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For Immediate Release

SEPTEMBER 26, 2005

Media Release

GET YOUR GOLDEN TICKET AT THE SCIENCE NORTH IMAX® THEATRE

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY TO OPEN THIS SATURDAY
Classic Roald Dahl novel is larger than life on the giant IMAX screen

SUDBURY, ON – Audiences will have the opportunity to further satisfy their sweet tooth when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Science North IMAX Theatre Saturday, October 1. Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (digital re-mastering) technology, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, is larger than life on the giant five-storey IMAX screen at Science North.

Director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the classic story about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie (Freddie Highmore), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka’s extraordinary factory. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka’s fantastic world.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a story that stirs the imagination,” said director Tim Burton. “So much of it is larger than life. The immersive IMAX format adds its own dimension to the sense of wonder that comes from stepping inside Willy Wonka’s fantastic world and realizing the genius of Roald Dahl.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the sixth IMAX DMR film release from Warner Bros. Pictures. The large 15/70 film frame, combined with the IMAX projection technology and remarkable sound system, will provide audiences at the Science North IMAX Theatre with an extraordinary cinematic experience.

Dinner & IMAX
Turn your afternoon IMAX adventure into a great evening out by adding a delicious three-course dinner in Landings Restaurant for only an additional $19.95 (plus tax and gratuity). Landings Restaurant at Science North features a warm pine lodge d̩cor and menus full of mouth-watering appetizers, entr̩es and desserts Рall wrapped in a panoramic view of beautiful Ramsey Lake.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play daily at 4 p.m. starting October 1 and is sponsored locally by the Travelway Inn. Media sponsors are MCTV, The Sudbury Star and 105.3 EZ Rock.

For more information on tickets and show times visit http://sciencenorth.ca/imax or call 705-523-IMAX (4629).

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Media Contact:

Nancy Griffin
Marketing Specialist, Media & Communications
Science North
(705) 522-3701, ext. 276
griffin@sciencenorth.ca

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Media Contact:

Christine Catt
Marketing Specialist
Science North & Dynamic Earth
(705) 522-3701 ext. 227
catt@sciencenorth.ca
sciencenorth.ca

Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001. Dynamic Earth is a Science North attraction. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.

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