Canada’s Cineplex Entertainment has announced plans to install RealD 3D technnology in more thanhalf of its cinemas by the end of May.

The Toronto-based exhibitor will have a total of 122 RealD 3D projectors operating in 72 facilities across the country with in a month. In all Cineplex will have 161 digital projectors, with 122 of them RealD 3D-enabled.

Cineplex spokesperson, Paul Marshall, said: “With more than a dozen 3D films scheduled for release in 2009 and many more in the following years, 3D is a growing force in the motion picture exhibition industry.

“With the expansion of 3D in our circuit of theatres, Cineplex Entertainment can offer more guests this completely immersive and premium digital 3D experience in the comfort of their local theatre.

The 3D movies scheduled for release in 2009 include Disney Pixar’s UP, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, G-Force, Final Destination: Death Trip 3D, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, and 3D versions of Toy Story and its sequel as a double feature as well as Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Planet 51, James Cameron’s Avatar and The Princess and The Frog.