Cine Star seals deal with IMAX Corp

By PPI
Published: March 16, 2012
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"We believe IMAX represents an exciting and profitable business opportunity that will set our multiplexes apart from our competition,” said Faraz Chaudhry, CEO Cine Star Pakistan.

"We believe IMAX represents an exciting and profitable business opportunity that will set our multiplexes apart from our competition,” said Faraz Chaudhry, CEO Cine Star Pakistan.

NEW YORK: 

The IMAX Corporation and Cine Star Cinema Pakistan have announced an agreement to install three digital IMAX theatre systems in new projects in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, beginning in 2013. The announcement marks the opening of IMAX’s first commercial theatres in Pakistan.

“One of the key reasons for our strategic investment in IMAX is the company’s success in developing markets globally. We believe IMAX represents an exciting and profitable business opportunity that will set our multiplexes apart from our competition,” said Faraz Chaudhry, CEO Cine Star Pakistan. “With the most immersive cinematic platform available, coupled with the best in Hollywood and local-language content, we look forward to offering our patrons a movie-going experience unlike anything they’ve had before.”

“Cine Star, one of the top cinema chains in Pakistan, is a strategic partner that shares our vision of delivering the ultimate cinematic experience to movie-goers,” said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “We look forward to expanding in Pakistan – a market which we believe provides exciting opportunities for growth.”

An official announcement will be made on March 16, 2012, at the IMAX Corporation office in Mississauga, Canada. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 16th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • pakistani
    Mar 16, 2012 - 2:47AM

    SUPER-LIKE !!!!! :)

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  • sana
    Mar 16, 2012 - 5:01AM

    wohoo c’mooon IMAX!!

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  • Arslan Khalid
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:25AM

    Thats nice :)

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  • A.Khan
    Mar 16, 2012 - 12:23PM

    great news…I was waiting for this happening for a long time

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  • Truth Teller
    Mar 16, 2012 - 12:34PM

    At least Positive News after a long time! Proud of you Faraz. Good Luck!

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  • Nadeem
    Mar 16, 2012 - 12:39PM

    waiting :)

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  • Faraz
    Mar 16, 2012 - 1:53PM

    India built its first IMAX in the year 2000. Atleast we’re trying to catch up.

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  • Mar 16, 2012 - 2:03PM

    Somebody tell me what is IMAX?

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  • Shahid
    Mar 16, 2012 - 2:11PM

    This is really great news! I hope Pakistan also starts making movies using this technology soon. I know it’s asking for too much, but you have to aim for it! Hope this gives a boost to cinema in Pakistan.

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  • Mj
    Mar 16, 2012 - 3:40PM

    Big fan of Cinestar. Very reasonable rates and a nice big theatre.

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  • Zeta
    Mar 16, 2012 - 4:49PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    Its 3D cinema. The one you watch with glasses on

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  • Hassam
    Mar 16, 2012 - 5:17PM

    @Zeta:
    NO, IMAX is a quality standard. They can give higher resolutions after magnification. (screens are like 70 feet high, convectional cinemas have 20 to 30 feet high screens ) they require special cameras to be shot with and special projectors.

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  • Mj
    Mar 16, 2012 - 5:18PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    This is what an Imax screen looks like
    Image 1
    Image 2

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  • Mar 16, 2012 - 5:31PM

    @Mj:
    woow that looks amazing :)

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  • talal
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:07PM

    last movie i saw in IMAX tech was a documentary when i was in kuw…its great news that IMAX is coming to pakistan, it seriously is long time coming…i cant wait to see that great horror or action flicks in 3d + IMAX…just a little regret that had it been there at the release of DARK KNIGHT RISES , it would have been awesome to watch there!

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  • Mar 16, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Find out more on these links.

    lMAX 1

    IMAX 2

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  • Mar 17, 2012 - 4:48PM

    Wow, Good for Pakistani People

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