IMAX Corp andKiev-based production company Kinokompaniya 'Triumph' have announced plans tobuild two IMAX cinemas in Ukraine.

The first complex is set to open in Kiev in early 2007 and the second to followin an unconfirmed major city in early 2008. The two cinemas will bring to ninethe number of IMAX facilities operating in the Commonwealth of IndependentStates.

"We are very excited to partner with IMAX to provide a unique movie-goingexperience for consumers in Kiev," Kinokompaniya 'Triumph' general director Andriy Shpyg said.

"We are delighted to bring IMAX theatres to the Ukraine and introduce IMAX'sgrowing list of digitally re-mastered Hollywood films to another internationalaudience."