Take a Journey To The Arctic in IMAX® Theatres Starting Friday

Latest IMAX® Documentary Adventure Narrated by Meryl Streep and Featuring the Music of Paul McCartney

Apr 18, 2012, 15:30 ET from IMAX Corporation

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation, (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the documentary adventure To The Arctic  will debut exclusively in 50 select IMAX® theatres in North America, beginning Friday, April 20. Additional theatres will be added as the footprint expands domestically and internationally over the coming months.

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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world as few people have ever seen it, To The Arctic tells a compelling tale of survival, with global implications. Through the power of IMAX®, audiences will be transported to one of the most remote and spectacularly beautiful places in the world and experience an emotional story of love, family and hope.

To The Arctic reunites Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep with Academy Award-nominated Director Greg MacGillivray.  The film is their third collaboration.  To The Arctic also features seven classic songs from Paul McCartney's catalogue as part of the film's soundtrack, including: I'm Carrying; Calico Skies; Mr. Bellamy; Bip Bop; Little Willow and Maybe I'm Amazed.  The Beatles' Because rounds out the soundtrack.  

About To The Arctic

Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.  Captivating and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, "To The Arctic," a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray ("The Living Sea," "Dolphins").  Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX®, "To The Arctic" is written and edited by Stephen Judson ("Everest"), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray ("Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk"). The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.

The film has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes.



To The Arctic is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning April 20:



Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre

Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX

Los Angeles – California Science Center IMAX Theater

Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre

San Diego – Reuben H. Fleet Science Center#

San Jose – Hackworth IMAX Dome at The Tech Museum#


Denver – Denver Museum of Nature & Science IMAX


Norwalk – IMAX Theatre at The Maritime Aquarium#

District of Columbia

Washington – National Museum of Natural History Samuel C Johnson IMAX


Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation IMAX at Museum of Discovery & Science

St. Augustine – World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre

Tallahassee – Challenger Learning Center IMAX

Tampa – Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) IMAX Dome Theatre#


Atlanta – Rankin M. Smith IMAX Theatre#


Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre


Indianapolis – Indiana State Museum White River IMAX Theater


Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater#


Louisville – Louisville Science Center IMAX Theatre#


Shreveport – Sci-Port Discovery Center IMAX#


Boston – New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre

Boston – Mugar OMNI Theater#


Apple Valley – Minnesota Zoo Great Clips IMAX Theatre


Branson Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex#

St. Louis – St. Louis Science Center Omnimax Theater#


Omaha – Lozier IMAX at Henry Doorly Zoo

New Jersey

Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

Jersey City – Liberty Science Center IMAX Dome Theater#

New York

New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

West Nyack – IMAX Theater Palisades Center

North Carolina

Charlotte – The Charlotte Observer OMNIMAX Theater#

Raleigh – Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum


Cincinnati – Cincinnati Museum Center OMNIMAX Theater#

Cleveland – Great Lakes Science Center OMNIMAX Theater#


Portland – OMNIMAX Theater at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry#


Pittsburgh – Carnegie Science Center at Rangos OMNIMAX**#


Chattanooga – Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Memphis – Union Planters IMAX Theatre**#


Austin – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre

Fort Worth – Fort Worth Museum Omni IMAX Dome Theater#

Galveston – Moody Gardens 3D Theater


Salt Lake City – Clark Planetarium ATK IMAX Theatre


Hampton – Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center

Richmond – Science Museum Virginia IMAX#

Virginia Beach – Virginia Aquarium + Marine Science Center IMAX Theatre


Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX

Spokane – Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre#



Edmonton – TELUS World of Science IMAX Theatre#

British Columbia

Victoria – National Geographic IMAX Theatre**#


Winnipeg – IMAX Theatre at Portage Place


Toronto – Ontario Science Centre OMNIMAX Theatre#


Gatineau – Canadian Museum of Civilization IMAX Theatre

Montreal – Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus**

Quebec City – IMAX des Galleries de la Capitale


Regina – Saskatchewan Science Centre Kramer IMAX Theatre




Paris – La Geode OMNIMAX**#


Tijuana – Centro Cultural Tijuana**#


The Hague – Omniversum**#

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

** denotes later launch          # denotes 2D

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