Recent News Stories

  1. Conan challenges Frozen's reign in Japan
  2. Udine to honour Fortissimo's Michael Werner
  3. That Demon Within haunts HK Easter
  4. Directors' Fortnight adds two Asian features
  5. Chinese cinema on the world map
  6. Critics' Week selects Indian animated short
  7. Derek Yee begins 3-D Sword Master shoot
  8. Transcendence runner-up at China box office
  9. Creativity doesn't have to be original
  10. Shanghai Film Company applies for IPO
  11. Bozo tops Japan Film Professional Awards
  12. Miike to battle yakuza vampires
  13. John Woo's Crossing joins 3-D December
  14. CFG joins H'wood investment game
  15. PFF Scholarship film goes crowd-funding
  16. Zhang Yimou, Kawase Naomi in Cannes
  17. Black Coal, Thin Ice crosses RMB100m
  18. Beijing Festival opens like clockwork
  19. Chinese films lock National Day holiday slots
  20. Captain America fends off Korean newcomers
  21. Tsutsumi Yukihiko to adapt Mourner
  22. Crows Zero sequel explodes at Japan B.O.
  23. Daniel Yu and Damon Chan join Emperor
  24. Star Movies hosts 20th anniversary retrospective
  25. Midnight After clocks huge HK opening
  26. Grandmaster sets record at HK Film Awards
  27. GV renews itself for the digital age
  28. Pang Ho-cheung's Aberdeen to open Udine
  29. IMAX sells 20% of China operations
  30. China box office up 29.3% in 2014 Q1
  31. China Film Directors' Guild self-criticises
  32. White Haired Witch release moved to August
  33. Frozen refuses to melt at Japan box office
  34. Hawaii spotlights Asian two dozen
  35. Fortissimo reports best ever FilMart
  36. Captain America commands China box office
  37. ChinaVision reports profit surge in 2013
  38. Tale of Iya, My Name is Salt win HKIFF prizes
  39. Alibaba film investment plan sells out
  40. Peter Chan starts child abduction drama shoot

Bona adds first IMAX screen


Bona adds first IMAX screen

By Patrick Frater

Fri, 15 June 2012, 11:42 AM (HKT)


Exhibition News

Chinese conglomerate Bona Film Group is to open its first IMAX cinema screen later this year.

The theatre will be built within a new multiplex, the Nongken Bona International Cineplex, set to open in September in Tianjin.

"Today's agreement builds upon our successful collaboration with IMAX and is a natural progression of this relationship. We look forward to bringing audiences in Tianjin the best Hollywood and Chinese blockbusters in the most immersive format available," said Bona chairman and CEO Yu Dong in a statement.

Bona previously released its Flying Swords of Dragon Gate as an IMAX presentation in China in December last year and will see the film released in North America in Sept through distributor Indomina.

IMAX is a huge brand in China and is able to charge premium prices for its tickets. The Bona deal takes to 226 the total number of IMAX theatres open or contracted to open in Greater China.


Sign up with your email address for our free weekly newsletter: