Wednesday, July 15, 2009

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: International IMAX 3D Distribution Details

Jim here. Here are the details on the international IMAX distribution of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. I am surprised they mentioned their new digital projector rollout in the release as the reviews are not good. The resolution is terrible when sitting closer to the screen. Perhaps they have solved this issue? We will soon find out. If you see HPHBP in IMAX digital, please let us know your thoughts and where you sat in the theater.

Here is the press release:

IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The IMAX 3D Experience is the widest IMAX international release ever, opening in conjunction with the film's general release commencing on July 15th in 62 IMAX theatres internationally. Domestically, the picture will launch Wednesday, July 15th in select IMAX theatres in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and expand shortly thereafter.

In IMAX(R) 3D theatres, the film will feature approximately 12 minutes of the movie's explosive opening sequence exclusively in live-action IMAX 3D, a special element fans last enjoyed in the final fight scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the widest IMAX release ever internationally, a true testament to the continued appeal of this tremendous franchise and the growing interest in this format," said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We are excited to partner with IMAX once again on this next installment of our incredibly successful series."

"As the Harry Potter series has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon, our partnership with IMAX has become invaluable in terms of delivering something extra to the fans around the globe," said Dan Fellman, President of Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We're pleased to be able to share this film with our expanded audience, which has grown significantly since the previous installment in the Harry Potter series, thanks to the rollout of our digital projection system," said IMAX CEORichard L. Gelfond. "Special features in IMAX continue to attract fans and repeat viewings, and we are looking forward to sharing the special 3D opening with consumers around the world."

"The level of anticipation for this film has been building since last fall," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Moviegoers and Potter fans will have the opportunity to experience the film in a very unique way this summer, and we're excited to extend this opportunity to a much broader audience this year."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play beginning July 15th (day-and-date) at the following IMAX(R) theatres:



Melbourne - Highpoint Hoyts IMAX

Melbourne - Melbourne IMAX

Perth - Carousel Hoyts IMAX

Sydney - Entertainment Quarter Hoyts Sydney

Sydney - LG IMAX Theatre Sydney


Graz - Cineplexx 8055 Graz

Vienna - Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino


Sao Paolo - Bourbon Shopping Center IMAX Theater


Beijing - IMAX Theatre at the China National Film Museum

Beijing - IMAX Theatre UME Beijing International

Beijing - Shijingcheng Wanda Cinema

Changchun - Wanda International Cinema Changchun

Changsha - Changsha Wanda International Cinema

Shanghai - IMAX Theatre at Peace Cinema

Suzhou - Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre

Czech Republic

Prague - Oskar IMAX Theatre - Palace Flora


Guayaquil - Nescafe IMAX Malecon 2000


Paris - Gaumont Disney Village IMAX


Berlin - CineStar IMAX 3D, Sony Center Berlin

Hong Kong

Kowloon - BEA IMAX Theatre


Hyderabad - PRASAD IMAX Theatre

Mumbai - IMAX Adlabs Theatre

Kolkatta - Aeren R. IMAX Theatre at Mani Square Pvt. Ltd.


Kanagawa - 109 Cinemas Kawasaki

Minoh - 109 Cinemas Minoh

Saitama - 109 Cinemas Shobu


Gwangju - CGV Gwangju

Ilsan - CGV Ilsan

Seoul - CGV Wangsipni

Seoul - CGV Yongsan


Cuernavaca - Cinemex Diana IMAX Theatre

Guadalajara - Cinepolis Galerias Guadalajara 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 IMAX Theatre

Toluca - Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre

Torreon - Cinemas Martinez

Veracruz - Cinepolis Las Americas IMAX Acuario de Veracruz


Amsterdam - Pathe Arena

New Zealand

Auckland - SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street


Edsa - SM City North Edsa Mall

Manila - San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre


Moscow - KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha

Moscow - Nescafe IMAX Theatre

St. Petersburg - Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City


Barakaldo - Yelmo Cines Megapark

Malaga - Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor

Oviedo - Yelmo Cines Los Prados


Taipei - Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas


Bangkok - KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon


Ankara - Ankara AFM IMAX

Istinye - AFM Istinye Park IMAX


Dubai - Grand Megaplex 21 IMAX


Birmingham - IMAX Cinema Millennium Point

Bradford - National Media Museum IMAX Bradford

Glasgow - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema

Greenwich - ODEON Greenwich

London - BFI London IMAX Cinema

Manchester - ODEON Manchester IMAX Cinema at The Printworks

Wimbledon - ODEON Wimbledon


Kiev - IMAX Theatre

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