Imax will bring 'Museum' to life


Taking advantage of the heavy concentration of Imax theaters located inside museums, 20th Century Fox will bow "Night at the Museum" on Imax screens Dec. 22, the same day it hits conventional theaters.

Directed by Shawn Levy, "Museum" stars Ben Stiller and Robin Williams and marks the third film the companies will partner on. Fox screened "Robots" on Imax in March 2005 as well as "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" in 2002.

" 'Night at the Museum' will look and sound incredible in Imax's immersive format, and we are excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience this event motion picture in a unique and premium way," Fox president of domestic distribution Bruce Snyder said.

"Museum" centers on the goodhearted but unlucky Larry Daley (Stiller), who takes a job as a night watchman at a National History Museum that comes to life after all the patrons have left.

" 'Night at the Museum' is an excellent fit for the Imax theater network, which includes a large number of museums and institutions around the world," Imax Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster said. "This holiday season, audiences will be able to experience the spectacle of the museum's magical exhibits coming to life in an immersive way that only the Imax experience can deliver."