BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobb Theatres, the highly respected US-based exhibitor recognized for operating first-class entertainment venues, will screen the critically acclaimed documentary Born to be Wild in IMAX 3D. The film opens Friday April 8th at these Cobb IMAX Theatres: Lakeside 18 in Lakeland, FL; Merritt Square 16 in Merritt Island, FL; and Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Join IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures on a miraculous journey of second chances when Born to be Wild 3D opens on April 8th. Follow these young orphaned elephants and orangutans on the trip of a lifetime, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. This family friendly documentarywill transport moviegoers around the world to the far stretches of Kenya and Borneo and will inspire them to take action and save earth's precious creatures.
Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
"Spending so much time among the orphaned elephants and orangutans in this film was a life changing experience," said Producer/Writer Drew Fellman. "And IMAX 3D makes it possible to share that wonder with the audience in a very profound way that takes us directly into the lives and struggles of these amazing animals."
"Cobb Theatres is thrilled to be offering this inspirational, family-friendly film to our valued customers," said Jeremy Welman chief operating officer, Cobb Theatres. "The IMAX 3D experience is immersive, literally putting you in the scene with these animals. We know our guests will be moved by the experience."
Born to be Wild 3D is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Filmed Entertainment. Directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman, the behind the scenes team includes supervising line producer Diane Roberts, associate producer Jill Ferguson, director of photography David Douglas and editor Beth Spiegel. Music is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Born to be Wild 3D will open April 8, 2011 exclusively in IMAX theatres.
The film has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes.
Born to be Wild 3D has received the following seals of approval: Truly Moving Picture Award The Dove Foundation
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment and technology companies, specializing in the creation and delivery of premium, awe-inspiring entertainment experiences. With a growing suite of cutting-edge motion picture and sound technologies, and a globally recognized entertainment brand, IMAX is singularly situated at the convergence of the entertainment industry, innovation and the digital media world. The industry's top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and as such, the IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. The Company's new digital projection and sound systems — combined with a growing blockbuster film slate — are fueling the rapid expansion of the IMAX network in established markets such as North America, Western Europe, and Japan, as well as emerging markets such as China and Russia. IMAX theaters deliver the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX®, IMAX 3D®, and IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technologies. IMAX DMR enables virtually any motion picture to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2010, there were 518 IMAX theatres (396 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 46 countries.
Cobb Theatres, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a progressive motion picture exhibitor operating 222 screens at 18 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. We are committed to being the leader in providing the ultimate entertainment experience, while maintaining a rich heritage of family values and integrity. Consistently surpassing our guests' expectations is a natural outgrowth of our dedication to empowering team members to deliver excellence in guest service. CineBistro, the premiere cinema and dinner-in-a-movie concept, created by Cobb Theatres is currently being developed around the country and have six locations operating in Tampa FL, Miami FL, Vail CO, Hampton VA and Richmond VA. For more information on Cobb Theatres or CineBistro, visit www.cobbtheatres.com or www.cobbcinebistro.com.