Harry Potter IMAX Release Delayed

The simultaneous IMAX release of “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” with the theatrical run on July 15th has been pushed back reports the trades.

According to /Film, Paramount Pictures signed a deal with IMAX so that “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” will be shown exclusively in IMAX theatres for four full weeks because Michael Bay used IMAX cameras for the film’s production.

As a result, the IMAX release of ‘Harry Potter’, with twelve minutes of 3-D footage shown only in the format, won’t begin screening wide until July 29th 2009, two weeks after its theatrical 35mm release. Before then it’ll only be showing on two IMAX screens – one in New York City, the other in Los Angeles.