'Twilight: Eclipse' to play Imax theaters

Third movie in 'The Twilight Saga' opens June 30

Imax will release vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" in its specialty venues simultaneously with Summit Entertainment unspooling the threequel in thousands of other theaters on June 30.

A first sequel in the fanged franchise has rung up more than $256 million so far domestically since bowing Nov. 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 topper 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."