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AMC Entertainment® brings The IMAX Experience® to AMC Tallahassee Mall 20


Written by: AMC Entertainment Inc.
Date: September 10, 2009

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS opens at Tallahassee's new IMAX September 18.


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New IMAX® theatre opens at AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 on September 18

Tallahassee – September 10, 2009 – AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces today that guests visiting AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 can now enjoy The IMAX Experience® from IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX).

The IMAX Experience combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and customized theatre geometry – through the modification of an existing auditorium – to create a uniquely immersive movie experience. The field of view is maximized by installing resulting in superior angles and sight lines for guests.

IMAX's digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAX's proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contrast. The images on screen are complemented with IMAX's latest sound system, which features its proprietary loudspeaker technology and uncompressed digital sound and a new screen that is slightly curved and positioned closer to the audience by removing seats. This system has 10 times more dynamic range, cuts down on distortion and provides a sound quality that feels more immersive, especially with added acoustic paneling that absorbs sound and removes echo.

The addition of IMAX at Tallahassee Mall 20 builds upon decades of AMC offering the best and broadest menu of entertainment choices for guests seeking an unparalleled experience. Guests at Tallahassee Mall 20 will take in the world's most immersive cinematic experience when "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: An IMAX 3D Experience" opens on September 18. The film has been digitally re-mastered into IMAX's format exclusively for presentation in the IMAX auditorium. In addition to IMAX-formatted movies, AMC delivers other types of entertainment to guests, including live and pre-recorded alternative content events.

The IMAX® theatre at Tallahassee Mall 20 will feature IMAX's digital projection system and exhibit Hollywood's biggest movies that have been digitally re-mastered into IMAX's format.

Upcoming Hollywood movies to be released in IMAX's format include: "Where the Wild Things Are" (Oct. 16) "Disney's A Christmas Carol" (Nov. 6); "Avatar" (Dec. 18); "Alice in Wonderland" (March 5, 2010) "How to Train Your Dragon" (March 26, 2010) and "Shrek Goes Fourth" (May 21, 2010).

The combination of IMAX's revolutionary digital projection system, customized theatre geometry, specially designed screen and powerful digital audio system with AMC's guest service and innovative products and amenities will make Tallahassee Mall 20 the No. 1 destination for entertainment. The new IMAX theatre maximizes the experience for guests so they feel as if they are IN the movie they are watching.

The opening of the IMAX theatre at Tallahassee Mall 20 is part of a joint-venture agreement by AMC and IMAX to install 100 IMAX digital projection systems at AMC locations in 33 major U.S. markets through 2010.

About AMC Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., AMC Entertainment Inc. is a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to 1920, the company today serves hundreds of millions of guests annually through interests in 307 theatres with 4,610 screens in five countries.

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, 2009, there were 394 IMAX theatres (273 commercial, 121 institutional) operating in 44 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® DMR, The IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (, Twitter ( and YouTube (

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