LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that New Line Cinema's Rock of Ages, based on the hit Broadway musical, will be released in the immersive IMAX format for a limited engagement in 39 IMAX® theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will open in 35 IMAX locations day-and-date with the film's wide release on June 15, 2012. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed. Directed by Adam Shankman, the film stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige and Catherine Zeta-Jones, with Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx.
The IMAX release of Rock of Ages will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
About Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more.
The movie musical stars Julianne Hough ("Burlesque"), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand ("Arthur," "Get Him to the Greek"), Oscar® nominee Paul Giamatti ("Cinderella Man"), Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago"), Malin Akerman ("The Proposal") and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, with Oscar® nominee Alec Baldwin ("The Cooler"), and Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise ("Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," "Magnolia," "Jerry Maguire").
Shankman directs Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D'Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D'Arienzo's musical of the same name. The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D'Arienzo serving as executive producers.
Rounding out the Rock of Ages creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli ("Hairspray"), production designer Jon Hutman ("It's Complicated"), editor Emma E. Hickox ("A Walk To Remember"), Oscar®-nominated costume designer Rita Ryack ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Hairspray"), Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan ("Dreamgirls," "Nine"), executive and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"). The original score is by executive music producer Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (TV's "Glee").
New Line Cinema presents, a Corner Store Entertainment production, in association with Material Pictures, in association with Offspring Entertainment, an Adam Shankman film, Rock of Ages. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Rock of Ages has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.
Rock of Ages: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning June 15:
Anchorage – Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 + IMAX
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Aliso Viejo – Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 + IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 16 with IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 + IMAX
Lakewood – Regal UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 + IMAX
District of Columbia
Washington – AMC Loews Georgetown 14 with IMAX
Brandon – AMC The Regency 20 with IMAX
Orlando – AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX
St. Augustine – The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
Cumming – AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 with IMAX
Peoria – Rave Grand Prairie 18 + IMAX
Schaumburg – AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX
Noblesville – Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX
Davenport – Rave Davenport 53 + IMAX
Leawood – AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 with IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
Raleigh – The Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum
Tulsa – Cinemark Tulsa + IMAX
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 + IMAX
Hendersonville – Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 + IMAX
Austin – Regal Gateway Stadium 16 + IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Salt Lake City – Megaplex 12 at the Gateway ATK IMAX Theatre
Seattle – Pacific Science Center PACCAR IMAX
Calgary – Empire Studio 16 Country Hills IMAX
Ancaster – Cineplex SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas IMAX
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas IMAX
London – Cineplex SilverCity London Cinemas IMAX
Toronto – AMC Yonge + Dundas 24 with IMAX
Montreal – AMC Forum 22 with IMAX
Graz – Cineplexx Graz IMAX
Hohenems – Cineplexx IMAX Hohenems
Vienna –Apollo Das Kino Vienna IMAX
Milan – UCI IMAX Pioltello Milano**
Please check local listings or IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.
* denotes earlier launch ** denotes later launch + denotes new IMAX theatre
About IMAX Corporation
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 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®.
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