Imax reveals d-cinema plans in Europe

Deal covers three Austrian theaters

TORONTO -- Imax on Tuesday unveiled its first European joint venture digital projection system deal with Austria's Cineplexx Kinobetriebe Gmbh.

As part of its agreement with Austria's biggest exhibitor, Toronto-based Imax is to install three theaters in Graz, Vienna and Hohenems by the end of 2009.

Vienna-based Cineplexx Kinobetriebe, a division of Constantin Film Holding, operates 20 cinemas and 160 screens.