IMAX Expands Partnership in China With Five-Theatre Deal
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Omnijoi Cinema Development Co., Ltd. (Omnijoi Cinemas), formerly known as Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema Development Co., Ltd., today announced an agreement to install five IMAX® theatre systems into new construction projects throughout China. This agreement follows the earlier eight-theatre cooperation and brings Omnijoi Cinemas' total IMAX commitment to 13 theatres, which includes a theatre currently open in the city of Suzhou and another that is slated to open in the city of Nanjing, Zhejiang Province in July. Today's deal brings the total number of IMAX theatres open or contracted to open in Greater China to 225, 92 of which are currently open.
Under terms of the new agreement, Omnijoi Cinemas will install five IMAX theatre systems in the cities of Qingdao, Nantong, Suzhou and other cities, all of which are slated to open in 2014 and 2015.
"Chinese audiences appreciate the quality and immersive nature of The IMAX Experience, and today we are delighted to add additional IMAX theatres to our circuit," said Mr. Wang Zhen, Managing Director of Omnijoi Cinema Development Co., Ltd. "Also, based on the success of Flying Swords of Dragon Gate at our IMAX theatre in Suzhou, we are pleased with IMAX's increasing efforts to present local Chinese films alongside the Hollywood blockbusters, which we are confident will continue to thrill our patrons."
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