"Twilight: Eclipse" to play in Imax theaters

Wed Dec 9, 2009 5:33pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" will open in Imax specialty venues at the same time as the Summit Entertainment threequel unspools in thousands of other theaters June 30.

A first sequel in the fanged franchise, "New Moon," has rung up more than $256 million so far domestically since bowing November 20.

"'Twilight' moviegoers will have a whole new way to experience this next installment of the series, with the enhanced image and sound quality of the Imax experience," Summit distribution chief Richie Fay said.

Imax Filmed Entertainment president Greg Foster said the specialty circuit is "poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing fan base devoted to this dynamic, cutting-edge series."

<p>Actress Kristen Stewart, star of the new film "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", poses at the film's Los Angeles premiere November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>