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Revolutions Marks Day and Date First for IMAX and Industry

The simultaneous release of Warner Bros.' THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS on Nov. 5, 2003 in 35mm and IMAX/15/70 represents a first for a live-action Hollywood film and the prestigious large format corporation, which is attempting to increase both its commercial appeal and profitability as a result of its aggressive repurposing strategy.

As with APOLLO 13 and THE MATRIX RELOADED, IMAX employed its proprietary DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology for the repurposing of REVOLUTIONS, which also preserves the running time and correct wide screen aspect ratio. According to IMAX, the Wachowski brothers were so impressed with the DMR work on RELOADED that they immediately consented to a day and date release of the finale to their smash hit trilogy.

Offering a more immersive moviegoing experience, IMAX audiences will experience unparalled image and sound quality on screens up to eight stories tall surrounded by 12,000 watts of digital surround sound.

Opening Nov. 5:

United StatesAddison, Illinois - Addison IMAX TheatreAtlanta, Georgia - Regal Mall of Georgia 20 & IMAXBoise, Idaho - Edwards Boise Stadium 21 & IMAXBoston, Massachusetts - Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England AquariumBuffalo, New York - Regal Transit Center 18 & IMAXCathedral City, California - Desert IMAX TheatreCharleston, South Carolina -IMAX Theatre Charleston at Aquarium WarfChicago, Illinois - Navy Pier IMAX TheatreColorado Springs, Colorado - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark CarefreeCircleColumbus, Ohio - Marcus Crosswoods IMAX TheatreDallas, Texas - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17Dearborn, Michigan - IMAX Theatre at The Henry FordDenver, Colorado - UA Colorado Center 9 & IMAXDublin, California - Regal Hacienda Crossings 20 & IMAXGrand Rapids, Michigan - IMAX Theatre at Celebration! CinemaHampton, Virginia - Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space CenterHouston, Texas - Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAXIrvine, California - Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAXKing of Prussia, Pennsylvania - UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAXLincolnshire, Illinois - Regal Lincolnshire 20 & IMAXLos Angeles, California - IMAX Theatre at The BridgeLos Angeles, California - Universal CityWalk IMAX TheatreMiami, Florida - IMAX Theatre at Sunset PlaceNashville, Tennessee - Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAXNatick, Massachusetts - Comcast IMAX Theatre at Jordan's FurnitureNew Orleans, Louisiana - Entergy IMAX Theatre at Audubon Aquarium of theAmericasNew Rochelle, New York - Regal New Roc City 18 & IMAXNew York, New York - Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln SquareOntario, California - Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAXPittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Rangos OMNIMAX Theatre at Carnegie ScienceCenterRochester, New York - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USASan Antonio, Texas - IMAX Theatre San Antonio River CenterSan Francisco, California - Loews IMAX Theatre at MetreonSanta Clarita, California - Edwards Valencia 12 & IMAXSeattle, Washington - Boeing IMAX Theater at Pacific Science CenterSpokane, Washington - IMAX Theatre at Riverfront ParkTampa, Florida - Regal Channelside Cinemas 9 & IMAXTulsa, Oklahoma - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The TulsaWest Nyack, New York - IMAX Theatre at Palisades CenterWoodridge, Illinois - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

CanadaCalgary, Alberta - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Paramount ChinookEdmonton, Alberta - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players SilverCity West EdmontonMallHalifax, Nova Scotia - Empire IMAX TheatreLangley, British Columbia - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Colossus LangleyMississauga, Ontario - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Coliseum MississaugaMontreal, Quebec - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Paramount MontrealToronto, Ontario - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Paramount TorontoWoodbridge, Ontario - IMAX Theatre, Famous Players Colossus

InternationalBangkok, Thailand - Panasonic IMAX TheatreBerlin, Germany - CineStar IMAX CinemaCapetown, South Africa - IMAX Cinema, BMW PavilionDurban, South Africa - Gateway IMAX TheatreHyderabad, India - Prasad IMAX TheatreMadrid, Spain - IMAX Theatre MadridMoscow, Russia - Nescafe IMAX TheatreMumbai, India - IMAX Adlabs TheatrePretoria, South Africa - IMAX Theatre at Menlyn Park Shopping CentreSingapore, Singapore - Popular IMAX Theatre, Golden Village GrandTokyo, Japan - Mercian Shinagawa IMAX TheatreVienna, Austria - IMAX Wien

Opening After Nov. 5:United StatesKansas City, Missouri - Sprint IMAX Theatre at Kansas City ZooLas Vegas, Nevada - Luxor IMAX Theatre

InternationalBradford, England - IMAX Cinema, National Museum of Photography, Film andTVLondon, England - BFI London IMAX TheatreManchester, England - IMAX Cinema @ thefilmworksPrague, Czech Republic - Oskar IMAX TheatreKatowice, Poland - IMAX Theatre KatowiceKrakow, Poland - Panasonic IMAX KrakowWarsaw, Poland - Panasonic IMAX Theatre at Sadyba Best Mall

Founded in 1967, IMAX Corp. ( is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies. IMAX's businesses include the creation and delivery of the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX and IMAX 3D technology, and the development of the highest quality digital production and presentation.

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