
Theatres and vast upstairs ballroom for parties, known as Grauman's Ballroom, 
will continue operating normally during construction. 
About the Chinese Theatres Since 1927, The TCL Chinese Theatre has been the 
home of the most important, star powered red carpet movie premieres and 
special events, where Hollywood's biggest and brightest talents have come to 
watch their movies. The most famous movie theatre on the globe is 
world-renowned for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand 
and footprints of major movie stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt, and 
numerous stars from all eras of Hollywood. In addition to being a major 
international tourist destination, TCL Chinese Theatre, and its six adjacent 
cinemas, the Chinese 6, are everyday working movie theatres, hosting millions 
of moviegoers year round. The TCL Chinese Theatre was declared a 
historic-cultural landmark in 1968, and there has always been a restoration 
program in process to maintain the theatre's beauty. With its current, 
on-going facelift and new name and new added amenities and event spaces, 
guided by a new and vigorous ownership team, the TCL Chinese Theatre and its 
famed "hands and footprints in cement" forecourt will continue to be the 
preferred location for tourist visits and the entertainment industry's most 
prestigious red carpet premieres for years to come. 
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. 
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 
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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 
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Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 
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|Teri Loxam/Blaire Lomasky                                                                          |                    
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|Ann Sommerlath                                                                                     |                    
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|IMAX CORPORATION                                                                                   |                    
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