IMAX Celebrates Lemur Week March 29-April 4 Partnering with a range of organizations focused on wildlife preservation, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment will help conduct a national week of lemur activities timed to the release of the new IMAX®3D documentary 'Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar'

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corp., in partnership with a range of organizations dedicated to the cause of wildlife preservation, is proud to support a weeklong series of events dedicated to raising awareness for the endangered lemurs of Madagascar. Starting March 29, Lemur Week will feature events conducted by IMAX theatres, museums, local zoos, educator and non-profit organizations across the country, all leading up to the release in select IMAX® theatres of the new IMAX®3D documentary, Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, starting Friday, April 4, 2014.   

"I'm proud to be part of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar and the first-ever Lemur Week," said Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film's narrator. "Lemurs and their incredible story of survival and adaptation in the face of changing conditions and habitat loss are inspiring to all of us."

In celebration of Lemur Week, filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman and primatologist Dr. Patricia C. Wright will be visiting several cities.  Festivities will begin with the "Lemur Week Kick-Off" ceremony on March 31 at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC, where Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden's Lemur Week Proclamation will be announced.   Other cities in which they will appear are:

Toronto, Canada, March 31

Washington, D.C., April 1

New York, NY, April 2

Boston, MA, April 3

The following organizations, in partnership with IMAX, will be participating in local Lemur Week events:

BrainPOP

Centre ValBio / Stony Brook University

Conservation International

Duke Lemur Center / Duke University

Madecasse Madagascar Chocolate

Smithsonian Channel

Wildlife Conservation Society

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar premieres Friday, April 4 at the following IMAX 3D theatres:

UNITED STATES

Alabama

Birmingham – IMAX Dome Theatre**

California

Los Angeles – California Science Center IMAX Theatre

Sacramento – Esquire IMAX

San Jose – Hackworth IMAX**

Colorado

Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science Phipps IMAX Theatre

Connecticut

NorwalkMaritime Aquarium IMAX Theatre**

Florida

Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation IMAX

St. Augustine – World Golf Village IMAX

Tallahassee­ – Challenger IMAX Theatre Tallahassee

Tampa­­ – Museum of Science and Industry IMAX**

Georgia

Atlanta – Rankin M. Smith, Sr. IMAX Theatre**

Columbus – Patriot Park IMAX Theatre

Iowa

Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa IMAX Dome Theatre**

Chicago

Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Indiana

Indianapolis – White River IMAX

Louisiana

New Orleans – Entergy IMAX Theatre

Shreveport – Sci-Port Discovery Center IMAX**

Minnesota

Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX

Montana

Branson – Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex**

Saint Louis – OMNIMAX Theatre – St. Louis Science Center**

North Carolina

Raleigh ­– Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles

Nebraska

Omaha – Lozier IMAX

New Jersey

Atlantic City – IMAX & The Tropicana

Jersey City – Liberty Science Center IMAX Dome Theatre**

New York

Syracuse – Bristol IMAX Omintheatre**

Ohio

Cleveland – Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX Theatre – Great Lakes Science Center**

Texas

Fort Worth – Omni Theatre IMAX**

Utah

Salt Lake City – Clark Planetarium ATK IMAX

Virginia

Hampton – Virginia Air & Space Center IMAX Theatre

Washington

Seattle – Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center

Spokane – Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre**


CANADA

Alberta

Edmonton – TELUS World of Science IMAX Theatre


British Columbia

Victoria – National Geographic IMAX Theatre

Manitoba

Winnipeg – IMAX Theatre at Portage Place


Ontario

Sudbury – IMAX Theatre Sudbury


Quebec

Montreal – Old Port IMAX Theatre, Montreal

Quebec City – IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec


Saskatchewan

Regina –Kramer IMAX Theatre

Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
** Denotes 2D

Nationally, Lemur Week kicks off with the premiere of Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar in Los Angeles on March 29 and continues with local community events and screenings across the country.

About Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "Dolphin Tale") narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary "Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar," the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers—lemurs.  The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary "Born To Be Wild 3D," and director/cinematographer David Douglas, who was the director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered. "Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar" highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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 offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.  As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 837 IMAX theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

Contact:
IMAX Corporation Los Angeles
Jennifer Lang
310-255-5656
jlang@imax.com

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