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Tehran Municipality to establish IMAX theater

TEHRAN, July 3 (Mehr News Agency) - An IMAX theater will be established for the first time in Tehran, the managing director of Tehran Municipality's Department for Developing Cultural and Artistic Areas announced on Monday.

There are also plans to set up a cultural, recreational, and commercial complex, including IT centers, library, bookstore, educational workshops, kindergarten, sports clubs, indoor funfair, restaurants, and parking lot next to the theater, Akbar Tashakkorinia added.

The date for starting of the construction operations depends on the final approval of Tehran Mayor Moahmmad-Baqer Qalibaf.

The expenditures of the project have not been exactly calculated since the IMAX system should be purchased from Canada, he stated.

Tashakkorinia noted that the technology is currently used in most important capitals like Toronto, Paris, and London.

IMAX is a film format created by IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images with far greater size and resolution when compared to conventional film display systems.

A standard IMAX screen is 22m wide and 16m high, but it can be larger. IMAX is the most successful large-format special-venue film presentation system.

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