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It's a big show of confidence in the movie-going public: High-tech movie theater company IMAX and theater chain AMC announced today that they're extending their partnership and rolling out 15 to 25 new IMAX theaters in the U.S. next year.

The announcement expands upon the two companies' initial joint venture, which was established in 2007. That agreement led to the launch of 79 AMC IMAX theaters presently in operation, with another 25 more theaters slated to open in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010. It's a big show of confidence in the movie-going public: High-tech movie theater company IMAX and theater chain AMC announced today that they're extending their partnership and rolling out 15 to 25 new IMAX theaters in the U.S. next year.

The announcement expands upon the two companies' initial joint venture, which was established in 2007. That agreement led to the launch of 79 AMC IMAX theaters presently in operation, with another 25 more theaters slated to open in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010.

The additional 15 to 25 venues could make the total number of IMAX theaters run by the AMC chain as high as 135.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with IMAX, a valued partner in offering our guests the best out-of-home entertainment experience," AMC CEO and president Gerry Lopez said in a press statement.

Today's news comes not long after Warner Bros. had announced that it will release 20 IMAX movies through 2013, including the upcoming 'Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' (Sept. 24), both installments of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' and the two-part adaptation of 'The Hobbit' in Dec. 2012 and Dec. 2013, respectively (director Guillermo del Toro's exit notwithstanding).