First-time Collaboration Delivers Most Significant Expansion of the IMAX Experience Across Mexico in a Decade
Cinemex, a leading Mexican exhibitor, and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced a dynamic new partnership, headlined by an agreement for six new state-of-the-art IMAX with Laser systems across key locations in Mexico. The deal will bring the IMAX Experience to the Cinemex network for the first time across several key cities in the country, with the first systems expected to open to the public in the fourth quarter of 2023.
IMAX’s collaboration with Cinemex marks the most significant expansion in Mexico since 2013, delivering a landmark expansion in the country with a brand-new partnership. The announcement was made today at the annual CinemaCon 2023 exhibition conference in Las Vegas.
“At Cinemex, we are committed to bringing our guests the best in larger-than-life cinematic and entertainment experiences,” said Javier Reyes Moctezuma, Film Programming and Content Director at Cinemex. “That is why we are thrilled to partner with IMAX – they are too, in our business, to deliver to audiences exciting experiences that bring film to life in the fullest.”
“Cinemex is a strong, longstanding exhibitor in Mexico and we’re excited to collaborate to bring The IMAX Experience to audiences in the market as its box office momentum surges, most recently with the remarkable performance of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “This landmark deal with a new partner marks our largest recent expansion in Mexico, and highlights the huge demand worldwide from moviegoing audiences for premium experiences.”
Cinemex celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the company’s founding this year, which was built around the idea of revolutionizing the Mexican cinema experience with multiplexes and stadium-type venues. The company continues this spirit of innovation by combining unique architecture and differentiated customer services to offer a premium moviegoing experience across nearly three thousand screens in the country.
Cinemex’s six new theatres will be split between four locations in Mexico City and two currently unannounced locations. These will all be equipped with IMAX with Laser, IMAX’s most advanced theatre experience. Immersive by design, IMAX with Laser delivers crystal clear, lifelike images and precision audio. These new IMAX with Laser screens will be set apart by the ground-breaking 4K laser projection system that features a new optical engine, custom designed lenses, and a suite of proprietary technology, delivering brighter images with increased resolution, deeper contrast, and the widest range of colors exclusively to IMAX screens.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX systems to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, making IMAX’s network among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. Streaming technology company SSIMWAVE, an IMAX subsidiary, is a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2022, there were 1,716 IMAX systems (1,633 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 71 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “1970.”
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Cinemex owns 325 complexes, almost 3 thousand screens in 104 cities in Mexico. Cinemex was founded in 1995 with the aim of revolutionizing the film industry in Mexico. It was a pioneer in installing multiplex complexes and stadium-type venues to meet the needs of its spectators. Currently it continues to offer innovative concepts for its audience such as Cinemex Platino, Cinemex Premium and recently Cinemex Market. It has different formats such as 2D, 3D and ATMOS.