SANTA MONICA, CA, and TORONTO, Canada, May 24, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), one of the world’s leading entertainment and technology companies, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that Lionsgate’s blockbuster film The Hunger Games will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in China in 67 IMAX® digital theatres in June.

The film will be released nationwide in China, under the new revenue sharing terms outlined in the recently announced WTO agreement, in both dubbed and subtitled prints by China Film Group Corporation in conjunction with Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., with assistance from Lionsgate’s promotional partner in the region, Talent International.

The Hunger Games has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and it is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office. The film is the first in a franchise based on the wildly popular trilogy of books by author Suzanne Collins, which has already generated more than 36.5 million copies in print in the United States alone and has developed a massive fan base.

“The Hunger Games launch in China underscores the franchise’s continued emergence as a truly global phenomenon, and we’re delighted to extend our successful partnership with IMAX around the globe to offer moviegoers in China a unique, world-class experience,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. “We’re thrilled that we can introduce the film to the Chinese movie-going public in the premium IMAX format that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event.”

“The Hunger Games has received critical and public acclaim and is one of the most successful franchises in recent history,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We’re excited that Chinese audiences will have the opportunity to experience this film in IMAX, which is the most immersive environment in cinema.”

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games 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.

The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres:

Baotou – Baotou Qingshan Wanda IMAX
Beijing – Beijing CBD Wanda Cinema IMAX
Beijing – Beijing Huaxing UME Cinema IMAX
Beijing – Beijing Shijingshan Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changchun – Changchun Chongqing Road Wanda IMAX
Changchun – Changchun Hongqi Road Wanda IMAX
Changchun – Changchun Ouya Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changsha – Changsha Wanda Cinema IMAX
Changzhou – Changzhou Xinbei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Chengdu – Chengdu Jinhua Wanda Cinema IMAX
Chongqing – Chongqing Jinyi Starlight Cinema IMAX
Chongqing – Chongqing Lumiere Cinema IMAX
Dalian – Dalian Huafu Wanda IMAX
Daqing – Daqing Saertu Wanda IMAX
Fuzhuo – Fuzhuo Cangshan Wanda IMAX
Fuzhuo – Fuzhuo Financial Street Wanda Cinema IMAX
Fuzhuo – Fuzhuo Jinyi Baolong Cinema IMAX
Guangzhou – Guangzhou Wanda Cinema IMAX
Hangzhou – Hangzhou Broadway Cinema IMAX
Hangzhou – Zhejiang Xinyuan Cinema IMAX (Hangzhou Cinyo)
Harbin – Harbin Central Avenue Wanda IMAX
Harbin – Harbin Hengshan Wanda IMAX
Hefei – Hefei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Hohhot – Hohhot Wanda IMAX
Huai’an – Huai’an Wanda IMAX
Jinan – Jinan Wanda Cinema IMAX
Kunming – Kunming Broadway Cinema IMAX
Langfang – Langfang Wanda IMAX
Luoyang – Luoyang Wanda Cinema IMAX
Nanchang – Nanchang Bayi Wanda IMAX
Nanjing – Nanjing Hexi Wanda Cinema IMAX
Ningbo – Ningbo Jiangbei Wanda Cinema IMAX
Ningbo – Ningbo Yinzhou Wanda Cinema IMAX
Qingdao – Qingdao Wanda Cinema IMAX (Yanji Road Branch)
Sanya – Sanya Haitang Bay Wanda IMAX
Shanghai – Shanghai Jiangqiao Wanda Cinema IMAX
Shanghai – Shanghai Peace Cinema IMAX
Shanghai – Shanghai Super Brand Mall Stellar IMAX
Shanghai – Shanghai Wujiaochang Wanda IMAX
Shanghai – Shanghai Zhoupu Wanda IMAX
Shaoxing – Shaoxing Keqiao Wanda IMAX
Shenyang – Shenyang Jinyi Cloud Nine Cinema IMAX
Shenyang – Shenyang Tiexi Wanda IMAX
Shenzhen – China Film Shenzhen OCTBAY IMAX
Shenzhen – Shenzhen UA KK Mall Cinema IMAX
Shijiazhuang – Shijiazhuang Yuhua Wanda IMAX
Suzhou – Suzhou Blue Ocean Cineplex IMAX
Suzhou – Suzhou Culture + Arts Centre IMAX
Suzhou – Suzhou Jinyi Yixiang Cinema IMAX
Suzhou – Suzhou Pingjiang Wanda IMAX
Taizhou – Taizhou Wanda IMAX
Tangshan – Tangshan Wanda IMAX
Tianjin – Tianjin CGV Xingxing Cinema IMAX
Tianjin – Tianjin China Film Cinema IMAX
Tianjin – Tianjin Hedong Wanda IMAX
Tianjin – Tianjin Jinyi Aocheng Cinema IMAX
Wuhan – Wuhan Jingkai Wanda IMAX
Wuhan – Wuhan Studio City Cinema IMAX
Wuxi – Wuxi Big World Cinema IMAX
Xi’ian – Xi’an Da Ming Palace IMAX
Xi’ian – Xi’an Jiefang Road Wanda IMAX
Xiamen – Xiamen Huli Wanda Cinema IMAX
Xiangyang – Xiangyang Wanda IMAX
Yichang – Yichang Wanda IMAX
Yinchuan – Yinchuan Jinfeng Wanda IMAX
Zhengzhou – Zhengzhou Zhongyuan Wanda IMAX
Zhenjiang – Zhenjiang Wanda Cinema IMAX