Canadian exhibitor Cineplex Entertainment and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox Canada are launching what they term an 'Xbox 360 gaming experience' in cinemas across the country.

From August 15, private gaming session will be available outside of regular showtimes. Gamers will be provided with the use of a digital-projection cinema, an Xbox 360 console and four wireless controllers; they can use their own games or select from the sites' library of titles, which are expected to include Xbox's latest offerings.

The cost for a two-hour session for groups from two to 12 persons will be $168 (C$179) plus tax.