Imax has big plans for Colombia

30 theaters set to open in Latin America by '08

TORONTO — Large-format screen exhibitor Imax is entering Colombia with a deal to install a theater in Bogota’s Plaza de las Americas, Colombia’s largest mall, in the third quarter of 2007.

“With a population of nearly 9 million, the city of Bogota is an ideal launching pad for the Imax experience in Colombia,” said Imax co-CEOs and co-chairmen Rich Gelfond and Brad Wechsler.

In all 30 Imax theaters are set to open in Latin America, including Mexico, by the end of 2008.

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