Harry Potter in IMAX at the 2006 CBC IMAX Film Festival

February 13, 2006

Harry Potter in IMAX at the 2006 CBC IMAX Film Festival

February 13, 2006 – Gatineau, Quebec — The 2006 CBC IMAX Film Festival will be held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s IMAX Theatre from February 25 to March 31. This popular event is certain to stir the emotions and excite the senses of viewers across the region with its line-up of eight great films.

First IMAX feature-length film in the region

To enhance the IMAX experience, a new module was added to the projection system. The Quick Turn Reel Unit (QTRU) reduces the time needed to change films and reduces the risk of running late, especially when showing films more than 50 minutes in length. The QTRU also allows for the presentation of feature-length films of up to 2-1/2 hours. The Festival is a great opportunity to introduce the first IMAX-format feature film in the National Capital Region: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*. A great way to enjoy the magic of IMAX !

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was selected as the first digitally remastered IMAX (DMR) film to be shown in the National Capital Region. The choice was easy, given that the IMAX Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Civilization has received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls requesting the film since its launch in regular theatres last November. DMR films are introduced on a trial basis, and will be monitored to see how viewers and IMAX Club members react to this type of programming. Like most feature-length IMAX films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was not filmed with IMAX cameras but was digitally remastered to the IMAX 70mm format. In the end, viewers get seven-storey-high images of unique quality, combined with 12,000 watts of sound!

Three new releases . . .

In addition to Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa and Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, both playing on the IMAX Dome, the Festival presents three new releases. Traditional IMAX film fans will not be disappointed with the Festival’s 7th edition as they enjoy Mystic India, Galapagos and Bugs.

. . . and two classics

The IMAX Theatre will also be bringing back two of its most popular large-format features: Stormchasers and Africa: The Serengeti.


Film-lovers can take full advantage of the Festival at incredible savings by purchasing an IMAX Club Card. The IMAX Club Card offers members unlimited personal access to all regularly priced IMAX presentations for a full year. Available at the Museum Membership Desk, cards are just $45 for Adults, $40 for Seniors and Students, and $35 for Children ages 3–12. The Club Card is the best way to live the IMAX experience to the max!

For the English schedule and reservations, please call (819) 776-7010 or consult the Web site at www.historymuseum.ca/imax.html.

Regular Prices:
Adults (18–64) $9.50*
Seniors (65+) and Students (13–17) $8*
Children (3-12) $7*

* A surcharge of $3 per person will be applied to regular prices for the feature-length film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and no vouchers will be accepted.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*
The exciting adventures of Harry Potter on the IMAX screen plunge you right into the heart of the action as Harry and three other competitors face magical challenges at Hogwarts School. Audiences will be enchanted by Harry Potter’s world, by great acting, and by ou