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The IMAX Experience

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 5:50 PM ET

If you think IMAX is all about nature films or planetarium-like animation, think again.

In its opening week-end, the latest Harry Potter film pulled in $3.6 million from 62 IMAX theaters.

Not to shabby.

In fact the growing popularity of IMAX is a trend that the Fast Money traders spotted over a month ago. If you watch regularly you might remember that OptionMonster Jon Najarian recommended this stock as his rising star pick on Wednesday June 24th.

He pointed out a slew of bullish catalysts citing not only the new Harry Potter movie but also a fundamental shift. "IMAX only owns about 2% of theaters but typically accounts for 10% of movie sales in any given week," Najarian said.

Since then shares have climbed over 20%. In fact they’re up 118% year to date.

But does the stock still have room to run. Before you make the trade hear what IMAX CEO CEO Richard Gelfond tells us. Watch the video now!

Take Your Position
A conversation with Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO.


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