Roland Emmerich's White House Down Comes To Select IMAX® Theatres
LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX),
along with Sony Pictures Releasing International, today announced that White
House Down, the new film from director Roland Emmerich, will be digitally
re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) format and released in select IMAX(®)
theatres internationally including in the United Kingdom, Latin America, and
Asia-Pacific, as well as conventional theaters.
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In Columbia Pictures' White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing
Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of
protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his
little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the
complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the
nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale
to save the president, his daughter, and the country. The film is directed by
Roland Emmerich, written by James Vanderbilt and produced by Bradley J.
Fischer, Harald Kloser, James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco, and Laeta Kalogridis.
"Time and time again, Roland Emmerich has delivered blockbusters that excite
and entertain audiences around the world," said Greg Foster, Chairman and
President of IMAX Entertainment. "We're thrilled to be working with Sony
Pictures and to allow fans to be a part of Roland's next adventure through the
power of The IMAX Experience."
The IMAX release of White House Down 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.
For more information about White House Down, please visit Sony's official
website at http://www.whitehousedown.net/site/.
About IMAX Corporation
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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 March 31, 2013, there were 738
IMAX theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113
institutions) in 53 countries.
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About Sony Pictures Entertainment
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a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations
encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television
production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content
creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of
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information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
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