Imax To Launch First Digital Theatre In Egypt

7:07 AM PST 01/25/2011 by Etan Vlessing

Egyptian film company Misr International Films to install Imax screen in east Cairo multiplex.

TORONTO – Imax’s latest market: Egypt. Misr International Films has signed a deal with the giant screen exhibitor to install a digital Imax theatre in the City Stars Katamia 18-screen multiplex in east Cairo.

Misr International Films is run by Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, whose Egyptian film business includes managing around 30 theatres nationwide.

The Egyptian company is also a partner in Allied Film Distribution, which distributes Columbia Pictures, Buena Vista and Italia Film product.

“We are committed to leading the exhibition business in Egypt with theatres that offer the best quality presentations, and as such, this Imax location is what we hope to be one of several Imax locations for us in Egypt,” Gabriel Khoury, managing director of Misr International Films, said in a statement.

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