Experience Beowulf in Digital Cinema, Digital 3D and IMAX 3D Formats
Megaplex Theatres, 13 November 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah – November 13, 2007 – Prepare to journey back to a time of legendary heroes! On Thursday November 15 local Megaplex Theatres will give moviegoers the epic tale of Beowulf told as never before—in stunning Digital Cinema, Digital 3D (REAL D) and IMAXâ 3D formats. Beowulf has been re-mastered for unparalleled image and sound quality for the ultimate experience. Coupled together with the unique theatre geometry of the Megaplex Theatre auditoriums transports moviegoers inside the films action, heroism, and bravery of Beowulf—brought to life.
The film’s director, Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, stated, “Digital 3D and IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience Beowulf in these incredible format”. “The incredible image detail in Beowulf and with 3D technology the film will transport the audience directly into the story.”
In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet seductive mother in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend. Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf saga that has never been told before “Beowulf,” starring Ray Winstone in the title role and Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, as well as John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s mother. Neil Gaiman (“Mirrormask, the graphic novel,” “Sandman”) & Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction”) adapted the legend for the screen.
Beowulf will be distributed domestically by Paramount Pictures and internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13.
All Megaplex Theatre locations will feature Beowulf in a digital cinema format. The Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons in Sandy and the Megaplex 20 at the District in South Jordan will also feature Beowulf in Digital 3D (REAL D) format. An exclusive to Salt Lake City showing of Beowulf in IMAX 3D will be featured at the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons. For information on reserved seating, advanced tickets and show times, please call 801-304-INFO or visit the website at www.megaplextheatres.com.
About Megaplex Theatres
The Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons, Gateway, Thanksgiving Point, The Junction and the District are among the most popular theaters in Utah. Owned by local businessman Larry H. Miller, the theatres represent a large portion of the Salt Lake and Utah County movie industry market and are among the top grossing movie theatres in the nation. In addition, the Megaplex Theatres feature regular and large format movie screens, the MOMs -Movies on Monday, MegaPass – dinner and a movie gift options, conference and auditorium rental and the industry-leading guest services team. Megaplex Theaters show times and other group information can be found on the web at www.megaplextheatres.com or by calling (801) 304-INFO (4636).
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in digital and film-based motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the Company’s groundbreaking digital remastering technology that allows it to transform digitally virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. IMAX's renowned projectors display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest screens, and the IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of September 30, 2006, there were 280 IMAX theatres operating in 40 countries.
About REAL D
REAL D provides premium visual experiences through the pioneering and delivery of advanced visualization technologies for use in entertainment, marketing, science, research and other industries. REAL D is the first company to provide the entertainment industry with a multitude of solutions for the delivery of unsurpassed stereoscopic experiences capable of reaching sizeable audiences.With REAL D's 2005 acquisition of StereoGraphics, the world's leading inventor, manufacturer, and supplier of stereoscopic hardware and software, it is poised to bring a multitude of mission-critical technologies currently used by companies like NASA, Pfizer, BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, SEGA and Boeing to the entertainment industry. REAL D is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.REALD.com.
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