BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobb Theatres, the highly respected national exhibitor recognized for operating first-class entertainment venues and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq: IMAX) (TSM: IMX), today announced early previews of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience — five days in advance of the film's North American wide release on Dec. 21, 2011. Starting Friday, Dec. 16, Cobb Theatres' Dolphin 19 in Miami FL; Merritt Square 16 in Merritt Island FL; Lakeside 18 in Lakeland, FL and Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa, AL will show daily IMAX screenings of this highly anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise. In addition, special advance screenings will begin Thursday, Dec. 15th. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081124/NY48222LOGO ) "We are thrilled to offer this special preview of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to our IMAX guests. Not only will they see the film before everyone else, they can also experience first-hand the visually stunning action sequences shot with IMAX® cameras," said Jeremy Welman, chief operating officer, Cobb Theatres. The film is directed by two-time Academy Award®-winner Brad Bird, and stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton. Tickets are now available at www.cobbtheatres.com or via Kiosk ticketing in the theatre lobbies. About Cobb Theatres Cobb Theatres, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a progressive motion picture exhibitor operating 253 screens at 21 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. We continuously invest in state-of-the-art technology including 100% digital projection and sound, IMAX and D-BOX MFX seats. Cobb Theatres is committed to being the leader in providing the ultimate entertainment experience, while maintaining a rich heritage of family values and integrity. CineBistro, the premiere cinema and dinner-and-a-movie concept, created by Cobb Theatres is currently being developed around the country and have seven locations operating in Tampa FL, Miami FL, Vail CO, Hampton VA, Richmond VA and Atlanta, GA. For more information on Cobb Theatres or CineBistro, visit www.cobbtheatres.com.