BEIJING, Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced the grand opening of the Nongken Bona International Cineplex in Tianjin, China. This marks Bona's 15 th theater and increases the number of Company-owned and operated screens to 123, nationwide.

Located in Tianjin's affluent Nankai district, the 2,104 seat Cineplex includes Bona's first IMAX theater, with the largest IMAX screen in northern China. The Cineplex has 10 auditoriums, making it China's largest fully-commercial theater complex. It features stadium seating, state-of-the-art digital projection technology and an advanced theater management system.

"The success of premium releases in IMAX and 3D proves that Chinese audiences appreciate the enhanced experience of watching visually-impressive blockbusters in these highly immersive formats. As we continue to expand the geographic footprint of our theater business, we are focused on developing theaters that provide top-of-the-line amenities and give our customers the best cinematic experience possible," said Bona Founder, Chairman and CEO Yu Dong. "Last year's blockbuster Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, which was presented in IMAX® 3D was China's top-grossing film of 2011 and the fifth highest grossing production of all time. We are pleased to extend our successful production and distribution relationship with IMAX to the exhibition side of our business. Theater development is an important part of our long-term growth strategy, and we look forward to collaborating with IMAX and other global industry leaders to bring Chinese audiences the highest quality domestic and international films in the highest quality environment."

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Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China, with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates fifteen movie theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.

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