IMAX Corp. and US-based EpicEntertainment have signed an agreement to install three giant-screen cinemas atmultiplexes throughout Israel.

The new facilities willprogramme digitally re-mastered Hollywood films. Specific locationannouncements are pending. In a statement, Epic's Bennett Kaplan and PeterIsraelson said the company hopes to build on the success of its originalinvestment, a single IMAX screen it operates in the resort town of Haifa.

That facility sold onemillion tickets in its first 18 months at a premium as much as $5. The newannouncement increases to 12 the number of IMAX cinemas set to be operationalby 2008.