‘Eclipse’ Gets IMAX Release Date

Third installment of teen romance will hit IMAX screens simultaneously with the film’s launch

"Eclipse," the third installment in Summit’s mega-grossing "Twilight" series, doesn’t hit theaters until next summer, but those hoping to see Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison’s canoodling and Taylor Lautner’s washboard abs played wide, really wide, rest easy. "Eclipse" has an IMAX debut date.

The teen vampire romance will hit IMAX screens simultaneously with the film’s June 30th launch.

“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 putting them in the movie,” Richie Fay, Summit Entertainment’s president of domestic theatrical distribution, said in a statement. “The IMAX release puts us on the event film calendar for 2010, and we’re very excited to work with IMAX to bring a new kind of film to the IMAX theatre network.”

“We’re very excited to work with our new partners at Summit Entertainment to transport the very loyal and enthusiastic Twilight fans into the world of the Volturi via The IMAX Experience,” added Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “With our growing theatre network, we’re poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing fan-base devoted to this dynamic, cutting edge series.”