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