Press Release

IMAX Space Week Launches at AMC Theatres in October

By SpaceRef Editor
August 31, 2016
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As kids head back to school around the country and educators look for new and different ways to connect with students, AMC Theatres (AMC) and IMAX Corporation (IMAX) are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to engage space fans both young and old through the launch of IMAX® Space Week at several AMC IMAX locations nationwide, Oct. 14-20.

IMAX Space Week brings a series of immersive IMAX documentaries about space exploration and our planet, as well as an array of space blockbusters from the last few years, including this summer’s STAR TREK BEYOND, with tickets available at the best value pricing at participating AMCs.

“We believe in the ability of movies to educate, inspire, transcend and transform us,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP, Chief Content & Programming Officer at AMC. “We at AMC, in conjunction with our IMAX partners, are proud to use our industry-leading technology and best-in-class guest service to welcome students, educators, space enthusiasts and movie lovers back to big screens for a week of interplanetary education and intergalactic enjoyment.”

AMC is offering a variety of ways for guests to enjoy IMAX Space Week. Each morning, guests can enjoy the Space Education Experience, viewing two 40-minute IMAX documentaries for just $8 per ticket. Educator’s Guides are available for each film to initiate discussion and enhance learning. For the remainder of the day, guests can purchase a ticket to the IMAX Space Feature for the IMAX morning price all day. And for those movie lovers who really want to make the most of their Space Week experience, for $20-$25 depending on location, guests can purchase an IMAX Space Pass, which provides unlimited access to all of the space-filled excitement throughout the week.

Space Education Experience Space Feature Film

Friday 10/14 A Beautiful Planet (3D) & Hubble (3D) GRAVITY (3D)
Saturday 10/15 Space Station (3D) & Blue Planet (2D) INTERSTELLAR (2D)
Sunday 10/16 Hubble (3D) & Space Station (3D) STAR TREK (2D)
Monday 10/17 Blue Planet (2D) & Hubble (3D) STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (3D)
Tuesday 10/18 Space Station (3D) & Beautiful Planet (3D) STAR TREK BEYOND (3D)
Wednesday 10/19 A Beautiful Planet (3D) & Blue Planet (2D) THE MARTIAN (3D)
Thursday 10/20 *Space Education Experience Films Offered All Day

For more information, including participating AMC IMAX locations, and to purchase tickets, visit amctheatres.com/imax-spaceweek. Also, to learn more about the incredible educational opportunities that AMC offers, visit us at amctheatres.com/amc-educates.

About AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres® delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 386 theatres with 5,334 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago) http://www.amctheatres.com.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2016, there were 1,102 IMAX theatres (990 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 96 institutions) in 69 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

SpaceRef staff editor.