“From the smallest beginnings, come the greatest legends…” With today welcoming the long-awaited release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ (in most countries), I’ve posted the following list of IMAX theatres around the world showing the first film in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece. Below that, I’ve also posted a list of IMAX theatres that will feature HFR (high frame rate) 3D for their ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ showings. What is HFR 3D you ask? IMAX provide the following explanation:Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.”

The epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced a few months back that ‘The Hobbit’ films will now be a trilogy. The release schedule for the three films are as follows: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is set for a December 13th, 2012 release date; ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas December 13th, 2013; and ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on July 18th, 2014. If you missed the recently released – and fantastic – second theatrical trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ you can view it here.

‘The Hobbit’ films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Peter Jackson and his film-making team brought to the big screen in the fantastic blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ Reprising their roles from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies are Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast includes the likes of Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, and Aidan Turner. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ can be read below the IMAX and IMAX HFR list.



Hoover – Carmike Patton Creek 15 + IMAX
Huntsville – Carmike Valley Bend 18 + IMAX
Tuscaloosa – Cobb Hollywood 16 Cinemas + IMAX


Anchorage – Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fairbanks – Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 + IMAX


Glendale – AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX
Mesa – Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX
Tempe – Harkins Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX
Tucson – AMC Loews Foothills 15 with IMAX


Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre


Alhambra – Regal Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX
Aliso Viejo – Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 + IMAX
Anaheim – AMC Downtown Disney 12 with IMAX
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 with IMAX
Brentwood – Rave Brentwood 14 + IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 16 with IMAX
Camarillo – Regal Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 + IMAX
Cathedral City – Ultrastar Cinemas Desert IMAX
City of Industry – AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX
Covina – AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
Cupertino – AMC Cupertino Square 16 with IMAX
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 + IMAX
El Cajon – Regal Parkway Plaza Stadiuim 18 + IMAX
El Dorado Hills – Regal El Dorado Stadium 14 + IMAX
Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 with IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fairfield – Regal Fairfield Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fresno – Regal Fresno Stadium 22 + IMAX
Irvine – Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX
Lancaster – Cinemark 22 + IMAX
Long Beach – Regal Long Beach Stadium 26 + IMAX
Los Angeles – AMC Century City 15 with IMAX
Los Angeles – Rave 18 + IMAX
Los Angeles – AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
National City – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX
Norwalk – AMC Norwalk 20 with IMAX
Ontario – Regal Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX
Orange – AMC 30 At The Block with IMAX
Riverside – AMC Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre
San Diego – AMC Mission Valley 20 with IMAX
San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 with IMAX
San Diego – Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18 + IMAX
San Francisco – AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX
San Francisco – AMC Van Ness 14 with IMAX
San Jose – AMC Eastridge 15 with IMAX
San Jose – AMC Saratoga 14 with IMAX
San Jose – The Tech Museum Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater
Santa Clara – AMC Mercado 20 with IMAX
Santa Clarita – Regal Valencia Stadium 12 + IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 + IMAX
South Gate – Regal South Gate Stadium 20 + IMAX
Stockton – Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 + IMAX
Temecula – Regal Temecula Stadium15 + IMAX
Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 with IMAX
Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 with IMAX


Aurora – AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16 + IMAX
Colorado Springs – Cinemark Carefree Circle + IMAX
Denver – Regal Colorado Center 9 + IMAX
Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 + IMAX
Lakewood – Regal UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 + IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 with IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 with IMAX


Danbury – AMC Loews Danbury 16 with IMAX
Manchester – Rave Buckland Hills 18 + IMAX
Milford – Rave Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX
Plainville – AMC Loews Plainville 20 with IMAX


Wilmington – Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX
District of Columbia
Washington – AMC Loews Georgetown 14 with IMAX
Washington – National Air + Space Museum Lockheed Martin IMAX**
Washington – National Museum of Natural History Samuel C. Johnson IMAX**


Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX
Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 with IMAX
Brandon – AMC The Regency 20 with IMAX
Destin – Rave Destin Commons 14 + IMAX
Fort Lauderdale – Museum of Discovery + Science AutoNation IMAX
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 + IMAX
Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 with IMAX
Lakeland – Cobb Lakeside 18 + IMAX
Merritt Island – Cobb Merritt Square 16 + IMAX
Miami – Cobb Dolphin 19 + IMAX
Oldsmar – AMC Woodlands Square 20 with IMAX
Orange Park – AMC Orange Park 24 with IMAX
Orlando – AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
Orlando – Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Stadium 20 + IMAX
Panama City Beach – The Grand 16 + IMAX Pier Park – Panama City
Pensacola – Carmike Pensacola Bayou 15 + IMAX
Sarasota – AMC Sarasota 12 with IMAX
South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX
St. Augustine – The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 20 + IMAX
Sunrise – Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 + IMAX
Tallahassee – AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 with IMAX
Tampa – Museum of Science + Industry IMAX Dome Theatre
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 + IMAX


Atlanta – Regal Atlantic Station 16 + IMAX
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 + IMAX
Buford – Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 + IMAX
Cumming – AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 with IMAX
Douglasville – Regal Arbor Place Stadium 18 + IMAX
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 with IMAX
Lithonia – AMC Stonecrest 16 with IMAX
Macon – AmStar 16 + IMAX – Macon
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 with IMAX
Pooler – Royal Cinemas Pooler IMAX


Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 + IMAX


Boise – Regal Boise Stadium 21 + IMAX


Batavia – Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Country Club Hills – AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16 with IMAX
Edwardsville – AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12 with IMAX
Hodgkins – AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 21 + IMAX
Lombard – AMC Yorktown 17 with IMAX
Naperville – AMC Showplace Naperville 16 with IMAX
New Lenox – AMC Showplace New Lenox 14 with IMAX
Niles – AMC Showplace Niles 12 with IMAX
Peoria – Carmike Grand Prairie 18 + IMAX
Rockford – AMC Showplace Rockford 16 with IMAX
Schaumburg – AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX
Skokie – AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 with IMAX
South Barrington – AMC South Barrington 30 with IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark @ Seven Bridges + IMAX


Evansville – Showplace Cinemas East 18 + IMAX
Fort Wayne – Carmike Jefferson Pointe 18 + IMAX
Indianapolis – AMC Showplace Indianapolis 17 with IMAX
Indianapolis – AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 with IMAX
Noblesville – Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX
Schererville – AMC Showplace Schererville 12 with IMAX


Council Bluffs – AMC Star Council Bluffs 17 with IMAX
Davenport – Rave Davenport 53 + IMAX
Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa Blank + IMAX Dome Theater


Leawood – AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 with IMAX
Wichita – 21st Street Warren + IMAX


Louisville – Rave Stonybrook 20 + IMAX
Newport – AMC Newport On The Levee 20 with IMAX


Baton Rouge – Rave Mall of Louisiana 15 + IMAX
Bossier City – Regal Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14 + IMAX
Harahan – AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
Metairie – AMC Clearview Palace 12 with IMAX
Slidell – The Grand 16 + IMAX – Slidell


Saco – The Cinemagic + IMAX in Saco


Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 with IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX
Frederick – Regal Westview Stadium 16 + IMAX
Gaithersburg – AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 with IMAX
Gambrills – Regal Waugh Chapel Stadium 12 + IMAX
Largo – AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 with IMAX
Owings Mills – AMC Owings Mills 17 with IMAX
Silver Spring – Regal Majestic Stadium 20 + IMAX


Boston – AMC Loews Boston Common 19 with IMAX
Danvers – AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 with IMAX
Methuen – AMC Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
Natick – Jordan’s Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Randolph – Showcase Cinemas Randolph + IMAX
Reading – Jordan’s Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre


Auburn Hills – AMC Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX
Dearborn – AMC Star Fairlane 21 with IMAX
Dearborn – Henry Ford IMAX
Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema + IMAX
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North + IMAX
Lansing – Celebration! Cinema Lansing + IMAX
Livonia – AMC Livonia 20 with IMAX
Portage – Celebration! Cinema Crossroads + IMAX
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 with IMAX
Ypsilanti – Rave Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX


Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX at Minnesota Zoo
Eden Prairie – AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Maple Grove – AMC Arbor Lakes 16 with IMAX
Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 with IMAX


Branson – Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex
Chesterfield – AMC Chesterfield 14 with IMAX
Hazelwood – Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 + IMAX
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 with IMAX
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 with IMAX
Saint Louis – Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine + IMAX
Springfield – ShowPlex Springfield 11 IMAX Theatre


Omaha – AMC Oakview Plaza 24 with IMAX


Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 + IMAX
Las Vegas – Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms
Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 + IMAX
North Las Vegas – Regal Aliante Stadium 16 + IMAX

New Hampshire

Hooksett – Cinemagic + IMAX in Hooksett

New Jersey

Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana
Cherry Hill – AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX
Clifton – AMC Clifton Commons 16 with IMAX
Elizabeth – AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New Brunswick – AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 with IMAX
Paramus – AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX
Rockaway – AMC Rockaway 16 with IMAX

New York

Albany – Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 + IMAX
Brooklyn – Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 + IMAX
Deer Park – Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 + IMAX
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc Stadium 18 + IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
Port Chester – AMC Loews Port Chester 14 with IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark Tinseltown USA + IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
Westbury – Regal UA Westbury Theatre Stadium 12 + IMAX
White Plains – National Amusements City Center 15 + IMAX: Cinema De Lux
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 + IMAX

North Carolina

Cary – Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 + IMAX
Charlotte – AMC Northlake 14 with IMAX
Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest Stadium 22 + IMAX
Concord – AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX
Durham – Rave Cinemas Southpoint 17 + IMAX
High Point – Regal Palladium Stadium 14 + IMAX
Raleigh – The Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum
Wilmington – Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 + IMAX
Winston-Salem – The Grand 18 + IMAX – Winston-Salem


Beavercreek – Rave The Greene 14 + IMAX
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
Springdale – National Amusements Springdale 18 + IMAX: Cinema de Lux
Westlake – Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 + IMAX


Moore – Moore Warren + IMAX
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 with IMAX
Tulsa – AMC Southroads 20 with IMAX
Tulsa – Cinemark Tulsa + IMAX


Bend – Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 + IMAX
Eugene – Regal Valley River Center Stadium 15 + IMAX
Portland – Regal Lloyd Center 10 + IMAX
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 + IMAX


Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX
Center Valley – Carmike Promenade 16 + IMAX
Dickson City – Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 + IMAX
Harrisburg – The Whitaker Center for Science + the Arts IMAX
King of Prussia – Regal King of Prussia Stadium + IMAX
Lititz – Penn Cinema IMAX
Philadelphia – AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14 with IMAX
Philadelphia – The Franklin Institute Tuttleman IMAX Theater
Reading – R/C Reading Movies 11 + IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills + IMAX
Warrington – Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 + IMAX
West Homestead – AMC Loews Waterfront 22 with IMAX

Rhode Island

Providence – National Amusements Providence Place Cinemas 16 + IMAX

South Carolina

Charleston – Southeast Cinemas Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16
Simpsonville – Regal Simpsonville Stadium 14 + IMAX


Chattanooga – Carmike East Ridge 18 + IMAX
Hendersonville – Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 + IMAX
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 + IMAX
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX


Amarillo – Regal Amarillo Star Stadium 14 + IMAX
Arlington – AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 with IMAX
Austin – AMC Barton Creek Square 14 with IMAX
Austin – Regal Gateway Stadium 16 + IMAX
Austin – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
Colleyville – B + B Colleyville Cinema Grille with IMAX
Corpus Christi – Cinemark Century 16 + IMAX
Dallas – AMC Northpark 15 with IMAX
Dallas – Cinemark 17 + IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 with IMAX
Highland Village – AMC Highland Village 12 with IMAX
Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX
Houston – Regal Houston Marqe 23 + IMAX
Lubbock – Lubbock Premiere Cinema + IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 with IMAX
San Antonio – Alamo IMAX Theatre Rivercenter
San Antonio – Santikos Palladium IMAX
Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 with IMAX
Tomball – Santikos Silverado 16 IMAX


Centerville – Megaplex 14 + IMAX at Legacy Crossing
Salt Lake City – Megaplex 12 at the Gateway ATK IMAX Theatre
Sandy ­– Megaplex 17 + IMAX at Jordan Commons
South Jordan – Megaplex 20 + IMAX at The District
West Valley City – Megaplex Theatres + IMAX at Valley Fair Mall


Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 with IMAX
Ashburn – Regal Fox Stadium 16 + IMAX
Chantilly – NASM Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater**
Charlottesville – Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 + IMAX
Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
Hampton – VASC IMAX Theatre
Manassas – Regal Manassas Stadium 14 + IMAX
McLean – AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 + IMAX
Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 with IMAX
Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 with IMAX


Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Bellingham – Regal Barkley Village 16 + IMAX
Kent – AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX
Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 + IMAX
Lynnwood – AMC Alderwood 16 with IMAX
Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX
Seattle – Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 + IMAX
Spokane – AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX
Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 with IMAX


Fitchburg – AMC Star Fitchburg 18 with IMAX
Wauwatosa – AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX



Calgary – Empire Theatres Country Hills IMAX
Calgary – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook IMAX
Edmonton – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton IMAX

British Columbia

Langley – Cineplex Colossus Langley Cinemas IMAX
Richmond – Cineplex SilverCity Riverport Cinemas IMAX
Victoria – Cineplex SilverCity Victoria Cinemas IMAX


Winnipeg – Cineplex SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas IMAX


St. John’s – Empire Studio 12 + IMAX

Nova Scotia

Halifax – Empire Theatres Bayers Lake IMAX


Ancaster – Cineplex SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas IMAX
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas IMAX
Kanata – Empire Theatres Kanata IMAX
Kingston – Empire Theatres Kingston IMAX**
Kitchener – Empire Theatres Kitchener IMAX
London – Cineplex SilverCity London Cinemas IMAX
Mississauga – Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas IMAX
Mississauga – Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas IMAX
North York – Empire Theatres Empress Walk IMAX
Toronto – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto with IMAX
Vaughan – Cineplex Colossus Vaughan Cinemas IMAX
Whitby – Empire Theatres Whitby IMAX
Windsor – Cineplex SilverCity Windsor Cinemas IMAX


Greenfield Park – Guzzo Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 with IMAX
Laval – Guzzo Mega-Plex Pont Viau + IMAX
Montreal – Cineplex Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal IMAX
Montreal – Guzzo Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 + IMAX
Quebec City – IMAX des Galeries de la Capitale
Terrebonne – Guzzo Mega-Plex Terrebonne 14 with IMAX



Buenos Aires – IMAX Theatre Showcase at Center Norte*


Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX**
Melbourne – Melbourne Museum IMAX**
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX**
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX**
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney**


Graz – Cineplexx Graz IMAX*
Hohenems – Cineplexx IMAX Hohenems*
Vienna – Apollo Das Kino Vienna IMAX*
Vienna – Cineplexx IMAX Donauplex 13*


Curitiba – Dom Bosco IMAX Palladium Shopping Center
Rio de Janeiro – UCI 18 Cinemas New York City Center IMAX
Sao Paulo – Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Shopping Centre IMAX
Sao Paulo – Espaço Granja Vianna IMAX
Sao Paulo – Espaço Unibanco Pompéia IMAX
Sao Paulo – UCI Analia Franco IMAX


Sofia – Mtel IMAX


Bogota – IMAX Plaza de las Americas

Costa Rica

San Jose – Nova Cinemas de Repretel IMAX Avenida Escazú*


Zagreb – CineStar Arena IMAX Zagreb*

Czech Republic

Prague – Oskar IMAX Palace Flora*


Guayaquil – IMAX Malecon 2000**


Cairo – Americana Plaza Vodafone IMAX*


Lyon – Pathe Carre de Soie IMAX*
Paris – Pathe Quai d’Ivry IMAX*
Paris – Gaumont Disney Village IMAX*
Rouen – Gaumont Rouen Grand Quevilly IMAX*
Toulouse – Gaumont Toulouse Labege IMAX*


Bremen – CinemaxX Bremen*


Guatemala City – Circuito Alba IMAX Cines Pradera Concepción

Hong Kong

Hong Kong – UA Hong Kong International Airport IMAX Theatre*
Hong Kong – UA iSQUARE IMAX Theatre*
Hong Kong – UA MegaBox BEA IMAX Theatre*


Budapest – Cinema City Arena IMAX Hungary*


Bangalore – PVR Cinemas Forum Mall IMAX Theatre
Hyderabad – Prasad IMAX Theatre
Mumbai – Big Cinemas IMAX Theatre


Jakarta – Cinema 21 Gandaria IMAX


Rishon – Cinema City LG IMAX Rishon Le-Zion*


Milan – UCI IMAX Pioltello Milano*


Ehime – Cinema Sunshine Kinuyama IMAX
Fukuoka – United Cinemas Canal City 13 IMAX
Ibaraki – Cinema Sunshine Tsuchiura IMAX
Kawasaki – 109 Cinemas Kawasaki IMAX
Kiba – 109 Cinemas Kiba IMAX
Kishiwada – United Cinemas Kishiwada IMAX
Nagoya – 109 Cinemas Nagoya IMAX
Narita – Narita Humax Cinemas IMAX
Osaka – 109 Cinemas Minoh IMAX
Saitama – 109 Cinemas Shobu IMAX
Saitama – United Cinemas Urawa IMAX
Sapporo – United Cinemas Sapporo IMAX
Shonan – 109 Cinemas Shonan IMAX
Tokyo – 109 Cinemas Grandberry Mall IMAX
Toshimaen – United Cinemas Toshimaen IMAX
Yamatokoriyama – Cinema Sunshine IMAX


Almaty – KinoPark 11 Esentai IMAX**
Astana – KinoPark Keruen IMAX**


Nairobi – 20th Century Plaza IMAX


Daegu – CGV Daegu IMAX*
Daejeon – CGV Daejeon IMAX*
Gwangju – CGV Gwangju IMAX*
Ilsan – CGV Ilsan IMAX*
Incheon – CGV Incheon IMAX*
Pusan – CGV Seomyun IMAX*
Seoul – CGV Sangam IMAX*
Seoul – CGV Wangsimni IMAX*
Seoul – CGV Yongsan IMAX*
Suwon – CGV Suwon IMAX*


Petaling Jaya – TGV Cinemas Sunway Pyramid IMAX*
Petaling Jaya – TGV Cinemas 1 Utama IMAX*


Guadalajara – Cinepolis Galerias IMAX Theatre
Juarez – Cinepolis Las Misiones Cd. Juarez IMAX Theatre
Mexico City – Cinepolis Perisur IMAX Theatre
Mexico City – Cinepolis Universidad IMAX Theatre
Monterrey – Cinepolis Galerias Valle Oriente IMAX Theatre
Toluca – Cinepolis Galerias Metepec IMAX Theatre


Amsterdam – Pathe Arena Amsterdam IMAX*
Den Haag – Pathe Spuimarkt IMAX*
Eindhoven – Pathe Eindhoven IMAX*
Rotterdam – Pathe Schouwburgplein Rotterdam IMAX*
Tilburg – Pathe Tilburg IMAX*

New Zealand

Auckland – Event Cinemas Queen Street IMAX*


Angeles City – SM Cinema Clark Mall IMAX Theatre*
Cebu – SM Cinema Cebu IMAX Theatre*
Davao City – SM City North Davao Mall IMAX Lanang*
Las Pinas City – SM City Southmall IMAX Theatre*
Manila – SM Cinema North Edsa IMAX Theatre*
Manila – SM Cinema Mall of Asia IMAX Theatre*


Katowice – Cinema City Orange IMAX Katowice Punkt 44**
Krakow – Cinema City Orange IMAX Krakow**
Lodz – Cinema City Orange IMAX Manufaktura**
Poznan – Cinema City Orange Poznan IMAX**
Warsaw – Cinema City Orange IMAX Sadyba**


Doha – Villagio Shopping Mall IMAX*


Bucharest – Cinema City IMAX Bucharest


Anapa – Monitor Kinocentr na Krasnoy Ploschadi IMAX**
Astrakhan – Kinomax Vokzalnaya Square IMAX**
Krasnodar – SBS/Monitor Megamall IMAX**
Moscow – BFC IMAX Kinosfera**
Moscow – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar De Lux Khimki**
Moscow – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar De Lux Teply Stan**
Moscow – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar New York New York, Mega Belaya Dacha**
Moscow – Formula Kino IMAX Sapphire**
Moscow – Karo October Cinema IMAX**
Nizhny Novgorod – Cinema Park Deluxe IMAX**
Novosibirsk – Cinema Park Royal Park IMAX**
Perm – Kristall IMAX**
Ryazan – Kinomax Ryazan IMAX**
Saratov – Cinema Park Triumph Mall IMAX**
Sochi – Luxor Moremall IMAX**
St. Petersburg – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City IMAX**
St. Petersburg – IMAX Formula Kino Galeria**
St. Petersburg – Karo IMAX Baikonurskiy**
Surgut – Cinema Park Surgut City Mall IMAX**
Syktyvkar – Kronverk Cinema Maxi IMAX**
Tumen – Cinema Park IMAX Tumen**
Ufa – Cinema Park Iskra IMAX Theatre**
Ulyanovsk – Cinema Park Aqua Mall IMAX**
Volgograd – Cinema Park Volgograd Europa City Mall IMAX**
Voronezh – Cinema Park The Galereya Chizhova IMAX**
Yekaterinburg – Cinema Park Star Light IMAX**


Singapore – Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX*
Singapore – Shaw Theatres JCube IMAX*


Leganes – Cinesa IMAX Parquesur Madrid
Palma de Mallorca – Cinesa IMAX Festival Park Mallorca


Banqiao – Vieshow Cinemas Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX
Hsinchu – Vieshow Cinemas Hsinchu Big City IMAX
Kaohsiung – Vieshow Cinemas Kaohsiung IMAX
Taichung – Vieshow Cinemas Top City IMAX Taichung
Taichung – Vieshow Cinemas Tiger City Taichung IMAX
Taipei – Miramar IMAX Theatre
Taipei – Vieshow Cinemas Taipei Sun IMAX


Bangkok – KrungSri IMAX Paragon CinePlex*
Bangkok – Major Cineplex IMAX Pinklao*
Bangkok – Major Cineplex IMAX Ratchayothin*


Port of Spain – Digicel IMAX**


Ankara – Cinemaximum IMAX ANKAmall
Istanbul – Cinemaximum IMAX İstinyePark


Kharkiv – Planeta Kino IMAX**
Kiev – Planeta Kino Blockbuster IMAX**
Lviv – Planeta Kino IMAX**
Odessa – Planeta Kino IMAX**
United Arab Emirates
Dubai – Grand Megaplex 21 + IMAX*
Dubai – IMAX Meydan Grandstand Dubai*

United Kingdom

Birmingham – Cineworld IMAX Birmingham*
Bradford – National Media Museum IMAX Bradford*
Cardiff – Odeon Cardiff Bay IMAX*
Crawley – Cineworld IMAX Crawley*
Dublin – Cineworld IMAX Dublin*
Edinburgh – Cineworld IMAX Edinburgh*
Enfield – Cineworld IMAX Enfield*
Gateshead – Odeon Metrocentre IMAX*
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema*
Greenwich – Odeon Greenwich IMAX*
Ipswich – Cineworld IMAX Ipswich*
Kingston Upon Thames – Odeon Kingston IMAX*
Liverpool – Odeon Liverpool ONE IMAX*
London – Odeon BFI IMAX*
London – Odeon Swiss Cottage IMAX*
Manchester – Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks*
Norwich – Odeon Norwich IMAX*
Nottingham – Cineworld IMAX Nottingham*
Renfrew – Odeon Braehead IMAX*
Sheffield – Cineworld IMAX Sheffield*
Southampton – Odeon Southampton IMAX*
Uxbridge – Odeon Uxbridge IMAX*
Wimbledon ­– Odeon Wimbledon IMAX*

* denotes earlier launch
** denotes later launch

List of IMAX theatres that will feature HFR 3D for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:


Regal Tikahtnu Commons Stadium 16 & IMAX – Anchorage

Scotiabank Chinook & IMAX – Calgary

Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX – Aliso Viejo
AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX – Burbank
AMC Century City 15 & IMAX – Century City
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX – San Diego
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX – Dublin
AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX – Santa Clara
AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX – Del Amo

AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX – Denver


Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX – Wilmington

AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX – Aventura
AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX – Altamonte Springs
Muvico Parisian & IMAX – West Palm Beach

AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 & IMAX – Cumming

AMC South Barrington 30 & IMAX – South Barrington

AMC Studio 30 & IMAX – Olathe

AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX – Columbia

New Jersey
AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX – New Brunswick
AMC Garden State 16 & IMAX – Paramus

New York
AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX – New York

Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX – Las Vegas

Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park & IMAX – Mississauga
Empire Empress Walk 10 Cinemas & IMAX – North York

Empire Theatres Kingston & IMAX – Kingston

Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX – Tigard

UA King Of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX – King Of Prussia

Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 & IMAX – Greenfield Park
Mega-Plex Marche Central 18 & IMAX – Montreal

Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX – Knoxville

AMC Northpark 15 & IMAX – Dallas
Santikos Palladium IMAX – San Antonio

Megaplex 17 & IMAX, Jordan Commons – Sandy

AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX – Alexandria
AMC Tysons Corner 16 & IMAX – McLean

IMAX Lincoln Square Cinemas – Bellevue


CineplexX Donau Plex IMAX Vienna – Vienna, AT
Hoyts Carousel & IMAX – Perth, AU
Cinepolis JK Iguatemi Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, BR
Cinepolis IMAX Theatre – Paris, FR
UA i-Square & IMAX – Hong Kong, CH
United Cinemas Canal City 13 – Fukuoka, JP
109 Cinemas Kawasaki & IMAX – Kawasaki, JP
109 Cinemas Nagoya & IMAX – Nagoya, JP
United Cinemas Sapporo Factory & IMAX – Saporro, JP
109 Cinemas Shonan & IMAX – Shonan, JP
United Cinemas Toshimaen & IMAX – Tokyo, JP
CGV Sangam & IMAX – Seoul, KR
CGV Wangsimni IMAX – Seoul, KR
Pathe Arena & IMAX – Amsterdam, NL
Shaw Theatres Lido & IMAX – Singapore-Orchard Road, SG
Vieshow Banqiao Mega City Mall IMAX – Banqiao, TW
Cineworld Dublin & IMAX – Dublin, IR
ODEON Manchester & IMAX – Manchester, UK
Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, UK
Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX – Sheffield, UK

ODEON Swiss Cottage & IMAX – London, UK

Cinepolis Universidad & IMAX – Mexico City

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

The first film in the trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released December 14, 2012, with the second film releasing on December 13, 2013, and the third film slated for summer 2014. All three films will be released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes three films based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The trilogy of films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.  Returning cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy also include Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis as “Gollum.”  The international ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro.  Jackson is also producing the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

Under Jackson’s direction, all three movies are being shot in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Additional filming, as with principal photography, is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and its successive installments are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing, being handled by MGM.