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Goblet of Fire to open in 72 IMAX theatres

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Adventure Continues in IMAX! Warner Bros. Pictures will release Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience in select IMAX theatres beginning November 18th, concurrent with the 35mm release. The film is expected to debut in a record 72 IMAX theatres with an additional 18 to open in weeks following, eclipsing the mark set by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience this summer. Of the 72 IMAX theatres opening day and date, 66 of the locations are domestic, which is significantly more than the 49 domestic IMAX screens that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The IMAX Experience opened in June 2004.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (digital re-mastering) technology. This is the fourth installment in the beloved Harry Potter franchise, and the second to be digitally re-mastered into IMAX's unparalleled format.

With four days to go before the opening, the film is driving more advanced sales than any other Hollywood blockbuster in IMAX's history. IMAX theatres are reporting numerous sold out shows in markets across the country including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and many more. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting www.imax.com or the specific IMAX theatre's website.

"We are very excited to bring the suspense, humor, action and drama of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to life on the giant IMAX screen," director Mike Newell says. "The breathtaking IMAX format brings a whole new perspective to this marvelous story."

"There is clearly a real appetite on the part of audiences to see Harry Potter on the IMAX screen," said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures. "We are glad to be able to offer this unique viewing experience in selected IMAX theaters around the country and in Canada, and we can already see that fans are thrilled to have this opportunity."

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), send a shockwave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signaling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety -- he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated "PG-13" by the MPAA for "sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images."

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will play at the following IMAX theatres:

Opening November 18, 2005

Arizona
Phoenix -- AMC Deer Valley 30 IMAX Theatre

California
Cathedral City -- Desert IMAX Theatre
Dublin -- Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX
Irvine -- Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
Los Angeles -- IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
Los Angeles -- Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre
Ontario -- Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX
San Francisco -- Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon
San Jose -- Hackworth IMAX DOME Theater, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Santa Clarita -- Edwards Valencia IMAX

Colorado
Colorado Springs -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle
Denver -- UA Colorado Center IMAX Theatre

Connecticut
Hartford -- IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills

Florida
Fort Lauderdale -- Blockbuster IMAX Theater at Museum of Discovery and Science
Tampa -- Channelside IMAX

Georgia
Atlanta -- Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX

Idaho
Boise -- Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX

Illinois
Chicago -- Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Lincolnshire -- Regal Lincolnshire IMAX
Woodridge -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges

Indiana
Evansville -- Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre

Kansas
Kansas City -- AMC Studio 30 IMAX Theatre

Kentucky
Louisville -- IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook

Massachusetts
Natick -- Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture
Reading -- Comcast IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture

Michigan
Dearborn -- The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Grand Rapids -- IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
Lansing -- IMAX Theatre Celebration! Cinema
Sterling Heights -- IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30

Minnesota
Apple Valley -- Imation IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
Duluth -- Duluth OMNIMAX Theatre

Missouri
St. Louis -- Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX

New Jersey
Atlantic City -- IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

New York
Buffalo -- Regal Transit Center IMAX
New Rochelle -- Regal New Roc City IMAX
New York -- Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square
Rochester -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
West Nyack -- IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains -- IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema de lux

North Carolina
Raleigh -- IMAX Theatre at Exploris

Ohio
Cincinnati -- IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Springdale
Columbus-AMC IMAX Theatre, Columbus

Oklahoma
Tulsa -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa

Pennsylvania
Harrisburg -- Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
King of Prussia -- UA King of Prussia IMAX
Philadelphia -- Tuttleman IMAX Theatre, Franklin Institute
Pittsburgh -- Rangos OMNIMAX Theater at Carnegie Science Center
Tarentum -- CINEMARK at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

South Carolina
Charleston -- The Charleston IMAX Theatre at Aquarium Wharf

Tennessee
Nashville -- Regal Opry Mills IMAX

Texas
Dallas -- Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
Houston -- Edwards Houston Marq*E IMAX
San Antonio -- IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter

Utah
Sandy -- Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons

Virginia
Hampton -- Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

Washington
Seattle -- Pacific Science Center's Boeing IMAX Theater
Spokane -- Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre

CANADA:

Alberta
Calgary -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Chinook
Edmonton -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, SilverCity West Edmonton Mall

British Columbia
Langley -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley
Richmond -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Riverport

Nova Scotia
Halifax -- Empire IMAX Theatre

Ontario
Mississauga -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga
Toronto -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Toronto
Woodbridge -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge

Quebec
Montreal -- Cineplex Galaxy IMAX Theatre, Paramount Montreal

INTERNATIONAL:

Mexico
Cuernavaca -- Cinema Diana IMAX Theater
Guadalajara -- Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Plaza Galerias
Mexico City -- Cinepolis IMAX Theatre
Monterrey -- Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Valle Oriente

Scotland
Glasgow -- Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Theatre

Taiwan
Taipei -- Warner Village Miramar IMAX Theatre

LATER OPENING DATES

UNITED STATES:

Alabama
Huntsville -- Spacedome IMAX Theatre at the US Space and Rocket Center

California
Sacramento -- Esquire IMAX Theatre

Iowa
Davenport-Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre

Oregon
Portland -- OMNIMAX Theater at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Virginia
Richmond -- Ethyl IMAX Dome & Planetarium, Science Museum of Virginia

INTERNATIONAL:

France
Paris -- Gaumont Disney Village IMAX Theatre

India
Hyderabad -- Prasad IMAX Theatre
Mumbai -- IMAX Adlabs Theatre
New Delhi -- Aerenr IMAX at Rap Adlabs

Japan
Tokyo -- Mercian Shinagawa IMAX Theatre

Korea
Incheon -- CGV Inchoen
Seoul -- CGV Yongsan

Poland
Warsaw -- Panasonic IMAX Theatre

Russia
Moscow -- Nescafe IMAX Theatre

Singapore
Singapore -- Popular IMAX Theatre

Spain
Malaga -- IMAX Yelmo Cineplex, Plaza Mayor

The Netherlands
Amsterdam -- Pathe IMAX Arena Amsterdam

United Arab Emirates
Dubai -- IMAX Theatre at ibn Battuta Mall

Please check local listings or IMAX.com for opening dates and show times


More information:
• Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience


Published November 14, 2005

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