Disney’s A Christmas Carol at the Esquire IMAX Theatre

Sacramento, CA Tis the season for The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come! On Friday, Nov. 6 audiences will be completely immersed in a thrilling new vision of one of the most beloved holiday classics of all time when Disneys A Christmas Carol opens at the Esquire IMAX Theatre. Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR technology, Disneys A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience will debut concurrently with the nationwide theatrical release. 

Visiting the Esquire IMAX Theatre has become a holiday tradition for many Sacramento area families for the past 10 years, explained Doug Link, theatre director. We are thrilled to bring a new holiday classic to life this year and provide a new option for families wanting to really get into the Christmas spirit. 

Through the all-encompassing power of IMAX 3D, movie-goers will reach for the falling snowflakes, feel the rumble of the horse-drawn carriages over the cobblestone streets and soar with Scrooge high above the London night sky. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned 12,000-watt digital wraparound sound and a 60×80 foot screen, the Esquire IMAX Theatre puts you IN the movie.   

Its as if Charles Dickens wrote this story to be a movieits so visual and cinematic, says Robert Zemeckis, director/producer/screenwriter. Its the greatest time-travel story ever written and I wanted to do the movie the way I believe it was originally envisioned by the author. 

Disneys A Christmas Carol, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event.

Ebenezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH). Scrooge later encounters the ghost of his dead business partner Joseph Marley, whos paying the price in the afterlife for his own callousness. Marley hopes to help Scrooge avoid a similar fate and tells him he will be visited by three spirits. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take Old Scrooge on an eye-opening journey revealing hes reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before its too late. 

Walt Disney Pictures and ImageMovers Digital present Disneys A Christmas Carol, a production directed by Robert Zemeckis from his own adaptation based on the classic novella by Charles Dickens. The film is the first developed by ImageMovers Digital, which was created by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke to develop 3D performance capture films exclusively for The Walt Disney Studios. Disneys A Christmas Carol is produced by Starkey, Zemeckis and Rapke. 

Disneys A Christmas Carol will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. This film has been rated PG for scary sequences and images. 

The Esquire IMAX Theatre is located at 1211 K Street in downtown Sacramento. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 916/443-IMAX (4629) or visit the website at www.imax.com/sacramento.