The Chicago Tribune reports:
China is pressing ahead with Dmax, its rival version of Imax, unveiling plans to equip 100 cinemas with the giant-screen format within three years.
The state-backed China Film Group, one of the system’s developers, announced the news as China Film Stellar Theater Chain signed an agreement to purchase 18 of the screens.
As in other industries, China is always looking at ways to provide domestic competition to foreign companies.
To bolster the format, which is slightly smaller than an Imax screen, China Film Group said that a series of local pics would be screened this summer in Dmax, including fantasy epic “Painted Skin: The Resurrection” and helmer Chen Kaige’s “Caught in the Web.”
UPDATE: More on China’s DMAX installs:
China Daily: China-made big screens planned for 100 cinemas