LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that How to Train Your Dragon, the upcoming 3D action-adventure from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq:DWA), which features the voices of Jay BaruchelGerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, will open in 186 domestic IMAX®theatres simultaneously with the film's wide release on March 26, 2010. The film will also open in 38 IMAX theatres internationally this weekend, and ultimately should play in approximately 80 international IMAX theatres over the course of its run. The special IMAX® 3D release has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. 

"Through the characters and worlds of How to Train Your Dragon, we hope to take audiences on a fantastic and adventure-filled journey," commented Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Directors of How to Train Your Dragon. "The high-flying flight sequences and ultimately the heart-felt emotional connection between our hero, Hiccup, and his dragon, are heightened in IMAX 3D in ways that pull audiences even deeper into our story. We're very excited to share it with the world."

"How to Train Your Dragon reflects DreamWorks Animation's continued talent for delivering creative and immersive 3D content to audiences," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "This film is particularly well-suited to IMAX and fits nicely into our Spring lineup. We look forward to entertaining our growing audience throughout its run."

"DreamWorks Animation has a unique story-telling style that has consistently appealed to audiences around the world, and we're looking forward to transporting them into the film's exciting world of Vikings and fire-breathing dragons through The IMAX Experience," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda, comes How to Train Your Dragon. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

How to Train Your Dragon is based on the book by Cressida Cowell and is directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois and produced by Bonnie Arnold. The film features the voices of Jay BaruchelGerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig.

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX® Theatres beginning March 26th.

UNITED STATES
Arizona
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
Tempe – Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX
Arkansas
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
California
Alhambra – Edwards Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX
Aliso Viejo – Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Anaheim – CinemaFusion 14& IMAX
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 30 & IMAX
Camarillo – Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre
Covina – AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
Cupertino – AMC Cupertino 16 & IMAX
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
El Dorado Hills – Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX 
Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fairfield – Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fresno – Fresno Stadium 21 & IMAX
Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
Long Beach – Edwards Long Beach 26 & IMAX
Los Angeles – AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
Los Angeles – IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
Los Angeles – AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
National City – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 & IMAX
Ontario – Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX
Riverside - Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX
Rowland Heights – AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX 
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX
San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 & IMAX
San Diego – Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
San Francisco – Metreon 16 with IMAX
San Jose – AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX 
Santa Clara – AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX
South Gate – Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
Stockton – Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
Temecula – Temecula Stadium15
Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX
Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 & IMAX
Colorado
Colorado Springs – Carefree Circle 16 & IMAX
Denver – UA Colorado Center Stadium 8 & IMAX
Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX
Connecticut
Manchester – Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills IMAX
Florida
Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX
Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX
Fort Lauderdale – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
Oldsmar - Woodlands Square 20 with IMAX
Orange Park – AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
Orlando - Loews Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
Orlando – Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 19 & IMAX
South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 & IMAX
Sunrise – Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX
Tallahassee – AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX
Georgia
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Buford – Regal Mall Of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 & IMAX
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX
Hawaii
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX
Idaho
Boise – Edwards Boise Stadium 22  & IMAX
Illinois
Batavia – Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Hodgkins – Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX
South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 with IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark 16 & IMAX
Indiana
Evansville - Showplace East 18 & IMAX
Indianapolis – Indiana State Museum IMAX Theater
Indianapolis – Kerasotes Showplace 16 & IMAX
Noblesville - Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Portage 16 IMAX
Iowa
Council Bluffs – Star Cinema 16 and IMAX
Kansas
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 & IMAX
Kentucky
Louisville – Cinema de Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX
Newport - Newport Levee 20 with IMAX
Louisiana
Harahan - Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
Maine
Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
Maryland
Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX
Massachusetts
Danvers – AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 & IMAX
Methuen – Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
Natick – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Reading – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Michigan
Auburn Hills – Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX 
Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema & IMAX
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Grand Rapids North 17 & IMAX
Lansing – Celebration! Lansing 19 & IMAX
Livonia – Livonia 20
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
Ypsilanti – Showcase Ann Arbor 20 IMAX
Minnesota
Apple Valley - Great Clips Imation IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 & IMAX
Missouri
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 & IMAX
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
St. Louis – Wehrenberg Ronnies Cinemas 19 & IMAX
Nevada
Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
Las Vegas – Brenden Palms 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
Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana
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 - Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City Stadium 18 & IMAX
New York City – AMC Empire 25 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark Tinseltown 16 & IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains – City Center 15 IMAX
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX
North Carolina
Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
Concord – AMC Concord Mills 24 & IMAX
Ohio
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 & IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
Springdale – Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux IMAX
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs 24
Tulsa – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Oregon
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Pennsylvania
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
Homestead – AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
King of Prussia – UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark Pittsburgh Mills Mall 17 & IMAX
Rhode Island
Providence – Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX
South Carolina
Charleston – Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16
Tennessee
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX
Texas
Colleyville – Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX
Dallas – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 & IMAX
Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
Houston – Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
San Antonio – Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
Tomball – Santikos Silverado 19 IMAX
Utah
Sandy – Jordan Commons 16 & IMAX
Virginia
Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
Hampton – Virginia Air & Space Center IMAX Theatre
McLean – AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX
Washington
Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Kent – AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX
Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
Lynnwood – Loews Alderwood Mall 16 with IMAX*
Seattle – Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX
Spokane – AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX
Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX
Wisconsin
Fitchburg – Star 18 and IMAX
Wauwatosa – Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX
 
CANADA
Alberta
Calgary – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook IMAX Theatre
Edmonton – Cineplex Scotiabank West Edmonton Mall IMAX Theatre
British Columbia
Langley – Cineplex Colossus Langley IMAX Theatre 
Richmond – Cineplex SilverCity Riverport IMAX Theatre
Nova Scotia
Halifax – Empire 17 & IMAX Theatre
Ontario
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
Mississauga – Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX Theatre
Toronto – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto & IMAX
Woodbridge – Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre 
Quebec
Montreal – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
Quebec City – Galeries de la Capitale IMAX
 
INTERNATIONAL
Argentina
Buenos Aires – IMAX Showcase Norte^
Australia
Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX^
Melbourne – Melbourne Museum IMAX^
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX^
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX^
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney^
Austria
Graz – Cineplexx 8055 Graz
Vienna – Cineplexx Apollo Das Kino
Brazil
Curitiba – Palladium Shopping Center IMAX
Sao Paolo – Bourbon Shopping Center Espaço Unibanco Pompéia IMAX
Costa Rica
San Jose – Centro Comercial Avenida Escazu Cine IMAX
Czech Republic
Prague – Oskar IMAX Palace Flora*
Germany 
Berlin – CineStar Potsdamer Platz IMAX 3D^
Guatemala
Guatemala City – Pradera Concepcion
Hong Kong 
Hong Kong SAR – UA iSquare IMAX Theatre*
India
Hyderabad – Prasad IMAX Theatre*
Kuwait
Kuwait – Cinescape 360 IMAX^
Mexico
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 – Galerias Valle Oriente IMAX Theatre
Toluca – Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre
Netherlands
Amsterdam – Pathe Arena*
Eindhoven – Pathe Eindhoven*
Rotterdam – Pathe Schouwburgplein*
Philippines
Manila – SM Mall of Asia IMAX Theatre^
Poland
Krakow – Orange IMAX Krakow*
Lodz – Orange IMAX Manufaktura*
Warsaw – Orange IMAX Sabyda*
Qatar
Doha – Villagio Shopping Mall IMAX^
Russia
Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha^
Moscow – KinoStar Teply Stan^
Perm – Kristall IMAX*
St. Petersburg – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City^
Ufa – ZAO Kompaniya Perspektiva Ufa IMAX Theatre^
South Africa
Durban – Gateway IMAX
Pretoria – Menlyn IMAX
Spain
Barakaldo – Yelmo Megapark IMAX*
Malaga – Yelmo Plaza Mayor IMAX*
Oviedo – Yelmo Los Prados IMAX*
Taiwan
Taipei – Samsung IMAX Theatre Miramar Cinema
Taipei – Viewshow Cinemas Taipei Sun IMAX
Thailand
Bangkok – KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon CinePlex^
Ukraine
Kiev – Utel IMAX Theatre^
United Arab Emirates 
Dubai – Grand Megaplex 21 & IMAX
United Kingdom
Birmingham – Birmingham IMAX Millennium Point*
Bradford – National Media Museum IMAX Bradford*
Cardiff – Odeon Cardiff IMAX Cinema* 
Gateshead – Odeon Metrocentre IMAX Cinema*
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema*
Greenwich – Odeon Greenwich IMAX Cinema*
London – BFI London IMAX Cinema*
Manchester – Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks*
Southampton – Odeon Southampton IMAX Cinema*
Wimbledon – Odeon Wimbledon IMAX Cinema*
 
Note: Additional IMAX locations to be confirmed
^ denotes earlier launch 
*denotes later launch
 
Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.

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 December 31, 2009, there were 430 IMAX theatres (309 commercial, 121 institutional) operating in 48 countries.

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DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for two consecutive years. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation ranks #6 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 18 animated feature films, including the franchise properties, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. DreamWorks Animation's three feature film releases in 2010 are How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind.

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