KANSAS CITY – AMC Entertainment Inc. and IMAX Corporation are set to install at least eight and as many as 18 IMAX theatres in the U.S. together under an expanded revenue sharing agreement. The agreement brings AMC’s total IMAX commitment to 138 theaters with the potential to expand to 148. The Kansas City-based company currently has 125 IMAX theatres in operation.
The eight confirmed locations include Charlotte, N.C.; Monmouth, N.J.; Dearborn, Mich.; Niles and Crestwood, Ill.; and San Francisco, Redondo Beach and Anaheim, Calif. At least three are expected to open by the end of 2012.
“We’re in the business of making smiles happen and what we’ve found is our guests love seeing movies in an IMAX theatre,” said Gerry Lopez, CEO and president of AMC.