updated 1/10/2011 7:47:42 PM ET 2011-01-11T00:47:42

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), and Columbia Pictures announce that the action-comedy The Green Hornet will be released to digital IMAX® theatres in the immersive IMAX® 3D format this Friday, January 14th. The film will open on 172 IMAX screens domestically, simultaneously with its North American wide release. The film will also open on at least 100 IMAX screens internationally, 13 of which will open this Friday, with the other runs debuting over the following weeks. Additional international playdates are expected to be booked in the coming days.

The Green Hornet: An IMAX 3D Experience 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 The Green Hornet:

In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves.

Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

The Green Hornet stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour with Tom Wilkinson and Cameron Diaz.

The film is directed by Michel Gondry. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, based upon "The Green Hornet" radio series created by George W. Trendle. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michael Grillo, Ori Marmur and George W. Trendle Jr. are the executive producers.

Opening nationwide in theatres and IMAX, the film will be presented in 3D and distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.

The Green Hornet: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning January 14th:

Birmingham – Rave Patton Creek 15 + IMAX
Anchorage – Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fairbanks – Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 & IMAX
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
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
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 Square 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 Stadium 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
Santa Clarita – Regal Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Stadium 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
Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 with IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 with IMAX
Milford – Rave Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX
Plainville – AMC Plainville 20 with IMAX 
Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX
Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 with IMAX
Brandon – AMC The Regency 20 with IMAX 
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 with IMAX
Lakeland – Lakeside 18 & 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
Atlanta – Regal Atlantic Station 16 & IMAX
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 with IMAX
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 with IMAX
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX
Batavia – Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
Hodgkins – AMC Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
Lombard – AMC Yorktown 17 with IMAX
Naperville – AMC Showplace 16 Naperville with IMAX
Schaumburg – AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX
Skokie – AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 with IMAX 
South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 with IMAX
Evansville – Showplace East 18 & IMAX
Indianapolis – AMC Showplace 16 with IMAX
Noblesville – Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX
Davenport – Rave Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX
Leawood – AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 with IMAX
Wichita – Warren West 21st IMAX
Louisville – Rave Stonybrook 20 + IMAX
Newport – AMC Newport Levee 20 with IMAX
Harahan – AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 with IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX
Silver Spring – Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX
Boston – AMC Loews Boston Common 19 with IMAX
Danvers – AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 with IMAX
Methuen – AMC Methuen 20 with IMAX
Randolph – Showcase Randolph 16 & IMAX
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
Ypsilanti – Rave Ann Arbor 20 IMAX
Eden Prairie – AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Maple Grove – AMC Arbor Lakes 16 with IMAX
Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 with IMAX
Hazelwood – Regal St. Louis Mills 18 & IMAX
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 with IMAX
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 with IMAX
Omaha – AMC Oakview Plaza 24 with IMAX
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 Loews Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX
Elizabeth – AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New Brunswick – Loews 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 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
Port Chester – AMC Port Chester 14 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
Cary – Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX
Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
Concord – AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX
Beavercreek – Rave The Greene 14 + IMAX
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
Springdale – Showcase Springdale IMAX 16
Westlake – Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX
Tulsa – Cinemark 17 + IMAX
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX
Dickson City – Great Escape 
Homestead – AMC Waterfront 22 with IMAX
Lititz – Penn Cinemas 14
Philadelphia – AMC Franklin Mills 14 with IMAX
Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX
South Carolina
Charleston – Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX
Simpsonville – Great Escape 14 & IMAX
Chattanooga – Rave East Ridge 18 + IMAX
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium Cinemas 17 & IMAX
Arlington – AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 with IMAX
Dallas – AMC Northpark 15 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
Sandy – Megaplex 17 & IMAX at Jordan Commons
South Jordan – Megaplex 20 & IMAX at The District 
Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 with IMAX
Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
Hampton – Virginia Air and Space Center IMAX Theater
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
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
Wauwatosa – AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX
Kanata – AMC Kanata 24 with IMAX
Mississauga – AMC Courtney Park 16 with IMAX
Toronto – AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 with IMAX
Whitby – AMC Whitby 24 with IMAX 
Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX*
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX*
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX*
Graz – Cineplexx 8055 Graz
Vienna – Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino
Curitiba – Dom Bosco IMAX Palladium Shopping Center*
Sao Paolo – Bourbon Shopping Center Espaço Unibanco Pompéia IMAX*
Sofia – Mtel IMAX 
Beijing – Shijingshan Wanda IMAX*
Beijing – Beijing UME Huaxing IMAX*
Beijing – Beijing CBD Wanda IMAX*
Changchun – Changchun Wanda IMAX Cinema*
Changsha – Changsha Wanda IMAX Cinema*
Chongqing – Lumiere Pavilion IMAX*
Guangzhou – Guangzhou Wanda IMAX*
Hangzhou – Hangzhou Broadway Mix City Mall IMAX*
Hangzhou – Zhejiang Culture & Arts Centre IMAX*
Hefei – Hefei Wanda Plaza IMAX*
Jinan – Wanda Internacional Cinemas IMAX*
Kunming – Kunming Broadway IMAX Theatre*
Qingdao – Qingdao Wanda IMAX*
Shanghai – Shanghai Peace IMAX*
Shanghai – Super Brand Mall Stellar IMAX Theatre*
Shanghai – Wanda Square Studios IMAX*
Shenzhen – UA Kingkey Mall IMAX*
Suzhou – Suzhou Science & Cultural Arts Center IMAX*
Tianjin – China Film Cinema IMAX Theatre*
Wuhan – Studio City Wuhan IMAX*
Wuxi – Wuxi Big World IMAX Cinema*
Costa Rica
San Jose – Nova Repretel Cine IMAX Centro Comercial Avenida Escazu*
Lyon – Pathe Carre de Soie^
Paris – Cinema Pathe Quai d'Ivry^
Paris – Gaumont Disney Village^
Rouen – Gaumont Rouen Grand Quevilly^
Toulouse – Gaumont Toulouse Labege^
Bremen – Cinemaxx Bremen IMAX^
Hong Kong
Hong Kong – UA iSquare IMAX*
Kowloon Bay – UA Megabox BEA IMAX*
Mumbai – Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre^
Fukuoka – United Cinemas Canal City 13 IMAX*
Kawasaki – 109 Cinemas Kawasaki IMAX*
Kishiwada – United Cinemas Kishiwada IMAX*
Nagoya – 109 Cinemas Nagoya IMAX*
Osaka – 109 Cinemas Minoh IMAX*
Saitama – 109 Cinemas Shobu IMAX*
Sapporo – United Cinemas Sapporo IMAX*
Tokyo – 109 Cinemas Grandberry Mall IMAX*
Urawa-ku – United Cinemas Urawa IMAX*
Astana – Kino Park Keruen IMAX*
Daegu – CGV Daegu IMAX*
Daejeon – CGV Daejeon IMAX*
Gwangju – CGV Gwangju IMAX*
Ilsan – CGV Ilsan IMAX*
Incheon – CGV Incheon IMAX*
Pusan – CGV Seomyun IMAX*
Seoul – CGV Yongsan IMAX*
Seoul – CGV Wangsipni IMAX*
Kuwait – Cinescape 360 IMAX^
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*
Amsterdam – Pathe Arena IMAX^
Eindhoven – Pathe Eindhoven IMAX^
Rotterdam – Pathe Schouwburgplein IMAX^
Cebu – SM City Cebu Mall IMAX*
Manila – SM City North Edsa Mall IMAX*
Doha – Villagio Shopping Mall IMAX^
Bucharest – Cinema City IMAX Bucharest*
Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha IMAX*
Moscow – KinoStar Teply Stan IMAX*
Moscow – Karo October Cinema IMAX*
Moscow – Kinostar Khimki IMAX*
Novosibirsk – Cinema Park Royal Park*
Perm – Kristall IMAX*
Saratov – Cinema Park Triumph Mall IMAX*
St. Petersburg – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City*
St. Petersburg – Galleria Shopping Mall IMAX*
Ufa – IMAX Iskra Theatre*
Voronezh – The Galereya Chizhova IMAX*
Yekaterinburg – Star Light IMAX*
Kaohsiung – Vieshow Cinemas Kaohsiung IMAX*
Taipei – Vieshow Cinemas Taipei Sun IMAX*
Bangkok – Major Cineplex IMAX Ratchayothin*
Bangkok – Major Cineplex IMAX Pinklao*
Kiev – Utel IMAX*
Lvov – Planeta Kino IMAX*
Odessa – Planeta Kino IMAX*
United Kingdom
Cardiff – Odeon Cardiff IMAX
Gateshead – Odeon Metrocentre IMAX
Greenwich – Odeon Greenwich IMAX
Kingston Upon Thames – Odeon Kingston IMAX
Liverpool – Odeon Liverpool ONE IMAX
Norwich – Odeon Norwich IMAX
Renfrew – Odeon Braehead IMAX
Southampton – Odeon Southampton IMAX
Uxbridge – Odeon Uxbridge 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

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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 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 September 30, 2010, there were 470 IMAX theatres (348 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 45 countries.

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