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Omnijoi expands IMAX park in China
By Patrick Frater
Fri, 08 June 2012, 00:01 AM (HKT)
Chinese cinema operator Omnijoi Cinema Development has agreed to install five IMAX theatre systems into new construction projects around the country.
The company, previously known as Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema Development, already has commitments to eight IMAX screens and the new deal takes its total to 13. Omnijoi already operates one in Suzhou and will open another in Nanjing in July.
The screens to be built under the newest agreement will be located in Qingdao, Nantong, Suzhou and two other cities, and all will open in 2014 or 2015.
The Omnijoi deal brings the total number of IMAX theatres open or contracted to open in Greater China to 225, 92 of which are currently open.
"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," said Wang Zhen, Omnijoi MD in a statement.