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Summit Entertainment's Divergent To Be Released In IMAX® Theatres Worldwide On March 21, 2014

Summit Entertainment's Divergent To Be Released In IMAX® Theatres Worldwide 
On March 21, 2014 
SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and 
Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) company, today announced that 
Divergent, the first installment of the futuristic action-adventure trilogy 
based on Veronica Roth's The New York Times bestselling novels, will be 
digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 
theatres worldwide beginning March 21, 2014. 
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111107/MM01969LOGO ) 
Divergent is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist) from a screenplay by 
Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor and Neil Burger and stars Golden Globe® 
nominee Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Theo James and Academy Award® 
winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic).  The film is a thrilling adventure 
set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on 
their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will 
never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all 
Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before 
it's too late. 
"With The Hunger Games and Twilight franchises, our Lionsgate and Summit 
partners have proven to be a powerful force in adapting novels for the global 
theatrical marketplace," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and 
Senior Executive Vice President IMAX Corp. "We're thrilled that IMAX audiences 
across the globe are going to be able to experience the first installment of 
this next highly successful franchise in the most immersive way possible." 
"We're delighted to continue our successful collaboration with IMAX, with whom 
we have already partnered on the global blockbuster Hunger Games and Twilight 
Saga franchises, and we're especially pleased that we can introduce our newest 
young adult franchise, Divergent, to the movie going public in the premium 
IMAX format that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event," said 
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. 
The IMAX release of Divergent 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 Divergent  The extremely popular novel "Divergent" was written by first 
time author Veronica Roth and has topped The New York Times Best Sellers list 
ever since being published in April of 2011 by Katherine Tegen 
Books/HarperCollins Publishers.  The book was written by Roth while she was 
earning her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University.  She followed her 
first novel with the book "Insurgent," which has also made its way to the #1 
position on specific The New York Times Best Sellers lists.  To date, book 
sales are over 3 million copies for both novels combined, and both titles are 
HarperCollins' best-selling e-books ever.  The studio acquired the film rights 
to the novel in early 2011 several months before the book "Divergent" was 
published. 
Divergent marks another strategic foray for Summit into producing material for 
young adults, building on Summit and corporate parent Lionsgate's leadership 
in the young-adult genre.  Summit's The Twilight Saga franchise has grossed 
more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and the first film of 
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games franchise is the 13th highest-grossing North 
American release of all time. 
Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film via their Red Wagon 
Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian.  Divergent will be released 
theatrically in North America in The Hunger Games slot on Friday, March 21, 
2014. 
About Lionsgate  Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a 
strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, 
television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family 
entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international 
distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 28 television shows on 20 
networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication 
businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy 
Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the 
broadcast network series Nashville and the new series Orange is the New Black. 
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the 
blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga 
Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: :Let Me Explain, Tyler 
Perry's Temptation, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, 
The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage.  Lionsgate's 
home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box 
office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and 
prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles. 
The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, 
quality entertainment in markets around the world. 
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 March 31, 2013, there were 738 
IMAX theatres (606 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 113 
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 
www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook 
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(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. 
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|IMAX Corporation - New York                                                                        |                    
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|Ann Sommerlath                                                                                     |IMAX Corporation 
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|212-821-0155                                                                                       |                    
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|asommerlath@imax.com    |Teri Loxam                                                                                 |
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|Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug                                                                        |tloxam@imax.com    
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|323-658-1555                                                                                       |                    
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|melissa@pcommgroup.com|Business Media:                                                                            |
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|Principal Communications Group - Los Angeles                                                       |Whit Clay           
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|Hans-Dieter Kopal                                                                                  |                    
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|323-658-1555                                                                                       |212-446-1864        
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