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Glasgow—Aug 28, 2013

UK's Largest Cinema Chain to Add New IMAX® Theatre to Circuit and Transition Glasgow Science Centre to Ground-Breaking Laser Projection System

Cineworld Group and Imax® Expand Revenue Share Partnership
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cineworld Group PLC, the UK's largest cinema chain, today announced an expansion of the companies' revenue sharing agreement with an IMAX theatre to be added at a location yet to be determined and the installation of IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology at Glasgow Science Centre's IMAX® theatre in Scotland. This deal brings Cineworld Group's IMAX commitment to 13 under the parties' revenue share arrangement.
 
Cineworld has recently reached an agreement with the Glasgow Science Centre, an IMAX exhibitor since 2000, to take over the operations of its IMAX theatre - the first IMAX theatre in Scotland. Under the terms of the deal announced today, Cineworld will install an IMAX digital theatre system before transitioning to IMAX's dual 4K laser system.

"Cineworld is delighted to add another IMAX theatre to our circuit and to install IMAX's upcoming laser solution at the Glasgow Science Centre, which will allow us to present the full spectrum of IMAX content," said Crispin Lilly, Vice President of Business Affairs, Cineworld Group PLC. "The IMAX Experience® has become synonymous with the biggest event movies and, as such, we're pleased to build on our successful partnership."
 
"As we expand our network throughout Europe, growing relationships with partners such as Cineworld is a key strategy to support our growth," said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. "Together with Cineworld we look forward bringing even more audiences across the UK the biggest blockbusters in the world's most immersive film format."
 
IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection system, which represents the culmination of the largest R&D initiative in IMAX's history, incorporates the laser digital intellectual property IMAX licensed exclusively from Eastman Kodak and Barco's unique laser innovations. It is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry's premium entertainment experience and will enable IMAX's largest screens to deliver the highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, a wider color gamut and deeper blacks. 


About Cineworld: Cineworld Group was founded in 1995 with its roots going back to 1930 through the combination with Cinema City in 2014. In December 2017, Cineworld acquired US cinema chain Regal Entertainment Group. Following completion of the deal in February 2018, the enlarged Group became the second largest cinema chain in the world, with 9,538 screens across the US and Europe. Cineworld is operating cinemas today in ten countries:  the US, the UK, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Israel, Hungary, Czech, Bulgaria and Slovakia, covering a market of approximately 500 million people. The acquisition of Regal provides Cineworld with a major presence in the US cinema market, the largest box office market in the world. Cineworld’s primary brands are Regal (in the US), Cineworld and Picturehouse (in the UK & Ireland), Cinema City (throughout Europe) and Yes Planet (throughout Israel). 
 
We believe that the size, reach and quality of Cineworld’s theatre circuit provides its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience. We are committed to being ‘The Best Place to Watch a Movie!’ More information can be found at www.cineworld.com
Cineworld Directory page About IMAX Corporation: IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2017, there were 1,302 IMAX theatres (1,203 commercial multiplexes, 11 commercial destinations and 86 institutions) in 75 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
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