Imax inks deals for three Russian screens


TORONTO -- Giant-screen exhibitor Imax on Tuesday said it has signed agreements to install digital projection systems in three Russian cities.

Toronto-based Imax said that Russian exhibitor Luxor Cinemax has acquired a digital projector for a cinema in Sochi, while electronics retailer Electronika acquired another for a theater in Nizinhy Novogorod.

The third digital theater system was acquired by Siberian exhibitor Art Science Cinema Distribution for a screen in Novosibirsk.

All three digital projectors will be installed by 2011, when Imax expects to have 10 screens in operation in the Russian market.