updated 9/10/2010 12:16:43 PM ET 2010-09-10T16:16:43

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Releasing today announced that Resident Evil: Afterlife, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video game, opens today for a special two-week run on 140 digital IMAX screens domestically, simultaneously with the film's wide 2D and 3D North American release at 3,200 + locations. The movie will also open on 24 digital IMAX screens internationally starting today and an additional 20 or more international IMAX screens during the following weeks.

Resident Evil: Afterlife was photographed in 3D, and the IMAX release has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX® 3D. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Resident Evil: Afterlife

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the film is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Bernd Eichinger, and Samuel Hadida. A Constantin Film International GmbH / Davis Films/Impact Pictures Inc. Production.

Resident Evil: Afterlife An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX® theatres beginning September 10th.

UNITED STATES

Alaska

Anchorage– Regal Tikahtnu Commons & IMAX

Fairbanks – Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 & IMAX

Arizona

Glendale – AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX

Mesa – Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre

Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX

Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX

Tucson – AMC Foothills 15 with IMAX

Arkansas

Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre

California

Alhambra – Regal Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX

Aliso Viejo – Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX

Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 with IMAX

Burbank – AMC Burbank 30 with IMAX

Camarillo – Regal Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX

Covina – AMC Covina 30 with IMAX

Cupertino – AMC Cupertino 16 with IMAX

El Dorado Hills – Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX

Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 with IMAX

Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX

Fairfield – Regal Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX

Long Beach – Regal Long Beach 26 & IMAX

Los Angeles – AMC Century City 15 with IMAX

National City – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX

Orange – AMC 30 At The Block with IMAX

Riverside – AMC Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX

Rowland Heights– AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX

San Diego – AMC Mission Valley 20 with IMAX

San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 with IMAX

San Diego – Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX

San Jose – AMC Eastridge Mall 15 with IMAX

Santa Clara – AMC Mercado 20 with IMAX

Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX

South Gate – Regal South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX

Stockton – Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX

Temecula – Regal Temecula Stadium15 & IMAX

Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 with IMAX

Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 with IMAX

Colorado

Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 with IMAX

Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 with IMAX

Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 with IMAX

Connecticut

Plainville – AMC Plainville 20 with IMAX

Florida

Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX

Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 with IMAX

Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX

Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 with IMAX

Oldsmar – AMC Woodlands Square 20 with IMAX

Orange Park – AMC Orange Park 24 with IMAX

Orlando – AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX

Orlando – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX

South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX

St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 19 & IMAX

Sunrise – Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX

Tallahassee – AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX

Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 with IMAX

West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

Georgia

Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX

Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 with IMAX

Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 with IMAX

Hawaii

Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX

Illinois

Batavia– Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX

Hodgkins – AMC Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX

Schaumburg – AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX

South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 with IMAX

Indiana

Evansville – Showplace East 18 & IMAX

Indianapolis– Showplace 16 & IMAX

Noblesville – Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX

Portage– Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX

Kansas

Olathe – AMC Studio 30 with IMAX

Kentucky

Newport – Newport Levee 20 with IMAX

Louisiana

Harahan – Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX

Maine

Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco

Maryland

Baltimore – AMC White Marsh 16 with IMAX

Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX

Massachusetts

Boston– AMC Boston Common 19 with IMAX

Danvers – AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 with IMAX

Methuen– AMC Methuen 20 with IMAX

Michigan

Auburn Hills – AMC Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX

Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema & IMAX

Lansing– Celebration! Lansing 19 & IMAX

Livonia– AMC Livonia 20 with IMAX

Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 with IMAX

Minnesota

Eden Prairie– AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX

Edina– AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX

Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 with IMAX

Missouri

Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 with IMAX

Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 with IMAX

Nebraska

Omaha – AMC Oakview Plaza 24 with IMAX

Nevada

Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX

Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX

North Las Vegas – Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX     

New Hampshire

Hooksett – Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett

New Jersey

Cherry Hill – AMC Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX

Elizabeth– AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX

Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX

New Brunswick – AMC New Brunswick 18 with IMAX

Paramus – AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX

Rockaway – AMC Rockaway 16 with IMAX

New York

Albany – Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX

Brooklyn – Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 & IMAX

Deer Park– Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX

New York City– AMC Empire 25 with IMAX

New York City – AMC 34th Street 14 with IMAX

New York City – AMC Kips Bay 15 with IMAX

Stony Brook – AMC Stony Brook 17 with IMAX

White Plains – National Amusements City Center 15 IMAX

Williamsville – Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX

North Carolina

Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX

Concord – AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX

Ohio

Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX

Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX

Springdale – Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux IMAX

Westlake– Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City– AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX

Oregon

Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX

Pennsylvania

Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX

HomesteadAMC Waterfront 22 with IMAX

Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX

South Carolina

Charleston – Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX

Simpsonville – Great Escape 14 & IMAX

Tennessee

Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium Cinemas 17 & IMAX

Texas

Arlington– AMC The Parks at Arlington 18 with IMAX

Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX

Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 with IMAX

Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX

Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 with IMAX

Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 with IMAX

Utah

Sandy– Megaplex 17 & IMAX at Jordan Commons

Virginia

Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 with IMAX

Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX

McLean – AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX

Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX

Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 with IMAX

Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 with IMAX

Washington

Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Kent – AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX

Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX

Lynnwood– AMC Alderwood Mall 16 with IMAX

Seattle – Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

Spokane– AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX

Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 with IMAX

Wisconsin

Wauwatosa– AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX

INTERNATIONAL

Australia

Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX*

Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX*

Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX*

Austria

Graz – Cineplexx 8055 Graz*

Vienna – Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino*

Brazil

Curitiba– Dom Bosco IMAX Palladium Shopping Center*

Sao Paolo – Bourbon Shopping Center Espaço Unibanco Pompéia IMAX*

Costa Rica

San Jose – Nova Repretel Cine IMAX Centro Comercial Avenida Escazu*

Guatemala

Guatemala City – Circuito Alba IMAX Pradera Concepcion*

India

Mumbai – Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Japan

Kanagawa – 109 Cinemas Kawasaki

Minoh – 109 Cinemas Minoh

Nagoya – 109 Cinemas Nagoya

Saitama – 109 Cinemas Shobu

Korea

Daegu – CGV Daegu*

Gwangju – CGV Gwangju*

Ilsan – CGV Ilsan*

Incheon – CGV Incheon*

Pusan– CGV Seomyun*

Seoul– CGV Wangsipni*

Seoul– CGV Yongsan*

Mexico

Guadalajara – Cinepolis Galerias IMAX Theatre

Juarez – Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre

Mexico City – Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre

Mexico City – Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre

Monterrey – Cinepolis Galerias Valle Oriente

Toluca – Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre

Netherlands

Amsterdam – Pathe Arena IMAX*

Eindhoven – Pathe Eindhoven IMAX*

Rotterdam– Pathe Schouwburgplein IMAX*

Russia

Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha IMAX

Moscow – KinoStar Teply Stan IMAX

Perm– Kristall IMAX

St. Petersburg– Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City

Ufa– IMAX Iskra Theatre

Taiwan

Kaohsiung – Vieshow Cinemas

Taipei – Viewshow Cinemas Taipei Sun IMAX

Thailand

Bangkok – Major Cineplex Ratchayothin**

Ukraine

Kiev – Utel IMAX Theatre*

Odessa – Planeta Kino IMAX*

United Kingdom

Cardiff – Odeon Cardiff IMAX

Gateshead – Odeon Metrocentre IMAX

Greenwich – Odeon Greenwich IMAX

Liverpool– Odeon Liverpool

Southampton – Odeon Southampton IMAX

Wimbledon– Odeon Wimbledon IMAX

Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

** denotes earlier launch           * denotes later launch

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR technology.  IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of June 30, 2010, there were 447 IMAX theatres (325 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 47 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® 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 ( www.facebook.com/imax ), Twitter ( www.twitter.com/imaxnews ) and YouTube ( www.youtube.com/imaxmovies ).

The IMAX Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6469

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on 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. Important factors that could affect these statements include ongoing discussions with the SEC and OSC relating to their ongoing inquiries and the Company's accounting, the performance of films, the signing of theatre system agreements, the viability of new technologies, businesses and products, the timing of theatre system deliveries, the mix of theatre systems shipped, the timing of the recognition of revenues and expenses on film production and distribution agreements, risks arising from potential material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and fluctuations in foreign currency and in the large format, general commercial exhibition and out-of-home entertainment markets. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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