Take Another Spin in IMAX!

IMAX Corporation has released the following announcement for this Friday’s Spider-Man 2 IMAX debut…

Audiences will be able to take another spin in IMAX® as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience opens in select IMAX Theatres beginning July 23, 2004. This critically acclaimed film from Columbia Pictures, which has already generated more than $500 million in box office worldwide since its release, has been digitally re-mastered with IMAX’s proprietary IMAX DMR® technology into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®.

Spider-Man 2 moviegoers will experience this blockbuster sequel in a whole new way, on screens towering up to 8 stories high, surrounded by 12,000 watts of pure digital sound. With IMAX DMR, the image quality of the 35mm motion picture is digitally enhanced resulting in images that are every bit as big, sharp and stunning as those films originally produced in the 15/70 format. In fact, once the IMAX DMR process is complete, the Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience film format will be 10 times larger than the original. The sheer size, combined with the IMAX projection technology, will provide moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary cinematic experience.

“When you have a movie like Spider-Man 2, it makes sense to offer audiences an opportunity to experience the film in this incredible format,” said Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.

Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience will be playing at the following IMAX Theatres:

Opening July 23, 2004

UNITED STATES

California

Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre

Dublin — Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX

Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX

Los Angeles — IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux

Los Angeles — Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre

Ontario – Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX

San Francisco — Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon

Santa Clarita – Edwards Valencia IMAX

Colorado

Colorado Springs – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle

Denver — UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre

Florida

Tampa — Regal Channelside Cinemas IMAX

Georgia

Atlanta – Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

Idaho

Boise — Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX

Illinois

Addison – Addison IMAX Theatre

Chicago — Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire IMAX

Woodridge — Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

Massachusetts

Boston — Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium

Natick — Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture

Michigan

Grand Rapids — IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Lansing — IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema

Missouri

Kansas City – Sprint IMAX Theatre, Kansas City Zoo

New York

Buffalo – Regal Transit Center IMAX

New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City IMAX

New York – Loews Lincoln Square IMAX Theatre

Rochester — Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA

West Nyack — IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

Ohio

Columbus – Marcus Crosswoods IMAX Theatre

Oklahoma

Tulsa — Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

Pennsylvania

King of Prussia — UA King of Prussia Stadium IMAX

Pittsburgh – Rangos Omnimax Theater at Carnegie Science Center

South Carolina

Charleston – The Charleston IMAX Theatre at Aquarium Wharf

Tennessee

Nashville – Regal Opry Mills IMAX

Texas

Dallas — Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17

Houston — Edwards Houston Marq*e IMAX

San Antonio — IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter

Virginia

Hampton — Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

CANADA

Alberta

Calgary — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Paramount Chinook

Edmonton — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Silver City West Edmonton Mall

British Columbia

Langley — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley

Nova Scotia

Halifax — Empire IMAX Theatre

Ontario

Mississauga — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga

Toronto — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Paramount Toronto

Vaughan — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge

Quebec

Montreal — Famous Players IMAX Theatre, Paramount Montreal

ASIA

India

Hyderabad – Prasads IMAX Theatre

Mumbai – IMAX Adlabs Theatre

Opening Post-July 23rd

Belgium

Brussels — IMAX Theatre Kinepolis

China

Shanghai – IMAX Theatre at Peace Cinema

Czech Republic

Prague – Oskar IMAX Theatre

Russia

Moscow – Nescafe IMAX Theatre

Slovakia

Bratislava – Orange IMAX Bratislava

Spain

Oviedo – Yelmo Cineplex IMAX Los Prados

United Kingdom

London – bfi London IMAX Cinema

Bradford – IMAX North at National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford

Additional IMAX Theatres will continue to open the film worldwide throughout the summer. Check local listings or www.IMAX.com for theatres and opening dates.

In Columbia Pictures Spider-Man® 2, two years have passed since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with “the gift and the curse” of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain “Doc Ock” (Alfred Molina).

Spider-Man® 2 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first adventure, including Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons, under the leadership of director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel’s Avi Arad. Joining the ensemble cast are Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius (“Doc Ock”), Daniel Gillies as John Jameson, Vanessa Ferlito as Louise, Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors and Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius.

Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin Production Spider-Man® 2 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy and J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead). The screenplay is by two-time Oscar® winner Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People, Unfaithful) based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The screen story is by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Chabon. The producers are Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man, Pretty Woman) and Avi Arad (X-Men, Daredevil).

Source: IMAX Corporation