'Titanic' to Sail On 149 Imax Screens Globally

James Cameron's 3D theatrical release will receive a limited engagement from April 4 in the super-sized theaters, simultaneous with a wide theatrical release.

TORONTO – James Cameron’s 3D theatrical re-release of Titanic will screen on 149 Imax screens internationally from April 4.

The giant screen exhibitor on Thursday said a digitally remastered version of the Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox release will open in 79 domestic theaters, simultaneous with Titanic’s wide release on April 4.

And another 70 digital Imax screens abroad will show Titanic, which first bowed in December 1997 on its way to grossing $1.8 billion globally and becoming the second-highest grossing film of all time.

The re-release comes ahead of the 100th anniversary of the doomed ship's sinking on April 15.

Additional international playdates will be added by Imax in the coming weeks.

"We're excited to work again with our partners at Fox, Lightstorm and Paramount as we present the next iteration of the Titanic story and transport audiences into this compelling tale like never before,” Greg Foster, Imax president of filmed entertainment, said in a statement.