Imax To Open Digital Theater in Central Africa

European media investor Blue Sky World Entertainment is opening a venue in Nairobi, Kenya by March 2012.

TORONTO - Giant screen exhibitor Imax Corp. has inked a deal with Blue Sky World Entertainment to open a digital theater in in Nairobi, Kenya.

The 20th Century Plaza theater, to open in March 2012, will be the first in central Africa, and follows two earlier Imax screens in South Africa that closed in 2010.

Blue Sky World backs film, media, and marketing companies in Europe and Africa, and has investments in Austria and Latvia.

The Kenyan theater will be managed by Angel Media.