Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet™ Journeys Into IMAX® 3D Theatres In France Beginning Oct. 16

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet™ Journeys Into 
IMAX® 3D Theatres In France Beginning Oct. 16 
CANNES, France, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation and GAUMONT today 
announced that award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's (Amelie) 
highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, will be 
digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) 3D format and released in 
IMAX(®) theatres across France beginning Oct. 16, with the possibility of 
expanding to other territories. The film is an adaptation of Reif Larsen's 
exciting novel about a 12-year-old cartographer who embarks on a solo journey 
from his Montana home to pick up an award at the Smithsonian Institution. 
"With films like Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a 
strong track record of creating adventurous, imaginative and emotional films 
that connect with audiences everywhere," said Greg Foster, Chairman and 
President of IMAX Entertainment. "We're very excited to be sharing his work 
with IMAX audiences." 
"For its first movie in 3D, Gaumont is very proud to work with a director such 
as Jean-Pierre Jeunet," said Sidonie Dumas, CEO of Gaumont. "Today, our 
partnership with IMAX is the best artistic opportunity to magnify and 
emphasize Jean-Pierre Jeunet's work on The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." 
"We are thrilled that IMAX has decided to join us in this adventure," said 
Jeunet. "This is a technological and artistic partnership that will elevate 
the high standards of 3D image and sound already ensured in The Young and 
Prodigious T.S. Spivet." 
Today's announcement was made by IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond at the 66(th) Cannes 
International Film Festival. 
The IMAX release of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet will be digitally 
re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D 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 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in 
Montana with his mother, who is obsessed with beetle morphology, his cowboy 
father, who was born 100 years too late, and his 14 year old sister, who 
dreams of being Miss America. T.S. Spivet is a 12 year-old child prodigy with 
a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day he receives an 
unexpected call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the Baird award for 
the discovery of the perpetual motion machine and is invited to make a speech. 
Unbeknownst to all, he decides to head for Washington D.C. crossing the United 
States on a freight train. But no one at the Smithsonian has any idea that he 
is only a child. 
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 Mar. 31, 2013, there were 738 IMAX 
theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 
institutions) in 53 countries. 
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About GAUMONT GAUMONT has been one of the main European production companies 
since 1895. Over the past few years, the company has increased its activities 
producing, financing and releasing both French and English language features. 
Helmed by some of today's leading directors, these films have spanned across 
several genres, ranging from thrillers to heart-warming dramas and comedies. 
GAUMONT recently co-produced and distributed the crowd-pleaser and box office 
hit INTOUCHABLES released in France and other international markets. 
In addition to a strong French line up, GAUMONT - the oldest French production 
company - is also financing and co-producing the following upcoming 
English-language films: 

    --  Anne Fontaine's TWO MOTHERS starring Naomi Watts and Robin
    --  Jean Pierre Jeunet's THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET starring
        Kyle Cattlet and Helena Bonham Cart
    --  Nicolas Winding Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES with Ryan Gosling and
        Kristin Scott Thomas - an Official Selection of the
        International Cannes Film Festival 2013
    --  Oliver Dahan's GRACE DE MONACO starring Nicole Kidman and Tim

GAUMONT has built up France's second-ranking film library, which holds over 
900 titles and includes the works of prestigious directors such as Luc Besson, 
Matthieu Kassovitz, Francis Veber, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Michel Gondry, 
award-winning Federico Fellini, Maurice Pialat and Jean-Luc Godard.

GAUMONT joined forces with PATHE to create LES CINEMAS GAUMONT PATHE, one of 
Europe's largest theatre networks.

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.

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|Ann Sommerlath                                                                                     |                    
|212-821-0155                                                                                       |212-821-0110        
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|Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug                                                                        |                    
|323-658-1555                                                                                       |Sloane & Company 
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|      |Whit Clay                                                                                  |
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